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Niger: Death toll in deadly attack rises to 137

The Nigerien government on Monday announced a new figure of the number of people killed in Sunday’s attack by suspected jihadists in the country’s west Tahoua region. The government spokesperson Zakaria Abdourahamane in a statement via state broadcaster said 137…

Mauritanian teachers strike to demand pay raise

Mauritanian teachers began a three-day general strike on Monday to demand pay raises and better living conditions. Secretary-general of the Mauritanian Independent Syndicate of Secondary Education Teachers Ahmed Mahmoud Beidah told journalists that the strike was staged in response to…

Mali, Chad suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Let’s begin by asking, should we continue to be wary of the AstraZeneca vaccine?  The question is still being asked despite the green light from the European Medicines Agency.  Like several western countries, Mali and Chad have announced the suspension…