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Niger coup for US
France has announced that it is withdrawing it troops from Niger as well as evacuating diplomats after weeks of a tug of war with the military rulers that seized power on July 26. France, Niger's former colonial ruler, has strongly denounced the coup. The US also has a huge interest in Niger and across the Sahel region. So what does the situation mean for the United States?
Zimbabweans express their feelings about decades-old economic sanctions imposed on their country by Western countries. President Emmerson Mnangagwa described the sanctions as 'illegal' during his speech at the UN. Some other African leaders also called for the lifting of the restrictions.
No more genocide
Rwandan President Paul Kagame tells the United Nations General Assembly that his country is determined to avoid a repeat of the 1994 genocide during which about 800,000 people were killed
Uganda royal tombs
The people of Buganda Kingdom in Uganda are overjoyed after the UN reinstated the tombs of their kings to the status of World Heritage site. UNESCO had classified the site as endangered heritage after a fire disaster gutted it in 2010 but has now removed it from that list following reconstruction. Youth played key role, the Buganda Minister of Culture and Tourism tells TRT Afrika, Anthony Wamala.
The earthquake that hit Morocco recently has devastated communities and left thousands of people traumatised. Health workers are struggling to deal with the situation.
Floods ravage Libya
International attention is once again on Libya - not because of the war that has raged for years, but due to another tragedy - massive flooding that has ravaged the eastern city of Derna. More than 11,000 people have died with the casualties likely to be much higher, according to the Libyan Red Crescent and the mayor of the city.
'They need help'
The devastating earthquake in Morocco is the strongest in more than a century according to the authorities. About 3,000 people have died and the survivors are struggling to cope with a lack of food, water and shelter.
Survivors of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 1000 people in Morocco narrate their ordeal. The disaster struck on Friday night shaking several areas of the North African country with the epicentre near the historic city of Marrakech. Neighbouring Algeria and Mauritania also felt the tremor.
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