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Adama Barrow, the new Gambian president, is expected to return home today to assume power at 16:00 GMT. Mr Barrow was sworn in last week in Senegal as regional leaders were persuading his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to step aside. Diplomats have urged Mr Barrow’s swift return to avoid any power vacuum....
Ten people have died and more than 50 are wounded after a car bomb and gun attack at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a senior minister has said. The attack took place at the Dayah hotel, where some members of parliament were thought to be staying, police said...
Donald Trump has said a "big day" is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days. They are likely...
Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris, says she believes her father was murdered. In her first in-depth interview, Paris told Rolling Stone she was convinced Jackson's 2009 death was "a setup". The singer died from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol. His doctor Conrad Murray was later found guilty of involuntary...
The Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, has named a former Secretary of State under the first regime of Yahya Jammeh as his vice. Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang was announced yesterday by President Barrow who is currently in Senegal where he was sworn into office last Friday, Editor of the Point newspaper in...
Former world football player of the year George Weah will lead a coalition of three political parties in his second attempt to became the president of Liberia in the 10 October election. Mr Weah has chosen Jewel Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor who is serving a 50-year...
New Gambian President Adama Barrow’s spokesman has denied that any money is missing from Gambian state coffers following allegations by an adviser to Mr Barrow that about $11m had disappeared. Halifa Sallah told the BBC's Alastair Leithead that The Gambia's central bank and all other banks in the country were...
The Black Stars have agreed a 50% slash in their winning bonuses after a meeting with Sports Minister designate, Hon. Isaac Asiamah in their camp in Gabon. The reduction was announced by the Sports Minister designate in a specially arranged press conference to address the bonus situation. For the Sports Minister...
New Gambian President Adama Barrow says he will establish a truth and reconciliation commission to examine allegations of misrule during former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years in power. “Twenty-two years is a long time,” said Barrow in an interview Sunday with VOA. “People need to know the truth.” An adviser to...
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon crashed out of the competition in the group stage on Sunday after a goalless draw with Cameroon, who advance to the last eight. Gabon were left to regret an inability to convert their chances at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville, including one spectacular...
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