Gambian elections chief at odds with Jammeh’s stance flees to Senegal

The head of Gambia’s electoral commission has fled the country because of threats to his safety, after certifying December 1 election results that showed President Yahya Jammeh in defeat. Alieu Momarr Njai left the country on Friday for neighboring Senegal, Reuters reports. Jammeh initially accepted the results and congratulated the Gambian opposition…

Ethiopia sentences radio journalists under anti-terrorism laws

Ethiopian journalists Khalid Mohammed Ahmed, 26, and Darsema Sori Banqash, 48, were sentenced Tuesday to lengthy prison terms on anti-state charges. The former will serve five years and six months, while the latter, because of a health condition, will serve for four years and five months, the court determined. The…