Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
Although Ecowas and the AU made sure that Yahya Jammeh stepped down after losing the elections in The Gambia, caution is warranted
Barrow's currently living in Senegal until his safety can be guaranteed by soldiers from five African nations currently deployed in the Gambia
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
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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.