The ebola virus outbreak in West Africa continues to get worse with the death toll now exceeding 500.
The Assimi Goïta-led military junta prohibits the operation of France-supported NGOs in Mali to reciprocate the French government's suspension of development aid for the West African country due to its involvement with Russia's Wagner Group in the war.
Leaders from the West African bloc ECOWAS and from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation plead with Gambian long-time President Yahya Jammeh who lost in the recently held elections to step aside or face consequences.
Millions of Guineans vote peacefully in the West African country's second free election since gaining independence from France nearly 60 years ago. Ballot counting started; the provisional outcome is not expected until the end of this week, an official said. Incumbent President Alpha Conde is expected to win reelection.