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November 30, 2015
Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists
Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a ...
November 28, 2015
Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20
Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, ...
November 26, 2015
Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation
Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia ...
November 22, 2015
The Latest: Senegal president visits Mali attack site
The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local): 8 p.m. Senegalese President Macky ...
November 18, 2015
Correction: Senegal-Burqa Ban story
In a story Nov. 17 about Senegal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Senegal outlawed the burqa, in fact the ...
November 10, 2015
West Africa experts urge scrutiny of extremists' financing
The annual budget for Nigeria's main militant group Boko Haram could be as high as $10 million a year, a United Nations ...
November 09, 2015
West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists
Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further ...
November 09, 2015
Senegal: Saloum Delta islands on frontline of climate change
The place where Fatou Faye's kitchen once stood is now outlined with short branches of mangroves, a small and perhaps futile ...
November 08, 2015
2 blasts in Chad kill 3, injure 14, officials say
Two suicide bombings in Ngouboua village near Lake Chad have killed at least three people and injured 14, Chad officials said ...
October 21, 2015
Humanitarian groups ask for air access to Mali's Kidal
A group of 80 humanitarian organizations are urging Mali's government and the U.N. peacekeeping mission there to allow ...
October 21, 2015
Mauritania needs urgent food assistance, says WFP head
The World Food Programme executive director says a lack of funds is hampering efforts to provide urgent support to ...
October 20, 2015
Mali: School reopens in northern town of Kidal
Mali's government says that a school has reopened after three years in Kidal, a northern town that was previously held by ...
October 14, 2015
Tuareg clans sign agreements to end feuds in Mali
Two Tuareg clans in north Mali, whose fighting has upset an accord meant to bring peace to the country, have signed a new ...
October 13, 2015
Mali official: Attack in north kills at least 6 people
Mali's army spokesman says at least six people have been killed by suspected jihadists who attacked a convoy escorted by the ...
October 11, 2015
Boko Haram stages suicide bombings in Cameroon, Chad
Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgents Boko Haram are blamed for using teens and women to carry out suicide bombings in ...
October 09, 2015
With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election
Guinea's president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten ...
October 04, 2015
Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, ...
October 03, 2015
Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers
Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said ...
September 25, 2015
The Latest: Pakistan says 86 of its missing pilgrims found
The latest developments on the crush and trampling to death of hundreds of Muslim pilgrims near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, ...
September 23, 2015
UN Ebola response now planned to continue into 2016
The United Nations is now planning for its Ebola response to last into mid-2016, suggesting the battle against the virus that ...