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Jubilant Gambia awaits president's return

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Adama Barrow's return caps days of anxious waiting in the tiny former British colony that was thrown into chaos when longtime leader Yahya Jammeh refused to leave after losing a December 1 vote

Jubilant Gambia awaits president's return

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Meanwhile, Equatorial Guinea authorities refuse to confirm Yahya Jammeh's arrival despite an opposition statement condemning the relocation

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline passes

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

(UPDATED) Jammeh was given a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action, but diplomats say he remained in The Gambia by 2330 GMT

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline passes

Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares a state of emergency just two days before he is due to step down

Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Gambian crisis takes center stage at Mali summit

Jan 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has made clear he will not stand aside until the country's Supreme Court decides on his legal challenge seeking to annul the results of last month's polls

Gambian crisis takes center stage at Mali summit

African Union suspends Burkina Faso and slaps sanctions on coup junta

Sep 19, 2015 - 9:03 AM

(UPDATED) The 54-member bloc imposes a travel ban and asset freeze on the junta's leaders

African Union suspends Burkina Faso and slaps sanctions on coup junta

Burkina scrambles to pick interim head before sanctions deadline

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Four candidates emerge after tangled negotiations between the army, political parties and civil society groups in the west African nation

Burkina scrambles to pick interim head before sanctions deadline

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition gov't – AU chief

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Delicate negotiations loom to hammer out a transition plan.

Time running out for deal on Burkina transition gov't – AU chief

Burkina Faso transition talks off to rocky start

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Meanwhile, ousted leader Blaise Compaore accuses his military and political opponents of jointly plotting his overthrow

Burkina Faso transition talks off to rocky start

Burkina talks agree one-year transition, polls in Nov 2015

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:02 AM

There is mounting international pressure on the military to return the country to civilian rule

Burkina talks agree one-year transition, polls in Nov 2015

Burkina's President Blaise Compaore ousted

Nov 01, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Army chief Navere Honore Traore says he would take power 'in line with constitutional measures,' a move which will prove hugely unpopular with the protesters, who see him as a close ally of Compaore

Burkina's President Blaise Compaore ousted

Countries scramble to make up for 'precious time' lost in Ebola fight

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:51 AM

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency session on Thursday, September 18, to discuss ways to ramp up the global response to the epidemic

Countries scramble to make up for 'precious time' lost in Ebola fight

Health workers death toll mounts in West Africa as Ebola spreads

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization voices concern about the 'unprecedented' number of healthcare workers hit by the Ebola outbreak

Health workers death toll mounts in West Africa as Ebola spreads

Fresh warning over Ebola as regional crisis talks start

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:00 PM

A total of 1,427 people have died from Ebola since the start of the year, with 2,615 people infected

Fresh warning over Ebola as regional crisis talks start

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:04 AM

The victim was suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea upon arrival in Lagos City's international airport. Officials say he 'avoided contact with the general public' between the airport and the hospital

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Mali 'at war with terrorists' after clashes: PM

May 19, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Mali Prime Minister Moussa Mara tells reporters, 'The terrorists have declared war on Mali, so Mali is at war against these terrorists,' promising to mobilize the resources to fight the war

Mali 'at war with terrorists' after clashes: PM

French enter last main Islamist-held town in northern Mali

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:46 PM

French troops on Wednesday, January 30, entered Kidal, the last Islamist bastion in Mali's north to be recaptured in a whirlwind Paris-led offensive amid reports the radicals have regrouped in remote hills near Algeria

French enter last main Islamist-held town in northern Mali

Hero's welcome as French-led troops enter Timbuktu

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:58 AM

Residents of the ancient city on the edge of the Sahara desert erupted in joy as the French-led troops entered the town, jubilantly waving French and Malian flags after months of suffering under the Islamists' brutal rule

Hero's welcome as French-led troops enter Timbuktu

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:07 AM

French-led troops were closing in on Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday, January 27, after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

France launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:12 AM

French troops on Sunday, January 20, consolidated gains in Mali's Islamist-held north as Paris said the aim was its "total reconquest" and Canada, Germany and Russia offered vital aid for the offensive

France launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

West African bloc seeks urgent UN aid for Mali force

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:49 AM

West African leaders Saturday, January 19, sought urgent UN aid for a regional force to fight Islamists in Mali as President Francois Hollande said French troops would remain as long as needed to stamp out "terrorism"

West African bloc seeks urgent UN aid for Mali force

France battles Mali Islamists as hostage crisis unfolds

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:39 AM

French troops battled Islamist rebels in Mali in a war that escalated as Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed two people in neighboring Algeria and claimed to have taken 41 foreigners hostage in retaliation for France's "crusade"

France battles Mali Islamists as hostage crisis unfolds