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Daily Podcast - March 24, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission And, Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
POLITICS
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the 'Gambia-effect' for the rest of Africa
THE CONVERSATION
As the new Gambian President Adama Barrow settles in, regional organisations are being lauded for playing a key role in ensuring a democratic and peaceful transition. The Economic Community of West...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
Heads of State and government to elect new African Union Commission chair
POLITICS
Heads of State and government will on Monday elect a new African Union Commission Chairperson to replace South Africa’s Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – widely credited with improved efficiencies and...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Priorities set for new African Union Commision chair
POLITICS
Human rights, expanded agriculture and the inclusion of young people in governance are some of the priorities laid out as the Africa Union Commission (AUC) prepares for a change of guard. Five...
 
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
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
 
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...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
Jammeh loots Gambian state coffers prior to evacuation
POLITICS
After the dramatic departure of Yahya Jammeh, the former president of The Gambia, following the military intervention of a military force from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
THE COVERSATION
The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
Interviews for Dlamini Zuma’s job skirt the divisive issues
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Up until the last moment, many thought it wouldn’t happen – and then it did. The live question-and-answer session – broadcast from Addis Ababa to the continent, with the five candidates vying for...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Five candidates in live TV debate to replace AU Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
POLITICS
The five candidates vying to replace Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission will have a live television debate on Friday evening, in which they will tell...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Jammeh loses his marbles
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘It is a sad day for all of Africa’s strong leaders when one of our own forgets to rig an election,’ tweeted ‘President Obiang’ last Friday. The Twitter account was presumably bogus, but the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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