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Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said on Jan. 21 he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow.
YAOUND - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram militants kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria, police and local sources said on August 5.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
Barack Obama on July 28 condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president
The family of a summer signing for Trabzonspor is in safe hands after the club requested that the Turkish Foreign Ministry bring his relatives to Turkey following a bloody attack on their village by Boko Haram
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people on July 26 in a huge car bomb attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said, with the death toll expected to rise.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late on August 2, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country's restive northeast.
Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people July 26 when they detonated a huge car bomb at a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu housing diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said
N'DJAMENA - Agence France-Presse
Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition on July 30, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.
NAIROBI, July 25 - Reuters
Obama has addressed a Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the start of the first presidential visit to Kenya, his father's homeland and the biggest economy in east Africa.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said July 30.
DAKAR - Agence France-Presse
Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial July 20 in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his bloodsoaked reign came to an end, in a trial seen as a test case for African justice