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Six Killed In Boko Haram Attacks In Cameroon

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Six people, including four civilians, were killed on Thursday in the far north of Cameroon following two incursions by Boko Haram militants, sources told AFP on Friday.

“Boko Haram appeared yesterday (Thursday) around 1900 (1800 GMT) at Assighassia,” a police officer in the region said on condition of anonymity. “There followed an engagement between them and our soldiers. Two assailants were killed and one soldier was injured.”

Around two hours later, more Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Ganse, also in the far north of Cameroon, killing four.

“They shot three people and slit the throat of another,” a local leader said.

“As soon as we heard shots fired, we climbed the fence to flee into the brush,” he said. “The people killed were buried (on Friday) morning and we are looking for ways to leave the village because our security is no longer guaranteed.”

The nearby village of Kolofata was attacked by Boko Haram in July, with several people killed and kidnapped, including the wife of a vice-prime minister and traditional chief, who are still missing.

The region is separated from northern Nigeria — Boko Haram’s base — by only a thin stretch of water. Thousands of Nigerians have fled to northern Cameroon in recent weeks following advances by the militants.

Cameroon has beefed up its security presence in the region recently, following a surge in cross-border attacks.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and Melania

Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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