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.

Mali's ex-coup leader starts hunger strike

2014-03-20 15:15

The leader of a military coup that plunged Mali into chaos two years ago and allowed Islamists to seize its desert north has started a hunger strike to protest against the conditions of his detention.

Mali ex-coup leader grilled over troop abuses

2013-11-27 18:12

Amadou Sanogo, who led a March 2012 coup in Mali, has been detained for questioning by a judge investigating alleged abuses committed by his followers.

Mali court drops case against editor

2013-05-01 07:55

A court in Mali has threwn out a case against a newspaper editor who was arrested after publishing an article criticising the leader of last year's military coup.

 

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.

Mali ex-president 'demoralised the army'

2013-12-28 13:13

Mali's government has launched an investigation into ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure for "high treason", it said in a statement.

Mali coup leader fired

2013-08-29 20:33

Mali's interim government has removed General Amadou Sanogo, who led a coup last year, as head of a military committee tasked with reforming the West African country's armed forces.

Court throws out case against Malian editor

2013-04-30 13:29

A Malian newspaper editor detained for nearly a month after publishing an open letter from disgruntled soldiers has been freed after the case was declared "null and void".

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