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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month's presidential election.

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh

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MSF: Nigeria air strike on refugee camp kills dozens

Nigerian military says it accidentally bombed a refugee camp, killing at least 50 and wounding 120, according to MSF.

IDPs camp in Rann

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Gambia: Four ministers resign from Jammeh government

Finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment ministers quit Jammeh's government as end of his term looms.

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Suicide attack hits Nigeria's University of Maiduguri

At least four killed and 15 wounded when a suicide bomber believed to be a teenage girl detonated herself in Maiduguri.

University of Maiduguri

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Protests mark Tunisian revolution's sixth anniversary

Presidential convoy stoned by demonstrators, while protests grip cities and towns across Tunisia.

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Nearly 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

Search and rescue operation under way as latest boat disaster in the Mediterranean Sea kills at least eight.

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Mutinying troops strike deal with government in Bouake

Rebelling soldiers promised $8,000 bonuses after they seized control of cities, forcing government into negotiations.

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US lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan

Trade and financial sanctions to end after Sudanese government makes efforts to improve regional security.

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Adama Barrow heads to Mali for Gambia crisis talks

Winner of presidential vote heads to Bamako as last-ditch regional attempts to persuade Yahya Jammeh to step down fail.

Adama Barrow

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AU fails to persuade Yahya Jammeh to step down

African Union says it will not recognise Yahya Jammeh's presidency unless he steps aside when his mandate expires.

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