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VIDEO: Who is Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh?

Gambian President Yayah Jammeh says his forces have thwarted a coup attempt in the capital of Banjul. Earlier today gunfire erupted around the city. Reports say troops blocked a bridge leading to the centre of the city amid speculation that some soldiers were trying to ...

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Gambia security forces ‘thwart coup’

30 December 2014 Last updated at 20:19 President Yahya Jammeh has been in power for two decades The president of The Gambia says he remains in charge of the West African state after his security forces thwarted an attempted coup. Yahya Jammeh said an ex-army commander tried ...

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South Africa omit Serero from squad

Thulani Serero has been left out of South Africa’s 23-man squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. The 24-year-old Ajax midfielder is one of four players cut from Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba’s provisional selection for the 17 January to 8 ...

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First Ebola case linked to bat play

30 December 2014 Last updated at 14:02 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Other researchers have been testing bats in West Africa for Ebola virus The Ebola victim who is believed to have triggered the current outbreak – a two-year-old boy called Emile ...

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US strike ‘killed al-Shabab chief’

30 December 2014 Last updated at 17:27 Al-Shabab militants have been driven out of the group’s strongholds in Somalia A leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group was killed by a US air strike on Monday, Somali officials say. The intelligence chief, named as Abdishakur, ...

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Gambia government denies coup plot

30 December 2014 Last updated at 16:51 President Yahya Jammeh has been in power for two decades The Gambia’s government has denied there has been an attempt to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh while he is abroad. A statement broadcast on state radio said that ...

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In pictures: Focus on Africa in 2014

30 December 2014 Last updated at 07:49 A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year: The leader of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR), Michel Djotodia, resigned as the country’s president in ...

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Bolasie selected in DR Congo squad

Yannick Bolasie is one of three England-based players in Democratic Republic of Congo’s provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Crystal Palace forward joins West Brom midfielder Youssuf Mulumbu and Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani in the 29-man ...

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Heavy shooting in Gambian capital

30 December 2014 Last updated at 11:21 President Yahya Jammeh has been in power for two decades Heavy gunfire has erupted near the presidential palace in The Gambia’s capital, Banjul, reports say. Details are sketchy but military and diplomatic sources say soldiers ...

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VIDEO: BBC Africa 2014 video quiz

It’s been an eventful year in Africa, but how good is your memory? Take 60 seconds to see if you can name 20 of the continent’s top stories in the BBC Africa 2014 video quiz. Click here to see if you guessed correctly. Note, events are not in chronological order.

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