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25 January 2017
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24 Jan 2017
In Gambia, relief turns to anger at ex-leader's soft landing
Even before the cheers to celebrate the end of Yahya Jammeh's brutal 22-year rule of Gambia died down, there was fury that he was being allowed to flee into luxurious exile. Trader Aji Jagne, 32,...
Gambia's central bank accounts "intact" – president's spokesperson
Gambia's central bank deposits are "intact", a spokesperson for President Adama Barrow said on Monday, a day after the new leader had said there was no money left in the state coffers. Barrow said...
Mugabe can't control a spade – Malema
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is incapable of discharging his duties, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Monday. “Zimbabwe’s situation is bad. President Mugabe cannot...
23 Jan 2017
ZanuPF members ‘cowards for not telling Mugabe to resign’ – EFF
The governing Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) in Zimbabwe should tell “grandfather” President Robert Mugabe to resign as he was no longer capable of discharging his...
Daily Podcast- January 23, 2017
Making headlines: Negotiations continuing between Wits SRC, government and management Jammeh loots Gambian state coffers prior to evacuation And, Mpumalanga residents damage IEC bakkie, disrupt...
Jammeh loots Gambian state coffers prior to evacuation
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)...
No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh – Senegal minister
West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who...
20 Jan 2017
DIRCO: Latest developments in The Gambia following the swearing in of President Adama Barrow
The South African Government has congratulated President Adama Barrow following his swearing in as the new President of The Gambia, on 19 January 2017 at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.  In...
Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday....
Yahya Jammeh gets a final deadline to step down
West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to hand over power and agree to leave The Gambia or face military action carried out by the...
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal
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....
19 Jan 2017
DA: Stevens Mokgalapa on Gambia crisis: South Africa’s silence condemnable
The DA calls on the South African government to break its silence on the escalating crisis in the Gambia, and issue a strong statement against the dictatorial conduct of Mr Jammeh. The Department...
Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather
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...
Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal – officials
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. "We have confirmation....
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