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Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community....

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year....

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh now leaving the country, ending political standoff
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh now leaving the country, ending political standoff....

Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rally
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police....

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime....

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis?...

The Latest: Defeated Gambia leader says relinquishing power
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):...

Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization, judicial officials said Wednesday....

Egypt making progress with economic reform plan, IMF says
CAIRO (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time to improve living standards in a poor country beset with rocketing inflation....

Egypt says gunmen kill 8 policemen at desert checkpoint
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian Interior Ministry says gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint in the country's desert west, killing eight policemen....



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