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A Gambian soldier walks through the market in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country.   Troops from Economic Community of West African States have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VPGambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return
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Official: 236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air forceA local official says the death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236 _ a sharp increase from earlier totals
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Congo expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second timeHuman Rights Watch says Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months
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Liberia: Charles Taylor's ex-wife named as VP candidateA Liberian soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center left, and his host Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, center right, leave the State House after their meeting in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Monday Jan. 23, 2017. The Turkish leader is in his first stop of his three-country visit to boost Turkish-African relations. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said)
Turkey's Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen tiesTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup attempt
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Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 othersAuthorities say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops
The Associated Press23 hours ago
A woman poses in front of ECOWAS Senegalese troops near to the state house in the Gambian capital Banjul Sunday Jan. 22, 2017, one day after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh went into exile. ECOWAS troops are moving in to prepare for the return of newly installed President Adama Barrow. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury carsGambia's exiled leader emptied coffers, shipped out luxury cars, adviser to new president says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehiclesAdviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehicles
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Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visitTurkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit; fallout from failed coup attempt
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Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh waves to supporters as he departs from Banjul airport Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.  Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoffGambia's defeated leader leaves the country, ending standoff as new president soon to arrive
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh now leaving the country, ending political standoffGambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh now leaving the country, ending political standoff
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rallyNigeria group: Death toll now 20, many missing after pro-Trump rally clashes with police
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this image taken from video, Gambia's new president Adama Barrow talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday Jan. 21, 2017, just hours after Yahya Jammeh agreed to step down from office.   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. (AP Photo)
AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commissionGambia'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
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this image taken from TV, Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh appears on state TV to give a brief statement agreeing to step down from office, in Banjul, Gambia, the early hours of Saturday morning Jan. 21, 2017.   Jammeh's decision to step down appears to pave the way for the winner of December's general elections, Adama Barrow to take power. (Gambia State TV via AP)
Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh? A look at the leader who didn't want to leave
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this image taken from TV, Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh appears on state TV to give a brief statement agreeing to step down from office, in Banjul, Gambia, the early hours of Saturday morning Jan. 21, 2017.   Jammeh's decision to step down appears to pave the way for the winner of December's general elections, Adama Barrow to take power. (Gambia State TV via AP)
AP Interview: New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving in hoursAP Interview: New Gambia leader says defeated ruler Jammeh leaving for Guinea within hours
The Associated Press2 days ago
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