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Mali summons French envoy over Macron remarks

Mali’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the French ambassador over the "unfriendly" and “disagreeable” comments by French President Emmanuel Macron. It comes just days after Algeria recalled its ambassador to Paris over French leader’s remarks on the country’s government, as well as a visa row.

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed sworn in for new term

Ethiopia’s parliament reappointed Abiy Ahmed as prime minister on Monday for a new five-year term following his party’s win in election.

Guinea coup leader inaugurated as interim president

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the coup leader in Guinea, is sworn in as interim president for a transition period of unspecified length. Former President Alpha Conde was toppled in a September coup.

Algeria, Morocco furious over French visa restriction plan

Algeria and Morocco have criticized French decision to slash the number of visas available to nationals from Maghreb countries. Algiers went further and summoned the Paris ambassador in protest.

UN warns famine looming in Ethiopia region

War in Ethiopia has pushed the embattled Tigray region toward starvation, the United Nation humanitarian chief warned. Martin Griffiths has said people are feeding with roots, flowers and plants in that region of the African country.

Probe: Women sexually abused by WHO staff in DRC

Independent investigators probing allegations of sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) revealed that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) staff and other aid workers have sexually abused several women and girls during the health agency’s response to Ebola outbreak in the African country.

Tunisians call for president resignation

Thousands of protesters have rallied in Tunisia capital –Tunis- to express anger over President Kais Saied's ‘power grab’, calling on him to resign.

Mali says France did ‘abandonment’ over troop drawdown

Mali was blindsided by France’s decision to withdraw its troops from the country and had to enlist help from others to fill the gap, Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga says.

Catalan separatist leader freed from Italy jail

Puigdemont, Catalan separatist leader and a member of the European Union parliament, left the jail in Sassari a day after he had been detained by police and after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where the political firebrand is wanted for sedition. He had been invited to attend a Catalan cultural event and a meeting of Sardinian independence sympathizers on the Mediterranean island.

Sudan Officials: Coup attempt failed, plotters arrested

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but claimed it failed and that the military remains in control. The leaders of the failed coup attempt along with tens of officers have been arrested.