Gambia’s vice-president ‘quits’

Isatou Njie-Saidy, vice president of Gambia, walks into a meeting on the sidelines of a UN-sponsered conference seeking ways to limit the impact of the financial crisis on developing countries in Doha on November 30, 2008Isatou Njie-Saidy, vice president of Gambia, walks into a meeting on the sidelines of a UN-sponsered conference seeking ways to limit the impact of the financial crisis on developing countries in Doha on November 30, 2008The Gambia’s Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy resigned yesterday, hours before his mandate expired, the AFP news agency has quoted family sources as saying.

The environment and higher education ministers also quit, the latest of a string of cabinet members to abandon Mr Jammeh following his refusal to step down after more than two decades in office, AFP reports.

Source: BBC

Gambia crisis: Barrow inauguration in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

Adama Barrow - 12 December 2016The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

The message, posted on Adama Barrow’s social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed overnight.

He lost elections last month, but wants the results annulled citing errors in the electoral process.West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power in The Gambia, a popular beach destination among European holidaymakers.

Senegalese troops remain stationed at the Gambian border, despite the deadline for Mr Jammeh to stand down passing at midnight. Read more

Gambian Foreign Minister resigns amid deepening Political crisis

Neneh Macdouall Gaye, the Minister of foreign affairs of the Islamic republic of Gambia has resigned from her position due to the country’s political crisis, with President Yah Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down for president-elect Adama Barrow.

In a letter addressed to the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, she indicated that:

‘After due deliberation, I am of the conviction that under the prevailing circumstances, I cannot effectively serve as Foreign Minister. I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to serve my country.’  Read more

Nigerian army accidentally bombs civilian settlement in Borno State

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 government hit by ‘resignations’

Yahya JammehYahya JammehThree 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

Gambia Government reacts to AU Security Council Resolution

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

Kenyan man bashed for sleeping with his friend’s wife

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

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