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Nigeria sends its newest warship to Gambia
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Nigeria sends its newest warship to Gambia

Nigerian warship NNS Unity is sailing to Gambia ahead of the ECOWAS military intervention to flush out President Yahya Jammeh and install Adama Barrow, the winner of the country’s last month’s elections. The vessel left the port of Lagos and currently off the coast of Ghana. Senegal will be leading […]

Gambia’s Titanic is sinking fast
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Gambia’s Titanic is sinking fast

The resignation of the most senior members of President Yahya Jammeh’s cabinet could herald the end of the defeated longtime dictator’s efforts to hold on to power in one of Africa‚Äôs worst-performing economies. Gambia’s embattled President Jammeh lost last month’s election and is refusing to step down in an effort […]

Arbitrary arrest of pro-democracy campaigners rise
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Arbitrary arrest of pro-democracy campaigners rise

Gambian authorities are arresting grassroots campaigners pressuring President Yahya Jammeh to cede power as the situation in the country worsens. In Banjul, Ousman Ndow and Mustapha Joof were among a handful of people arrested by secret agents from the National Intelligence Agency days after President Jammeh put a moratorium on […]

Security forces member stands guard at the airport as Ivory Coast's Minister of Defense Alain-Richard Donwahi arrives to speak with mutinous soldiers in Bouake, Ivory Coast January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
Africa

Ivorian govt reaches deal with rebelling soldier

Mutineering soldiers in Ivory Coast have reached a deal with the government of Alassane Ouattara to end the dispute over unpaid bonuses. Soldiers, most of them former rebels, took to the streets in Bouake, the second largest city, and other locations on Friday and seizing the defense ministry forcing the […]