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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....

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....

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....