Mali army and French forces kill 100 extremists this month
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mali’s army and French forces in the West African nation have killed at least 100 Islamic extremists so far this year, the army said Wednesday.
Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the…
3 peacekeepers killed, 6 wounded by attack in northern Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three United Nations peacekeepers died and six more were wounded Wednesday in northern Mali hours before the U.N.’s top official in the country expressed cautious optimism that…
France seeks strategy change to reduce troops in West Africa
Soldiers burst into Ghana’s parliament ahead of swearing-in
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A group of military officers burst onto the floor of Ghana’s parliament overnight after an apparent dispute between ruling and opposition party lawmakers ahead of Thursday’s…
Jihadists in Niger kill at least 100 in mounting violence
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence mounts in the West African nation.
Attacks on 2 villages in Niger kill at least 100 people
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Islamic extremists staged attacks on two villages in Niger near its border with Mali, killing at least 100 people, Niger’s prime minister said Sunday.
Niger to hold second round of presidential vote next month
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger will hold a second round in its presidential election after none of the 28 candidates in the Dec. 27 vote won a majority, according to results released Saturday by the…
Religious leaders worldwide, across faiths who died in 2020
Explosive kills 3 French army soldiers on mission in Mali
Niger votes in presidential, legislative elections
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger voted Sunday in presidential and legislative elections that could see the West African country’s first democratic transition of power since independence amid a growing…
Niger votes Sunday on path to 1st democratic power transfer
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger could see its first democratic transition of power since independence in the elections being held on Sunday amid a growing threat from jihadists in the region….
Nigerian official: More than 300 abducted schoolboys freed
Ghana’s main opposition party will contest election results
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, whose candidate came in second in a tightly contested presidential election, has said it will contest the…
Ghana president re-elected for 2nd term in tight race
Ghana votes for president in test of country’s stability
Ghana heads to polls next week as democracy tested in region
Ivory Coast ex-president plans to return home from exile
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo plans to return to his home country after his passport was returned following his acquittal at The Hague last year, his…
Diop, who delivered memorable World Cup upset, dies at 42
Reward offered in fire that killed 5, including 2 children
Niger’s former President Mamadou Tandja dies at age 82
Spain’s foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migration
American citizen killed in Burkina Faso, US State Dept says
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An American citizen has been killed in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, according to the U.S. State Department.
Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence
Burkina Faso moves ahead with vote despite extremist attacks
Migrant arrivals putting pressure on Spain’s Canary Islands
Spain searches for answer to migrants eyeing Canary Islands
Senegal cops arrest dad of teen who died on boat to Europe
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Police in Senegal have arrested the father of a 15-year-old boy who died at sea in October while trying to migrate to Europe, according to local reports Thursday.
Ghana’s former president Jerry Rawlings dies at 73
Ivory Coast president meets opposition leader amid tensions
Mali’s former president Amadou Toumani Toure dies at 72
Extremists kill 12, kidnap others in Nigeria, residents say
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Insurgents have killed at least 12 people and abducted nine women and young girls in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, residents said Tuesday.
France says its forces kill 50 Islamic extremists in Mali
PARIS (AP) — French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials…
Ivory Coast’s electoral commission says that President Alassane Ouattara has overwhelmingly won a third term
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s electoral commission says that President Alassane Ouattara has overwhelmingly won a third term.
Ivory Coast opposition vows to form transition government
US citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation
Ivory Coast opposition asserts 12 dead in election violence
American kidnapped in southern Niger, says local official
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped an American citizen in the West African nation of Niger early Tuesday and demanded a ransom from his relatives, a local government official…