Friday, January 20, 2017

I'm stepping down - Gambia's Yahya Jammeh announces on National TV

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has said on state television that he has decided to relinquish power.

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go, but exile terms not reached

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh agreed "in principle" to hand over power to President Adama Barrow on Friday, Mauritanian and Guinean sources said, but differences remained before a full deal could be reached.

Yahya Jammeh of Gambia finally agrees to step down for President Adama Barrow

Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, has announced that defiant Yahya Jammeh has agreed to finally step down.

"It’s been the honor of my life to serve you" - Obama signs off president’s official twitter account

President Barrack Obama has signed off the official twitter account of the President, @Potus ahead of inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in less than three hours.

'Biafra for Trump' solidarity rally turns violent in Rivers, IPOB claims 11 killed (VIDEO)

Security forces on Friday reportedly opened fire on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a rally in support of US in-coming President Donald Trump.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Biafra members hold Trump inauguration rally in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, 20th January, held a rally at Igweocha to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect of the United State of America, Mr Donald Trump.

Gambia's Jammeh asks for deadline extension to leave power

The Gambia’s strongman Yahya Jammeh has asked for an extension of deadline for him to leave power from midday until 4pm, government sources have said, as the leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in the capital, Banjul, in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get him to cede power.

Political uncertainty: Over 45,000 people have fled The Gambia - UN

Chaos at Banjul airport. Photo credit: Ruth Maclean

More than 45,000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, the United Nations said Friday, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

VIDEO: Meet Abimbola Alale, the woman taking Nigeria to space while raising 10 children

Meet Abimbola Alale, the CEO of Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT). She is the only female boss of a major satellite company in Africa. 

Her company operates in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Abimbola is also raising 10 children, nine of whom are adopted.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pastor 'heals' woman's vagina problem with his 'holy shoe' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Bloemfontein - A pastor has claimed he has cured a woman's 'vaginal warts' using just his shoe.

Cameroon cuts Internet in English-speaking regions

Cameroonian government has disabled Internet connections in the major towns of the English-speaking regions. This comes as the ongoing months-long strike by the Anglophone lawyers and teachers intensifies.

Educate girls, stop building mosques, Sanusi tells northerners

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage.

Gambia's Jammeh sacks remainder of his cabinet, to announce new ones

Gambia's strongman Yahya Jammeh on Thursday night devolved the remainder of his cabinet after mass resignations.

Troops halted, another mediation team expected in Gambia Friday

African troops were on Thursday night told to halt operation in The Gambia to give defiant Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon as another mediation team is expected in Banjul.

Troops enter Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president, remove Jammeh

Senegalese troops on Thursday entered The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as Yahya Jammeh refuses to stand down, army spokesman said.

UK congratulates Adama Barrow on his inauguration as Gambia's president

British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, on Thursday congratulated Mr. Adama Barrow on his inauguration as Gambia's President, adding that former President Jammeh must now stand aside to allow an orderly transition.

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's president

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow on Thursday took the oath of office at his country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

Jammeh’s wife, children reportedly flee Gambia

Photo credit: Ruth Maclean

Yahya Jammeh’s wife of 17 years, Zeinab Suma Jammeh, and his children have reportedly fled The Gambia as regional forces threatened to forcefully evict the 51-year-old from office.

Botswana becomes first African state to announce it no longer recognises Jammeh as Gambia's president

Botswana has become the first African country to announce that it no longer recognises Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia's president following his refusal to hand power after being defeated by Adama Barrow in elections on 1 December.

Gambia's Adama Barrow 'to be inaugurated in Senegal'

Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, as his country's political crisis continues.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal.

Gambia army chief says troops will not fight intervention

Photo by SEYLLOU (AFP)

Gambia’s army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders.

Ghana sends troops to Gambia to remove Jammeh

Ghana on Wednesday sent 205 combat troops to Gambia in an effort to force President Yahya Jammeh to accept electoral defeat and step down.

"Please step down, life is short": Jammeh's lawyer quits, begs president to leave power

President Yahya Jammeh's personal lawyer, Edward Gomez, has fled to neighbouring country Senegal and wrote a letter to the Gambian president to step aside in the interest of peace and love of his compatriots, adding that "life is short and everything comes to an end."

Gambia's Vice President resigns

Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy resigned on Wednesday, family sources told AFP.

Mauritanian president arrives Gambia to persuade Jammeh to step down

In what might be the latest mediation effort to persuade Jammeh to step down to defuse a political crisis, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Gambia on Wednesday to talk to President Yahya Jammeh, Gambian state TV said.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 246 (Governor Owing 10 Months Salaries Demands Respect; Nigeria To Shut Down Abuja Int. Airport)

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 246
This week on Keeping It Real, a Nigerian governor demands respect from protesting students whose school was shut down due to 10 months of unpaid salaries.

Nigeria wants to close down the Abuja International Airport for 6 weeks in order to renovate the runway.

Senegal troops head for Gambia as Jammeh mandate expires

Photo by Seyllou Diallo (AFP)
Columns of Senegalese troops moved to the Gambian border on Wednesday, threatening military action against President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept a December election defeat, military sources and residents of towns near the border said.

Gambia's minister for Higher Education resigns from Jammeh's government

The Gambia's minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Religious Affairs, Dr. Aboubacar Senghore, has resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government.

Adorable PHOTOS: Obama and his children playing in the snow

With just two days left until Barack Obama leaves the White House, his official photographer has shared some intimate pictures of the US President.