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Jammeh accused of stealing $11 million

Jammeh accused of stealing $11 million The Gambia’s ex-ruler, Yahya Jammeh, plundered the state coffers in his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, according to an aide to new president Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who ruled the small West African country for 22 years, flew into exile late...... more

1,000 SABMiller managers to lose jobs following merger

1,000 SABMiller managers to lose jobs following merger Ten weeks after SABMiller shareholders gave the go-ahead for the third-largest merger in corporate history, Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) sent out a voluntary severance offer to more than 1,000 of its management employees in SA. This is the first time in recent history that South African Breweries has undertaken a...... more

Boko Haram must not be allowed to regroup, says UN

Boko Haram must not be allowed to regroup, says UN UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping. The Council said that destructive insurgents who were recently dislodged from their safe haven in Sambisa Forest should not be allowed to regroup. The Task Force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon,...... more

Kenya targets 1 million digital jobs for youths in a year

Kenya targets 1 million digital jobs for youths in a year   Kenya has started a digital skills training program to enable 1 million young people to secure freelance online work in the next year, in a bid to tackle the country’s acute youth unemployment problem. Kenya has the highest rate of youth joblessness in East Africa, the World Bank said, with...... more

ECOWAS soldiers disarm Gambia’s army

ECOWAS soldiers disarm Gambia’s army The ECOWAS Military Intervention in The Gambia (ECOMIG) have taken over some military barracks and disarming soldiers. The troops have been reported to have seized the military barracks in the border town of Farafenni as part of strengthening security across the country. APA quoted reliable sources Sunday that ECOMIG forces have...... more

Gambia’s new President unfolds agenda

Gambia’s new President unfolds agenda The Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, on Saturday promised the citizens of his readiness to operate transparent and all-inclusive administration. Barrow said this while addressing newsmen in Dakar, Senegal. He said it was about time the country was repositioned to achieve greatness and development. “The time is now. There cannot be...... more

Breaking News: Jubilation as Yahya Jammeh is flown out of Gambia into exile

Breaking News: Jubilation as Yahya Jammeh is flown out of Gambia into exile Gambia’s ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a December 1 vote in which opposition leader Adama Barrow was declared...... more

Teachers’ strike paralyses Kenyan public universities

Teachers’ strike paralyses Kenyan public universities Learning at the country’s public universities was paralysed Thursday after more than 8,000 lecturers went on a nationwide strike to demand a 50 percent pay increase negotiated with the government in 2013. Lecturers walked off the job despite a court order that postponed the strike until next month and staff at...... more

BREAKING: Jammeh, family vacate State House; life in exile beckons

BREAKING: Jammeh, family vacate State House; life in exile beckons Embattled former Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has left the State House in company of his mother, wife Zainab, son Mohammed and President Alpha Conde. He left the State House hours after announcing he was finally ceding power to his successor Adama Barrow. The long-term Gambian strongman met with his close aides...... more

Jammeh confirms decision to step down, thanks Gambians

Jammeh confirms decision to step down, thanks Gambians Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, who for weeks had refused to step down after losing the recent election, has confirmed that he has decided to relinquish power. “I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians,” he said...... more

Jammeh leaves Gambia today for exile

Jammeh leaves Gambia today for exile Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Jammeh throws in the towel, set for exile

BREAKING NEWS: Jammeh throws in the towel, set for exile Gambia’s new president has said that Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for 22 years and refused for weeks to step down after losing the recent election, has finally “agreed to leave”. Writing on Twitter on Friday, Adama Barrow said Jammeh would also leave the country. “I would like to inform...... more

The 7 biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency

The 7 biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency US President Barack Obama’s inauguration shows featured the likes of Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen. Country singer Toby Keith, who is perhaps the top name at Donald Trump's welcome bash, does not come with quite the same stardust. But, sadly for Trump, his kudos among pop stars is not his biggest problem....... more

African forces set midday deadline to strike in Gambia and uproot Jammeh from Presidential Villa

African forces set midday deadline to strike in Gambia and uproot Jammeh from Presidential Villa African forces have set a Friday midday, January 20, 2017, deadline for defeated but sit-tight long-reigning leader Yahya Jammeh to quit or be forcibly ejected from the Gambian Presidential Villa in Banjul, reports said. A report this morning in the Nigerian newspaper VANGUARD quoted Marcel Alain de Souza, head of the...... more

Yahya Jammeh is no longer The Gambia’s President — UN Security Council

Yahya Jammeh is no longer The Gambia’s President — UN Security Council The UN Security Council on Thursday affirmed that Adama Barrow is now the legitimate President of The Gambia, declaring that “former President Yahya Jammeh is out”. The President of the Security Council, Olof Skoog (Sweden), told the UN Correspondents after the adoption of the Resolution 2337 (2017) by consensus by the...... more

