Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea

2017-03-24 13:00

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kiir, Swaziland

2017-03-14 19:59

A 2-year-old boy is in hospital after his mother cut off his penis, and President Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country's former freedom fighters.

Gambia coalition near collapse over legislative election

2017-03-10 20:48

Gambian coalition parties which united last year to deliver the first new president in 22 years are unlikely to run together for legislative elections next month, a senior government source says.

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.

Attack on Gambian journalist sparks calls for press freedom

2017-03-07 18:05

Journalists in The Gambia urged the country's new leadership to uphold its pledge to respect media freedom following a violent assault on a reporter by supporters of President Adama Barrow.

Dozens freed from Gambia's overcrowded jails

2017-03-03 19:30

Almost 100 prisoners including rapists and robbers have been freed from Gambian jails as the new government struggles to reform an overcrowded system that long relied on strict mandatory sentencing.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, Zim, Gambia

2017-03-02 20:30

SA 'deports at least 97' Nigerian citizens over various offences, and Zimbabwean opposition says it is cruel of the first lady and Zanu-PF to keep pushing the President Mugabe to continue clinging to power.

Gambia's Barrow replaces armed forces chief: military source

2017-02-27 21:23

Gambia's President Adama Barrow has fired the head of the armed forces, General Ousman Badjie, a former loyalist of the ousted government, says a military source.

Gambia's ex-spy chief, 8 others charged with murder

2017-02-24 14:23

Gambia's dreaded former spy chief - whose watch was marred by allegations of killings and torture - and eight subordinates have been charged with killing a leading opposition member in April.


Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

2017-03-24 15:31

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou says.

Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief's execution

2017-03-21 13:30

Gambian protesters have called for the execution of the former head of the nation's intelligence agency and eight subordinates, as the men appeared in court charged with murdering a political activist.

Gambia ruling coalition breaks up ahead of April poll

2017-03-14 16:46

The Gambia's ruling coalition has broken apart ahead of a parliamentary poll next month, dealing a blow to new President Adama Barrow as he overhauls the country's political system following his shock election victory.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Jammeh, Zim

2017-03-10 19:48

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has arrived back home after treatment in the UK, and Tsvangirai says his MDC party will take part in an anti-government protest on March 22.

Ex-head of Gambia's prisons charged over disappearances

2017-03-07 22:03

The ex-head of The Gambia's notorious prison system has been charged over the disappearance of the former spy chief and senior military figures after a coup attempt in 2006.

Gambia's Barrow allows coup plotters back into army

2017-03-04 21:02

Gambian President Adama Barrow has allowed six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against former leader Yahya Jammeh back into the armed forces, a military source says.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Gambia's Barrow gets rid of 'drivers of the repressive regime'

2017-03-02 15:07

The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election promises, says a think tank.

Gambian leader Barrow sacks head of notorious prison system

2017-02-27 08:46

The Gambia's new president has fired the head of the national prison system, say officials, taking aim at a service denounced for alleged abuses under the former regime.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, Somalia

2017-02-22 19:50

The EU has given 'birthday boy' Mugabe a "hostile" birthday gift, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London.

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