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Gambia’s new president has said that Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for 22 years and refused for weeks to step down after losing the recent election, has finally “agreed to leave”.   Writing on Twitter on Friday, Adama Barrow said Jammeh would also leave the country.   “I would like to inform you that […]

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Botswana dumps Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh

The Government of Botswana has declared that it no longer recognises Yahya Jammeh as President of the Gambia as his tenure expires.   This is contained in a press statement issued on Thursday, following the refusal of Jammeh to hand over power to the President-elect Adama Barrow, in accordance with the expressed will of the […]

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Setting the Obama record straight: The President that never impressed

By Mainda Simaata As a policy, I usually refrain from interfering on sovereign affairs, but it seems Zambians are lost on Obama…On many counts!!! First off, those who think Obama is black obviously never knew his mother; that or they missed classes on genetics in G12 biology! And that is where the obamists miss it […]

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Gambia crisis: Senegal troops enter to back new president

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow took the oath of office at The Gambia’s embassy in the capital of Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to […]

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The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal, reports the BBC. The message, posted on Adama Barrow’s social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down […]

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Economic Community of West africa States ECOWAS is body which consists of 15 Countries. It was founded in 1975, with the signing of the treaty of Lagos.   Its aim is to promote trade, peace keeping and maintain Political stability within the region. Africa is a rich Continent, rich in natural resources, with Great Rivers, […]

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Parliament extends Gambia’s defeated President

The Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days. It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state. The BBC reports that regional leaders have threatened to use military force to […]

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UK funded FoodTrade East & Southern Africa (FoodTrade ESA) is pleased to announce that over £1 million has been awarded to two innovative agribusiness companies which are focused on supporting smallholder soybean farmers to improve their yields, access appropriate storage solutions and get a guaranteed market for their produce. Classic Foods Limited and Seba Foods […]

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President Obama’s farewell speech

Here is the full text of President Barack Obama’s farewell address on Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery. January 10, 2017 Farewell Address by the President – As Prepared for Delivery McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve […]

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Gender equality and misogynistic Islam in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe   The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar (lll) has made it clear that hatred, inequity, injustice and discrimination against women define the Islamic establishment, which he represents in Nigeria. This was evident in his reaction to the gender equality bill that is currently going through the legislative process at the Senate.   […]

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