The Gambia’s long-time ruler asks the West African bloc ECOWAS to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.
African forces intervening in the Gambia give long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon to quit office.
The UNSC approves a resolution backing the new Gambian president.
The 15-member council is expected to endorse action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on ensuing crisis in Gambia.
The Gambia’s vice president has stepped down amid a political crisis in the West African country.
An explosion targeting a military camp in the northern city of Gao causes multiple casualties.
Jammeh's refusal to step down has sent the West African country into crisis.
Witnesses said military police in multiple cities fired their weapons.
The United Nations and the African Union have offered support to the Economic Community of West African States for the intervention.
The protests came amid an intensifying nationwide strike by teachers who have refused to attend their classes since the conclusion of the New Year’s holidays.
Senegalese President Macky Sall accepted a request to host Barrow in Dakar "until his inauguration."
The West African country's political impasse, owing to President Jammeh's refusal to leave office, takes center stage at Africa-France summit in Mali.
Ivory Coast's government and mutineers have reached a deal, hours after the outbreak of fresh violence in several cities.
The African Union warns of serious consequences in the event that the outgoing Gambian president’s action causes any crisis.
Heavily armed mutineers poured into the city center aboard military transport trucks and pickups.
Judge Wasilwa said if the doctors did not end the strike, seven union officials would "be arrested."
"I believe we can ask Gambians to come together to resolve this and any other matter without undue external interference," Jammeh said.
Both incidents reportedly made calculated use of Islamophobic methods, including blood.
A lawyer representing Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite said an appeals court in Dakar had agreed to send back the fugitive soldier to Guinea.
The doctors will be fired if they do not return to work at public hospitals.
Communication Minister Sheriff Bojang defects amid tensions over President Yahya Jammeh refusing to concede defeat in election.
Angry soldiers and military officers on Friday started a revolt against the central government over pay and bonuses, capturing the second largest city of Bouake.
ECOWAS heads of state are due in Gambia for second time in a bid to resolve a dispute over votes.
Ivory Coast PM resigns and dissolves his cabinet as tensions continue to grip the West Africa nation.
Nana Akufo-Addo takes the presidential oath of office at a ceremony in Accra, attended by several African heads of state.
Liberia's president says ECOWAS will not deploy military forces to the West African country gripped by political crisis.
Ivory Coast's Defense Minister Alain Richard Donwahi is released after being held hostage by a group of mutinous troops in the city of Bouake.
Heavy gunfire is reported in Ivory Coast's second largest city as soldiers' revolt over their pay persists.
A spokesman for Nigeria's President Buhari emphasized the importance of the meeting in Ghana.
The Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed in Bokayai.
Former soldiers who are reportedly demanding a bonus seize control of Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake.
Descendants of Namibian tribes are suing Germany for genocide campaign by German colonial troops in the early 1900s that led to more than 100,000 deaths.
Members of the Bantu ethnic community came under attack on Thursday in what was blamed on a group of Pygmies.
Chad seals off its border with Libya over concerns that terrorists may infiltrate the country.
Wildfires destroy slopes, a famous farm in South Africa’s Cape Town.
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the “swift implementation” of a political deal recently reached in the DR Congo.
MINUSCA said two other peacekeepers were injured in the attack.
The Mozambican rebel leader said Renamo forces would not attack government troops or positions.
The escape comes a little over two weeks before the Gambia is to inaugurate President-elect Adama Barrow.
President Jammeh says the mediation by ECOWAS is an insult to the Gambia's constitution.
Minister of Environment Emmanuel Niyonkuru has been shot dead amid months of relative peace in the East African nation.
The Congolese president reportedly agrees to quit power in a new pact with the opposition.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says French troopers stationed in Chad should “prepare for a long war” against regional militants.
Severe flooding killed at least 50 people in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thirty one Boko Haram militants surrendered to Nigerien authorities in the town of Diffa.
