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Malick Jones: Now former Gambia’s state TV head

The Director General of the Gambia Radio and Television Services has been fired as the purge on the loyalists of Yahya Jammeh’s regime continue. Malick Jones, who had only been appointed in mid December, was sacked on Friday with immediate effect. No reason was given for his termination although the …

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Burundians march to dispute UNHCR figures indicating a surge in people fleeing the country

Hundreds of Burundians took to the streets on Saturday to protest against a UN report released earlier this week, saying that hundreds of people are fleeing the country every week. Led by the assistant interior minister, the protesters slammed the report released by UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, as well as …

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Barrow set to appoint a Gambian as Chief Justice

President Adama Barrow is set to appoint a Gambian as new Chief Justice of the West African country. The move will be a departure from the style adopted by his immediate predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, who had a preference for appointing judges from other West African countries. The new man, Justice …

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Egypt: Cairo conference aims to combat illegal migration

Developing awareness programs to tackle migration was the main agenda at a conference held in Cairo on Thursday . Delegates and officials launched a 10-year project called Preventing and Responding to Illegal Migration in Egypt (PRIME), which will be executed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and will look …

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Watch Video: Fight erupts at South Africa’s State of Nation Address

Punches have been thrown in South Africa’s parliament as opposition MPs tried to disrupt the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. Members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF), all dressed in red, scuffled with security guards who ejected them from the chamber. Mr Zuma had …

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South African opposition seeks court order to bar military from parliament

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance said Friday it was seeking a court ruling on the deployment of armed soldiers in parliament saying the move, during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech, was unconstitutional. The president’s address was delayed by more than an hour and descended into chaos Thursday as far-left lawmakers …

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