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A military truck, right, arrives outside a hospital where injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, harsh blow to peace efforts in region
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leaveAP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave, and the possible military intervention
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
The streets of Banjul are deserted Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. Special flights were being organized Wednesday to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed as President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expires on Thursday after he lost elections in December. On Tuesday, he declared a state of emergency before he is supposed to cede power to President-elect Adama Barrow. (AP Photo)
West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnightA military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
Supporters insist Gambia president-elect will be sworn in Thursday on Gambian soilSupporters insist Gambia president-elect will be sworn in Thursday on Gambian soil
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Military commander says regional forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution found in GambiaMilitary commander says regional forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution found in Gambia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Video posted of sexual assault sparks outrage in SomaliaVideo posted of young woman's sexual assault sparks outrage in Somalia; 3 said arrested
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Witnesses confirm Senegal troops moving toward Gambian border as pressure mounts for Gambian president to step downWitnesses confirm Senegal troops moving toward Gambian border as pressure mounts for Gambian president to step down
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this image supplied by MSF, victims receive first aid following a military air strike at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017.  Relief volunteers are believed to be among the more than 100 dead after a Nigerian Air Force jet fighter mistakenly bombed the refugee camp, while on a mission against Boko Haram extremists. (Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) via AP)
46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene, Red Cross warns; Toll could jump
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personalIn Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal; a look at his legacy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ivory Coast seeks end to unrest as gunfire cuts off portIvory Coast seeks end to unrest as gunfire cuts access to largest commercial port
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, with more than 100 wounded, military saysDeath toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, with more than 100 wounded, military says
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Nigeria says warship on way toward Gambia as 'exercise'Nigeria says warship on way toward Gambia as 'exercise,' while military intervention looms
The Associated Press8 hours ago
33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says
The Associated Press8 hours ago
State television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 monthsState television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 months
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Group: Mali civilians threatened by extremism, banditryMali's civilians threatened by rising extremism, banditry, Human Rights Watch says
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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