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Chad's army says 300 rebels killed as capital is on alert

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's military claimed that it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N'Djamena, as the government on Monday deployed tanks and other armed vehicles in the city's...

Chadian military says advancing rebel column 'decimated'

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — The Chadian military said it had halted an advance by rebels coming from neighboring Libya, but the rebel group said Sunday that it was pressing ahead after the American and Bri...

Africa CDC says India vaccine woes could be 'catastrophic'

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa is unlikely to meet its targets for vaccinating the continent against COVID-19 if supply delays from a key Indian manufacturer continue, the director of the Africa Centers...

EXPLAINER: Why Senegal protesters are clashing with police

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Deadly protests have erupted over the past week in the West African nation of Senegal, long considered a bastion of democracy and a regional leader on diplomacy issues. Anti-gove...

Senegal braces for 3 more days of protests as crisis deepens

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Supporters of jailed Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko have called for three more days of protests starting Monday following violent demonstrations last week that threat...

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 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...

Ivory Coast opposition urges civil disobedience before vote

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition candidate Henri Konan Bedie called Sunday for civil disobedience to take place nationwide to protest President Alassane Ouattara's quest for a third term, which ...

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with 'Akon City' in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion projec...

France: Mali junta's timeline 'out of the question'

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's defense minister is pressing Mali's military junta to return the country to civilian rule within months, saying Sunday that the three-year timeline proposed by the coup le...