The Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down amid Senegalese and Nigerian military intervention in the West African country, Gambian President Adama Barrow said Friday.
The United Kingdom will remain the Gambia's most important partner in trade, democracy and other domains, new Gambian President Adama Barrow told UK Sky News broadcaster on Friday.
Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has until noon on Friday to cede power, otherwise the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) military intervention in the country will continue, Voice of America correspondent Steve Herman reports.
The military intervention in Gambia is taking place with the approval of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union and is aimed at ensuring the safety of Gambia’s new president, Senegal army representative Col. Abdou Ndiaye told Sputnik.
Servicemen of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) taking part in the military operation "Restore Democracy" in Gambia are striking military targets, Senegal army representative Col. Abdou Ndiaye told Sputnik.
The United States supports intervention of Senegal’s troops into Gambia, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a briefing on Thursday.
Troops deployed by other countries are stationed in different locations, particularly close to the border between Senegal and Gambia for easy advancement in the event of any call for military action, according to a military source cited by local media.
Adama Barrow was sworn in as the Gambian president at the country's embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, media reported.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that Daesh fighters killed during a US airstrike on January 18 were plotting terrorist attacks on Europe.
According to reports, European Union called for a full investigation into the refugee camp bombing in Nigeria in order to establish who was responsible for the strike.
According to a watchdog press release in an effort to curtail the deadly violence at the hands of the Imbonerakure, the Burundi ruling party’s youth league, the UN Security Council should impose targeted sanctions on those individuals responsible for attacks on people in Burundi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Keita on Thursday over the deadly terrorist attack on a military camp in the African nation, the Kremlin's press service said in a statement.
Senegalese troops are reportedly on standby and ready to move into The Gambia where the president has rejected the Wednesday deadline to leave after losing an election.
The United States condemned a suicide bomber attack on a military camp in Gao, Mali, the US Department of State said in a press release on Wednesday.
The death toll in the suicide attack at a military camp in Mali's northern city of Gao has risen to 47, Mali government said in a statement on Wednesday.
A powerful blast on Wednesday at a military camp in Mali's northern city of Gao left 37 dead, AFP reports citing a source in the UN.
The outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday introduced a 90-day state of emergency in the country, media reported.
A Nigerian Air Force jet has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing over 100, a Borno state official told AP.
Many say that the newest internet craze has gone too far. The latest trending online challenge called #deadpose shows photographs of people pretending to dead. It has been criticized for making fun of a serious topic.
The Sudanese Council of Ministers chaired by President Omar Bashir extended on Sunday the ceasefire regime in the provinces of Blue Nile and South Kordofan for six months, local media reported.
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