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Military Intervention: Biased ECOWAS has declared war on me – Gambia’s President Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community’s decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month’s presidential election, is “a declaration of war”.   Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, deployed troops to The Gambia on Thursday after Jammeh said he would not accept the results of ...

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$105 million Laundering: Eldest son of Equatorial Guinea’s president Teodorin Obiang charged to court in France

Teodorin Obiang, the eldest son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, was put on trial in absence on Monday in France. He is accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small oil-rich state on Africa’s west coast. Mr Obiang, who is also a vice-president of the country, denied the charges of laundering ...

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Malawi: The church refused condoms, people failed to abstain and the church is hit hard by HIV (READ)

‘The church are running away from the truth,’ says Chatonda Mhango. ‘There’s a mentality that if you encourage condoms, you will encourage fornication, but it’s happening anyway’.   A Christian youth leader is taking on one of Malawi’s oldest taboos in an attempt to help tackle the country’s HIV pandemic.   Chatonda Mhango, the youth chairman of one of the ...

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President Kabila of DR Congo is yet to sign a deal to end his 15-year rule

A deal has been signed to end Joseph Kabila’s 15-year rule in the Democratic Republic of Congo – but the president himself has yet to add his signature. Senior ministers backed the deal, which would see Mr Kabila stay on until elections are held by the end of 2017. The country has faced a crisis since Mr Kabila failed to ...

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Burundi: Environment and water minister shot dead by gunman in Bujumbura

A gunman killed Burundi’s environment and water minister early on Sunday, police said, the first senior government figure to be murdered in nearly two years of political violence.   Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, was attacked as he traveled home in the capital Bujumbura, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said in a tweet.   Violent protests erupted early in 2015 after President Pierre ...

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DR Congo: Under last-minute deal President Kabila will step down by the end of 2017 after elections

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said.   Negotiators spent weeks in tense talks seeking to ensure Democratic Republic of Congo’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960. But it remains ...

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The will of Allah is Yahya Jammeh’s excuse to throw Gambia into crisis come January 19 [MUST READ]

By Leo Igwe | Anxiety prevails in the Gambia as the people await what becomes of their country come January 19. Will this country tow the path of peace or anarchy? Will Gambians elect a new president? Will the incumbent remain in power? On this day of destiny, current president, Yahya Jammeh is expected to relinquish power and the president ...

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Boko Haram: Dozens of fighters surrender in southern Niger

Dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister said, days after the Islamist group suffered key losses over the border in Nigeria. “Thirty-one young people from Diffa, who were enrolled a few years ago in Boko Haram, decided to surrender,” minister Mohamed Bazoum wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, above pictures of ...

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Snow falls for the first time in Sahara desert after 40 years! [SEE PICTURES]

‘Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert’ says photographer, in hot, dry town where snow almost never falls Satellite images released by Nasa have revealed the extent of rare snowfall in the Sahara desert. A vast expanse of what is usually one of the hottest and most arid places in the world was briefly coated with frost ...

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Death for Christmas: 30 members of Football team drown in Uganda as boat capsizes on Lake Albert (LOOK)

  Police say overcrowded boat became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side   At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their supporters capsized on Lake Albert, Uganda, on Christmas Day.   The overcrowded boat, which was carrying around 45 people, became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side, ...

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