Gambians flee ahead of Barrow ‘inauguration’

Gambians flee ahead of Barrow ‘inauguration’

Image caption The ferry takes people across the River Gambia towards Senegal’s capital, Dakar A worker at The Gambia’s main ferry crossing has told the BBC that thousands of people are fleeing every day as they are “afraid of war”. “People are in chaos, people are leaving” as they don’t know what is going to […]

Thandi Klaasen: Tributes for South African jazz star

Thandi Klaasen: Tributes for South African jazz star

Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption The musician’s face was disfigured in an acid attack South Africans have been paying tribute to renowned jazz musician Thandi Klaasen who has died aged 86. President Jacob Zuma said the nation had lost a leading pioneer of jazz who promoted a “cosmopolitan culture”. Born to a shoemaker and […]

Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘catastrophic mistake’ on migrants

Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘catastrophic mistake’ on migrants

Image copyright The Times US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made “one very catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy […]

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

Image copyright AP Image caption French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault opened the conference on Sunday Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the […]

Afcon 2017: Riyad Mahrez scores twice to rescue Algeria

Afcon 2017: Riyad Mahrez scores twice to rescue Algeria

Riyad Mahrez is congratulated by Nabil Bentaleb Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria left it late to earn a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Leicester winger put his side ahead with a curling shot in off the post. But Kudakwashe Mahachi’s low shot into the corner and a Nyasha […]

Afcon: Tunisia 0-2 Senegal

Afcon: Tunisia 0-2 Senegal

The Senegal supporters have never seen their side win the tournament Senegal began their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with victory over Tunisia in Group B. Tunisia almost took the lead in the opening two minutes, but Ahmed Akaichi’s header skimmed the post and he smashed a shot narrowly wide. In between, Senegal took the […]

Afcon latest: Algeria v Zimbabwe

BBC coverage How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Live Text Attempt missed. Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Foul by Onismor Bhasera (Zimbabwe). Attempt blocked. Riyad Mahrez […]

Afcon hosts Gabon ‘remain positive’

Afcon hosts Gabon ‘remain positive’

Gabon’s star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang carries the weight of expectation on his shoulders Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident the Africa Cup of Nations hosts will recover from their shock draw with debutants Guinea-Bissau. The Panthers conceded a late goal to be pegged back to 1-1 in a game they were huge favourites to win, […]

Gambia president-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

Gambia president-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Barrow (L) and Mr Jammeh (C) held talks with Nigerian President Buhari (R) last week The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a Mali summit, APS […]

Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Afcon 2017: Guinea-Bissau shock hosts Gabon to secure draw

Guinea-Bissau are playing in their first Africa Cup of Nations finals Debutants and shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau stunned hosts Gabon by pulling off a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Juary Soares scored the equaliser for the Wild Dogs with a diving header from a free-kick in the 90th […]