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Fran Blandy

Fran Blandy

    Two brothers suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre
    Two brothers suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre
    French security forces are searching for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a French magazine, a third suspect is in police custody.
    Sierra Leone braces for poll results
    Sierra Leone braces for poll results
    Electoral officials tallied votes on Sunday from general elections seen as a key test of the west African nation's post-war recovery.
    Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory
    Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory
    Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.
    Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
    Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
    Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.
    Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests
    Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests
    Abdoulaye Wade has rallied voters in Senegal's city of Thies despite a storm of criticism over his third-term presidential bid.
    Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade's third term
    Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade's third term
    Senegal's opposition has prepared for mass resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade's third term bid -- validated despite violent weekend riots.
    Gambia's Jammeh sweeps polls to secure fourth term
    Gambia's Jammeh sweeps polls to secure fourth term
    Yahya Jammeh scored a landslide win in presidential polls on Friday, securing a fourth term at the helm of the tiny state.
    Liberia's women still stalked by rape
    Liberia's women still stalked by rape
    Despite boasting Africa's first female president and a Nobel prize for women's rights, Liberia's women are still vulnerable to the threat of rape.
    Gambia wraps up poll campaign with opposition rallies
    Gambia wraps up poll campaign with opposition rallies
    Gambia's election campaign has wrapped up with rival presidential candidates staging rallies in the tiny capital Banjul ahead of polls.
    Liberia's Sirleaf leads halfway vote tally
    Liberia's Sirleaf leads halfway vote tally
    Liberia's Nobel winner and incumbent president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took a strong lead over rival Winston Tubman on Friday.
    Liberians test their democracy in second post-war polls
    Liberians test their democracy in second post-war polls
    Liberians are voting in the country's second election since it emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, a litmus test of its fragile democracy.