Hackers target Gambia govt websites, ask Jammeh to quit
Mr. Jammeh is facing growing pressure to surrender power.
Leave now, respect the wishes of Gambians, UN urges Jammeh
The UN chief cautioned against violence.
After conceding defeat, Gambian President Jammeh makes u-turn, rejects outcome, calls for fresh poll
The U.S. and Senegal have asked Mr. Jammeh to respect the wishes of the people.
Opposition candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, wins Ghana’s presidential election
The incumbent president has already called to congratulate the victor.
Cameroon: Excessive force that led to deaths of protesters must be urgently investigated – AI
“Authorities in Cameroon must shed light on the circumstances of these killings.”
Turkish strikes kill 12 civilians in northern Syria – Monitor
“Turkey dispatched 300 additional commandos to the border area on Thursday.”
Indonesian soldier found alive two weeks after helicopter crash
The helicopter went down in a ravine in northern Indonesia on November 24.
Six Egypt police officers killed in checkpoint blast in Cairo
The blast also injured three other policemen and three civilians.
U.S. life expectancy drops the first time in two decades
The leading causes of death in the U.S. remained heart disease and cancer.
Mahama aims to ‘make Ghana proud’ despite election outcome
There are reports the incumbent lost his re-election bid.
South Korean Parliament vote to impeach President Park
Members of parliament voted by secret ballot with 234 in favour and 56 opposed.
British PM May slaps down foreign minister over Saudi comments
“You have got the Saudis, Iran, everybody, moving in, and puppeteering and playing proxy wars.”
White South African men accused of forcing black man into coffin denied bail
The judge described the attack as “brutal racism”.
Gambia’s army chief pledges allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow
An army spokesman was not immediately available to comment.
Ghana opposition calls on president to concede vote defeat
The incumbent’s campaign team dismissed the comments as “treasonable”.
Federal judge halts Michigan presidential election recount, sealing Trump’s win
“To date, plaintiffs have not presented evidence of tampering or mistake.”
Ghana’s electoral commission warns against fake results, says voting still ongoing
The commission also stated that voting has been extended in Afram Plains South constituency.
Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
“When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules…”
Today’s Europe lacks forward-looking leaders, Pope Francis says
Born in Argentina to Italian immigrants, Francis is the first non-European pope in 13 centuries.