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GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh Declares State of Emergency

GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh Declares State of Emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: 4 Jammeh’s Ministers Resign

GAMBIA POLITICS: 4 Jammeh’s Ministers Resign

Jammeh’s defiance has sent the tiny West African country into crisis. As well as the defections from the government, hundreds of Gambians have fled abroad, fearing violence.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Abiola Ajimobi: Belligerent, Bellicose, Bully

NIGERIA POLITICS: Abiola Ajimobi: Belligerent, Bellicose, Bully

Sadly, the political leadership at all levels in Nigeria is made up of people who are not properly trained and ill prepared for leadership positions and who do not understand the importance of their roles.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Rejects Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Rejects Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

Khaled Ali, a leading human rights lawyers said, “It is Egyptian land and cannot be given up according to the Egyptian constitution.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Why Abubakar Shekau Could Not Be Captured

NIGERIA POLITICS: Why Abubakar Shekau Could Not Be Captured

Gen Tukur Buratai said due to the firepower of Nigerian troops which the Boko Haram leader could not withstand, Abubakar Shekau moved to another location

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RWANDA POLITICS: King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa Buried At Home After Years in Exile

RWANDA POLITICS: King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa Buried At Home After Years in Exile

Relatives of King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa have also rejected a declaration by a courtier last week that his successor should be the king’s nephew, who now lives in a modest house in England.

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SUDAN POLITICS: Trump Approval Facilitates Lifting Sudan Sanction

SUDAN POLITICS: Trump Approval Facilitates Lifting Sudan Sanction

Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with approval of the Trump administration and after months of secret meetings.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Blood Thirsty Nigeria Police On Rampage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Blood Thirsty Nigeria Police On Rampage

Nigerian society is corrupt. The NPF is a product of a corrupt society and system. The Police Service Commission and other law enforcement agencies have been corrupted by politicians and hard criminals like Fatodu.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Under Pressure As Violence In Divided Heartlands Surges

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Under Pressure As Violence In Divided Heartlands Surges

The violence focused attention on President Buhari, an ex-military ruler who vowed to restore order in Nigeria when he came to power in May 2015.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: 19 January African Union Will Not Recognize Yahya Jammeh

GAMBIA POLITICS: 19 January African Union Will Not Recognize Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh, whose authoritarian rule began with a 1994 coup, lost the Dec. 1 election to Adama Barrow by a slim margin.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 6 People Killed, 14 Injured By Suicide Bombers

NIGERIA POLITICS: 6 People Killed, 14 Injured By Suicide Bombers

Suicide bombings are common in Nigeria’s northeast, the centre of a bloody campaign by Boko Haram to create an Islamic state. Madagali was hit last month.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Lawmakers Urge Buhari to Offer Asylum For Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Lawmakers Urge Buhari to Offer Asylum For Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

Nigerian house of representative member Mohammed Zorro introduced the asylum, saying it is in the best interest of Nigeria to ensure peace in Gambia.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Pastor Adeboye, FRC Boss Sack, and the Clash of RCCG Pastors in Buhari’s Govt

NIGERIA POLITICS: Pastor Adeboye, FRC Boss Sack, and the Clash of RCCG Pastors in Buhari’s Govt

Nevertheless, one may need to sympathise with President Buhari for his long persecution by religious bigots despite being surrounded by Pastors.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says ANC Ready For First Female Leader

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says ANC Ready For First Female Leader

“It is no longer a discussion in the ANC whether a woman can take a high leadership position or not,” South African President Jacob Zuma said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Of Political Participation and Adeboye’s Anger

NIGERIA POLITICS: Of Political Participation and Adeboye’s Anger

The immediate past General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria and oversees, Pastor Enoch Adeboye recently ordered Christians to join politics.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Taiwan Angry Buhari Courting China

NIGERIA POLITICS: Taiwan Angry Buhari Courting China

Taiwan urged Nigeria to reconsider, saying: “The foreign ministry seriously objects and condemns the unreasonable actions by the Nigerian government.”

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Reshuffled! Ouattara Reduces Size Of Government

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Reshuffled! Ouattara Reduces Size Of Government

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television.

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NIGRERIA POLITICS: Ahmed Lawan Replaces Senator Ali Ndume

NIGRERIA POLITICS: Ahmed Lawan Replaces Senator Ali Ndume

All Progressives Congress welcomed development in Senate, which has led to the replacement of the Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume with Senator Ahmed Lawan.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Secret Trial Of Nnamdi Kanu Takes Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Secret Trial Of Nnamdi Kanu Takes Center Stage

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and his co-accused, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuis, are facing an amended 11-count charge against them.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… The Year Ahead In Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… The Year Ahead In Nigeria

Buhari administration will continue to swing too far in the opposite direction of change: no standards, no structure, no agenda, no vision, safe self-embellishment.

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