Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwean president Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. He will return to the country on Wednesday. The former minister had fled from Zimbabwe in fear of his safety after his removal. Mnangagwa could be installed as president later...... read more
BREAKING: Military takes control of Zimbabwean capital as first lady flees to Namibia   Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound". Soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, while taxis...... read more
58-year-old nurse arrested for stealing public hospital equipment Police in Kanungu arrested a nurse allegedly found in possession of Government hospital equipment. Heph Mutisa Kwesiga, 58, a senior nursing officer & midwife at Kanungu Health Center IV was arrested when a whistle-blower tipped off the Police. After searching the suspect's home, she was found in possession of various medical...... read more
Uganda: Women warned not to show cleavages Uganda's Ministry for Public Service has told public servants to dress "decently", and has warned women not to show their cleavage. In a circular, it says women are not allowed to wear dresses or skirts that are above the knees, sleeveless blouses or any clothing made out of see-through material. The...... read more
ECOWAS gives Jammmeh one last chance, suspends operation till noon ECOWAS troops halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh, one more last chance to leave Banjul. Jammeh has up till noon to leave, in the new deadline given by ECOWAS, the West African regional bloc. If he fails to do so, the troops under Operation...... read more
FULL TEXT OF THE DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY PRESIDENT JAMMEH  I, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Acting under the provisions of section 34 (1) (b) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia, today, the 17th of January 2017, hereby declare...... read more
Breaking: Gambia's National Assembly extends Jammeh's tenure for three months The Gambia’s National Assembly has extended the tenure of President Yahya Jammeh for three months, according to State Television. This comes after Jammeh declared a 90-day State of Emergency on Tuesday. Jammeh who has ruled Gambia for 22 years had vowed not to relinquish power after losing the December 1 election...... read more
Nigerian troops, warship joins Senegalese soldiers in Gambia today Nigeria troops will today arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States to join Senegalese soldiers to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia is ousted from office tomorrow. Nigerian warship, NNS UNITY, is also heading for the coast of The Gambia to join the operation, the daily newspaper,...... read more
Gambia: Jammeh seeks to extend his stay and block his rivals inauguration With less than a week to the end of the tenure of President Yahya Jammeh, of Gambia, he has put in motion another ploy to extend his stay. This time, his political party has filed a request  with the Supreme Court for an injunction aimed at blocking the swearing in of his...... read more
President Jammeh will not step down - Information Minister Gambia’s outgoing President Yayah Jammeh will not step down when his mandate which ends on January. 18, in spite of his electoral defeat, the Information Ministry said on Thursday. The autocrat, who ruled the small West African nation for 22 years, will remain in office until the Supreme Court decides on...... read more
Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow is alive and well The President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow, has debunked rumours of his assassination, says he is alive and well. A tweet by the Twitter handle @adama_barrow, suspected to be that of the President-elect, says: we would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well."   Additionally, Multiple sources in...... read more
#GhanaDecides: Akufo-Addo wins presidential election; defeats incumbent Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country's reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups. Akufo-Addo defeated President John Mahama by 53.8 percent to 44.4 percent, electoral commissioner...... read more
#GhanaDecides: Akufo-Addo leads, calls on incumbent to concede defeat Ghana’s main opposition party says it has a strong lead in the presidential election and has called on President John Mahama to accept defeat, but the incumbent’s campaign team has itself countered the claim, dismissing it as “treasonable”. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said Nana Akufo-Addo, its candidate, had won 52 per cent of...... read more
#GhanaDecides: Election Result update Tamale Central Prison Presidential NDC: 44 NPP: 31 PPP: 0 CPP: 0 JOY:0 PNC: 0 NDP:0Central Region: Upper Denkyira West: Health Centre Kroforom CPP: 0 NDP: 3 NDC: 200 PPP: 5 NPP: 279 PNC: 0 NDP: 0 REJECTED: 3 TOTAL VOTE CAST: 490 Total valid vote: 487Upper East: Fumbisi Fire Service NDC-78 NPP-28 PPP-3...... read more
IS Executes Dozens of Prisoners Near Mosul-Officials Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday. Most of those killed were former members of the Iraqi police and army...... read more
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