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March 02, 2016
Drug trafficking, production up in West Africa, UN says
Drug trafficking is a growing problem in West Africa as the production of synthetic drugs and their use are increasing in the ...
February 26, 2016
US considers advisory assistance in fight against Boko Haram
The U.S. Africa Command has asked Washington to send a small group of military advisers to Nigeria to assist its military's ...
February 25, 2016
5 African leaders in Burundi to push for talks to end crisis
Five African leaders representing the African Union have arrived in Burundi to push for a mediation process to end the crisis ...
February 22, 2016
US trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats
Deep in the desert a loud explosion blows the roof off a Chevy Suburban, scattering car parts amid flames and black smoke.
February 18, 2016
Diack's son questioned by Senegalese police
The son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack was interviewed for more than seven hours by police in his native Senegal in ...
February 16, 2016
Humanitarian needs create Boko Haram recruiting ground
Intensified cross-border attacks by Nigeria's Islamic extremists have created insecurity in the Lake Chad area of West Africa ...
February 11, 2016
Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May
The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of ...
February 08, 2016
Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to ...
February 01, 2016
Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure
Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained ...
January 27, 2016
North Africa al-Qaida group posts video of kidnapped Swiss
An organization that monitors jihadi sites says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has released video of Swiss woman abducted ...
January 26, 2016
Senegal police question 900 in heightened security measures
Senegalese police have questioned about 900 people in two regions in the West African nation as part of heightened security ...
January 25, 2016
UN seeks $820 million for crises in Central, West Africa
The United Nations and partners are appealing for more than $820 million to help refugees and others affected by violence in ...
January 20, 2016
West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege
At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long ...
January 14, 2016
AP EXPLAINS: Ebola is over, but could it happen again?
The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the world's biggest-ever Ebola epidemic is over after two years.
December 31, 2015
Gambia's parliament bans female genital mutilation
Gambia's parliament has passed a bill banning female genital mutilation and setting strict penalties for offenders, a month ...
December 24, 2015
Deck the halls! Muslim Senegal celebrates Christmas
After his morning prayers at the mosque, 25-year-old Mamadou Aliou Ba puts on his Santa suit, the padded belly protruding ...
December 22, 2015
Boko Haram violence forces 1 million children from school
Attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries have forced more than 1 ...
December 19, 2015
Islamic State group: Boko Haram has staged 100 attacks
An organization that tracks jihadi websites says the Islamic State group has published an infographic saying its West Africa ...
December 18, 2015
UN: Insecurity in Mali's north keeps children from school
Violence in Mali's northern region over four years has forced hundreds of schools to close and teachers to leave, depriving ...
December 16, 2015
Testimony phase ends in trial of ex-Chad dictator in Senegal
Prison survivors said corpses were sometimes left to rot in jail until there were enough bodies to be taken away.