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  • Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:21

    Zimbabwe: Former VP's party suffers defeat in first election

    HARARE - A new party founded by Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru suffered a crushing defeat in its first ever election contest against President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF, showing the task she faces in her bid to challenge her ally-turned-adversary.

  • Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:18

    Gambia: West African troops near Gambia's capital - witnesses

    BANJUL - Scores of West African soldiers were seen preparing to make a ferry crossing to Gambia's capital, Banjul, on Sunday, several witnesses said, as part of a mission to secure the country and allow new President Adama Barrow take up his office.

  • Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:21

    Gambia: President Barrrow Speaks On Jammeh's Exile, Term Limit

    President Adama Barrow of Gambia has pledged to ensure the smooth transfer of power to his successor when his tenure as president elapses.

  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:00

    Deaths from Nigerian refugee camp air strike rises to 90, could reach 170: MSF

    GENEVA - The death toll from an accidental Nigerian air strike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Friday.

  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:57

    Eight people killed in their home by shell in Egypt's Rafah

    CAIRO - Eight people were killed on Saturday after a shell landed on a house in southern Rafah, in the north of Sinai, eye witnesses and medical sources said.

  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:55

    Car bomb explodes in central Tripoli, near Italy embassy - security official

    TRIPOLI - A car bomb exploded late on Saturday close to the recently re-opened Italian embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said.

  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:52

    Former Zimbabwe VP's party suffers defeat in first election

    HARARE - A new party founded by Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru suffered a crushing defeat in its first ever election contest against President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF, showing the task she faces in her bid to challenge her ally-turned-adversary.

  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:46

    Gambia's former leader Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

    BANJUL - Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said.

  • Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:36

    Nigerian president urged to halt press harassment after journalists detained

    ABUJA - A group of Nigerian writers, intellectuals and media figures called on President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday to stop the persecution of journalists, after an online publication's news staff was briefly detained.