Liberia's Sirleaf to campaign for female candidates in election

2017-08-02 19:08

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her male vice-president seeks to replace her.

Morocco king skips W Africa summit after Israel attends

2017-06-05 17:59

Morocco's king is skipping a regional meeting of west African leaders amid his country's bid to join the bloc known as Ecowas.

Liberia leader Sirleaf bars official travel abroad for 60 days

2017-02-06 13:30

Liberia's president has ordered a 60-day moratorium on official overseas travel to curb the depletion of foreign currency reserves.

Gambia top judge pulls out of inauguration challenge

2017-01-17 12:14

The Gambia's top judge has pulled out of hearing a bid by President Yahya Jammeh to halt the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow later this week, in a blow to the incumbent head of state.

'Fearful' Gambians flee 'looming political violence'

2017-01-16 14:46

Gambians fearful of a looming political violence are reportedly fleeing the tiny west African nation's capital Banjul, as the deadline for long-time leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power nears.

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.

Regional talks on Gambia pushed back as Jammeh appeals for 'more time'

2017-01-11 14:25

West African leaders have delayed a meeting in Gambia this week following an appeal by President Yahya Jammeh for more time, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson has said.

US orders families of embassy personnel out of Gambia

2017-01-08 09:00

The US has ordered relatives of diplomats and embassy staff to leave Gambia and warned all its citizens to depart "now", saying those who choose to stay should "prepare for the possible deterioration of security".

West African summit tackles Gambia crisis

2016-12-17 19:00

West African leaders are discussing the Gambian president's refusal to accept electoral defeat at a summit in Nigeria where a military intervention is among options

No deal yet for Gambia's Jammeh to go - Liberian leader

2016-12-14 06:02

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says no deal is yet on the table for Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to leave power, saying an agreement would take longer than a day of talks.


Liberia's president calls for peace as campaigns begin

2017-08-01 19:42

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging peaceful elections as candidates begin campaigning to replace the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has led the West African country through the Ebola crisis and recovery from civil war.

Liberia asks as UN leaves: Who will pursue war's atrocities?

2017-03-11 21:31

The skeletal remains of 27 people were all that was left of a massacre, one of many in this West African nation's back-to-back civil wars more than a decade ago.

African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

2017-01-30 20:45

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Gambia's Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

2017-01-15 17:00

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources have said.

Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears

2017-01-13 21:14

West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh over his refusal to leave power, as fears grew of a refugee exodus caused by the nation's political impasse.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

2017-01-10 06:06

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

Gambia crisis: West Africa bloc to apply diplomatic solutions

2017-01-08 07:00

The chair of the west African regional bloc says the body stands with the people of Gambia and will apply diplomatic solutions to solve the country's political crisis.

Gambia's ruling party wants fresh election

2016-12-14 07:13

Gambia's ruling party has pressed for a fresh presidential election as west African regional mediators intervened to try to resolve a mounting political crisis in the tiny country that voted its leader of 22 years from power less than two weeks ago.

Nigerian leader says Gambia's Jammeh is 'very receptive' – report

2016-12-13 20:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has been "very receptive" to a delegation of west African leaders, who are expected to urge the long-ruling leader to step down following a poll defeat.

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