AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:19:36 -0500 Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:03:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/20/AF--Gambia-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2af0 BANJUL, Gambia (AP) —  Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said. Boko Haram attacks camp bombed by Nigeria's air force Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:34:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/20/AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2ba6 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it, witnesses said Friday, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170. Call for Nigeria military chief to stop intimidating press Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:27:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/20/AF-Nigeria-Army-Press/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Army-Press c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2bac ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army chief must stop intimidating a news website and drop defamation charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Defeated Gambian leader ordered to cede power by midday Friday or be forced out by regional troops already in country Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:53:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/20/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2af1 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Defeated Gambian leader ordered to cede power by midday Friday or be forced out by regional troops already in country. Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:40:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Gambia-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:251a 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:21:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Mali-Deadly.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Deadly.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2704 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:56:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:26bf 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:267c 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:33:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Gambia-Crisis-Inauguration-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-Crisis-Inauguration-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:25e1 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:26:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF-Gambia-Crisis-New-Leader/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-Crisis-New-Leader c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2660 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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:03:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF-Botswana-Gambia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Botswana-Gambia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2579 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African nations have begun stepping away from Gambia's longtime leader, who has refused to accept defeat in a December election. Nigerian leader leaves for Britain until Feb. 6 for checkups Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:02:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF-Nigeria-President_s-Leave/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-President_s-Leave c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:257a ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria says President Muhammadu Buhari is taking leave for more than two weeks in Britain for medical checkups. Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missing Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:46:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Uganda-Congolese.Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-Congolese.Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:252f KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Congo's government in 2013, Uganda's government said Thursday. Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:09:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF--Burundi-Killings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Burundi-Killings c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:24f8 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch. Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:54:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/19/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:251b DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. . No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:22:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/18/AF-Gambia-Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e69 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power. 46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:24:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/18/AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Bombing.Error c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1eeb LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility that the death toll could significantly rise. Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to at least 60 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:55:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/18/AF--Mali-Deadly.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Deadly.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1eb0 GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle penetrated a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding 115 soldiers and former fighters who are trying to stabilize the region. The attack marked a significant setback for peace efforts. Supporters insist Gambia president-elect will be sworn in Thursday on Gambian soil Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:33:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/18/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2051 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Supporters insist Gambia president-elect will be sworn in Thursday on Gambian soil. In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:05:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/01/18/AF--Africa-Obama_s.Legacy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Africa-Obama_s.Legacy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1d95 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades.