Gambians 'anxiously' await 'carefully monitored' Jammeh's exit after pledge to go

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Gambians on are anxiously awaiting the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders to head off a regional military intervention.

Peace, security of The Gambia 'is our collective heritage', says Jammeh

2017-01-21 11:01

The peace and security of The Gambia is our collective heritage which we must jealously guard and defend, Yahya Jammeh has said, as he announced his decision to step down following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president for change

2017-01-21 07:02

He rose from nowhere, but Adama Barrow - an Arsenal fan who was once a security guard in London - was elected on people's hopes of delivering long-wanted change in The Gambia.

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

2017-01-20 22:30

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official has confirmed.

Death toll now 90 in Nigeria air strike, could reach 170

2017-01-20 22:30

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders has said.

Gambia's defence chief won't fight, supports Barrow

2017-01-20 20:16

Gambia's chief of defence forces pledged his allegiance to the country's new president, a major shift as mediation continued to persuade the defeated Yahya Jammeh to cede power.

40 dead in Mozambique rainy season

2017-01-20 20:16

At least 40 people have been killed and 76 000 others affected by floods and storms since Mozambique's rainy season started in October, officials have said, warning of further heavy rainfall.

Kenya's new electoral commission sworn in

2017-01-20 15:18

Kenya's new electoral commission was sworn in to replace a team forced to quit after violent protests by opponents who accused them of bias, mismanagement and corruption.

Call for Nigeria military chief to stop intimidating press

2017-01-20 16:44

Nigeria's army chief must stop intimidating a news website and drop defamation charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said.


Peacekeepers leaving Sudan's Darfur found with arms - UN

2017-01-21 09:00

The United Nations peace mission in Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region says it has opened an inquiry after one of its units was found leaving the region with weapons.

New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over

2017-01-20 23:43

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has spoken to members of the country's diaspora in neighboring Senegal, telling them that "the rule of fear has been vanished from the Gambia for good."

The Latest: UN official says mediators making good progress

2017-01-20 21:22

A United Nations official says Gambia mediators making good progress in getting long time leader Yahya Jammeh to leave office.

Group: 11 killed at Nigeria pro-Trump rally, police deny it

2017-01-20 19:15

Eleven people were killed when Nigerian security forces cracked down on a demonstration supporting the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, a separatist group has said, though police denied there were any deaths.

Car bomb wounds 12 in Libya's Benghazi

2017-01-20 18:21

A car bomb exploded near a mosque in Libya's second city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister, say medical and security sources.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.


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