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A reported coup in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau has left many members of the security forces dead, its president says. Umaro Cissoko Embaló said the situation was under control, calling...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. His death was confirmed in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa. It marked “another...

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The disgraced former head of world athletics’ governing body Lamine Diack has died at home in Senegal, aged 88. Diack, who was convicted of corruption last year, was president of World Athletics...

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At least 84 people have died after a massive explosion when a fuel tanker collided with a lorry in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Fuel spilled before igniting and the resulting inferno...

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Ex-Norway international Pa-Modou Kah says that he wants to coach The Gambia, where he was born, one day. The 39-year-old has just begun his first job as a senior coach at Canadian Premier League side...

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(JollofNews) – Senegal’s President Macky Sall has won a second term, of five years, following Sunday’s election. He took 58% of the vote in the poll in which he faced four challengers,...

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(JollofNews) – A Ghanaian man is leading a campaign to bring The Gambia’s ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh to justice over the murder of 56 migrants who were mistaken for coup plotters, writes the BBC’s...

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(JollofNews) – The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) says it is considering its position within the West African Football Union (WAFU). Their comments come after refereeing controversies at the...

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(JollofNews) – A mass burial for about 300 people killed by a mudslide and flooding has taken place on the outskirts of the capital Freetown. President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a multi-faith memorial...

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(JollofNews) – The office of the attorney general in Switzerland has said it is investigating former Gambian Interior Minister Ousman Sonko for possible crimes against humanity. Mr Sonko, who is...