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Gambia Crisis: Senegal Troops 'On Alert' if Jammeh Stays On

Senegal's troops are on alert to intervene in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down next month, the regional bloc ECOWAS...

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Chibok Girls Reunited with their Families for Christmas

More than 20 Nigerian "Chibok girls" who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for...

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DRC Crisis: HRW Death Toll at 34, Mass Arrests, Ethnic Clashes

A constitutional court in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ruled that Joseph Kabila should only leave power when a successor has...

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Gambia Appoints Judges from Nigeria and Sierra

Gambia has appointed judges from Nigeria and Sierra in order to go ahead with the hearing of the presidential petition brought by the...

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DRC Forms New Government, Kabila to Stay as President

A top aide announced that according to the second part of article 70 of the DRC constitution, the current president remains in power...

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UN Chief Recommends Arms Embargo on South Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, fearing a...

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AU and UN Laud Firm Stance of ECOWAS, 11 Envoys Desert Jammeh

The African Union and the United Nations have issued statements lauding the form stance by the West African regional block, Economic...

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UNICEF Decries Devastating Impact of Boko Haram Insurgency on Children

UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, said the brutal years of Boko Haram insurgency has left a devastating impact on children in...

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Gambia’s Ruling Party Calls for a Fresh Presidential Election

The West African leaders who were in Gambia on Tuesday to try to convince Yahya Jammeh to acknowledge defeat in the recent presidential...

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UN Targets 6.9M People, Needs $1B for Humanitarian Response in North East

At a press briefing in Abuja last weekend, the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordination in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Lundberg said, “The 2017...

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Nana Akufo-Addo: Ghana Corruption Probe 'Not Witch-Hunt'

Ghana's President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo says he will set up a special team to investigate corruption but said it would not be a...

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Gambia's President-Elect Welcomes Foreign Mediation

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has welcomed plans by a high-level African and UN delegation to visit the West African state...

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