ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

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".

PICS: Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia

2017-01-22 12:00

Gambian's Yahya Jammeh has flown out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow. Here are some of the pictures of him at the airport in Banjul.

Nigeria botched air strike may have killed up to 236 people

2017-01-22 09:35

As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official says.

Two Niger soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2017-01-21 19:00

Boko Haram has killed at least two soldiers and wounded seven others in a "surprise attack" on a military base in southeast Niger that began overnight, a local official says.

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?

2017-01-21 18:00

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis

Gambians 'anxiously' await 'carefully monitored' Jammeh's exit after pledge to go

2017-01-21 14:40

Gambians on are anxiously awaiting the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders to head off a regional military intervention.

EXCLUSIVE: So how DID Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy

2017-01-21 09:00

"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy.

Jammeh: I believe it's not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed

2017-01-21 07:00

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh says he has decided to relinquish power, as he believes "it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed", following talks with regional leaders.

The Latest: South Africa recognises new Gambia leader

2017-01-21 06:27

The Latest: South Africa recognises new Gambia leader, urges old one to step down peacefully.

 

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.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

2017-01-22 12:00

A pro-government militia in Mali says it has lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

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.

New Gambia leader Barrow to set up truth commission

2017-01-22 07:31

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow says he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime.

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.

New Gambia leader: Jammeh leaving for Guinea 'within hours'

2017-01-21 16:01

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow says defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave for Guinea within hours.

Peace, security of The Gambia 'is our collective heritage', says Jammeh

2017-01-21 11:01

The peace and security of The Gambia is our collective heritage which we must jealously guard and defend, Yahya Jammeh has said, as he announced his decision to step down following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president for change

2017-01-21 07:02

He rose from nowhere, but Adama Barrow - an Arsenal fan who was once a security guard in London - was elected on people's hopes of delivering long-wanted change in The Gambia.

The Latest: Red carpets out at airport in Gambia capital

2017-01-21 06:27

The Latest: Red carpets laid out at airport in Gambia's capital in sign of speech, departure

New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over

2017-01-20 23:43

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has spoken to members of the country's diaspora in neighboring Senegal, telling them that "the rule of fear has been vanished from the Gambia for good."

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