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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 on Thursday launched a massive manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an Islamist attack on a satirical...
    Sierra Leone braces for poll results
    Sierra Leone braces for poll results
    After a peaceful day of voting in the presidential, parliamentary and local elections on Saturday, locals crowded around crackling radios releasing...
    Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory
    Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory
    Senegal's Macky Sall on Monday hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in a presidential poll.
    Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
    Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season
    Sahel states are bracing for a long, potentially deadly hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are unemployed, armed...
    Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests
    Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests
    Senegal leader Abdoulaye Wade, facing a storm of criticism over his third-term presidential bid, rallied voters in the city of Thies on Wednesday...
    Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade's third term
    Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade's third term
    Senegal's opposition readied on Monday for mass resistance to President Abdoulaye Wade's controversial third term bid, which a court validated in a...
    Gambia's Jammeh sweeps polls to secure fourth term
    Gambia's Jammeh sweeps polls to secure fourth term
    Gambia's Yahya Jammeh scored a landslide win in presidential polls on Friday, securing a fourth term at the helm of the tiny state after a contest...
    Liberia's women still stalked by rape
    Liberia's women still stalked by rape
    As a young girl Garmar Murphy was forced into a child soldier's life, serving as a sexual plaything for Liberian rebels between battles -- a tragic...
    Gambia wraps up poll campaign with opposition rallies
    Gambia wraps up poll campaign with opposition rallies
    Gambia's election campaign wrapped up on Tuesday with rival presidential candidates staging rallies in the tiny capital Banjul ahead of the poll...
    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, without the majority...
    Liberians test their democracy in second post-war polls
    Liberians test their democracy in second post-war polls
    Liberians vote on Tuesday in the country's second election since it emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, which is being closely watched as a...
    Nobel power marks feverish end of Liberia campaigning
    Nobel power marks feverish end of Liberia campaigning
    Liberia buzzed with election fever on Sunday as Nobel laureates, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and women's activist Leymah Gbowee took to the...