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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...
 
 
13 Sep 2016
 
World Social Forum: is another world being constructed without Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
The 12th World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Montreal, Canada, in August 2016, bringing together 35,000 activists from social movements around the world. This was the first time in its history the...
 
 
15 Jun 2016
 
Resilience in South Africa’s urban water landscape
THE CONVERSATION
Resilience is becoming a core concept in water governance. It refers to the ability of communities, cities or regions to withstand the challenges posed by an increased intensity and frequency of...
 
 
31 May 2016
 
The Hissène Habré Trial: Triumph over Opposition, Oblivion and Distance for the Victims and Civil Society
SAIIA
Nearly 26 years after he was forced out of power, former Chadian president Hissène Habré has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, torture (including sexual violence) and crimes of war...
 
 
19 May 2016
 
Commanding the Sahara to retreat
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The blueprint for the Great Green Wall is nothing if not ambitious. Quite Canute-like, it would seem. The aim is to plant a forest of trees about 15km wide, snaking some 7 77km from Senegal on the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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