23 Jan 2017
With the departure of defeated ruler Yahya Jammeh, Gambians begin returning to Banjul, after fears of conflict in the country prompted a mass exodus.
22 Jan 2017
After 22 years in power, Gambia's former ruler Yahya Jammeh has left the country, ending a political crisis that lasted for more than a month.
21 Jan 2017
Former president Yayha Jammeh has finally agreed to leave office, avoiding a military confrontation with West Africa nations.
20 Jan 2017
West African nations have given The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh until Friday at noon to leave office. They have deployed air, land, and sea forces inside the country to support his successor, President Adama Barrow.
19 Jan 2017
Just hours before the end of his term in office, Gambia's incumbent President Yahya Jammeh is showing no sign of leaving, with parliament extending his term.
17 Jan 2017
Uganda is welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees. Last year, South Sudan produced more refugees than any other country, with nearly half a million of them settling in northern Uganda.
16 Jan 2017
The World Food Programme says close to a million people are facing starvation in southern Madagascar, as an ongoing drought causes harvests to fail, leaving whole villages dependent on food aid.
15 Jan 2017
The UN says thousands of people are fleeing Gambia and crossing into neighbouring Senegal.
15 Jan 2017
Sunday marks the first anniversary of an attack on African Union peacekeepers in Somalia. Dozens of Kenyan troops were killed by al-Shabab fighters.