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Soldiers, police open fire as Ivory Coast unrest continuesSoldiers, military police open fire in multiple cities as Ivory Coast unrest continues
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows; 2 days to planned inauguration
The Associated Press1 hour ago
UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South SudanUN report says numerous abuses have been committed in South Sudan, but government has not investigated
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 the 2013 Ford Kuga owned by Warren Krog burns out in Alberton JohannesburgThe South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire. Jeff Nemeth, Ford's regional chief executive, said Monday Jan. 16 2017, that 1.6-liter Kugas made between December 2012 and February 2014 must be taken to a Ford dealer as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Warren Krog)
Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South AfricaThe South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzleKenyan artist Evans Yegon made a name for himself painting $1,000 portraits of President Barack Obama and he's sad to see him go, as the new focus of his work _ Donald Trump _ is a hard sell
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sheets of the roof are scattered on the floor in the area where a bomb exploded at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, Jan. 16, 2016. Two bombs exploded at dawn at the university. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professorThree suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child, witnesses and police said
The Associated Press1 day ago
Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birdsUganda's government says tests have confirmed that bird flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gambia president says country must wait for court decisionGambia's president says he has filed an injunction to restrict president-elect Adama Barrow from taking office Thursday and to bar others from swearing him in, telling Gambians they must wait for a Supreme Court hearing before he considers stepping down
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troopsSouth Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo warns of armed ex-M23 rebels crossing borderCongo's government says 250 members of a former rebel group M23 have crossed from Uganda into Congo armed with weapons
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gambia crisis central focus of France, Africa leader summitGambia's political crisis took center stage at a summit in Mali, where leaders said Saturday they hope Gambia's longtime leader will step down peacefully when the president-elect takes office
The Associated Press2 days ago
South African photographer abducted in Syria, aid group saysSouth African photographer abducted in Syria by armed men, aid organization says
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, an Ivory Coast troop provides security before the arrival of incumbent President Alassane Ouattara at his election rally in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Witnesses say gunfire has broken out in Ivory Coast's second-largest city, where the defense chief was expected to resume talks on an army mutiny there a week ago. Fanta Kourouma, a resident of Bouake, says shots could be heard shortly before noon Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam,File)
Ivory Coast announces deal to end standoff with soldiersIvory Coast has announced a deal to end a standoff with soldiers who staged a mutiny last week, though the terms were not confirmed and it was unclear whether security would be fully restored in Africa's fastest-growing economy
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh, left, walk along side with Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, upon arrival in Banjul Gambia, Friday Jan.13, 2017. Nigeria's president was leading a regional delegation to Gambia in a last-ditch attempt Friday to persuade its longtime leader to step down and allow his rival's inauguration next week, while fears grow that the impasse could turn violent. (Bayo Omoboriowo/Nigeria State House via AP)
No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step downNo deal was reached in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's long-time leader to step down
The Associated Press3 days ago
3 suicide bombers kill 2 on market day in northeast NigeriaThree women suicide bombers, including two carrying babies on their backs, have detonated explosions at a checkpoint Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali where people were being searched before entering a bustling weekly market
The Associated Press3 days ago
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