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Gabon’s Ali Bongo sworn in as President
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Gabon’s Ali Bongo sworn in as President

Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers. The ceremony was announced to the press only the day before. Bongo’s victory by less than 6,000 votes has drawn unwelcome […]

Fatou Lamin Faye is new presidential affairs minister
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Fatou Lamin Faye is new presidential affairs minister

The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has appointed his longtime education minister Fatou Lamin Faye as his Chief of Staff on Monday, State House officials confirmed. Faye who is an educator by profession is now the West African nation’s Presidential and legislative Affairs Minister. Legislative Affairs Minister was a post previously […]

Absconded Niani parliamentarian expelled
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Absconded Niani parliamentarian expelled

The Gambia’s National Assembly has on Monday expelled Hon. Demba Sambou (Independent – Niani) from the parliament for refusing to return to Banjul after attending a legislative conference in the United States. Parliamentarians described Mr. Sambou’s decision as ‘reckless’ and said it amounts to abandonment of duty and office. “This […]