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A Gambian soldier smiles as people cheer in Serrekunda, Gambia, Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, after watching Adama Barrow be sworn in as Gambian President on a television broadcast from the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Former President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired on Thursday after he lost elections in December, prompting Senegalese troops to enter the country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to goRegional troops charged into neighboring Gambia to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down
The Associated Press5 hours ago
French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77The death toll in a suicide attack on a Mali army camp in the African country's north has risen to 77, a French military spokesman said Thursday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Senegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step downSenegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step down
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple timesSatellite images show Nigeria military bombed refugee camp multiple times: Human Rights Watch
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia.  Barrow waits to take up the reins of power, as Gambian President Yahya Jammeh clings to power Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, after more than two decades governing the west African country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
A tale of 2 inaugurations: Trump vs. Gambia's chaosA tale of 2 inaugurations: Trump vs. Gambia's chaos
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama BarrowWho is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow, who vows to reverse Jammeh's actions
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Botswana says it does not recognize Gambia's JammehBotswana says it does not recognize Gambia's Jammeh, as African nations begin to step away
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Nigerian leader leaves for Britain until Feb. 6 for checkupsNigeria says President Muhammadu Buhari is taking leave for more than two weeks in Britain for medical checkups
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missingUganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missing after 'quietly escaping'
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killingsMembers of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal.Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia.  Barrow waits to take up the reins of power, as Gambian President Yahya Jammeh clings to power Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, after more than two decades governing the west African country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in GambiaNo word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia; regional force poised at border
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image supplied by MSF, victims receive first aid following a military air strike at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017.  Relief volunteers are believed to be among the more than 100 dead after a Nigerian Air Force jet fighter mistakenly bombed the refugee camp, while on a mission against Boko Haram extremists. (Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) via AP)
46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene, Red Cross warns; Toll could jump
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africans call for abducted photographer's releaseSouth Africans call for release of freelance photographer abducted in Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
A military truck, right, arrives outside a hospital where injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to at least 60Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to at least 60 in harsh setback to peace efforts
The Associated Press1 day ago
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