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.

Legislature: Ex-Mali president won't face treason charges

2016-12-18 19:02

Mali's National Assembly has rejected the idea of trying former President Amadou Toumani Toure on treason charges.

5 bodies exhumed in Mali could be murdered troops

2014-02-24 10:02

Five bodies thought to be the remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrow Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure have been exhumed near the capital Bamako, a judicial source says.

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.

4 bodies exhumed in Mali thought to be murdered troops

2013-12-17 12:49

Four bodies thought to be remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrown Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure have been exhumed in the capital Bamako, sources say.


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 lost $261m to graft in ex-leader's last years

2015-05-07 23:08

Mali lost more than $261m to fraud and mismanagement in the two years before ex-president Amadou Toumani Toure was toppled in a 2012 army coup.

Overthrown Malian president in treason probe

2013-12-28 20:03

Mali's government has asked for the former president to be prosecuted for "high treason" for allegedly allowing the northern half of the country to fall to armed Islamists.

Mali plans to probe ex-president for treason

2013-12-28 09:07

The government of Mali has announced in a statement that it plans to investigate the country's toppled president for "high treason".

21 bodies found in mass grave near Mali capital

2013-12-04 11:28

Twenty-one bodies, believed to be those of soldiers close to Mali’s ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, have been found in a mass grave near the capital Bamako, officials say.

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