We track the events that have led to a standoff between Yahya Jammeh and regional neighbours.
The recent resignation of Jammeh’s information minister is seen as a sign of his regime weakening.
Nigeria and Ghana committed troops and aircraft to the buildup that’s centered in Senegal, which surrounds Gambia on three sides.
While tensions escalate and Gambians flee to neighbouring Senegal, President Yahya Jammeh has secured another three months in office.
In a televised address, The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh denounced the 'unprecedented foreign interference' in the country's internal affairs.
With Adama Barrow due to be sworn in on January 19, the Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh insists the legal route is the only "peaceful resolution".
West African leaders are actively engaged in trying to resolve a crisis triggered by Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept his defeat at the polls
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to stay in power despite losing to rival Adama Barrow during the December 1 2016 election.
Diplomats say if negotiations fail, force may be an option
The continents’ regional organisations have a major role to play in maintaining peace and security, and Ecowas is taking the lead
Continent’s first-ever integration index - 'boldest yet' - launched. Finds that the biggest economies are not the best integrated
The geopolitical and economic case for Africa: why Francophone Africa matters--and in surprising ways.
Africa can make its own fortune; it just needs to ‘get’ the Francophone region to the table (PART 1)
Much of the divide between Anglophone and Francophone Africa is being bridged, but it has not always been so.
Opponents of President Alpha Conde had urged a delay over 'unreliable' electoral lists and problems with voter cards but pleas fell on deaf ears.
UPDATE: Burkina Faso cabinet dissolves powerful guards unit, as its leader admits coup had been a 'mistake'
Soldiers that were in charge of country for just under a week say they want to make sure they and their families are protected.
Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered after a confrontation on Friday between elite troops and protestors.
Contrarian, arrogant, and a loner—Botswana’s Khama is finally thrust into the spotlight. It could get uncomfortable
As new SADC chair, he would be forgiven for blinking furiously as he tries to adjust—he has never played any major role internationally.
The president-for-life project in Africa seems to have become bolder, and is fighting back on the continent.
When two giants fight - Nigeria seeks to seize advantage on a S. Africa whose image is soiled by xenophobic attacks
The clash of two brands of regional "exceptionalism" is providing continental intrigue.