In a interview with FRANCE 24 at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the French-led troop withdrawal from Mali required "new arrangements" in the regional fight against terrorism. Akufo-Addo, who is also the current chairman of West African bloc ECOWAS, demanded the departure of "foreign mercenaries" from the region and explained that negotiations are underway with the Malian junta on an election timetable. He called the junta's proposal of a four-year transition "clearly unacceptable" and said a 12-month transition period would be "an acceptable framework", while stressing that this was not official ECOWAS position.
European foreign ministers discuss the security situation in Mali ahead of this week's AU-EU summit. Also, one month after the re-opening of schools in Uganda, our correspondent takes a look at how children are faring after the world's longest Covid-related class closure. Students' access to education had been crippled for almost two years. Finally, we take a look at how climate change is devastating the land and livestock of Kenyan herders.
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11 Jun 2021
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4 Jun 2021
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31 May 2021
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21 Apr 2021
After negotiating throughout the night, EU representatives agreed to cut emissions 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. But the Green bloc in the European Parliament is not happy.
24 Jan 2021
Nepali mountaineer Sona Sherpa films himself metres from the summit during the first winter ascent of K2, the world's second highest mountain. 10 Nepali climbers reached the top of K2 on Saturday, the last peak above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet) to be conquered in winter.
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