#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 […]

Church of England appoints first black bishop in 20 years

The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, the Guardian UK reports.

The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop for 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions, the Guardian UK reports. Downing Street announced that Woyin Karowei Dorgu is to be the 13th bishop of Woolwich, and will be consecrated at Southwark Cathedral […]

Former Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, criticizes the current govt

Speaking with Upfront on Al Jazeera, Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian President, speaks about her impeachment and criticises the current government:

…..and calls for immediate elections Speaking with Upfront on Al Jazeera, Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian President, speaks about her impeachment and criticises the current government: Labels current Brazilian President Michel Temer an “illegitimate president” and a “traitor” Says Temer betrayed their joint election campaign promises. Maintains she was impeached “with completely unsubstantiated allegations” in a […]