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Nigerian musician Femi Kuti urges stars, fans to focus on Boko Haram victims

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian musician Femi Kuti on Monday urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to take to social media and pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria.

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West African military force enters Gambia presidential compound: witness

BANJUL Soldiers from a West African regional force entered Gambia's presidential compound, State House, on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, in an operation launched to allow new President Adama Barrow to assume office.

World, Jan 22 2017

West African troops near Gambia's capital: witnesses

BANJUL Scores of West African soldiers were seen preparing to make a ferry crossing to Gambia's capital, Banjul, on Sunday, several witnesses said, as part of a mission to secure the country and allow new President Adama Barrow take up his office.

World, Jan 22 2017

Gambia's former leader Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

BANJUL Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said.

World, Jan 21 2017

Gambia's Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea: ECOWAS

DAKAR Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh was heading to exile in Equatorial Guinea with a stop in Guinea after he stepped down in the face of pressure from West African states to recognize his election defeat, the regional bloc ECOWAS said on Saturday.

World, Jan 21 2017

Gambia's Jammeh arrives at Banjul airport after stepping down

BANJUL Gambia's Yahya Jammeh arrived at the airport in the capital Banjul on Saturday in the company of mediator Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea, after stepping down from power, a Reuters witness said.

World, Jan 21 2017