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June 23, 2016
WHO plans urgent yellow fever vaccinations in Angola, Congo
The World Health Organization is planning emergency vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Congo amid the ...
June 11, 2016
Lawyers for Chad ex-dictator Habre appeal life sentence
The legal team for Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre has appealed the verdict handed down by a special tribunal that found ...
June 02, 2016
Rights group: Gambia must end brutal crackdown
Gambian activists and politicians have called on West Africa's economic body to take actions against Gambia for its brutal ...
May 30, 2016
Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes ...
May 29, 2016
Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator
Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre.
May 26, 2016
Ex-environment minister warns of illegal logging in Senegal
Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the ...
May 26, 2016
Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary art
Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the ...
May 25, 2016
Extremist attack on health post in Niger kills 6
Doctors Without Borders says an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger's Bosso district has killed at least six people.
May 24, 2016
UN: Worsening humanitarian, security situation in Niger
The United Nations Refugee Agency says humanitarian conditions are worsening and insecurity is increasing in Niger's ...
May 20, 2016
WHO: Zika virus off West Africa coast came from Americas
The Zika virus that is believed to have infected more than 7,500 people in an island nation off the western coast of Africa ...
April 28, 2016
Africa's longest-serving leader extends rule in Eq Guinea
Africa's longest-serving leader is extending his rule further as election officials say the president of Equatorial Guinea ...
April 18, 2016
Amnesty Int'l says Republic of Congo airstrikes killed 30
An international rights group says airstrikes in Republic of Congo's southeastern Pool region nearly two weeks ago killed at ...
April 17, 2016
3 detained Gambia opposition members dead, says UN
Three Gambian opposition party members have died in detention following a demonstration earlier this week calling for ...
April 16, 2016
Rights group calls on Gambia to investigate activist's death
A Gambian political activist has died in detention after participating in a peaceful protest, Amnesty International said ...
April 04, 2016
Senegal takes in 2 Libyan prisoners from Guantanamo
Senegal has agreed to take in two Libyans who spent nearly 14 years in custody at the U.S. base in Cuba without charge, ...
April 02, 2016
UN investigates Tanzanian peacekeepers in Congo on abuses
The United Nations mission in Congo says it has received allegations of sexual abuse by Tanzanian peacekeepers based in ...
March 29, 2016
WHO: Ebola no longer world health emergency
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer qualifies as an international ...
March 22, 2016
West African residents brace themselves amid attacks
Armed police now patrol the Ivory Coast beach where Islamic extremists killed at least 19 people earlier this month. And in ...
March 20, 2016
Voters casting ballots in 5 African countries
Voters in five African countries are casting ballots on Sunday, including four presidential elections and a constitutional ...
March 20, 2016
Senegal votes on referendum to reduce presidential term
Senegalese residents on Sunday voted on a constitutional referendum that could see sweeping constitutional reforms including ...