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No palm tree left unclimbed: Like a Fianna Fáil politician seeking the last vote up a mountain boreen, diplomats canvassed every remote corner of the oceans from the Comoros to Vanuatu. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The trigger has been pulled and the tortuous journey has begun. The diplomatic corps has been reshuffled. Experienced ambassadors have been assigned t(...)

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 (...)

Tidiane Thiam and Amadou Binta Konté:  music like an ode to the sleepy landscape

Among the glittering array of contemporary Senegalese musicians, Amadou Binta Konté is a relatively undiscovered gem. His low profile has a lot to do (...)

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(...)

Men hang a banner for the inauguration ceremony of Gambian president Adama Barrow prior to his return  in Banjul,  Gambia. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new president Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leade(...)

Supporters of President Adama Barrow cheer the Senegalese soldiers on patrol in Banjul, Gambia, on Sunday. Photograph: Legan Koula/EPA

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by ca(...)

Adama Barrow:  called for regional and international support after being  sworn into office on Thursday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Gambia’s embattled, long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost a December election but refused to recognise the result, has agreed to step down and go in(...)

President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate has expired. Gambia’s president, whether he likes it or not, whether he stays on or not, is now in the eyes of his co(...)

President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow (centre) after he was sworn in as president at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal,  January 19th, 2017. West African military forces are moving in to enforce the transfer of power in Gambia, removing President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results. Photograph: EPA

Senegal’s army spokesman said its troops have entered Gambia to ensure incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh cedes power to the country’s newly inaugurated pr(...)

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