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Rebels amass on outskirts of Central African Republic town

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed groups stood on the outskirts of Bangassou on Tuesday, raising fears of further clashes in the southern city a day after two U.N. peacekeepers were killed...

WHO says Africa to see 1st vaccine doses from COVAX in March

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa should see the first COVID-19 vaccine doses in March from the global COVAX effort aimed at helping lower-income countries obtain the shots, the World Health Organization’s...

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. ...

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. ...

Ivory Coast's Soro calls on military to disobey president

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Prominent dissident Guillaume Soro, a former prime minister who was blocked from running in Ivory Coast's presidential election, called Wednesday on the country's military ...

Ivory Coast electoral commission says Ouattara won 3rd term

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's electoral commission said Tuesday that President Alassane Ouattara had overwhelmingly won a third term in office after his two main opponents boycotted the el...

Election observers cite low turnout in Ivory Coast poll

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Election observers in Ivory Coast said Monday that voter turnout was “extremely low” in parts of the country after leading opposition candidates called for a boycott to pro...

Ivorians brace for unrest, await results in tense elections

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivorians braced for more unrest Sunday as election officials tallied votes and opponents of President Alassane Ouattara stepped up their criticism of his quest for a third ...

Ivory Coast votes for president amid opposition boycott

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Tens of thousands of security forces deployed across Ivory Coast on Saturday as the leading opposition parties boycotted the election, calling President Alassane Ouattara’s...

Ivory Coast tensions rise as president seeks 3rd term

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition activists are threatening to block access to polling stations Saturday in an effort to disrupt the presidential election in Ivory Coast, where incumbent Alassane...

Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election results

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Gunfire rang out across Guinea's capital on Wednesday and authorities reported at least nine deaths across the West African country as tensions mounted in anticipation of offici...

Guinea opposition reports 3 deaths amid election standoff

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition party said at least three people had been killed overnight after presidential challenger Cellou Dalein Diallo declared victory before the country's electoral...

Freed Malian politician details months as al-Qaida hostage

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian politician Soumaila Cisse's captors kept hostages constantly on the move in the inhospitable desert, he told French television, describing his six months with al-Qaida-linke...

French hostage freed in Mali: Ordeal was 'spiritual retreat'

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French humanitarian worker Sophie Petronin said early Friday she had been treated relatively well during her nearly four years in captivity at the hands of Islamic militants, as sh...

Families await freed hostages' return in Mali's capital

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Relatives and supporters on Wednesday awaited the return of a prominent Malian politician and a French aid worker released by Islamic extremists, as concerns deepened about the pot...