The Gambia crisis: Yahya Jammeh says he will step down

The Gambia crisis: Yahya Jammeh says he will step down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Jammeh had said there were irregularities in the presidential election 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 […]

The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘to quit and leave’

The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘to quit and leave’

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Supporters of elected Gambian President Adama Barrow have taken to the streets of neighbouring Senegal to show they back his leadership The Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh is to step down and leave the country, officials involved in negotiations say. West African mediators spent several hours with Mr […]

Biafran pro-Trump rally turns violent in Nigeria

Biafran pro-Trump rally turns violent in Nigeria

Image copyright Nwokoleme Samuel Image caption Pro-Biafra activists say they back Donald Trump as he supports self-determination A rally in Nigeria to show support for Donald Trump as he was inaugurated as US president turned violent, injuring several people, police say. The event in the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt was organised by a […]

Morocco win to set up crucial decider with Ivory Coast

Morocco win to set up crucial decider with Ivory Coast

Romain Saiss scored Morocco’s second goal in the first half Morocco fought from a goal down to beat Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations and ensure they have control of their fate going into their final group game. The north African side are second in Group C with three points, one point more than […]

Gambia crisis: Jammeh misses second deadline to step down

Media captionGambia army chief mingles with Barrow supporters Another ultimatum for The Gambia’s long-term leader to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed troops expired at 16:00 GMT. The presidents of Guinea and Mauritania remain locked in talks with defeated President Yahya Jammeh, and have not issued any statements. Mr Jammeh’s elected successor, Adama […]

Trump’s presidency and Africa

Trump’s presidency and Africa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is how Kenyan artist Evans Yegon depicted Mr Trump Donald Trump won the US presidency after suggesting he would make big changes in the way his country relates to the rest of the world. So what does his move to the White House mean for different African countries? […]

Ivory Coast fight back to deny DR Congo

Ivory Coast fight back to deny DR Congo

Ivory Coast celebrate their first goal against DR Congo Champions Ivory Coast twice pegged back DR Congo to earn a 2-2 draw and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. A clever throw-in routine was finished off by Neeskens Kebano’s low drive to put DR Congo 1-0 up but Wilfried […]

Morocco v Togo

Morocco v Togo

BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS French coaches Herve Renard and Claude LeRoy loom large over the key Africa Cup of Nations Group C match between Morocco and Togo in Oyem on Friday. Renard, a Nations Cup […]

Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption News of Adama Barrow’s presidency was met with celebrations in the Gambian capital Banjul West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. Mr Jammeh has been given until noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out […]

Gambia crisis: Senegal sends in troops to back elected leader

Media captionGambia’s new leader warned ‘rebels’ earlier on Thursday Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, who was sworn in as president on Thursday after winning last month’s election. Mr Barrow took the oath of office at the Gambian embassy in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and his legitimacy has been recognised internationally. […]

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