"The first indications show that she was certainly taken hostage by a terrorist group," prosecutor Samake said.
Three people are killed and more than two dozens are injured in a riot in a South African prison.
Ten Burundian soldiers are killed by armed forces in the DR Congo after they crossed the border in hunt for rebels.
An overloaded boat of a local soccer team has capsized in Uganda, killing 30 people.
At least 34 people are killed over the weekend in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Senegal defends UNSC vote to halt Israel’s illegal settlement activities on Palestinian territories.
The assailant detonated his explosives close to an area packed with Christmas shoppers.
Opposing political parties in Congo stop talks before finalizing a deal, under which President Kabila will leave office next year.
ECOWAS will "intervene to restore the will of the people" if the Gambia's leader does not step down.
The opposition in the DR Congo says it has reached a deal with President Joseph Kabila.
Human Rights Watch said the protesters were killed during rallies against President Joseph Kabila this week.
Yahya Jammeh, who has governed the Gambia for 22 years, initially accepted the results of the presidential polls but later reversed his position.
Fears are growing about the eruption of new violence across the country.
Yahya Jammeh says he will not allow the opposition leader, who has won the presidential election, to take over.
The UN voices concerns over a wave of arrests in DR Congo after the president's term expires.
The main opposition leader calls President Kabila’s third term in office as “illegal and illegitimate” and his bid to remain in power as a “coup d’état.”
South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 but plunged into a bloody civil war in December 2013.
Police said five rebels had been killed in the fighting and two others had been captured.
The government officially announces the end of military operations in Sirte, which was recently liberated from the terrorists.
Frank Habineza announced the decision on Saturday after a meeting with party leaders in the capital, Kigali.
Mugabe was endorsed at a party conference held on Saturday in Masvingo.
Liberia's president, who serves as the current ECOWAS chairperson, said the bloc would continue to push for the resolution of the impasse in the Gambia.
"The UN has decided to cancel General Badjie's visit to Gambian peacekeepers in Sudan," a diplomatic source said.
The army said the attack was carried out at about 5:00 a.m. local time on a military post 30 kilometers from Mali's border.
The UN says Jammeh’s departure would enable opposition leader Barrow to take office.
West African regional leaders fail to convince Gambia’s president to allow a peaceful power transfer.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report that 48 countries are caught in "vicious circles."
The raid comes amid increasing disagreement about the result of the recent presidential election.
Opposition coalition representative Mai Ahmad Fatty has called on the Gambia's long-time President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power.
The Gambia's President Jammeh is set to challenge in court opposition candidate Adama Barrow's election victory.
The horrific multi-vehicle accident happened when a truck slammed into oncoming traffic and burst into flames.
The Gambian ruler’s refusal to accept presidential election results draws international criticism.
Gambia's ruler rejects presidential poll results, reversing his earlier concession of defeat.
Ghana has seen its economy slow and inflation soar since 2014 due to falling prices for its oil, gold and cocoa exports.
People are having trouble getting health care and education because many state-employed medics and teachers have fled, the UNHCR says.
Two private Ghanaian media outlets declared opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the presidential race amid tensions over a delay in official results.
The Kenyan president calls on striking medical workers in public hospitals to halt their walk-out, citing the death of about 20 people.
People in Ghana have started casting their ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections.
The announcement came after a four-month probe into disturbing reports of sexual assaults and exploitation of women and children by the UN peacekeeping mission.
A government official in DR Congo says 23 people were killed in weekend tribal clashes.
The sham embassy was operated by figures from both Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings.
Gambian businessman Adama Barrow overpowers Yahya Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years since he seized power in a coup.
Kofi Annan and his team arrived in the volatile northwestern Rakhine State of Myanmar on Friday.
"The inquiry, for now, is focused on 20 individuals," Rwanda's prosecutor general says.
Jacob Zuma has been under fire for a series of scandals.
The call came after clashes between rival armed groups from ex-Seleka killed 85 people in he Central African Republic (CAR).