Hamza Mohamed


Farmajo calls for arms' embargo end to defeat al-Shabab

President tells London conference Somali troops need access to heavy weapons in fight against armed group al-Shabab.

The Gambia

Music and poetry thrive in The Gambia post-Jammeh

After years of fearing the government, musicians and poets say they are now able to express themselves freely.

The Gambia

The Gambia: Reviving the tourism industry

Tourists stopped coming during the country's electoral crisis, but the new government is hopeful good times are ahead.

The Gambia

The Gambia's journalists find new freedom of expression

The country's former president silenced its media, but with a new government journalists are returning to work.

Human Rights

The Gambia's missing sons and daughters

Can the country's new president persuade its youth to stop risking their lives to reach foreign soil?

Human Rights

Remembering The Gambia's notorious Mile 2 Prison

Political prisoners of the former president, Yahya Jammeh, share stories of torture and life behind bars.

Human Rights

Celebrating Yahya Jammeh in his birthplace

In the village of Kanilai, relatives of the ex-president have enjoyed a privileged life but the good times may soon end.


Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

Chadian diplomat elected as the new AU Commission chairperson after seven rounds of voting in Addis Adaba.

African Union

African Union to elect new leader in Addis Ababa

Leaders convene on Addis Ababa to choose one of five candidates in the running to lead 54-member bloc.

African Union

Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues

Five candidates are competing for Chairperson of the AU, succeeding South African politician Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


African Union Commission: Who will be the next chair?

Electing the next new chair for the AU Commission, what type of leader is required to take the continent forward?


Somalia: Elders negotiate with al-Shabab over soldiers

Former government troops hoping to return to civilian life in towns under al-Shabab control, lay down their arms.