Pro-Biafran leader in Nigeria released: lawyer

2017-04-30 08:54

A pro-Biafran leader in Nigeria has been released from custody, says his lawyer, some 18 months after first being arrested and repeated court rulings granting him bail ignored by the government.

Gambia's Barrow visits 'new ally' Senegal

2017-03-02 21:30

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has arrived in Senegal, which played a key role in his rise to power by helping force his predecessor Yahya Jammeh from office.

How West Africa built the muscle to rout dictators and keep peace

2017-02-03 08:31

Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago. But it was soon shaped by civil wars, military coups and despots, writes Abdul-Jalilu Ateku.

West Africa to scale back military in The Gambia

2017-01-27 18:30

West African nations plan to scale back a military force that secured the return to The Gambia of new President Adama Barrow to take power, the force commander says.

Gambia's new leader Barrow to stay at 'own residence until further notice'

2017-01-26 14:20

Gambia's new president, who is expected back in his country will stay at his own residence until further notice while State House, Yahya Jammeh's former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks.

Troops preparing for Barrow's return to Gambia: Ecowas

2017-01-24 22:29

New Gambian President Adama Barrow is expected to receive a security report this week that could greenlight his return to the country, the head of he regional Ecowas group has said.

UN: Preventive diplomacy in Gambia avoided bloodshed

2017-01-24 10:30

The United Nations says preventive diplomacy in Gambia avoided bloodshed, restored democracy and averted what it calls a "humanitarian disaster".

Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh's presence

2017-01-23 10:13

Officials in Equatorial Guinea have refused to comment on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has arrived in the country.

Jammeh's 'dignity' shall not be 'infringed', Ecowas, AU declare

2017-01-22 14:00

Regional bloc Ecowas and the AU have declared that: "No legislative measures" would be taken that would infringe the "dignity, security, safety and rights" of Yahya Jammeh or his family. He could also "return to The Gambia when he pleased".

Jammeh's rights abuses: 'We want justice,' Gambian activists insist

2017-01-21 19:00

Gambian human rights activists are insisting that defeated president Yahya Jammeh be held accountable for alleged human rights abuses during his 22-year rule and that he not be able to keep funds illegally amassed.


Will Gambia's opposition continue to stick together?

2017-03-09 20:34

West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative says African leaders have a lot to learn from what happened in The Gambia, adding that the continent should build strong democratic institutions.

Armed Gambian soldier arrested in mosque as president prayed

2017-02-12 22:27

A Gambian soldier and former member of ex-President Yahya Jammeh's guard has been arrested for bringing a loaded gun into a mosque where President Adama Barrow was praying, the west African force in the country has said .

Weapons seized from Gambia ex-leader Jammeh's home

2017-01-31 06:11

The west African force deployed in The Gambia to secure the nation's presidential transition says it has recovered weapons from the former leader's home, and arrested a high-ranking Gambian general.

Barrow returns to warm welcome as Gambia turns a page

2017-01-26 20:52

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

'New' inauguration 'to be held for Gambia's president Barrow'

2017-01-25 20:46

Eagerly awaited President Adama Barrow is set to hold a new inauguration ceremony on the Gambian soil "where he will address his people", a spokesperson says.

What southern Africa can learn from west Africa about dealing with despots

2017-01-24 18:30

SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent, writes Chris Saunders.

Gambia poised for new president's arrival

2017-01-23 16:00

The Gambia is awaiting the arrival of President Adama Barrow as his team says former strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered the nation's coffers before going into exile.

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

2017-01-22 21:00

West African troops have approached the Gambian capital to secure President Adama Barrow's arrival from neighbouring Senegal, as controversy erupted over the assurances offered to Yahya Jammeh to guarantee his departure.

BREAKING: Gambia's defeated leader Jammeh leaves country, ends standoff

2017-01-22 10:00

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.

Maimane hails Ecowas enforcing democratic will of Gambians

2017-01-21 16:00

The intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to 'enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia' has been hailed by the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC).

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