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President Adama Barrow arrives in The Gambia, at last 26 JANUARY 2017

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh fled into exile under pressure from regional forces. Barrow, a former real estate agent, won a Dec. 1 election but Jammeh refused to step…

ECOWAS to make 2nd attempt at convincing Jammeh to step down

Another delegation of West African leaders and others from the United Nations, will visit The Gambia to further convince defeated President, Yahyah Jammeh to step down. Mr. Jammeh is contesting results of the December 1, 2016 presidential elections at the Supreme Court, after earlier conceding defeat. An ECOWAS mediating team…

Gambia crisis: Adama Barrow urges Jammeh to quit

Image captionAdama Barrow, left, defeated Yahya Jammeh, right, by a small margin The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has called on long-serving ruler Yahya Jammeh to give up power peacefully, like former colonial power Britain did in 1965. Mr Barrow, a property developer, said he did not want to lead…
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the 4th EU-Africa summit on April 2, 2014 at the EU Headquarters

Kenyan President Signs Polygamy Law

The bill, which allows men to marry a second or third woman without their first wife’s consent, has received backlash from various women’s groups   Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes it legal for men to marry multiple women, even if it is…
Eritrea Government edge their men to marry 2 or face jail time

Marry At Least 2 or face improsinent – Eritrean Government Mandates Polygamy

Activists have posted a memo allegedly by the Government of Eritrea asking men to marry at least two wives due to acute shortage of men occasioned by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia. In the statement written in Arabic assures of government support to the polygamous marriages. The…
People watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba in a file photo. …

Zimbabwe power firm says drought to cut supply, mulls higher tariffs

HARARE (Reuters) – Power generation at Zimbabwe’s main hydro station could ease further due to a drought, the national electricity supplier said on Monday, adding that it plans to increase tariffs to raise money for power imports. Southern Africa is facing a drought caused by the El Nino weather…
A signpost painted by Boko Haram in the town of Damasak, Nigeria, on March 18.

U.N.: Boko Haram Related-Violence Forces One Million Kids Out of School

Violence in northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries targeted by Boko Haram has forced more than one million children out of school, leaving them prey to abuse, abduction and recruitment by armed groups, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More than 2,000 schools in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger remain…
Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan Demands Refund Of N2 Trillion Of His Campaign Funds

Big trouble lands in PDP as Jonathan asks party leaders to account for and refund N2trn election funds.   Sunday Punch reports that President Jonathan has asked the party and government officials who handled campaign funds to refund monies not spent, or those not judiciously expended on his failed…
9 Die, Others Injured As Joint Military Task Force Open Fire On Pro-Biafran Protesters

9 Die, Others Injured As Joint Military Task Force Open Fire On Pro-Biafran Protesters

The peaceful protest embarked upon on Tuesday by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against the continued incarceration of Mr. Nnamdi Kalu the Radio Biafra Director, turned bloody at about 1.30 am early hours of Wednesday, after an alleged encounter by the Joint Military Taskforce comprising, Army, Navy, Police…

Malawi’s new president sells off presidential jet and 60 Mercedes  

Joyce Banda, Malawi’s new president, has announced the presidential jet and fleet of 60 Mercedes limousines would be sold in a move applauded by a British cabinet minister as an example to other African leaders.   Mrs Banda said she was happy to “offload” the presidential perks, adding: “I…



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