Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated
Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But the president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country.
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50
A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region.
Nigeria says warship on way toward Gambia as 'exercise'
Nigeria confirms one of its warships is heading toward Gambia but calls it a "flag-showing and West Africa training" exercise as the tiny West African nation faces a possible regional military intervention.