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Mali vows to defy U.N. call to allow peacekeepers to investigate abuses

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A MINUSMA logistic convoy is pictured in Kidal, Mali February 16, 2017. MINUSMA/Sylvain Liechti handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (Reuters) – Mali vowed on Wednesday to defy a United Nations Security Council call for the West African country to......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

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KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

Burkina Faso gives civilians 14 days to evacuate ahead of military operations

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Burkina Faso President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba is welcomed by soldiers in Dori, Sahel region as he arrives to motivate his troops. Burkina Faso’s Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OUAGADOUGOU, June 24 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s army has given civilians two......

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

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Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Says: ‘This is a conversation whose time has come” Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on......

Russia seeks new fuel markets in Africa, Middle East as Europe turns away

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MOSCOW, June 23 (Reuters) – Russia is increasing gasoline and naphtha supplies to Africa and the Middle East as it struggles to sell fuel in Europe, while Asia is already taking bigger volumes of Russian crude, Refinitiv Eikon data showed and sources said. The development is likely to increase competition......

Nigerian Senate to probe Shell over alleged illegal oil lease renewals

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Shell logo and stock graph are seen in this illustration taken May 1, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABUJA, June 22 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Senate said on Wednesday it will investigate oil company Shell Plc (SHEL.L) over alleged illegal extensions of oil......

Shell says its Nigeria asset sale not affected by court ruling

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The Shell logo is seen at a Shell petrol station in London. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABUJA, June 21 (Reuters) – Shell Plc (SHEL.L) has said its planned sale of onshore assets in Nigeria will go ahead and was not affected by......

Cape Verde budgets $85 million to cushion Ukraine war fallout

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Cape Verde’s Prime Minister Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva arrives for the first day of a European Union- African Union summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, February 17, 2022. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAIA, June 20 (Reuters) –......

Islamist militants kill 132 villagers in central Mali weekend attacks

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DAKAR, June 20 (Reuters) – Jihadists killed 132 civilians in multiple attacks on villages in central Mali over the weekend, the government said on Monday, in the latest major incident in a worsening security situation. Members of the Katiba Macina Islamist group assaulted at least three villages in the rural......

Energy executives at transition conference still lean on fossil fuels

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NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Energy company executives at a conference on the global transition insisted on Tuesday that fossil fuels, especially natural gas, are still needed at a time when global markets grapple with tight energy supplies and skyrocketing prices. Oil and gas supplies have becomeconstricted in many......

Gunmen free 11 passengers from Nigerian train attack

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KADUNA, Nigeria, June 12 (Reuters) – Gunmen have released 11 passengers who were abducted during a train attack in northern Nigeria at the end of March, a government minister said, though dozens of others are thought to remain in captivity. Gbemisola Saraki, the minister of state for transportation, said in......

West African bloc says it regrets Mali’s 24-month transition decision

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BAMAKO, June 7 (Reuters) – The West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday that it regretted a decision by Mali’s interim government to extend the transition back to civilian rule by 24 months while negotiations between the two sides were ongoing. Mali’s ruling junta, which first came to power......

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

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Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and writhing......

At least 50 dead after gunmen attack worshippers at church in Nigeria

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ABUJA, June 5 (Reuters) – At least 50 people were killed and others injured after gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Nigeria’s Ondo state during mass on Sunday, a doctor and local media reported. A doctor at a hospital in Owo, a town in the state in Nigeria’s southwest, told......

Nigerian man burned to death after argument with Muslim cleric

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ABUJA, June 4 (Reuters) – A Nigerian man was burned to death by a mob in the capital Abuja on Saturday following an argument with a Muslim cleric, police said. Josephine Adeh, police spokesperson for Abuja, said Ahmad Usman had an argument with an unidentified cleric, which turned violent. Police......

One killed in first major protest under Guinea junta

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CONAKRY, June 2 (Reuters) – One person was killed in Guinea’s capital late on Wednesday during protests over fuel price hikes, an opposition coalition and a member of the victim’s family said, in the most serious unrest since a military junta took power last year. Gunfire rang out in Conakry......

Bandits shoot tens of vigilantes in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 31 (Reuters) – Bandits killed tens of local vigilantes in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state on Monday evening after stealing cattle, two security sources and a local official said on Tuesday. Armed gangs, known as bandits, are rife across Nigeria’s northwest where they rob or kidnap for ransom,......

Global refiners falter in efforts to keep up with demand

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May 31 (Reuters) – Refiners worldwide are struggling to meet global demand for diesel and gasoline, exacerbating high prices and aggravating shortages from big consumers like the United States and Brazil to smaller countries like war-ravaged Ukraine and Sri Lanka. World fuel demand has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but the......

Analysis: How the Ukraine conflict is reshaping global oil markets

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Model of petrol pump is seen in front of Ukraine and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian sea exports to Asia hit 2.3 mbpd – Petro-Logistics U.S. crude discharges in Europe hit record......

African Union chair calls for dialogue over rising Congo-Rwanda tensions

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DAKAR, May 29 (Reuters) – Senegal President Macky Sall, who chairs the Africa Union organisation, on Sunday called for dialogue between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda as tensions escalate between the two countries over a resurgence of the M23 rebel group. Congo on Saturday summoned Rwanda’s ambassador and......

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