At least 62 migrants who are mostly Gambians died on Wednesday when their makeshift vessel capsized off the coast of Mauritania.
The latest shipwreck is one of the deadliest disasters this year among migrants trying to make the perilous journey to Europe.
The case accuses Myanmar of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide Convention through its brutal military campaign in 2017, which targeted the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
The CFA Franc has always seen as a vestige of colonialism, but now eight West African countries are aiming to decolonise and start their own currency.
Tiny west African state says it's acting on behalf of 57-nation Islamic bloc OIC in bringing the case against Myanmar before International Court of Justice in The Hague.
The United Nations' Refugee Agency said in a statement it was deeply saddened by reports of an estimated 170 people dead or missing.
Autocratic leaders in Africa are increasingly relying on internet blackouts to silence young people who use social media to mobilise against post-colonial political structures across the continent.
Five planes and 30 luxury cars, including Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, as well as four plots of land in some of the country's finest tourist areas that belonged to the country's former dictator are to be auctioned online.
Yahya Jammeh claimed to possess a range of mystical gifts, including the power to cure asthma, epilepsy and sterility as well as AIDS, using plants and chants.
Gambian President Adama Barrow, who took charge last year after defeating Yahyah Jammeh, said the death penalty had been kept in place to create fear in people.
January 21 marks one year since Gambia's authoritarian president, Yahya Jammeh fled the country, marking the nation’s first-ever democratic transition after the West African Union intervened militarily.
Before taking the dangerous sea journey to Europe, tens of thousands of migrants face several life-threatening situations on land. And Libya has become the most treacherous transit route.
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