West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Growth to strengthen in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

2017-10-11 10:32

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate to 3.4% next year, the International Monetary Fund has said, citing Nigeria's recovering oil and agricultural sectors.

Gambians organise to stop young migrants risking it all

2017-09-04 08:45

After being stripped, beaten, robbed, enslaved and finally deported back to The Gambia, Karamo Keita is clear: no young Gambian should go through what he did in Libya.

Gambia cancels diplomatic passports of ex-dictator, family

2017-08-02 20:11

Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.

Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?

2017-07-27 21:02

Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

Gambia sets up commission to investigate ex-leader's assets

2017-07-14 19:11

Gambia's president says the government has formed a commission to investigate assets of Yahya Jammeh, his predecessor as the west African country's leader.

US denies visas to Gambia teens in global robotics contest

2017-07-04 20:01

The United States has denied visas to five teenage students from Gambia competing in a prestigious international robotics contest in Washington, the team's leader has said.

Gambia: At least 1 dead after Jammeh supporters clash with W African troops

2017-06-04 07:30

A Gambian protester has died of gunshot wounds, a day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces.

Gambia talks with China, Norway investors to revive economy

2017-05-25 12:25

Gambian officials are holding talks with Chinese and Norwegian investors on infrastructure projects to drive economic growth in the West African nation.


Campaign launched to bring Gambia's Jammeh to justice

2017-10-22 10:43

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have announced an "international campaign" to bring him to justice.

Togo lawmakers begin study of constitutional reform plan

2017-09-15 19:01

Lawmakers in Togo have began looking at a bill to revamp the country's constitution and introduce a presidential term limit, after days of protests against Faure Gnassingbe's regime.

Gambia's new president leaves to perform Muslim pilgrimage

2017-08-26 13:27

Gambia's government says new President Adama Barrow is leaving for Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj.

Gambian environmentalists to sue 'polluting' Chinese firm

2017-08-02 09:58

Gambian conservationists are suing a Chinese firm they say polluted a lagoon by dumping waste into the sea, their lawyer says, after a government agency settled out of court with the company.

Gambia justice minister promises new post-Jammeh constitution

2017-07-22 11:00

The Gambia's justice minister has promised a new constitution to be voted on by referendum as the tiny west African country transitions from the long rule of former strongman Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

2017-07-21 14:18

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia robotics students granted US visas after rejection

2017-07-06 18:19

The mentor for a Gambian student team says the five teens have been granted United States visas after initially being denied the chance to go compete in a prestigious international robotics contest in Washington

Regional troops to remain in Gambia for a year

2017-06-05 19:00

The Economic Community of West African States says it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

Gambia's Jammeh 'stole $50m', assets frozen: minister

2017-05-22 21:02

The Gambia's justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.

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