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Gambia: Nigerian Air Force deploys troops

Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has confirmed the deployment of troops to force President Yahya Jammeh out of power. A statement by the NAF’s spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said the troops will be part of the Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG). The sub-regional contingent …

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ECOWAS troops ready to move in if Jammeh refuses to hand over

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said that troops from the sub-region have been placed on standby to intervene in The Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down next month. Jammeh initially accepted defeat in the 1st December 2016 poll, but later said it was flawed. …

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I will be sworn-in next week -Barrow

*Jammeh does not need asylum *Confident of a new beginning for The Gambia Winner of the 1st December 2016 presidential election in The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has said that he is confident that he would be sworn in next week despite the refusal of incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh, to accept the …

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Supreme Court narrows out Jammeh’s plot to remain in power

*No enough judges in the Supreme Court to entertain matter Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has to fashion out a new gambit and trick to hang on precariously to the slipping power beyond next week, as his Supreme Court option against President-elect Adama Barrow’s election has run into …

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The Gambia: Buhari, other W’African leaders hold closed door meeting

*Military resolution may be a last resort Some West African leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met behind closed door to discuss their response to the political impasse in The Gambia ahead of the date of the swearing-in ceremony of the victor of the General election. Presidents …

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Nana Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghanaian President amidst high expectations

*What will Ghanaians expect from their new president? Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as the President of Ghana Saturday in Accra, the Ghanaian capital city amidst pomp and pageantry. He took the oath of office, led by Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, before several African leaders, including President Muhammadu …

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Buhari inaugurates ECOWAS Mediation Support Team for The Gambia

*President-elect to be sworn-in on 19th January 2017 President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a Mediation Support Team (MST) in line with his mandate as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator for The Gambia’s political impasse. A statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media …

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ECOWAS to use military to force Jammeh out of Gambia

ECOWAS chairman, Mr. Marcel de Souza, says the commission has put military forces on stand-by in case the outgoing President of The Gambian, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to step down. President Jammeh is billed to step down when his mandate ends on the 19th January, 2017 with Senegalese soldiers to lead …

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I won’t step down, Gambia’s Jammeh tells ECOWAS

*Condemns mediation effort by regional bloc Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he would not step down and condemned the mediation diplomacy by West African regional bloc ECOWAS that aims to get him to leave power after he lost a December 1 election to challenger Adama Barrow. The comments on state …

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Joshua Iginla makes a destitute woman owner of brand new house in Botswana

*Fully furnished, equipped with taste *Nobody has ever done this before – Govt official By Robert Tsimane, Gaborone Shepherd in charge of Champions Royal Assembly in Abuja, Brother Joshua Iginla, caused quite a stir in the nation of Botswana. Within hours, the news had spread like wild fire in the …

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