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French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77
PARIS (AP) -- The death toll in a suicide attack on a Mali army camp in the African country's north has risen to 77, a French military spokesman said Thursday....

Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down....

Senegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step down
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step down....

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, Human Rights Watch said Thursday....

A tale of 2 inaugurations: Trump vs. Gambia's chaos
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- One inauguration has been planned for months, with a global spotlight and a Washington setting. The other was announced just hours ahead of time and took place outside the country after weeks of chaos....

Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties. He was sworn in Thursday in Gambia's embassy in neighboring Senegal after a dramatic political crisis - and just days after a personal tragedy....

Botswana says it does not recognize Gambia's Jammeh
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- African nations have begun stepping away from Gambia's longtime leader, who has refused to accept defeat in a December election....

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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