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Long-Time Ruler Jammeh Left Gambia, Emptied Coffers

Gambia’s longtime leader, Yahya Jammeh, has left the West African nation this weekend following tense negotiations. In a televised address on Saturday morning, Jammeh said it was his duty to “preserve at every instant” the lives of Gambians. “I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation […]

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ECOWAS, a Bullwark against Dictatorships in West Africa

The (ECOWAS) has grown steadily to acquire a political and military dimension besides its role in bolstering economic integration in the region. The recent intervention of the African sub-regional grouping to pressure the long-ruling Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to step down in recognition of his electoral defeat is but another shining example of the growing […]

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Gambia Declares State of Emergency, Parliament Backs ‘Capricious’ Jammeh

Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a resolution on Tuesday to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in office for three months, state television reported. Earlier on Tuesday, Jammeh who lost an election in December to opposition leader Adama Barrow, declared a state of emergency saying he would not step down before a court hears his […]

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Morocco, a Rising African Power- Africa Renewal Magazine

Morocco has been described as a major economic force in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of its large scale investments and growing political influence, writes Africa Renewal, a UN magazine, in its latest release. “Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission […]

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Gambia Recalls Ambassador to Senegal over Call for Power Handover

Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has recalled his ambassador to Senegal, Momodou Pa Njie, Jeune Afrique Magazine reports. The move comes weeks after the Gambian ambassador to Senegal and 10 other ambassadors issued a joint statement calling on President Jammeh to respect the outcome of the December 1 presidential polls and to duly handover power peacefully […]

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Guinea’s Most Wanted Man Arrested in Senegal

The most wanted man in Guinea, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, has been arrested in Senegal on Tuesday after seven years of hide-out. Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, alias “Toumba Diakité”, former leader of the red berets is accused of connection with a 2009 stadium massacre that killed more than 150 people in the West African tiny nation. A […]

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Gambia: Expatriate Professionals Call for Peaceful Resistance to Jammeh

Some fifty Gambian professionals, mostly living or working abroad, have invited their countrymen and countrywomen “to peacefully resist outgoing President Yahya Jammeh’s attempt to subvert their democratic will as expressed during the December 1st elections. In a statement released on Tuesday (December 13, 2016) the expatriate professionals called upon Gambians “to stay at home and […]

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Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, who earned an international reputation for his expressive sculptures of the Nuba, Masai and other African peoples, died on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, the culture minister said. He was 81. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Minister Mbagnick Ndiaye […]

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AU top job candidates to pitch for the position in Dec 9

The African Union Commission (AU) on Tuesday said five aspirants of the bloc’s Chairperson Position will face off in a debate at the Union’s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa on December 9. According to the incumbent Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the debate is meant to transform the union by giving “the broad African public […]

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Africa Action Summit, a Milestone in Addressing Climate Change

The Africa Action Summit was held on November 16 in Marrakech with the participation of several African Heads of state and government and was wrapped the same day with a final statement laying out a forward-looking vision for a common African action to tackle climate change. The summit, held at the initiative of King Mohammed […]

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