Flooding in French Polynesia forces evacuations Play

Flooding in French Polynesia forces evacuations

Heavy flooding hit Papeete, French Polynesia, on 22 January, forcing many residents to evacuate to higher ground. Severe weather conditions also reportedly injured 3 people, destroyed more than 100 homes and left 6,000 households without power. Jan 23, 2017
West African military force enters Gambia capital Play

West African military force enters Gambia capital

A convoy of military vehicles carrying troops from a West African regional military force entered Gambias capital, Banjul, on 22 January. The operation is aimed at securing Gambia, allowing the new President Adama Barrow to return and assume office. Gambia has been in a state of political turmoil after former President Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after 22 years when he lost an election. Jan 23, 2017