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Wounded Malian troops receive medical treatment after being injured by an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.
2017-01-18, The Mercury News
By YACOUBA CISSE GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding...
President Alassane Ouattara meets with commanding officers from the republican forces, at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2017-01-18, Reuters
ABIDJAN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's PresidentAlassane Ouattara ordered his defence minister and the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Wednesday to hold...
The Roanoke Times: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese troops charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down. The troops moved in shortly after AdamaBarrow was...
The Roanoke Times: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Gambian president was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refused to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country. AdamaBarrow was...
The Roanoke Times: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Gambian president was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refused to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country. AdamaBarrow was...
The Roanoke Times: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect was set to be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, while an official close to longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said loyalists would resist a West African regional force if it...
Public Technologies: (Source: CNBC Inc) Following are excerpts from a CNBC interview with Tidjane ThiamCEO of Credit Suisse, from the World Economic Forum 2017 with Carolin Roth. CR: This is the CNBC Conversation, I'm very glad we're now joined by the CEO of Credit Suisse, one of...
Public Technologies: (Source: Orrick, Herrington & SutcliffeLLP) Mark Weeks , leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and co-leader of the firm's global Japan practice, recently spoke with ALM's Global Lawyer News regarding Japan's growing interest in investment opportunities in Africa....
Albuquerque Journal: DAKAR, SenegalGambia’s president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while longtime leader Yahya Jammeh remained at his official residence on the day that his mandate expired. A West...
Reuters: ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's PresidentAlassane Ouattara has seduced foreign investors with his single-minded focus on economic reform and growth but entrenched problems within the security forces threaten to undermine a much-lauded recovery....
Belfast Telegraph: While the official swearing-in ceremony of Donald Trump will take place on January 20, members of the United States can expect a wreath-laying ceremony and celebratory concert the day before. If you can’t make it to the Lincoln Memorial for the concert but are...
Reuters: ABIDJAN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Ship loading resumed at Ivory Coast's two ports in the cities of Abidjan and San Pedro on Thursday, cocoa exporters said, after a temporary shutdown a day earlier due to unrest in some factions of the security forces....
BBC News: There's been sporadic gunfire in the port city of San Pedro in Ivory Coast, as deadly...
Voa News: Gunfire cut off access to Ivory Coast's largest commercial port on Wednesday as officials pleaded with security forces to end the unrest that has shaken Africa's fastest-growing economy and threatened a return to...
The Roanoke Times: DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After more than two decades in power, Gambian PresidentYahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power. After a...
Public Technologies: (Source: UN - United Nations) The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Good afternoon, everyone. **Secretary-General's Travels The Secretary-General today is in Geneva,...