We track the events that have led to a standoff between Yahya Jammeh and regional neighbours.
After a 40-year chill 'Israel is coming back to Africa; Africa is coming back to Israel', says Netanyahu ahead of July tripAFP & M&G Africa Reporter
In recent weeks Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ghana's foreign minister and a delegation of African Muslim religious leaders visited Israel
A total of 150 rangers have now been killed in the past decade in Virunga
Kenya last week missed a deadline to prove to the World Anti-Doping Agency that they were doing enough to combat drug-taking
Mugabe back home after death rumours, meets Obiang—together they have been in power for a combined 71 yearsAFP & M&G Africa Reporter
Zimbabwe leader kicks off his year after annual month-long holiday by meeting with Equatorial Guinea leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Harare.
"If you want something from me by looking down on me, you can be sure 100% you won't get it" - Rwandan president.
Magufuli fever: Tanzanian officials jailed for lateness...they showed up two hours earlier the next dayAFP & M&G Africa Reporter
Local government official ordered six colleagues to be locked up after they turned up over three hours late for a meeting he had called for 8:00am.
UPDATE: US faults Rwandan move to allow Kagame third term; door open for him to be president until 2034AFP & M&G Africa Reporter
"We expect Kagame to follow through on the commitments he has made previously to foster a new generation of leaders in Rwanda".
Over 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year - that's double number of education institutions in GambiaAFP & M&G Africa Reporter
The targeted schools were in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, the four countries most affected by the extremist uprising.
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is MTN group's largest market where it had over 62.8 million subscribers by the second quarter of 2015.