Gambia crisis: Senegal troops enter to back new president

Media captionGambia’s new leader warns ‘rebels’ Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow took the oath of office at The Gambia’s embassy in the capital of Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But […]

Gambia crisis: Senegal troops ‘enter’ to back new president

Gambia crisis: Senegal troops ‘enter’ to back new president

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow took the presidential oath at The Gambia’s embassy in Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to quit and is backed […]

Afcon 2017: Tunisia see off neighbours Algeria

Afcon 2017: Tunisia see off neighbours Algeria

Tunisia’s players celebrate after their opening goal Tunisia boosted their chances of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria. They took the lead when Algeria’s Aissa Mandi directed Youssef Msakni’s left-wing cross into his own net. And some dreadful defending by Faouzi Ghoulam led to him bringing down […]

Afcon 2017: Ghana’s Baba Rahman leaves Afcon because of injury

Afcon 2017: Ghana’s Baba Rahman leaves Afcon because of injury

Baba Rahman was stretchered off the pitch after only 39 minutes of the match against Uganda Ghana’s Baba Rahman will travel to Germany for possible knee surgery after suffering an injury that has ended his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The 22-year-old left-back has returned to his Bundesliga club Schalke, where […]

Gambia crisis: Barrow inauguration in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

Gambia crisis: Barrow inauguration in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Adama Barrow has been in Senegal since the weekend The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal. The message, posted on Adama Barrow’s social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch […]

Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Yahya Jammeh says there were irregularities in the Gambian election process Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal. Adama Barrow is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, and […]

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack targeted soldiers and members of rival armed groups who conduct regular patrols in a bid to secure northern Mali Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate says a group linked to it carried out the suicide attack that killed at least 50 people in northern Mali. A vehicle packed with explosives […]

Afcon 2017: Gabon hit back to deny Burkina Faso

Afcon 2017: Gabon hit back to deny Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in two games but Gabon are yet to win Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the Africa Cup of Nations to earn hosts Gabon a point from their match with Burkina Faso. The Borussia Dortmund striker scored a 38th-minute penalty to secure his side’s second 1-1 draw in Group […]

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon players celebrate their nation’s first Afcon victory since beating Zambia in 2010 – a run of six matches Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, […]

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Image copyright NAF Image caption Nigeria has sent an air force unit to Senegal Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down. Senegal gave him a midnight GMT deadline to quit and Nigeria has sent an air force contingent to […]

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