West Africa


ECOWAS cuts operational costs by $12 million

“We took a number of measures by cutting out unnecessary expenditure, streamlining delegations for meetings…”

Adama Barrow
Photo Credit: NAN

EU pledges $80 million aid to Gambia after 2-year suspension

Aids were suspended due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh.

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Five West African states to set up Sahel anti-terror force

“The G5 Sahel joint force will intervene in northern Mali in particular and in the Sahel.”

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Five anti-vodoo members die in Benin

Church members were told to stay in their prayer rooms until Sunday so as “not to be held accountable’’ when the world ended.

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Ghana’s only oil refinery shut after explosion – Union

“The new furnace is now scrap,” an official said.

Adama Barrow
Photo Credit: NAN

Gambia: President Barrow arrives Banjul

Mr. Barrow confirmed this on his twitter handle, @adama_barrow, on Thursday.

Yahya Jammeh
Source:  Fatu Network

Former Gambian Minister seeks Swiss asylum

The former minister is accused ordered the detention and torture of government critics.

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President Barrow to return to Gambia on Thursday, says aide

“He is leaving (Senegal) tomorrow and will arrive in Banjul at around 4 p.m.”

President Barrow (Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

President Barrow is yet not in Gambia.

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flies out of Banjul airport into exile (Photo Credit: www.independent.co.uk)

Over $11 million missing from Gambia treasury after Jammeh’s departure – Official

“The coffers are virtually empty,” a presidential adviser said.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Photo credit: eNCA.com)

Equatorial Guinea to join OPEC, agrees to production cuts

The country joined 10 non-cartel members to cut 558,000 barrels per day of oil production through 2017

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ECOWAS, AU, UN to ensure Jammeh’s return when he chooses

President Adama Barrow has said he would return to The Gambia on Monday.

President Barrow (Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia: President Barrow speaks on Jammeh’s exile, term limit

“We don’t want him (Jammeh) to stay in the Gambia, because we cannot guarantee his security.”

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Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh’s government

Mr. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated

Two ministers have now resigned in the past week as Mr. Jammeh insists on holding on to power.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia: Jammeh’s ploy to remain in office legally truncated by Supreme Court

The Gambian Supreme Court declined Mr. Jammeh’s application to stop Adama Barrow’s inauguration.


ECOWAS to take all necessary actions in Gambia – Chambas

The UN Security Council has been briefed of the situation.

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Gambia: What Jammeh’s party told Supreme Court to prevent inauguration of President-elect Barrow

The Gambia’s Supreme Court had on Monday adjourned the hearing of the election petition to January 16.

Yahya Jammeh
Source:  Fatu Network

Gambian President’s party seeks to block rival’s inauguration

The ruling party wants an injunction.

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Germany to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to UN mission in Mali

“The four attack helicopters and a similar number of transport machines will stay in Mali until mid-2018.”

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Gambia: Jammeh seeks reconciliation, appoints mediator with Barrow

Yahya Jammeh issued an executive order not to arrest or prosecute citizens for “acts or omissions’’ committed during the pre and post electoral period.


Jammeh asks Buhari, others to postpone Gambia trip

The team will visit Banjul on Friday.

Yahya Jammeh
Source:  Fatu Network

Gambia’s Supreme Court postpones hearing in Jammeh’s petition

The postponement came a day after the Communications Minister stepped down and fled the country.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia’s Information Minister abandons Jammeh

“The Gambia has decided and we must accept and respect this decision,” Mr. Bojang said.


Cote d’viore cabinet resigns

A new cabinet was expected to be in place by Tuesday, a report added.