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A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador on Sept. 22 after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.
MOGADISHU – Agence France-Presse
The toll has climbed to 39 dead in an unusually deadly suicide bombing at the weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu, rescue workers said on Feb. 20, the first since a new president was chosen this month
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.
Islamist al-Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia on Jan. 27 in the second assault by the al-Qaeda linked group this week.
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.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a deadly terror attack in Somalia that killed at least 14 people on Jan. 25, according to an official statement released later in the day.
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.
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
A group of Turkish citizens were not allowed to enter Tanzania and were sent back to Turkey for security reasons on the day of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent visit to the country.
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.
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.