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'Equatorial Guinea's attempted coup began in France,' says President Obiang
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema spoke out for the first time about the recent alleged attempt to overthrow him. Speaking in the capital Malabo, he also reacted to last year's conviction in absentia of his son, Teodorin Obiang, in the high-profile "ill-gotten gains" corruption trial in France.

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring
It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine governments later, there seems to be no answer to the problems that led to the rise of anger and action that saw Ben Ali kicked out of power. The people who have been protesting in the streets across Tunisia for the past week are essentially complaining about the same things: no jobs, no money, no future.

African nations condemn Trump’s ‘racist’ slur, demand apology
Representatives of African nations have reacted angrily after Donald Trump reportedly referred to them as "shithole countries", with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance.

Congolese police fire warning shots after mass by anti-government cardinal
Police fired warning shots on Friday to disperse a crowd gathered in front of Kinshasa cathedral after a mass by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, a prominent critic of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila.

Macron revives France's partnership with China in Africa
After years at a standstill, France-China cooperation in Africa could finally materialise on security and climate issues. French President Emmanuel Macron suggested as much in Beijing this week.

From first lady to vice president of Liberia: meet Jewel Howard Taylor
Jewel Howard Taylor is set to become Liberia’s next vice president after her successful campaign alongside George Weah. She claims that she never knew about the atrocities ordered by her ex-husband, Charles Taylor, during Sierra Leone's civil war.

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