Human rights groups had challenged plans to close the Dadaab camp, which houses refugees from neighboring Somalia.
After 32 years of isolation, Morocco has been readmitted into the African Union, which it withdrew from in 1984 over the status of Western Sahara.
Overcoming the legacy of political repression and economic mismanagement will require the continued support of the international community, experts say. But President Barrow – and Gambian citizens – are optimistic.
Former president Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled Gambia for 22 years, left the country late Saturday, after bowing to international pressure to step down to newly elected Adama Barrow.
A coalition of West African nations have thrown their support behind the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow, as has the head of Gambia’s defense forces.
Gambia's 22-year incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to step down, but Gambia's neighbors have pledged support to successor Adama Barrow.
At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday's accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp as aid workers scramble to help more than 100 wounded.
The discovery in Nigeria re-energizes hope among those who have rallied around the slogan "Bring back our girls."
Military and police deployed across the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as president Joseph Kabila says he intends to remain in power after the end of his term, with new elections delayed indefinitely.