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Tension rises in Gambia as Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in as new president

West African troops are preparing for what could be a potential showdown as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, according to…

West African troops are preparing for what could be a potential showdown as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, according to…

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[LIVE] Gambia Crisis: President Barrow sworn in, Jammeh still defiant

Jammeh a 90-day state of emergency on Tuesday evening, a situation that makes the scheduled swearing-in of the president-elect, Adama Barrow, close to impossible at least on Gambian soil. Barrow's cam

Jammeh a 90-day state of emergency on Tuesday evening, a situation that makes the scheduled swearing-in of the president-elect, Adama Barrow, close to impossible at least on Gambian soil. Barrow's cam

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Al Qaeda-linked group claims Mali's deadliest suicide attack

A group linked to al Qaeda’s North African affiliate has said it carried out a suicide bombing at a military camp in northern Mali earlier on Wednesday that killed dozens of people and injured over…

A group linked to al Qaeda’s North African affiliate has said it carried out a suicide bombing at a military camp in northern Mali earlier on Wednesday that killed dozens of people and injured over…

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[LIVE] AFCON 2017: Hosts Gabon aim for first win | Cameroon - Guinea Bissau (Day 5)

Action on Day 5 of the ongoing AFCON as hosts Gabon return to action in the capital, Libreville. The Sambas take on Burkina Faso in the first game at 1600 GMT before Cameroon face debutants, Guniea Bi

Action on Day 5 of the ongoing AFCON as hosts Gabon return to action in the capital, Libreville. The Sambas take on Burkina Faso in the first game at 1600 GMT before Cameroon face debutants, Guniea Bi

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Trump on canvas in Kenya thanks to artist Evans Yegon

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

One of the most famous faces on the planet is now on canvas in Kenya the birthplace of the father of the man Donald Trump will replace in the White House.

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Political crisis in Gambia triggers exodus

Thousands of people are leaving Gambia fearing an outbreak of violence as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to step down despite losing an election in…

Thousands of people are leaving Gambia fearing an outbreak of violence as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to step down despite losing an election in…

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Mali reaches out to foreign investors after Africa-France summit success

A gathering of 35 heads of state and government around Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako was a dream come true for the country’s authorities.

A gathering of 35 heads of state and government around Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako was a dream come true for the country’s authorities.

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Vuvuzelas: a noisy but welcome return at AFCON 2017

Vuvuzelas – plastic horns – which blow loud monotone notes, shot to global attention seven years ago during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Vuvuzelas – plastic horns – which blow loud monotone notes, shot to global attention seven years ago during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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The 2017 Africa Eco Race draws to a close

The 2017 edition of the Africa Eco Race has come to a close with Gev Teddy Sella reigning supreme in the motorcycle category.

The 2017 edition of the Africa Eco Race has come to a close with Gev Teddy Sella reigning supreme in the motorcycle category.

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Teenager Sella wins Africa Eco Race

Gev Teddy Sella has won the Africa Eco Race in the motorcycle category for the first time in his fledgling career following the final formality stage that took the competitors to Dakar in…

Gev Teddy Sella has won the Africa Eco Race in the motorcycle category for the first time in his fledgling career following the final formality stage that took the competitors to Dakar in…

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Africa-France summit kicks off in Mali

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

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'New deal' with mutinous soldiers defuses Ivory Coast tensions

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi pursued talks with mutinous soldiers’ leaders on Friday in Bouake, the city where he had been held against his will just a week…

Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi pursued talks with mutinous soldiers’ leaders on Friday in Bouake, the city where he had been held against his will just a week…

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Africa Eco Race: Ceci and Serradori each celebrate third victory

Paulo Ceci claimed his third victory of this year’s Africa Eco Race by winning the penultimate stage 11 from Akjoujt to St Louis in Senegal.

Paulo Ceci claimed his third victory of this year’s Africa Eco Race by winning the penultimate stage 11 from Akjoujt to St Louis in Senegal.

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Africa Eco Race: Sella claims sixth win this edition

To the backdrop of some breathtaking scenery competitors of the Africa Eco Race set off for stage 10 of this year’s edition.

To the backdrop of some breathtaking scenery competitors of the Africa Eco Race set off for stage 10 of this year’s edition.

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Union leaders call for Africa Cup of Nations boycott

The leader of Gabon’s main civil service union called for a boycott of the African Nations Cup (CAN) on Wednesday (January 12), saying the money the country is spending on hosting the tournament would

The leader of Gabon’s main civil service union called for a boycott of the African Nations Cup (CAN) on Wednesday (January 12), saying the money the country is spending on hosting the tournament would

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Moroccans face Burqa ban

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .