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26 May 2017
                       
 
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25 May 2017
 
 
SAA: South African Airways proudly celebrates Africa Day
STATEMENT
South African Airways (SAA) proudly joins hands with all the people of Africa to celebrate Africa Day today. In being a leading player in the aviation industry in Africa by facilitating the...
 
 
Brand SA: Brand South Africa commemorates Africa Day by reflecting on the dynamics of socio-political change
STATEMENT
Today the world commemorates Africa Day - the annual tribute that aims to promote greater unity and solidarity between African countries, and seeks to accelerate the political and socio economic...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
Former Chad dictator sentenced to life imprisonment
RIGHTS ABUSES
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre, who seized power in 1982, embarking on an eight-year campaign of brutal atrocities, has been sentenced to life behind bars after judges in Dakar, Senegal, on...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus'
FAMINE
The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently,...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Adama Barrow arrives in capital Banjul
POLITICS
The Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has returned to the capital Banjul on Thursday, days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially disputed the election results, was forced into...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
I expect 'a triumphant welcome' in Banjul – Gambia’s Barrow
POLITICS
Gambia's new leader, Adama Barrow says he expects a "triumphant welcome" in the capital Banjul on Thursday when he returns "to start building his country", a report says. According to IB Times UK,...
 
 
Gambians ready to rebuild their country 'from scratch'
POLITICS
On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Gambia's Adama Barrow names Fatoumata Tambajang as VP
POLITICS
The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has named senior politician Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for his return to the country from...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal
POLITICS
Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis....
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency
POLITICS
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a national state of emergency one day before the end of his mandate. In a national TV address, Jammeh said on Tuesday the measure was necessary due to...
 
 
Four Gambia ministers resign from Jammeh's government
POLITICS
The Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, according to ministry sources and state television. The...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the course?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Boko Haram’s latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both military and civilian. The resurgence of attacks...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Gambia’s Jammeh not the first president to concede defeat before official results
AFRICA CHECK
The chair of Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission told journalists last week that it “hasn’t happened anywhere before” that a president concedes defeat before the results were announced. “It’s...
 
 
26 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Randgold CEO Bristow ‘super excited’ about Africa as ‘next China’
GOLD
Africa needs investments coupled with aggressive growth and if correctly managed, will be the world’s "next China", says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, who has developed half a dozen...
 
 
 
                       
 
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