Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

2017-01-20 09:00

Senegalese troops have charged into neighboring Gambia in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight

Timeline of The Gambia's political crisis

2017-01-19 09:16

Here is a timeline of developments in The Gambia since the December election which President Yahya Jammeh lost to opponent Adama Barrow.

Gambia's Barrow flies to Mali for crisis talks

2017-01-14 07:40

West African leaders have flown out of Banjul with The Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow, en route to Mali for crisis talks with regional heavyweights in hopes of ending the nation's political impasse.

Use summit in Mali to support ICC, African leaders told

2017-01-13 14:00

The Africa-France Summit has kicked off in Mali, with the Human Rights Watch urging African countries to "stand with victims of grave international crimes by voicing their support for the ICC.

Gambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interference

2017-01-11 16:58

Gambia's president has warned the international community against interfering in the country's political crisis, on the eve of talks with west African leaders who will urge him to step aside.

Zuma to host Sahrawi President Ghali

2017-01-04 18:08

President Jacob Zuma is set to host the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali, who is expected in the country on Friday for a working visit, the presidency has said in a statement.

SA can inspire the world without kowtowing to criminals

2017-01-04 05:01

SA can be a shining light in Africa and the world without having to bend over backwards to please criminals, says Solly Moeng.

Dlamini-Zuma pushes for African 'skills revolution' through education

2016-12-19 21:02

Education is a key driver of a "skills revolution" on the African continent, says outgoing African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Pull down the borders in Africa - Dlamini-Zuma

2016-12-19 17:00

African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the freedom of movement of African citizens on the continent would be more advantageous than detrimental.

Gambia leader's rejection of defeat 'null and void,' AU says

2016-12-10 21:45

The sudden rejection by Gambia's longtime leader of his election defeat is "null and void," the African Union says, as the tiny west African nation is urged to remain calm.


Burundi drops threat to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-19 22:07

Burundi has said it would not follow through on its planned withdrawal of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) after reaching an agreement over the payment of wages.

Yahya Jammeh, the African leader who refuses to leave

2017-01-14 19:29

The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands are fleeing the country.

African Union to cease recognising Jammeh as Gambia's leader

2017-01-13 20:16

The African Union says it will cease to recognise Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh as the country's legitimate leader as of January 19, when his mandate expires.

Court to rule on ex-Chad dictator's appeal on April 27

2017-01-12 22:16

A special African Union court has said it will rule on April 27 on an appeal on behalf of Chad's former president Hissene Habre against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It's time for AU to stand firmly in support of Sahrawi, says Ghali

2017-01-10 17:02

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali has reportedly said that he is confident the incoming UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will prioritise his country's independence.

Enough is enough, Africans deserve better, Dlamini-Zuma tells African leaders

2017-01-04 10:04

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has taken a swipe at some leaders on the continent, accusing them of causing their people to suffer, a report says.

2016 in review: Was Africa all about 'doom and gloom'?

2016-12-30 08:00

Africa has had its highs and lows in 2016... As the curtain to the year comes down, News24 goes down memory lane, reflecting on some of those top stories.

African Union forces in Somalia kill 11 civilians - Residents

2016-12-19 21:02

African Union soldiers killed 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, Somalia residents say.

Dlamini-Zuma to deliver State of the Continent address

2016-12-19 13:10

The African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to deliver the first and only state of the continent address in Durban, reports say.

Top Africa stories: AU, Ghana, Zim

2016-12-09 20:09

Tension is mounting in Ghana as the country awaits election results, and Joice Mujuru claims President Robert Mugabe knows of the circumstances that led to the death of her husband, Solomon.

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