Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon players celebrate their nation’s first Afcon victory since beating Zambia in 2010 – a run of six matches Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, […]

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Image copyright NAF Image caption Nigeria has sent an air force unit to Senegal Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down. Senegal gave him a midnight GMT deadline to quit and Nigeria has sent an air force contingent to […]

Mali car bomb ‘kills at least 50 people’ in Gao

Mali car bomb ‘kills at least 50 people’ in Gao

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack targeted soldiers and members of rival armed groups who conduct regular patrols in a bid to secure northern Mali At least 50 people have been killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say. A vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a […]

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Image copyright EPA Image caption There are still 46 seriously injured people at the camp in Rann, Nigeria Refugees badly injured after the Nigerian military accidentally bombed their camp need urgent evacuation, an aid agency says. The Red Cross said 46 people were still being treated for “serious” wounds, a day after the camp was […]

Obama commutes Manning sentence

Obama commutes Manning sentence

Image copyright AP Image caption Manning declared her new identity the day after sentencing President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. She was sentenced to 35 […]

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF) Image caption More than 100 people are said to have been injured A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more. Aid workers are among the dead in Rann, with the Red Cross […]

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yahya Jammeh seized power in the tiny West African country in 1994 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade […]

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yahya Jammeh seized power in the tiny West African country in 1994 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade […]

Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp

Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF) Image caption More than 100 people are said to have been injured A Nigerian air force jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people near Rann in the north-east, killing up to 100 people and injuring dozens more. Aid workers are among the dead, with the Red […]

Afcon 2017: Ghana make winning start against Uganda

Afcon 2017: Ghana make winning start against Uganda

Andrew Ayew’s goal is a personal landmark for the midfielder Ghana’s Andre Ayew surpassed his father’s record by scoring the goal that beat Uganda 1-0 in their Group D match at the Africa Cup of Nations. The West Ham winger slotted in a penalty on 32 minutes after captain Asamoah Gyan had been pulled back. […]