“Jammeh is ready to fight to the teeth and spend money to stay in power,” said an ex-Liberian soldier who said he is being recruited by the strongman’s forces.
Gambia has witnessed the defeat of its president Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for more than two decades, crushing dissent and eliminating his rivals. His former butler speaks out for the first time about life at the heart of the regime.
Yahya Jammeh lost last week’s historic election but a week after conceding he’s called the vote flawed.
Yahya Jammeh ordered web access and international phone lines to be completely shut down hours before voting booths opened on Thursday.
When Killa Ace’s song became a rallying cry for change, he was forced to flee Gambia. Elections on Thursday might decide if he — and thousands of others in exile — can finally return home.
Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality.
“Thank you for your … support of the white nation in South Africa. We wish you all the best for the future, and you can rely on our support,” wrote the leader of the pro-apartheid Afrikaner Resistance Movement.
There may have been some small outages in the west African country, but the entire country did not get taken down by the same attack that crippled US websites.
Valentine Strasser was once the world’s youngest dictator, ruling Sierra Leone for four turbulent years. But his fall from power left him broken, exiled, and eventually back home as a mysterious and feared recluse. BuzzFeed News makes an uninvited house call.
Protesters who have been flying the national colors now need official permission to use flags for just about anything.
“Looks like Superman taking off…drunk.”
After nearly four decades in power, Robert Mugabe is facing one of the biggest challenges to his rule.
The Facebook founder made a surprise visit to the West African country and it was lit.
“There’s a distinction between calling President Buhari a dog, and naming a pet dog Buhari.”
Fury, the first Canis africanis to be trained in anti-poaching tracking, is displaying some serious puppy power.
“We thought, wait, Ivory Coast produces 40% of global cocoa so why aren’t we in the chocolate business?”
“Jesus, you’re a bit fucked. But let’s try and get through this.”
“After Brexit, why not Biafrexit?”
Activists who found Amina Ali Nkeki said she was wandering in the bush on the borders of a forest used by Boko Haram as a base.
When Boko Haram snatched 276 schoolgirls from a school in Nigeria, their families led a global campaign to bring them back. Two years on, distraught relatives live in hope they will return, but also fear that they may have lost their daughters to the group’s brainwashing. Monica Mark reports from Abuja for BuzzFeed News.