Relatives of victims of the regime of former president Yahya Jammeh demonstrate in Banjul, demanding answers on the state of the investigation on the disappearance of their loved ones.  Photograph: Claire Bargeles/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of a scenic, sandy road in The Gambia, a short walk from the British tourist-infested beaches of Banjul, hidden crimes are coming to light.(...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

 Robert Mugabe, pictured with his wife Grace,   was forced out as leader of Zimbabwe  earlier this week after 37 years in power.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images

The end of the Mugabe presidency – with the swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare on Friday – is being watched closely across Africa, and especi(...)

In terms of future outlook, Clontarf said the industry had “weathered severe storms” since 2014.

Operating losses at oil exploration company Clontarf Energy increased almost 20 per cent during the first six months of 2017, compared with the same p(...)

One of Tullow Oil’s drilling blocks at the Lokichar basin in Kenya. Photograph: Getty Images.

Oil exploration company Tullow Oil expects to generate $0.6 billion (€0.52 billion) of pre-tax operating cash flow for the first half of 2017, higher (...)

Equatorial Guinea has “some of the most neglected and prospective exploration potential in offshore West Africa”, according to Clontarf Energy. (Photograph: iStock)

Irish oil exploration company Clontarf Energy has been awarded offshore acreage of roughly 5,052km sq by the government of Equatorial Guinea. The und(...)

Ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh. “My father will have victory because Yahya has fallen.” Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

For as long as they can remember, Isatou and Ebrima Jammeh have been asked questions about their surname. But, up to now, they always denied any conne(...)

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow meeting Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Banjul. Photograph: Kuku Marong/AP

Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, will be publicly sworn in on Saturday in a ceremony marking the west African country’s emergence from more than (...)

Women walk past a billboard bearing a picture of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh in his home town of Kanilai.  Photograph: Seyllouseyllou/AFP/Getty Images

He smiles out from giant posters on either side of the palace gates, watching over the locals as they go about their daily business under the bushy ma(...)

A peaceful transition

Yahya Jammeh is now safely ensconsed in exile, in a comfort assured by his ill-gotten plunder. Gambia’s former president Jammeh will feel at home in h(...)

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