The region values its elders in leadership-but every so often younger ones manage to break through.
President Jammeh was away in France as overnight battles engulfed the capital Banjul, as memories of Lesotho unrest linger.
We have a deal-or do we? Burkina Faso's lack of regional muscle leaves it exposed, and that's a good thing
In signing on the dotted line, the all-powerful African military may be writing on its own epitaph.
Gambian President marks two decades in office. It is not too hard to find his critics, but a lot else has happened in this period.