Executive Order: No change to US visa policy towards Nigerians

Executive Order: No change to US visa policy towards Nigerians

The United States’ Executive Order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump would not affect Nigerians, the embassy’s Consular Chief, Meghan Moore has said. Briefing newsmen in Abuja on “Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” Moore said the country would continue issuing two-year multiple entry visas to […]

#Gambians await #Jammeh’s exit after pledge to go

Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders to head off a regional military intervention.

#Gambians await #Jammeh’s exit after pledge to go

Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders to head off a regional military intervention. Announced in the early hours of Saturday morning, Jammeh’s decision to leave appears to end a protracted political crisis in this former British colony, […]

#Gambia: Johnson-Sirleaf, Conde storm in Banjul again to beg Jammeh to step down

#Gambia: Johnson-Sirleaf, Conde storm in Banjul again to beg Jammeh to step down

President of Guinea Alpha Conde and that of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf arrived Banjul, Gambia, on Friday for a last minute talk with outgoing President Yahya Jammeh. The deadline given to Jammeh to relinquish power to President-elect Adama Barrow expired at noon. Barrow was sworn-in at The Gambia Embassy in Daker, Senegal on Thursday. Barrow has […]

Protest in Sri Lanka over Donald Trump inauguration

Protest in Sri Lanka over Donald Trump inauguration

A small, but vociferous group on Friday staged a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka on the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President, officials said. Carrying placards and chanting slogans, the protestors denounced Trump’s comments on various issues including the environment, war and immigrants and claimed they could have an impact on […]

Rumble in the Gambia

Rumble in the Gambia

By Ogbonna Nwuke The Gambia shouldn’t be at the centre of global attention. But it is. Thanks to the intransigence of a man who has been in power for too long, the tiny African country is in the spotlight. At stake is the future of democracy in the Gambia and the refusal of Yahya Jammeh, […]

BREAKING: Gambian president, Jammeh declares state of emergency

BREAKING: Gambian president, Jammeh declares state of emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, citing foreign interference in a presidential election he lost to opponent Adama Barrow last month. The declaration was necessary “due to the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign inference in the December 1 presidential elections and also in the internal affairs of The Gambia,” […]

Lawmaker arrested for raping 14-year-old girl

Indian police have arrested a lawmaker from northeastern Meghalaya state on charges of raping a 14-year-old trafficked girl, an officer said on Saturday. Julius Dorphang, a militant commander turned legislator, was arrested in neighbouring Guwahati city late Friday after evading police for several days. “He was arrested last night and has been charged with raping […]

Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta with 118 on board

An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board. A media report said the hijacker told the crew he was “pro-Gaddafi” and that he was willing to let all 111 passengers […]