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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic, neighboring countries act

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Nei...

Virunga National Park announces 1st gorilla birth of year

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo’s Virunga National Park has announced the birth of a male gorilla, the first baby this year for the park that says its mountain gorilla families have been instrumental in r...

20 UN peacekeepers injured in an attack in central Mali

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An attack on a United Nations base in central Mali has injured at least 20 peacekeepers, the U.N. mission spokesman said Wednesday. The temporary U.N. base in K...

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. The joint opera...

Another UN peacekeeper killed in Mali, 5th in a week

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A United Nations peacekeeper from Egypt was killed in Mali’s northern Kidal region on Friday, and another was seriously injured, after their vehicle hit an exp...

Niger has 3 days of mourning over deadly attack

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Niger will hold three days of national mourning after an attack on two villages in the nation’s southwest that killed more than 100 civilians, the government said. ...

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. ...

Increased testing needed as Africa sees rise in virus cases

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As a result of holiday gatherings, African officials warn of a resurgence of COVID-19 on the continent and urge increased testing to combat it. The level of tes...

Violence a threat ahead of Central African Republic's vote

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Violence threatens Central African Republic’s presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, and some opposition candidates have pulled out of the race amid ...

Kidnappings in north Nigeria highlight deepening insecurity

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Joyous, tearful Nigerian parents tightly hugged their sons, upon being reunited with them following their week-long abduction in the country's northwestern area. ...

Spain's foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migration

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Spain’s foreign minister met Sunday with Senegal's president in the West African country’s capital Sunday to discuss the sudden increase of Senegalese migrants attempting to reac...

Congo announces end to its 11th deadly Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak, this one in western Equateur province, nearly six months after cases were reported and amid the rise of COVID-19 in the Cen...

Nobel peace laureate calls for urgent justice in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege says an international criminal tribunal is urgently needed to prosecute mass atrocities, including widespread sexual violence...

Mali swears in transitional president and vice president

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation. The induction ceremony ...

UN rights experts calls on Mali junta to release officials

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged Mali’s junta to release former government officials they have held since a coup d’etat on Aug. 18. The c...