Trump promises to unify country, ‘Make America Great for Everybody’ •Obama departs

Trump promises to unify country, ‘Make America Great for Everybody’ •Obama departs President-elect Donald Trump is promising to work hard, unify the country and “make America great for everybody.” On the eve of his Inauguration Day, Trump predicted the nation would “see something that is so amazing” Friday when he is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. After an...... more

South African students to stage national college shutdown

South African students to stage national college shutdown Vocational training students in South Africa have vowed to shut down the country’s 50 technical and vocational education and training colleges. On Wednesday, the students cited poor infrastructure, the ban on political groupings on campuses, unqualified lecturers and massive certificate backlogs as the prime reasons for the nationwide standoff with the...... more

Troops enter Gambia, Nigeria’s fighter jets ready to strike

Troops enter Gambia, Nigeria’s fighter jets ready to strike Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. Nigeria’s fighter jets have, meanwhile, been flying over The Gambia as West African regional forces continue to flex their muscles ahead of a military intervention to oust former...... more

BREAKING: New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath of office

BREAKING: New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath of office Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country’s defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down, deepening a political crisis. Barrow, the winner of a disputed December 1 vote, was inaugurated on Thursday in a hastily-arranged ceremony at Gambia's embassy in the...... more

Gambian Army abandons Jammeh

Gambian Army abandons Jammeh Gambia’s army chief Ousman Badjie said he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory. He spoke Wednesday as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders. The Senegalese troops backed by Nigerian Air Force and other African troops were on standby to...... more

Jammeh stays put as deadline expires, troops ready for action

Jammeh stays put as deadline expires, troops ready for action A midnight deadline has passed in the Gambia, leaving the African country in flux with two presidents and West African troops massed on the border. Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down since losing December election to rival Adama Barrow, who was due to take power on Thursday. Troops...... more

U.S. sues JP Morgan Chase for alleged discrimination

U.S. sues JP Morgan Chase for alleged discrimination   The U.S. on Wednesday sued JP Morgan Chase for discriminatory practices within its mortgage lending division. The federal lawsuit said the investment banking giant charged higher rates and fees resulting in millions of dollars in added charges to 53,000 blacks and Hispanics between 2006 and 2009, compared to other borrowers,...... more

Uncertainty as Gambian MPs extend President Jammeh’s term

Uncertainty as Gambian MPs extend President Jammeh’s term Gambia’s national assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, just hours before the end of his official term. Jammeh, who has ruled the small West African country for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the...... more

US gives Yahya Jammeh marching orders

US gives Yahya Jammeh marching orders The U.S. has warned the embattled President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, saying he is losing opportunities to peacefully handover to President-elect Adama Barrow and avoid the consequences of his actions. Jammeh’s tenure ends tomorrow 19 January, the same day that Barrow is expected to be sworn in as his successor....... more

GM to invest $1B in US factories after Trump criticism

GM to invest $1B in US factories after Trump criticism American automaker General Motors said Tuesday it will invest an additional $1 billion in several U.S. factories, an apparent response to President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to reinvigorate the country’s shrinking manufacturing industry. The nation’s largest automaker said it also plans to return thousands of overseas information technology jobs to the United...... more

Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency, ready for the worst

Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency, ready for the worst Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. In a national TV address, Jammeh said on Tuesday the measure was necessary because of “the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign interference” in a December...... more

Jammeh reaches dead end at Gambia’s Supreme Court

Jammeh reaches dead end at Gambia’s Supreme Court The top judge in Gambia’s Supreme Court declined on Monday to rule on President Yahya Jammeh’s petition to overturn his election defeat, marking a dead end for the former soldier who has refused to heed international pleas that he quit. “It is crystal clear that the justices from Nigeria and Serra...... more

Pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe’s death

Pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe’s death A prominent pastor in Zimbabwe, Patrick Mugadza, was arrested on Monday after prophesying that President Robert Mugabe, 92, will die on Oct. 17, 2017, police and the pastor’s lawyer said. Mugadza, from the Remnant Pentecostal Church based in the northern town of Kariba, had become famous by holding a one-man demonstration...... more

The 8 men who are richer than 3.6 billion people combined

The 8 men who are richer than 3.6 billion people combined Eight men now control as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International. The men – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg – are collectively worth $426 billion, the anti-poverty group...... more

FBI Most Wanted suspect captured

FBI Most Wanted suspect captured  A double homicide suspect on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list was captured Sunday morning after nearly six months on the run. Terry A.D. Strickland was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in El Paso, Texas, the FBI said. Strickland was wanted on an arrest warrant from Milwaukee. He is...... more

 

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