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Opposition Candidate, Adama Barrow Wins Gambia Presidential Election

Opposition Candidate, Adama Barrow Wins Gambia Presidential Election

🕔16:43, 2.Dec 2016

Opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow has on Friday, December 2 been declared the winner of Gambia’s Presidential election by Gambia’s electoral commission. Adama Barrow had taken 45.54 percent of the vote in a stunning victory over long time President Yahya

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BREAKING: Africa’s Greatest Sculptor, Ousmane Sow Is Dead

BREAKING: Africa’s Greatest Sculptor, Ousmane Sow Is Dead

🕔16:28, 1.Dec 2016

A Senegalese and one of the world greatest sculptors Ousmane Sow is dead. He died on Thursday, December 1 at the age of 81, according to reports. “With his death, he leaves behind dreams and projects that his tired self

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Aircraft From Somalia Escapes Crash, Makes Emergency Landing In Nairobi

Aircraft From Somalia Escapes Crash, Makes Emergency Landing In Nairobi

🕔17:19, 28.Nov 2016

There was palpable tension in Nairobi,Kenya on Sunday as an aircraft from Somalia narrowly escaped crash with four people on board. According to report made available to the press on Sunday evening, the plane landed on its belly and veered

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Fight Erupts In Cameroon  Over Language Supremacy As Four Reportedly Killed

Fight Erupts In Cameroon Over Language Supremacy As Four Reportedly Killed

🕔18:24, 23.Nov 2016

The clash that broke out on Wednesday in the English speaking part of Cameroon between protesters and police officers have reportedly claimed four lives according to opposition Social Democratic Front Leader, John Fru Ndi. Lawyers and teachers are opposing the

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Boko Haram Launches Three Deadly Attacks Within 24-Hours In Cameron

Boko Haram Launches Three Deadly Attacks Within 24-Hours In Cameron

🕔15:25, 22.Nov 2016

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched three attacks in northern Cameroon within 24 hours, including a thwarted suicide strike on a camp for people who have been displaced by the conflict, security sources said on Tuesday. The Islamist militant group is

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Egypt Highest Court Of Appeal Upturns Morsi’s Life Sentence

Egypt Highest Court Of Appeal Upturns Morsi’s Life Sentence

🕔13:04, 22.Nov 2016

Egypt’s highest appeal court has again overturned a life sentence handed down to ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Court of Cassation ordered that the 65-year-old be retried on the charge of conspiring to commit terrorist acts with foreign organisations. Last

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Outrage In Chad Over Dwindling Economy, Authoritarian Government of President Idriss Deby

Outrage In Chad Over Dwindling Economy, Authoritarian Government of President Idriss Deby

🕔21:46, 20.Nov 2016

There is general discontent in Chad as civil societies and opposition plan to cripple the authoritarian regime of President Idriss Deby, through general strike on Tuesday. This is necessitated by the cost of fighting Boko Haram Islamists, plunging oil revenues,

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Confusion As Battle For Mugabe’s Successor Begins

Confusion As Battle For Mugabe’s Successor Begins

🕔11:32, 14.Nov 2016

There is palpable tension in Zimbabwe over who will succeed Africa’s oldest leader, Robert Mugbabe. Mugabe, 92, has held power since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980. But he is increasingly looking frail, stoking a scramble amongst ZANU-PF

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South Africans March In Protest Against Zuma

South Africans March In Protest Against Zuma

🕔04:55, 3.Nov 2016

The opposition, civic groups, unions and businesses in South Africa on Wednesday marched in Pretoria in a protest against President Jacob Zuma and a string of scandals linked to him. Hundreds of people gathered at various points in the city,

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Manchester United Fans Build Home For A Genocide Survivor In Rwanda

Manchester United Fans Build Home For A Genocide Survivor In Rwanda

🕔04:41, 3.Nov 2016

Manchester United fans in Rwanda have done something that should be emulated by their large Nigerian followers. Their beloved club might be going through tough times, but they are happy to impact lives off the pitch. On October 29, members

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