Adama Barrow's return caps days of anxious waiting in the tiny former British colony that was thrown into chaos when longtime leader Yahya Jammeh refused to leave after losing a December 1 vote
Meanwhile, Equatorial Guinea authorities refuse to confirm Yahya Jammeh's arrival despite an opposition statement condemning the relocation
(UPDATED) Jammeh was given a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action, but diplomats say he remained in The Gambia by 2330 GMT
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares a state of emergency just two days before he is due to step down
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has made clear he will not stand aside until the country's Supreme Court decides on his legal challenge seeking to annul the results of last month's polls
(UPDATED) The 54-member bloc imposes a travel ban and asset freeze on the junta's leaders
Four candidates emerge after tangled negotiations between the army, political parties and civil society groups in the west African nation
Delicate negotiations loom to hammer out a transition plan.
Meanwhile, ousted leader Blaise Compaore accuses his military and political opponents of jointly plotting his overthrow
There is mounting international pressure on the military to return the country to civilian rule
Army chief Navere Honore Traore says he would take power 'in line with constitutional measures,' a move which will prove hugely unpopular with the protesters, who see him as a close ally of Compaore
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency session on Thursday, September 18, to discuss ways to ramp up the global response to the epidemic
(UPDATED) The World Health Organization voices concern about the 'unprecedented' number of healthcare workers hit by the Ebola outbreak
A total of 1,427 people have died from Ebola since the start of the year, with 2,615 people infected
The victim was suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea upon arrival in Lagos City's international airport. Officials say he 'avoided contact with the general public' between the airport and the hospital
Mali Prime Minister Moussa Mara tells reporters, 'The terrorists have declared war on Mali, so Mali is at war against these terrorists,' promising to mobilize the resources to fight the war
French troops on Wednesday, January 30, entered Kidal, the last Islamist bastion in Mali's north to be recaptured in a whirlwind Paris-led offensive amid reports the radicals have regrouped in remote hills near Algeria
Residents of the ancient city on the edge of the Sahara desert erupted in joy as the French-led troops entered the town, jubilantly waving French and Malian flags after months of suffering under the Islamists' brutal rule
French-led troops were closing in on Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday, January 27, after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country
French troops on Sunday, January 20, consolidated gains in Mali's Islamist-held north as Paris said the aim was its "total reconquest" and Canada, Germany and Russia offered vital aid for the offensive
West African leaders Saturday, January 19, sought urgent UN aid for a regional force to fight Islamists in Mali as President Francois Hollande said French troops would remain as long as needed to stamp out "terrorism"
French troops battled Islamist rebels in Mali in a war that escalated as Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed two people in neighboring Algeria and claimed to have taken 41 foreigners hostage in retaliation for France's "crusade"