West Africa

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo  [Photo: Pulse.com.gh]

Ghana’s president sets record with 110 ministers

Critics are alarmed at the cost of governance.

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

Gambian authorities discover body of opposition leader

Solo Sandeng died last year in government custody, and his body was not recovered.

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Senegal authorities arrest Dakar mayor in graft probe

The mayor, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested late on Tuesday

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Armed groups prevent Mali interim govt installing in Timbuktu

Northern Mali continues to be hit by violence and Islamists have made occasional gains in the region.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambian authorities free nearly 100 prisoners from Jammeh era

President Barrow in February replaced the head of the military, and dismissed several senior military officers.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia charges former spy chief with murder of opposition leader

The charges were part of attempts by President Adama Barrow to re-establish democracy in the small West African nation.

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IMF agrees to $149 million extended credit facility for Benin

The West African country has a population of 10.9 million and a GDP of around $8.3 billion.

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Gambia: Police arrest Jammeh’s intelligence chief, deputy

Yankuba Badjie took over at the intelligence agency in 2013.

Yahya Jammeh
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Ex-president Jammeh’s supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

Mr. Jammeh narrowly lost a December 1 election to Mr. Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule.

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ECOWAS cuts operational costs by $12 million

“We took a number of measures by cutting out unnecessary expenditure, streamlining delegations for meetings…”

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

EU pledges $80 million aid to Gambia after 2-year suspension

Aids were suspended due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh.

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Five West African states to set up Sahel anti-terror force

“The G5 Sahel joint force will intervene in northern Mali in particular and in the Sahel.”

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Five anti-vodoo members die in Benin

Church members were told to stay in their prayer rooms until Sunday so as “not to be held accountable’’ when the world ended.

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Ghana’s only oil refinery shut after explosion – Union

“The new furnace is now scrap,” an official said.

President Adama Barrow
[Photo Credit: NAN]

Gambia: President Barrow arrives Banjul

Mr. Barrow confirmed this on his twitter handle, @adama_barrow, on Thursday.

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Former Gambian Minister seeks Swiss asylum

The former minister is accused ordered the detention and torture of government critics.

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President Barrow to return to Gambia on Thursday, says aide

“He is leaving (Senegal) tomorrow and will arrive in Banjul at around 4 p.m.”

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

President Barrow is yet not in Gambia.

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flies out of Banjul airport into exile (Photo Credit: www.independent.co.uk)

Over $11 million missing from Gambia treasury after Jammeh’s departure – Official

“The coffers are virtually empty,” a presidential adviser said.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Photo credit: eNCA.com)

Equatorial Guinea to join OPEC, agrees to production cuts

The country joined 10 non-cartel members to cut 558,000 barrels per day of oil production through 2017

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ECOWAS, AU, UN to ensure Jammeh’s return when he chooses

President Adama Barrow has said he would return to The Gambia on Monday.

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia: President Barrow speaks on Jammeh’s exile, term limit

“We don’t want him (Jammeh) to stay in the Gambia, because we cannot guarantee his security.”

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Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh’s government

Mr. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated

Two ministers have now resigned in the past week as Mr. Jammeh insists on holding on to power.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia: Jammeh’s ploy to remain in office legally truncated by Supreme Court

The Gambian Supreme Court declined Mr. Jammeh’s application to stop Adama Barrow’s inauguration.