Sub-Saharan Africa Situation Reports

Gambia: Senegalese Troops Invade On Behalf Of President

Senegalese troops crossed the border into Gambia on Jan. 19 to intervene on behalf of recently inaugurated President Adama Barrow, Senegalese military representative Col. Abdou Ndiaye said, Reuters and BBC reported. Read more…

Uganda: Former M23 Rebels Looking To Return To Congo Detained

Ugandan officials detained more than 100 former M23 rebels who were reportedly attempting to return to neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Ugandan government representative said Jan. 19, Reuters reported. Read more…

Gambia: Standoff Continues As New President Set To Be Sworn In

The mounting political standoff in Gambia continues as President-elect Adama Barrow prepares to be officially sworn in Jan. 19, the Washington Post reported. Read more…

Gambia: U.N. Security Council To Hold Urgent Meeting

The U.N. Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Jan. 19, during which its members will vote on a resolution to end the political crisis in Gambia, according to a U.N. report. Read more…

Mali: Truck Bomb Kills More Than 50 Inside Military Camp

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device ripped through a military camp in the Malian city of Gao early Jan. 18, killing more than 50 people and wounding many others, The Guardian reported. Read more…

Gambia: Parliament Extends President's Term By 90 Days

Gambian lawmakers voted to extend the term of President Yahya Jammeh by 90 days, in a move that could further embolden the president, BBC reported Jan. 18. Read more…

Gambia: President Declares State Of Emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency one day before his official mandate ends, BBC reported Jan. 17. Read more…

Nigeria: Military Airstrike Kills More Than 100 Civilians

A Nigerian jet carrying out airstrikes against militants loyal to Wilayat al Sudan al Gharbi, better known as Boko Haram, accidentally bombed internally displaced persons and aid workers Jan. 17 in Rann, Borno State, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor said, AP reported. Read more…

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