Timeline Of The Gambia's Electoral Crisis

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

The deal to hand over the Red Sea islands of Tiran (foreground) and Sanafir (background) to Saudi Arabia provoked accusations that Cairo had Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cairo (AFP) - Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh. ...

Two I.Coast soldiers killed as mutiny protests return

Ivory Coast's latest mutiny has raised fears the country might slip into deadly unrest, as happened in 2010 when an election defeat saw 3,000 people killed in several months of conflict.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Two mutinous soldiers were killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital Tuesday, as troops staged protests in several cities, firing shots in the air and terrifyin ...

Delays, dispute hamper plans for UN regional force for South Sudan

The UN Security Council decided six months ago to deploy a 4,000-strong protection force in Juba to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission that failed to protect civilians during heavy fighting in Juba last July.  By ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Plans to deploy a UN regional force in South Sudan are bogged down in delays over visas, the allocation of land for bases and a dispute over protecting Juba airp ...

'Little' security at Tunisia attack resort: inquest

A report compiled shortly before the attack that killed 38 people on a beach at a Sousse resort in June 2015 found that there were few security measures in place to prevent such an attack.  By FETHI BELAID (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

London (AFP) - A report on security at hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse had found security failings just months before a terror attack, an inquest into the killings of 30 British tourists there ...

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria 'kills 52'

Millions have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian military offensive to drive the jihadists from Borno state.  By  (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical chari ...

Ivory Coast soldier killed as mutiny protests return

Ivory Coast's latest mutiny has raised fears the country might slip into deadly unrest, as happened in 2010 when an election defeat saw 3,000 people killed in several months of conflict.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bouaké (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - A mutinous soldier was killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital Tuesday, as fresh trouble erupted in several cities after troops took to the streets, firing shots i ...

Andre Ayew gives Ghana narrow win over Uganda

Ghana's forward Andre Ayew scores a penalty during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017.  By Justin TALLIS (AFP) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda in Port ...

Gambian president declares state of emergency

Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed opposition leader Adama Barrow's December poll victory, refusing to cede power until a judge rules on his legal challenge.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, citing foreign interference in a presidential election he lost to opponent Adama Barrow last month. ...

Burkina Faso Says Cotton Production Increases After It Discontinues Monsanto Variety

 The entrance to the Monsanto Company, headquartered in St. Louis, is shown in a file photo from June 28, 2005.  (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

[B]PARIS • Burkina Faso estimates its production of raw cotton for the 2016-17 harvest will rise by 25 percent compared to the previous harvest as favorable rainfall boosts output, the country ...

Gambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interference

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in Banjul, who was warned against foreign interference in the country's political crisis.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambia's president has warned the international communit ...

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Gambian president declares state of emergency

Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed opposition leader Adama Barrow's December poll victory, refusing to cede power until a judge rules on his legal challenge.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a sta ...

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Gambia president-elect's son killed by dogs

A family source revealed on January 16, 2017, Habibou, an eight-year-old son of Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow, died after being bitten by dogs, days before his father's inauguration.  By Seyllou (AFP/File) Monday, January 16, 2017

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - An eight-year-old son of The Gambia's president-elect Ad ...

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DR Congo opposition figure heads home after crisis deal

Roger Lumbala, pictured in 2013, has returned to Kinshasa.  By ISAAC KASAMANI (AFP/File) Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kinshasa (AFP) - A DR Congo opposition leader accused of "high treason" returned ...

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South African president says ANC ready for female leader

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who has four children with President Zuma, is a leading candidate to take office as president at the 2019 general election.  By Filippo Monteforte (AFP/File) Thursday, January 12, 2017

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC ...

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Nigeria suicide attack kills at least three

Nigeria has recently trumpeted a major victory in its battle against Boko Haram, claiming in late December that its army had routed the jihadists from their Sambisa forest stronghold in Borno state.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File) Monday, January 16, 2017

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least three people were killed and 15 others were ...

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