Category Archives: Africa

Gambia’s Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather

BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) – Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, officials said, as West African troops prepared to back him in a showdown with a defiant incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The … read more »

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Gambia: Jammeh’s lawyer asks court to block Barrow’s inauguration

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – A lawyer for The Gambia’s president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect this month, as Yahya Jammeh battles on in his attempt to annul his election … read more »

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Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter and abduct

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram’s leader is urging his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct … and detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed. President Muhammadu Buhari … read more »

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New hitches hold up DR Congo crisis deal

Kinshasa (AFP) – Fresh problems held up efforts by the Catholic Church to forge a deal on Saturday for ending the political crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The agreement is ready, but this morning all the groups came … read more »

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The 5 Biggest Billionaire Losers In Africa In 2016

While Aliko Dangote is still Africa’s richest man by far, he’s not as rich as he used to be. In February 2014, his fortune hit an all-time high of $25 billion. Today, he’s just worth half of that. FORBES estimates … read more »

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In Challenge of Results, Gambia’s Jammeh Says Only ‘Allah’ Can Deprive Him of Victory

Gambia’s longtime president Yahya Jammeh says only “almighty Allah” can deprive him of victory as he seeks to overturn the results of this month’s presidential election. Opposition candidate Adama Barrow beat Jammeh in the December 1 election. Jammeh graciously conceded … read more »

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Magic fails to help Cameroon’s footballers

As football fans gear up for the African Cup of Nations, Randy Joe Sa’ah reports for the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine on the continued use of supposedly magic charms by players and officials in Cameroon. If used, however, they … read more »

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe decries party indiscipline

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accused some younger members of his ZANU-PF party on Friday of disrespect and indiscipline, acknowledging rumbles of discontent with his leadership but telling his critics they were in the minority. Even though … read more »

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Malawi police arrest exiled Rwandan genocide convict

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) – Malawian police on Thursday said they had arrested a Rwandan who was convicted of genocide crimes back home but has been living in the country for 13 years. “Yes, we effected the arrest of Vincent Murekezi … read more »

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