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Trump travel ban: For Sudanese-Americans, this humiliation is far from new

The ban on travel to the US is a disappointment -- but to be fair, we're used to it. It has never been easy for Sudanese nationals to gain access to America.

Gambia's new President returns to country

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrived in the West African country to govern on Thursday, after days of waiting in a neighboring nation.

Armyworms destroy crops in southern Africa

Armyworm moths, in their caterpillar stage, are laying waste to vast tracts of farmland in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Ode to hair: Ivorian women champion afros

Nappys de Babi, an online group based in Ivory Coast capital Abidjan, encourage and support members to wear their hair 'natural'.

Abortion rates went up in some countries the last time 'global gag rule' was in effect

Republican administrations dating back to the Reagan era have sought to reduce the number of abortions around the world by requiring that overseas family planning groups refrain from performing or promoting the procedure as a condition for receiving U.S. aid.

How to hold a fashion show in a war zone

The annual Festival of Fashion and Art for Peace seeks to connect the people of South Sudan, despite the ongoing conflict.

In a final insult, Gambia's ex-leader looted millions of dollars, his successor says

The last act of a dictator who ruled his country for 22 years was massive embezzlement, according to the new government of Gambia, where Yahya Jammeh was forced to give up power under West African military and diplomatic pressure.

Gambia's president to return within a week

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow told CNN he intends to return "within a week" now ousted long-term president Yahya Jammeh has finally left the country.

Troops enter Gambia to remove defeated President

Adama Barrow was sworn in Thursday as Gambia's new President at the West African nation's embassy in neighboring Senegal, but incumbent Yahya Jammeh has so far refused to step down.

Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram is going to be long and messy

The admission by Nigeria that its air force accidentally targeted a camp for people who have been internally displaced represents a significant change in attitude by the forces fighting the terrorist insurgency known as Boko Haram.

Could Trump be a game changer for Africa?

Why would Trump care about Africa? The answer is simple: China.

Roller derby's revival in Egypt

Roller derby is experiencing a global resurgence and Egypt's CaiRollers are leading the movement on the continent.

Gambia: Defeated leader Jammeh says he will step down

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has announced he will step down as president after days of tense negotiations and the prospect of West African military intervention.

Africa's current longest-serving leaders

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has so far refused to step down after losing his bid for a fifth term. He has been in power for more than 22 years, but other current African leaders have ruled longer, many of them buoyed by little tolerated opposition and abolished or manipulated term limits.

West African forces move into Gambia to oust a defeated leader who refuses to give up power

In a landmark move to defend democracy, West African troops Thursday entered the tiny West African nation of Gambia, to oust a president who has refused to cede power after an election defeat.

U.S. stealth bombers, drones launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Libya

In a dramatic use of U.S. air power, a pair of B-2 stealth bombers flew from Missouri to North Africa on Wednesday and dropped dozens of bombs on two camps in the Libyan desert, killing more than 80 suspected Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Defeated dictator clings to power in Gambia as African leaders mull how to save democracy

Yahya Jammeh has ruled a tiny slice of West Africa for 22 years, but his refusal to step down Wednesday after his defeat in last month’s elections in Gambia has created an outsized headache for regional leaders.

Brazil investigates plane crash that killed judge overseeing massive 'Car Wash' corruption case

Brazilian authorities on Friday were investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against politicians in several Latin American countries.

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