President Yahya Jammeh said Gambia no longer wished to be part of a "neo-colonial institution"
Witnesses reveal terrible scenes of dead children, sexual abuse at gunpoint, and mutilated bodies
Britons among the victims killed in the attack on Kenyan shopping centre by al-Shabaab militants
Robert Mugabe's supporters claim victory for Zanu-PF but observers express concerns over vote rigging
In pictures: British government pays £20m in compensation to victims of torture during the Mau Mau rebellion
Concerns for South African ex-president as he is treated for lung infection
East African nation faces its most 'important and complicated' election after bloodshed of previous poll
Some wonder why details of the Blade Runner's private service were leaked to the media
Is capture of seven foreigners the latest example of extremists flexing their muscle in north Africa?
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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