Gambia election row: Yahya Jammeh ‘should step down now’

Gambia election row: Yahya Jammeh ‘should step down now’

Image copyright Reuters The Gambia’s opposition coalition has asked President Yahya Jammeh to step down immediately, after he challenged his defeat in the recent election. Mr Jammeh initially accept the result but then reversed his decision and said he would annul the election. He questioned the validity of the count after the electoral commission changed […]

Nana Akufo-Addo: Ghana corruption probe ‘not witch-hunt’

Media captionNana Akufo-Addo said he would “take the politics out” of a new corruption investigation Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo says he will set up a special team to investigate corruption but said it would not be a “witch-hunt”. He said his government would distance itself by allowing an independent prosecutor to investigate cases and make […]

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 winner set to be revealed

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 winner set to be revealed

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane or Yaya Toure will be crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year winner later on Monday. Fans from across the world voted for who they want to win the award in 2016. The shortlist will be cut down in no particular order. Three names will be eliminated […]

Nigeria Maiduguri: Two ‘young girls’ used as human bombs

Media captionLocal police say improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were used in the attack. Two girls said to be aged seven or eight have been used to bomb a market in north-east Nigeria, killing at least one other person and wounding 18. Police in the town of Maiduguri, Borno state, say the attack happened when the […]

Nigeria Maiduguri: Two ‘young girls’ used as human bombs

Media captionLocal police say improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were used in the attack. Two girls said to be aged seven or eight have been used to bomb a market in north-east Nigeria, killing at least one other person and wounding 18. Police in the town of Maiduguri, Borno state, say the attack happened when the […]

Donald Trump hints US ‘One China’ policy could end

Donald Trump hints US ‘One China’ policy could end

Image copyright AP Image caption Donald Trump ruffled feathers in Beijing by speaking to Taiwan’s leader in a phone call President-elect Donald Trump has questioned whether the US should continue its “One China” policy. US policy since 1979 has respected China’s stance on Taiwan, which it sees as a breakaway province. But Mr Trump said […]

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

Media captionA look inside the ruins after they were recaptured from so-called Islamic State in March The Islamic State (IS) group has retaken the Syrian city of Palmyra, hours after Russian air strikes appeared to have driven it back. The governor of Homs province, Talal Barazi, said government forces were now regrouping outside the ancient […]

New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bill English was widely tipped to succeed John Key New Zealand’s governing National Party has officially appointed Bill English to succeed John Key as prime minister. It follows Mr Key’s surprise resignation last week. Social housing minister Paula Bennett has been named as deputy prime minister. The appointments were confirmed […]

Romania election: Left ‘set to return to power’

Romania election: Left ‘set to return to power’

Image copyright AP Image caption The Social Democrat Party. led by Liviu Dragnea, pictured, looks set to return to power Romania’s left looks set to return to power, exit polls from Sunday’s parliamentary election suggest. The Social Democratic Party’s (PSD) resurgence comes little more than a year after a corruption crackdown forced its last leader […]

Brazil Chapecoense: Tributes paid to team as season ends

Brazil Chapecoense: Tributes paid to team as season ends

Image copyright All sport/getty images Image caption Colombia’s and Chapecoense’s flags were displayed before a match in Belo Horizonte Tributes have been paid to the Chapecoense players who died in a plane crash in Colombia on the final day of the Brazilian football season. The LaMia plane ran out of fuel and crashed near Medellin, […]