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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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Gambia: Barrow taunts Jammeh, says too late dictator

*Dogara lashes out on Jammeh, hails Ghana *Begs ECOWAS to save Gambia from anarchy President-Elect Adama Barrow of Gambia said that the country’s outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh has no constitutional authority to reject the results of the 1st December polls and call for fresh elections. “I open up a channel …

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Concession speech: We must protect the Ghanaian interest first – Mahama

Good evening, my fellow countrymen and women. A few minutes ago, I made the most difficult phone call I have made, and may ever make, in my life: I called President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party to congratulate him on his well-fought and well-deserved victory in …

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