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Two Turkish construction workers abducted by gunmen earlier this month in oil-rich southern Nigeria have been freed, police said April 21
Gambia’s exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers “empty,” an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African troops prepared to secure his arrival in Banjul.
BANJUL, Gambia – The Associated Press
The Gambian parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end on Jan. 19, state television said Jan. 18. The extension takes effect immediately.
TRIPOLI – Agence France-Presse
A car exploded on Jan. 21 in the Libyan capital near the Italian embassy killing two people who were inside the vehicle, security and medical sources said.
Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Jan. 17, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants.
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out late Jan. 21 from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.
A Bangladesh court on Jan. 16 sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals.
BANJUL - Reuters
Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said on Jan. 21 he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow.
DAKAR – Agence France-Presse
The inauguration of The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will go ahead on Jan. 19, his spokesman insisted on Jan. 15, as President Yahya Jammeh declared once again he would not step down by then.
West African troops were ready to intervene in Gambia on Jan. 19 after President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed.
ABIDJAN – Reuters
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dismissed the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Jan. 9, after a two-day military mutiny that spread unrest across the West African nation, according to a presidency statement