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Gambia website ‘to sell-off Jammeh luxuries’

Gambia’s government plans to auction ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s luxury planes and cars online, the AFP news agency reports. Regional countries intervened to force Mr Jammeh into exile after he lost elections in December 2016 but refused to leave power. He left behind five planes and 30 luxury cars, including Rolls-Royces …

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Priest forced to retire after slapping child during baptism

A viral video of a French Catholic priest, Jacques Lacroix, slapping a 2-year-old boy during a baptism ceremony has lead to the forceful retirement of the said priest The 89 year old had gone viral after Sunday’s baptism ceremony in Paris after a Reddit user posted video that showed the …

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Kenya: Man jailed for selling cat meat ‘for samosas’

A man who was almost lynched in Kenya after being caught skinning a cat has been jailed for three years for trading in the feline meat. James Kimani pleaded guilty to killing cats and selling the meat to unsuspecting customers, and was sentenced to three years in jail. Kenyan newspaper …

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Suicide attacks kill 31 in Nigeria

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening and residents say at least 31 people died. The explosions …

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Air Force One’s new refrigerators will cost taxpayers $24 million

Air Force One is upgrading its refrigerators, and the cost to taxpayers will be a cool $24 million. Under a new government contract awarded to Boeing, the U.S. Air Force will pay the aeronautics behemoth $23,657,671 to replace two of the five chiller units on the plane used by President Trump. Both …

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“I am not in a hurry to do anything” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons he is not “in a hurry to do anything.” The president said he prefers to seriously reflect on issues placed before him and ensure that his conscience had been satisfied prior …

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Christmas attack: German government admits mistakes in aftermath

Germany has admitted that mistakes were made in the aftermath of last year’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. “Everything humanly possible” was being done to help those affected and improve security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the first anniversary of the attack. Mrs Merkel …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Replaces Ministers After Outcry

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply …

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Kenyatta Sworn In For New Term

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition. Delighted supporters packed the stadium but riot police drove back others as they tried to get in without seats. In another part of the city, …

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Zimbabwe’s New Leader To Be Sworn In Today

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president – who returned from exile on Wednesday – will be inaugurated at Harare’s stadium. His dismissal this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and …

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