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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh rejects election results a week after conceding defeat: TV

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, seen December 3, 2016, had originally said he would accept the presidential election results showing his loss to opponent Adama Barrow.  By Handout (GRTS - Gambia Radio and Television Services/AFP/File) Saturday, December 10, 2016

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh said Friday that he would not recognise the results of the December 1 elections, a week after he conceded defeat to his opponent Adama Barrow. ...

Nigeria suicide attacks toll reaches 45: emergency service

Nigeria has formed a regional military coalition involving Cameroon, Chad and Niger to eradicate Boko Haram.  By Stefan Heunis (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeast, the emergenc ...

Ghana president concedes defeat, sparking opposition joy

President and candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress party John Mahama leaves after voting at a polling booth in the Bole district, northern region, on December 7, 2016.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Accra (AFP) - Ghana's President John Mahama conceded defeat Friday two days after a hotly contested election, seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability in west Africa. ...

30 killed in double suicide attack on Nigeria market

Nigeria has formed a regional military coalition involving Cameroon, Chad and Niger to eradicate Boko Haram.  By Stefan Heunis (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two female suicide bombers struck at a busy market in Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 30 people, the military said, in the latest bloodshed to hit the country's restive nort ...

Egypt bombs kill six policemen, civilian

Egyptian emergency services carry a wounded victim at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in Cairo on December 9, 2016.  By STRINGER (AFP) Friday, December 9, 2016

Cairo (AFP) - Two separate bomb attacks in Egypt on Friday killed six policemen and a civilian, the latest in a string of attacks targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said. ...

UN rights council calls special S.Sudan session next week

Members of the UN Human Rights Office meet with displaced civilians at a community centre on November 28, 2016, in Juba, South Sudan.  By Albert Gonzalez Farran (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Geneva (AFP) - The UN human rights council said Friday it will hold a special session on war-ravaged South Sudan next week, following a request from 40 nations led by the United States. The session ...

More than 400 migrants storm border at Spain's Ceuta

The six-metre tall border fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.  By Jorge Guerrero (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Madrid (AFP) - More than 400 African migrants forced their way into the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta Friday, authorities said, the biggest group in a decade to storm the walled city bordering Morocco ...

I.Coast to register three million undocumented children

A Unicef study two years ago found 2.8 million minors in Ivory Coast had no legal record of their birth or citizenship status.  By Jean-Philippe Ksiazek (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Abidjan (AFP) - Ivory Coast's government on Friday announced a programme to provide birth certificates for three million children left undocumented by years of war, poverty and migration. "The 'One ...

Fresh Congo rebel violence displaces 13,000: UN

Congo has been on edge since a constitutional referendum last October ended a two-term limit on presidential mandates.  By Habibo Bangre (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Geneva (AFP) - Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13,000 people, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The violence has ...

Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Nigeria has formed a regional military coalition involving Cameroon, Chad and Niger to eradicate Boko Haram.  By Stefan Heunis (AFP/File) Friday, December 9, 2016

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 30 people were killed on Friday when two female ...

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South African court rules against right-to-die

Medically-assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia is illegal in South Africa, but in recent years there have been growing calls for it to be legalised.  By Robyn Beck (AFP/File) Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday overturne ...

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South Africa seek sevens succour after XVs woe

South Africa's sevens team, the Blitzboks, won the boost they needed after a disastrous year by beating Olympic champions Fiji 26-14 to claim the Dubai crown.  By  (AFP) Friday, December 9, 2016

Cape Town (AFP) - South Africa's sevens team, the Blitzboks, handed the rugby-ma ...

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S. Africa's Zuma pushes to overturn graft probe

South African President Jacob Zuma has been in office since 2009.  By Nic Bothma (Pool/AFP/File) Sunday, December 4, 2016

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma has launched a court cha ...

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Nigeria's Boko Haram battle stalls as population starves

Soldiers take pictures of a banner with the Nigerian army's list of most wanted Boko Haram Islamists, in Maiduguri, on November 21, 2016.  By - (AFP/File) Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military campaign against Boko Haram Islamists ...

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War crimes court told of LRA warlord's reign of terror

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen pictured at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on December 6, 2016.  By Peter Dejong (ANP/AFP) Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Hague (AFP) - War crimes prosecutors Tuesday unveiled a campaign of terror l ...

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