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.
Most agree that simple cash transfers can help in the shorter-term. But the longer-term effects are uncertain because of a complex mix of factors.
Before it was shut down, the fake embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra, issued an unknown number of counterfeit and stolen visas.
The death of a fish vendor who was attempting to retrieve fish confiscated by police has sparked large protests in several cities, a rarity in a country whose king holds nearly absolute power.