AU welcomes bloodless transition in The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh stepped down as president and left the country with his family and Guinea President Alpha Conde at the weekend.

Malian soldiers killed in landmine blast

Three Malian soldiers have been killed and one seriously injured after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a landmine in Mali’s troubled north.

Cheers after Jammeh flees, West African troops enter Gambia

Gambia’s capital was in cheers after ousted ex-president left the country. and West African troops entered the capital to allow the new President Adama Barrow into office.

65 arrested at pro-Trump rally in Nigeria

Nigerian police have arrested 65 people at a rally in support of US president Donald Trump in the country’s southern oil hub of Port Harcourt.

E. Guinea remains mum on Jammeh’s presence

Equatorial Guinea officials refused to confirm if whether or not ousted ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country or not.

Joice Majuru's party loses in first Zim election

Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First has suffered a crushing defeat in a by-election.

Nigeria's aviation sector hits uncertainty

Arik Air, which has a 60 percent share of domestic flights and is Nigeria's biggest private carrier, has found itself increasingly in the firing line of disgruntled passengers.

Mali's pro-government militia loses 14 fighters

The attack, Mali's worst in years, was claimed by the group of Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, allied to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).


African leaders driven from power

Yahya Jammeh has agreed to hand power to Adama Barrow, winner of elections last month, under the threat of military intervention by troops from five African nations.


The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia

In Africa, interventions to date illustrate that political calculations – particularly of powerful states – have always been key to the impetus for intervention.

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