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The Mozambican authorities say the number of victims of the torrential rains and strong winds, in many parts of the country, over the past two weeks has risen to 40 and the number of those directly affected by the calamity stands at more than 70,000. In addition, they say the...
President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has said that he wish former leader Yahya Jammeh, will leave the country to enable him govern smoothly. According to him, Jammeh’s stay in the Gambia under his presidency, will make governance very difficult. Speaking to Aljazeera after his inauguration, Mr. Barrow said...
A deadline for defeated President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed forces at 16:00 GMT has expired with no news. The earlier deadline of noon passed as the Guinean and Mauritanian presidents arrived in Banjul for last-ditch talks. There has been no...
West African leaders are in The Gambia to try to persuade Yahya Jammeh to cede power to his elected successor. Mr Jammeh has asked for the deadline for him to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed forces to be extended until 16:00GMT on Friday. Mr Jammeh had been given...
Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The property tycoon won an unexpected victory in November's election after a controversial campaign. Hundreds of thousands of supporters and protesters are gathering in Washington DC for the event. Thousands of police have been deployed and...
Former Gambian foreign minister Sidath Diop has told the BBC that Mr Jammeh has defied West African leaders because he believes his army will fight for him. However Mr Jammeh commands little loyalty in the armed forces, Mr Diop said. Mr Jammeh believes he "owns The Gambia" and does not know...
Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood...
At least 37 people have been killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say. The incident occurred when a vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a camp housing soldiers and members of rival armed groups in the city of Gao. Mali's northern desert region...
The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days. It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state. Regional leaders have threatened to use military force to...
The Gambia's long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections. In an announcement on state TV, he said it was "not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed". The statement followed hours of talks between Mr Jammeh and West African mediators....
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