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West African troops were ready to intervene in Gambia on Jan. 19 after President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed.
BANJUL, Gambia – The Associated Press
The Gambian parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end on Jan. 19, state television said Jan. 18. The extension takes effect immediately.
In the district of Al-Giza al-Bahriya in Libya’s Sirte, the sea breeze mingles with the stench of corpses decomposing under the rubble.
Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Jan. 17, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants.
The U.S. military has officially ended operations in a former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastion in Libya, officials announced Dec. 20.
A Bangladesh court on Jan. 16 sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.
BENGHAZI, Libya – Reuters
At least seven people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber targeted forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government in Benghazi on Dec. 18, medical and security officials said
DAKAR – Agence France-Presse
The inauguration of The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will go ahead on Jan. 19, his spokesman insisted on Jan. 15, as President Yahya Jammeh declared once again he would not step down by then.
MBAU, DR Congo – Agence France-Presse
Antoine Kakule Kihumuledi longs for a car to transport his cocoa crop and, like fellow residents in the Beni region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, he wants peace so he can pursue his dreams
ABIDJAN – Reuters
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dismissed the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Jan. 9, after a two-day military mutiny that spread unrest across the West African nation, according to a presidency statement
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Dec. 10, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.