New Gambia leader promises truth commission

Adama Barrow says he wants to 'get the facts together' regarding possible crimes of outgoing president Yahya Jammeh.


Gambia's Yahya Jammeh confirms he will step down

Leader of 22 years announces on state television that he has decided to relinquish power.


Gambia: Jammeh offered final chance for peaceful exit

Chief of defence forces pledges allegiance to the new president Adama Barrow as deadlines for Jammeh to cede pass.


UN chief: Thousands of children fighting in Somalia

UN's Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period.


Regional forces enter Gambia to back new president

Adama Barrow, winner of December vote, is inaugurated in Dakar but longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to cede power.


Barrow to take oath abroad, troops set to enter Gambia

Gambia's president-elect to be sworn in at Dakar embassy as incumbent refuses to go despite threat of military action.

The Gambia

Gambia: VP quits as President Jammeh's term ends

Saidy is the highest level official to abandon Jammeh, who refuses to step down despite losing last month's election.


Death toll from suicide blast at Mali army base rises

At least 77 killed in attack claimed by AQIM, French army spokesman says, as three-day mourning period begins.


Gambia: Military threat looms as Jammeh clings to power

Thousands of people flee the country and African troops edge towards borders as President Yahya Jammeh's term ends.


Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?


Thousands flee The Gambia as crisis deepens

Civilians and tourists leave and regional forces deploy as President Jammeh refuses to cede power despite election loss.


Deadly suicide blast sets back Mali peace efforts

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.


Death toll rises in air strike on Nigeria camp

At least six ICRC staff members among 76 people killed in accidental bombing of camp for displaced people in Rann.

Arts & Culture

The problem with photojournalism and Africa

Why African photographers don't get to tell African photo stories in Western media.

by M Neelika Jayawardane


Uncertainty looms as Gambia MPs extend Jammeh's term

Resolution passed by national assembly allows president to stay in power for 90 more days despite losing December vote.