Dr. Philip Mpango named Tanzania's Vice President

Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango was sworn in as Tanzania’s Vice President on Wednesday in the presence of the newly appointed President Samia Suluhu.
In this April 24, 2012, file photo, released Swiss hostage Beatrice Stoeckli, left, stands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Body of Swiss hostage kidnapped by Al-Qaeda affiliate recovered in Mali
The body of a Swiss woman who was held hostage for more than five years by an extremist Islamic group in Mali has been found and identified, the Malian foreign ministry said Wednesday.
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ECOWAS Vision 2050: ECOWAS Commission consults decentralized stakeholders
The ECOWAS Commission has asked Community stakeholders to play an active role in the development and the implementation of the ECOWAS Vision 2050 document and its frameworks for the West African Region.
The alleged coup took place two days before the inauguration of Niger's newly-elected president, Mohamed Bazoum
Soldiers arrested in Niger after 'attempted coup'
Soldiers were arrested in Niger after an "attempted coup" early Wednesday, a security source said after gunfire broke out in the capital Niamey, adding "the situation is under control".
Libyan sees pro-Haftar fighters fered
Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters
Authorities in western Libya released 120 fighters from a rival eastern force on Wednesday, the latest move towards reconciliation in a United Nations-backed peace process aimed at ending years of violence.
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UN probe finds French strike in Mali in January killed 19 civilians
A UN probe has linked France to the recent airstrike that killed 19 civilians gathered for a wedding in Mali.
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Portugal embarks on a rescue mission in Mozambique
The Mozambican city of Pemba, capital of northern Cabo Delgado province, awaits the arrival of potentially thousands of people who fled an attack by Islamic State-linked militants on the town of Palma near the Tanzanian border. But several thousands of people remain behind, looking for a way out of the conflict.