Mali asks ECOWAS to send troops to fight terrorism

Mali's interim leader Dioncounda Traore requested thatthe West African regional bloc ECOWAS provide "military assistance" to recover occupied territory in the north and fight terrorism. The reported request was made in a letter delivered to Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, who holds the rotating ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States) leadership

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Angola: President Eduardo dos Santos Wins Another Term

Angola's state run media say the ruling party of President Eduardo dos Santos is the big winner in the country's national election. The state election commission said with 85 percent of the votes counted Mr. dos Santos' Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, had almost three quarters of the vote

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