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August 28, 2015
Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts
A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six ...
August 23, 2015
With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation
Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health ...
August 20, 2015
Senegal court denies appeal for ex-president's son's release
The son of Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade lost a bid to be freed from his six-year prison sentence when the ...
August 05, 2015
New Ebola cases in single digits another week, says WHO
New Ebola cases were in the single digits another week, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, showing that contact ...
July 31, 2015
Senegalese journalist gets 6 months for homosexuality
A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal ...
July 31, 2015
Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert
Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity ...
July 29, 2015
Security checkpoint extortion costs Ivory Coast millions
Extortion at security checkpoints is costing Ivory Coast millions each year despite government steps to eradicate the ...
July 23, 2015
Activist group says Liberians pressured to sign away land
Liberians in the country's southeast are being threatened into signing away land for palm oil plantations, and in some cases ...
July 22, 2015
Gambia head pardons prisoners; Rights group calls out abuses
Gambia's leader on Wednesday marked the 21st anniversary of the military takeover that catapulted him into power by pardoning ...
July 21, 2015
Court suspends trial of ex-Chad dictator until September
The trial of Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre was suspended on Tuesday until September to allow court-appointed lawyers to ...
July 20, 2015
Chad ex-dictator rejects trial; Judge commands attendance
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on Monday denied the legitimacy of the special court set up to try him in Senegal for the ...
July 18, 2015
Chad ex-dictator Habre to stand trial sought for decades
The bodies came daily. Sometimes 10, sometimes 20 lives lost to torture, malnutrition or sickness in prison in Chad, say ...
July 11, 2015
In Senegal, some fishermen resist lure of Europe migration
Nearly a decade ago, Senegalese fisherman Mor Mar embarked on an illegal sea voyage to Spain, hoping a better life awaited ...
July 10, 2015
Tests show Ebola in Liberia linked to virus found months ago
Samples taken from the 17-year-old boy who died from Ebola in Liberia nearly two weeks ago show the virus is genetically ...
July 08, 2015
Gambia passes bill that increases deposit for candidates
Gambia's opposition says the recent passing of a bill that imposes high deposit amounts for political candidates makes it ...
June 19, 2015
Liberians still face travel headaches even after Ebola
Robtel Neajai Pailey hadn't been back home to Liberia since Ebola engulfed the country's capital in July, fearful that doing ...
June 19, 2015
Cameroon detains 84 children after raiding Quranic schools
Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children — some as young as 5 years old — for months without charge after ...
June 16, 2015
IOM: 30 more people die crossing Niger to Libya
Officials say 30 more people have been found dead after they attempted to cross the Sahara desert in Niger. The victims were ...
June 10, 2015
Report: Chimps enjoy fermented palm sap, get drunk off it
Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees — ...
May 29, 2015
Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags
At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal ...