ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Yahya Jammeh's 'ideal refuge'

2017-01-24 14:30

The Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh should feel quite at home in Equatorial Guinea as the guest of Africa’s longest serving and perhaps most kleptocratic dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mabasongo, writes Terry Bell.

New Gambian leader Barrow's deputy is ex-Jammeh minister

2017-01-24 13:19

Gambian President Adama Barrow has chosen a former minister of President Yahya Jammeh turned architect of his own coalition government as vice-president, says a spokesperson.

Boko Haram 'now using babies' in suicide bombings, Nigeria officials say

2017-01-24 10:30

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are reportedly now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, a report has said.

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

2017-01-23 21:47

Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, says a presidential spokesperson.

I Coast hit by fresh protests in wake of mutiny

2017-01-23 20:46

Angry protests have erupted in several Ivory Coast cities, including in the economic capital Abidjan where retired soldiers barricaded a major highway as a teachers' strike kept schools closed.

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.

Three Malian soldiers killed in landmine blast

2017-01-23 11:30

Three Malian soldiers have died and a fourth has been seriously injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in the troubled north, the army says.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

REVEALED: Jammeh 'stole' millions in his final weeks in power, shipped out luxury cars

2017-01-23 06:11

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president says.

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

2017-01-22 17:33

Gambia's capital is awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community.

 

UN: Boko Haram's toll includes 515 000 malnourished kids

2017-01-24 13:19

A United Nations official says more than half a million children in the west African area wracked by Boko Haram are so malnourished their lives could be endangered if they don't get aid.

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".

Gambia's Barrow vows to go after Jammeh plunder

2017-01-24 06:16

Gambian President Adama Barrow's has vowed to prosecute former leader Yahya Jammeh and take back assets he says were stolen from the nation.

Mugabe can't control a spade - Malema

2017-01-23 21:30

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is no longer capable of discharging his duties, EFF leader Julius Malema has said.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Welcoming Jammeh 'is like welcoming the waste of Africa', E Guinea opposition says

2017-01-23 15:01

Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the west African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.

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.

Nigeria arrests 65 at pro-Trump rally

2017-01-23 08:48

Police in Nigeria say they arrested at least 65 people at a demonstration of support for US President Donald Trump organised by pro-independence activists in the country's south.

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.

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".

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