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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after weekend protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election.
BAMAKO/LONDON (Reuters) - Mediators from West Africa's regional bloc are due in Mali on Saturday for talks aimed at reversing a coup that has been condemned abroad, but celebrated by many in a country battling an Islamist insurgency and simmering political unrest.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - One of Mali's most influential power brokers, Mahmoud Dicko, will withdraw from politics, his spokesman said, after a meeting on Wednesday with leaders of a military coup who have promised to oversee elections within a "reasonable" time.
BONOUA/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Protesters in Ivory Coast set fire to a bus in Abidjan on Friday after deadly protests earlier in the week against the president's decision to seek a third term, and organisers elsewhere vowed further action against his bid to stand again.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least three people died during protests in Ivory Coast on Thursday, police said, as small groups burned makeshift road blocks in protests against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to stand for a third term.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term.
PETALING JAYA: Fifteen Malaysians who returned from overseas and tested positive for Covid-19 were among the 21 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the country.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 21 new Covid-19 cases and 18 recoveries on Wednesday (Aug 5), bringing the total infections in the country to 9,023 cases.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The party of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo named his one-time prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan as its candidate for the October presidential vote, ending speculation Gbagbo might return from abroad to stand.
DAKAR (Reuters) - When five West African presidents arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to defuse a political crisis that has alarmed governments in the region and beyond, the man whose assent they need the most will be one who has never held elected office.