Witnesses: Soldiers open fire in Ivory Coast town

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Witnesses say soldiers have opened fire in the southeast Ivory Coast town of Adiake in a continuation of unrest that began a month ago. A teacher in the t...

Activists cheer exit of Gambia leader, an anti-gay 'icon'

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — In August 2014, Jamu Camara was at home with her girlfriend in the Gambian resort town of Kololi when police arrived for a surprise raid, taking both women in for questioni...

In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the t...

Ivory Coast president says deal reached to end army mutiny

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's president said a deal was reached Saturday to end a two-day army mutiny that renewed security concerns in the world's top cocoa producer and Africa's fastest-...

Ivory Coast announces deal to end standoff with soldiers

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast announced a deal Friday night to end a standoff with soldiers who staged a mutiny last week, though the terms were not confirmed and it was unclear whether secur...

Ivory Coast is latest to crack down on alcohol sachets

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Each morning at dawn, taxi driver Rene Kouame stops by his neighborhood bar in Abidjan for a potent pick-me-up: two plastic sachets of "Che Guevara," a drink of spiced rum ...

Gambia leader's hold on power ends with surprising speed

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In July 1994, three days after Gambia's first president was toppled by military officers, the local Daily Observer newspaper featured a front-page photo of coup leader Yahya Jamm...

Nigeria's president says wife 'belongs to my kitchen'

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's first lady has openly questioned her husband's work and said she may not support him if he runs again — comments that President Muhammadu Buhari laughed off, saying, "I...