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Gambia: Jammeh appoints his SG as chief mediator
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Gambia: Jammeh appoints his SG as chief mediator

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has appointed his new Secretary General and Minister for Presidential Affairs, Musa Jallow as chief mediator between him and the coalition to peacefully resolve the political deadlock sparked by his refusal to relinquish power. Jallow’s appointment came after the resignation of his predecessor Sulayman Samba. It […]

Congo presidential candidate arrested: police
Africa

Congo presidential candidate arrested: police

Opposition leader won ran unsuccessfully in Congo’s last presidential election against President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been arrested, a senior police officer said. “I can confirm 100 percent that Mr. Andre Okombi Salissa has been arrested,” the source told AFP. Salissa, 55, was placed under house arrest three months after […]

APRC has itself to blame
Opinion

APRC has itself to blame

The APRC has no one to blame but itself for its dismal performance at the polls, says its former Secretary General and Information Minister Sheriff Bojang. Since 2015, Bojang said the ruling party took “very impolitic decisions” which led to a hemorrhaging of support from its traditional bases and made […]

Sheriff Bojang explains why he ditched Jammeh
National

Sheriff Bojang explains why he ditched Jammeh

Gambia’s former Information Minister who resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s cabinet in protest of the longtime ruler’s refusal to step down says his former boss’ election petition is an attempt to undermine Gambian people. “The current attempts while appearing to have a veneer of constitutionalism are in fact an attempt […]