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Gambia election chief stand by Yahya Jammeh defeat

The Gambia’s elections commission head has dismissed President Yahya Jammeh’s call to annul the election he was declared to have lost. Mr Jammeh said on state television on Saturday that he rejected the result and his party announced they will file a petition to the Supreme Court. Elections head Alieu …

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Former LRA child soldier Dominic Ongwen and the quest for justice

Snatched and inducted into a life of extreme violence while still a child, Dominic Ongwen now finds himself in another place not of his own choosing – the dock of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Author Ledio Cakaj looks back at Ongwen’s life. The former Lord’s Resistance …

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade

It flew the American flag, hung a photo of President Obama and issued US visas for more than a decade.But a building that operated as a US embassy in Ghana was a fake, the US State Department says.The enterprise, which issued fraudulently obtained legitimate visas, counterfeit visas, and other false …

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Gambia’s Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow

Dec 02, 2016 at 5:11pm Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential elections.He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote.Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has …

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Gambia election: Internet and international calls banned

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. …

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Trump attacks Clinton over Wisconsin vote recount

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked Hillary Clinton over her campaign’s support for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin. Mr Trump reminded his Democratic rival that she had already conceded, and published remarks from the presidential debates in which she had urged an acceptance of the poll …

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Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving holiday address

US President-elect Donald Trump has called for national unity in an address to mark the Thanksgiving holiday. In the wake of what he called a “long and bruising” election campaign he said emotions in the country were raw. The time had come, he said, “to begin to heal our divisions” …

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A prostitute in Zimbabwe beat a punter around the head with a beer bottle after he offered to pay for sex with a boiled egg, the DailyMail UK has reported. Moses Mushonga, 28, walked up to the young lady of the night in the town of Mvurwi in Mashonaland province. Firstly …

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South Africa’s ‘Prophet of Doom’ condemned

A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned. In a Facebook post, self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago claims a pesticide called Doom can heal people. The company that produces Doom warned of the risks of spraying the substance, while a government commission urged anyone affected …

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Seven-year-old boy set on Fire for stealing Garri 

A seven-year-old boy was set on fire in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria, for allegedly attempting to steal cassava flour, locally known as garri. Reports and images making the rounds on the social media indicate that the boy was set ablaze after the boy was beaten up. Although details of the …

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