The Nigerian military on Tuesday said a fighter jet accidentally shot some civilians and humanitarian aid workers during an operation in Kala Balge, Borno State.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, who disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said soldiers got information of movement of Boko Haram members and deployed ground troops and air cover to tackle the terrorists. Read more
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends.
He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election.
Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade Mr Jammeh to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who won the polls. Read more
Three senior government ministers in The Gambia have resigned, as President Yahya Jammeh defies calls to step down when his term expires on Thursday, the opposition Fatu network news site reports.
The ministers of foreign affairs, finance and trade – Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Abdou Kolley and Abdou Jobe respectively – had handed in their resignations, it reports.
Last week, information minister Sheriff Bojang and sports minister Alieu Jammeh quit, the news site reports. Read more
The government of The Gambia has reacted to the African Union Peace and Security Council Resolution on the Islamic Republic of The Gambia on the current political situation of the country.
Following the meeting in Addis Ababa on January 13th, African Union’s Peace and Security Council announced it will no longer recognize Yahya Jammeh as president of Gambia after January 19, the intended date for the inauguration of president-elect, Adama Barrow.
The council also warned of “serious consequences in the event that his action causes any crisis that could lead to political disorder, humanitarian and human rights disaster, including loss of innocent lives and destruction of properties.” Read more
A Kenyan man is currently nursing multiple injuries after he was caught sleeping with his friend’s wife.
The man identified as Chuor Nyar Alego from Kisumu, was on Saturday caught in the act after refusing to go on a drink date with his friend saying that he had a motor bike accident.
His friend went to the bar and was informed by a neighbor that an unknown man had just entered his house. Read more
Habib, the son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow died on Sunday, January 15th, after he was bitten by a dog in Manjai, near Banjul. May his young soul rest in eternal peace. If you missed the story read it here
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82.
NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details.
Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. Read more
The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15th.
Habibou Barrow, born in 2010, reportedly died on the way to the hospital in Manjai near Banjul. He was buried this afternoon. Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. It is not clear if he returned for the funeral.
The President-elect’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambia news on Monday.
“Yes, Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,”
Mbuso Mandela generally keeps a low profile but he has now found himself in the news after being arrested for failing to maintain his son
Nelson Mandela’s grandchild has failed to maintain his child for the past few months and his baby mama is taking matters into her own hands.
She accuses him of “blowing” his R4 million inheritance and failing to use it in any constructive manner for his young child. After several months of missed payments, she was forced to take him to court where he failed to appear. Read more
The world’s eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.
The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was “far greater than feared”.
Oxfam’s report coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Some have criticised the report, saying poverty eradication is made possible by economic growth. Read more