The military operation aims to dismantle the bases of a faction of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance, which has led a low-intensity separatist conflict in the south since 1982.
Yahya Jammeh seized power in 1994, and for 22 years, he oversaw a regime accused of committing abuses such as state-sanctioned murder, torture and rape in the tiny West African country.
Police intervened with tear gas when the crowd rejecting election results started scuffling with supporters of the re-elected President Adama Barrow.
Adama Barrow is declared winner by electoral commission after Saturday's crucial polls for the young African democracy.
Five candidates are in the run for the top post in the West African nation, where dictator Yahya Jammeh ruled for 22 years.
Commission delivers long-awaited report to President Barrow nine days before an election where ex-president Jammeh, who still has much backing, has urged his supporters to vote for an opposition coalition.
Senegal smuggling boat sinks leaving one dead, 11 rescued and 48 people remain missing off the coast of Senegal, the latest tragedy in a country where untold thousands have tried to migrate to Europe by sea.
The International Criminal Court made a historic decision to allow its prosecutor to investigate Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories.
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected some 18 million people and has killed more than 693,000. Here are the latest updates for August 3:
The continent's economy could shrink up to 1.1 percent this year, trade could fall 35 percent from 2019 levels, and oil producers, tourist destinations will be hit hard, a study by African Union says.
Thirty-three of Africa’s 54 countries now have novel coronavirus cases. Though the pandemic is in its early days on the continent, health experts have warned that even facilities in Africa's richest nation could be overwhelmed by the virus' spread.
Turkish President says Haftar turned his back on both the Moscow and Berlin summits and is violating the ceasefire in Libya.
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