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Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.

Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. A court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen.

Emotions - whether tears or laughter - ran high at the reunion

A group of the "Chibok girls" freed from Nigeria's Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families.

The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja.

Their parents travelled by bus through the night to meet their daughters.

Nigeria's government has retracted its announcement that the latest girl to escape from Boko Haram captivity was among the 276 Chibok girls whose abduction in 2014 caused global outrage.

The 15-year-old went to the same school as the Chibok girls, but was kidnapped in a separate incident, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina told the BBC.

Yesterday, Mr Adesina said the girl was found by government troops after she escaped, and the news was broken to the cabinet by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

The mutinous soldiers took control of Bouaké, the second-largest city

Ivory Coast's military says it has launched an operation to "restore order" after three consecutive days of protests by mutinous soldiers.

The soldiers took to the streets in several cities over a pay dispute and blocked off the second largest city, Bouaké, on Saturday.

They have said they are willing to fight if the army intervenes.