Gambia President Yahya Jammeh must step down – UN

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh must step down – UN

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Adama Barrow, left, accused Mr Jammeh of damaging democracy Gambian President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power after defeat in elections, the UN Security Council has said. President Jammeh initially conceded to Adama Barrow in last week’s vote but has since refused to accept the end of his 22-year rule. […]

Kenya Naivasha: Many feared dead in oil tanker blast

Kenya Naivasha: Many feared dead in oil tanker blast

Image caption The explosion happened in Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi Many people are feared dead after an oil tanker exploded on a road in Kenya. It happened in Naivasha, about an hour’s drive north-west of the capital, Nairobi. The authorities have not yet announced the number of casualties. One local newspaper reports that at least […]

Many police injured in Istanbul Besiktas stadium blasts

Many police injured in Istanbul Besiktas stadium blasts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack appears to have targeted riot police At least 20 police officers have been injured in explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey’s interior minister says. Suleyman Soylu said it was thought a car bomb had specifically targeted riot police. Ambulances and police were seen rushing to the […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for ‘rethink’ of war on drugs

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for ‘rethink’ of war on drugs

Image copyright AP Image caption “From my own experience… it is much harder to make peace than to wage war,” Santos said The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, has used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to call for the world to “rethink” the war on drugs. He said the zero-tolerance policy might be […]

Trump presidency: Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for top diplomat?

Trump presidency: Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for top diplomat?

Image copyright AP Image caption Rex Tillerson has been chairman of Exxon Mobil since 2006 Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has met President-elect Donald Trump amid growing speculation that he is being considered for US secretary of state. NBC News quotes sources close to Mr Trump as saying that Mr Tillerson is likely to be […]

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow: Yahya Jammeh must concede

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow: Yahya Jammeh must concede

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Adama Barrow, left, accused Mr Jammeh of damaging democracy Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on incumbent Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in last week’s election. President Jammeh initially appeared to concede after results showed he had clearly been defeated, but on Friday said he rejected the results “totally”. Mr […]

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s poll rejection condemned

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s poll rejection condemned

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Adama Barrow, left, accused Mr Jammeh of damaging democracy The African Union has described as “null and avoid” Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the results of last week’s election. The US and neighbouring Senegal also criticised the statement. Mr Jammeh had initially admitted defeat by his rival Adama Barrow. […]

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh, right, lost the election to Adama Barrow, left Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat. Speaking on state TV, Mr Jammeh cited “abnormalities” in the vote and called for fresh elections. Mr Jammeh, who […]

Ghana election: Opposition leader Akufo-Addo declared winner

Ghana election: Opposition leader Akufo-Addo declared winner

Image copyright AP Image caption Nana Akufo-Addo also ran for president in 2008 and 2012 Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won Wednesday’s tightly contested presidential election. President John Mahama called Mr Akufo-Addo to admit defeat, a spokesman for his party said, as the Electoral Commission announced the result. Mr Akufo-Addo has promised free high-school […]

Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Madagali: Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali in Adamawa state, officials say. Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market, an army spokesman said. No group has said it was behind the attack. But Islamist militant group Boko Haram has […]