Barrow sworn in as Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: reports

The Nigerian air force is flying over The Gambia, an official said, as African troops prepare to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his December election defeat.

Uganda admits scores of Congolese rebels escaped base

Uganda's military earlier this week denied any rebels had absconded from the Bihanga army camp, 320 kilometres (190 miles) west of the capital Kampala.

Nigeria's Buhari heads to Britain for medical treatment

The presidency said the 74-year-old would "undergo routine medical check-ups" during a short holiday and was expected to resume work on 6 February.

Private sector urged to share data that would benefit Africa

A report found that considerable amount of economic, environmental and natural resource data is held by the private sector in SA, Kenya and Nigeria.

Gambia's president to be sworn at embassy in Senegal

Organisers had planned a large ceremony in a stadium near the Gambian capital, Banjul, but were forced to change plans after incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power.

Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace efforts

The attack in Gao, the region's biggest city, targeted a camp housing former rebels and pro-government militia.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president-in-waiting

The 51-year-old won an election seven weeks ago but the incumbent Yahya Jammeh has dug in his heels.

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

The panic caused by the state of emergency could prove financially devastating, experts say up to 20 percent of the economy relies on tourism.


High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against Gambia's Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end, military intervention may occur.


No voter ID, no sex, urges Kenyan MP

'Women, if your husband has not been registered as a voter, you deny him a little and tell him to go get registered and then come back and enjoy the game,' she said.

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