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 […]

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 […]

Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Record warm temperatures were seen all over the world in 2016, including the Arctic Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world’s warmest year. Data from Nasa and the UK Met Office shows temperatures were about 0.07 degrees Celsius above […]

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The documents include records of UFO sightings About 13 million pages of declassified documents from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been released online. The records include UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate programme, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists. The move […]

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama under fire for cutting sentence

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama under fire for cutting sentence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chelsea Manning, then Bradley, was convicted in 2013 US President Barack Obama has come under fire from top Republicans for his decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked documents to Wikileaks in 2010. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the move set a “dangerous precedent”. But White House […]

Nigerian jet ‘kills at least 50 civilians’ in accidental attack

Nigerian jet ‘kills at least 50 civilians’ in accidental attack

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF) Image caption More than 100 people are said to have been injured A Nigerian air force jet has accidentally killed and injured many civilians in Rann, in the north-east of the country, the military has said. International aid agency MSF says at least 50 people were killed and […]

Gambia state of emergency declared

Gambia state of emergency declared

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yahya Jammeh seized power in the tiny West African country in 1994 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade […]

Prisoner has right to internet – court

Prisoner has right to internet – court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ECHR ruled that Lithuania was wrong to stop the prisoner accessing government-run websites A Lithuanian man in jail was unjustly denied access to the internet by authorities, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. The court said he had a right to freedom of expression, enshrined […]

Trump brands claims of compromising material ‘sick and phoney’

Media captionTrump refuses to answer CNN reporter’s question US President-elect Donald Trump says allegations Russia has compromising material on him are “fake news, phoney stuff”, put together by “sick people”. He was replying to allegations carried in some US media that his election team colluded with Russia and there were salacious videos of his private […]

Tunisia beach attack: ‘Mastermind’ named

Tunisia beach attack: ‘Mastermind’ named

A BBC investigation has identified the man accused of organising the terror attack on a beach that killed 38 people in Tunisia. Chamseddine al-Sandi is described as the “mastermind” behind the attack in documents obtained by Panorama. He is named in confessions from suspects who were arrested in connection with the shootings. Seifeddine Rezgui opened […]

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