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Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

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.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Cyclone Dineo, Guinea

2017-02-21 20:58

Watch as "tired" President Mugabe shows his age in a barely-audible birthday interview, and at least 100 people are to be airlifted to safety from a flood-hit district of southern Zimbabwe.

Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared

2017-02-20 20:44

Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.

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Focus on Africa: Mugabe's birthday, car bomb in Somalia and Gambia's Barrow inaugurated

News from the continent you need to know... Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is turning 93; at least 34 people were killed in Mogadishu and Gambia swears in its new president.

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Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses

2017-02-19 18:00

As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.

Gambia's new president Barrow set for inauguration as nation cheers

2017-02-18 15:15

Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated, as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

British foreign secretary: Gambia to return to Commonwealth

2017-02-15 16:01

Gambia will soon return to the Commonwealth under its new government, Britain's foreign secretary says after meeting with President Adama Barrow and pledging London's support for this small west African country.

British FM hails new Gambia leader, vows stronger ties

2017-02-15 13:30

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has visited The Gambia, where he hailed the arrival of a new government and its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies.

UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-14 20:45

The United Nations says it has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.

 

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.

Former Gambian spy chief arrested: police source

2017-02-22 13:00

Gambian police have arrested ex-president Yahya Jammeh's dreaded former spy chief, a police source says, following allegations of torture and disappearances during his watch.

Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

2017-02-21 12:00

As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Dineo, Somalia, Mugabe

2017-02-20 19:39

At least 50 families stranded by floods in Zimbabwe have been 'airlifted to safety', and the death toll in Somalia's deadly suicide bombing has risen to 39.

New Gambian president thanks unified nation, promises reform

2017-02-20 10:23

New Gambian President Adama Barrow has thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education.

Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president

2017-02-18 17:00

Thousands of supporters have gathered to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

Lessons from The Gambia to end the impasse in South Sudan

2017-02-15 18:55

There’s still hope South Sudan can avoid becoming a full failed state. This will require radical changes in Juba's mindset and bolder action from regional and international players, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

Barrow appoints Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice

2017-02-15 16:01

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice of the Supreme Court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia to welcome British FM for first time since independence

2017-02-14 21:54

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

The real and imagined crimes of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

2017-02-13 18:58

The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh wielded a potent mix of brute force and mysticism to keep citizens in a permanent state of fear, a legacy that lingers.

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