Monday , February 19 2018

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ENGLISH FA CUP DRAWS, MANCHESTER UNITED AND CHELSEA KNOW THEIR OPPONENTS

The draw for this year’s FA Cup have been conducted. Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen and former Newcastle and Republic of Ireland No.1 goalkeeper, Shay Given conducted the draws. Manchester United, who beat Huddersfield before the draws began, welcome Brighton. Chelsea will travel to Leicester City, while …

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Holding On to the Party that Let Her Go, Sirleaf Sues Boakai

Lawyers representing former President and standard bearer emeritus of the Unity Party (UP) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have filed a lawsuit against former vice president and standard bearer of the party Joseph N. Boakai, alleging her expulsion orchestrated by Boakai was in violation of the UP’s Constitution and the 1986 Constitution …

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FARMERS RESCUE THE GIRLS KIDNAPPED IN UZOAKOLI

Farmers in Amangwu Edda in Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi State have rescued 2 female students from their abductors. The victims were kidnapped last Monday at Girls Secondary School, Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. The Ebonyi state police command revealed that the rescue took …

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MEET SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW FIRST LADY TSHEPO MOTSEPE

 Mother of four and wife of Cyril Ramaphosa, a medical doctor and talented woman. Now that Jacob Zuma has finally resigned  and Cyril Ramaphosa is the president, Dr Motsepe is new First Lady.   The Motsepe-Ramaphosa family is pretty quiet and has only been rocked by one big scandal that …

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Why Mauritius is the most democratic country in Africa

Africa is home to a lot of modern-day dictators who are arguably practising democracy yet rig elections, manipulate the constitution to stay in power, stifle the media and use the security services to suppress dissent through violent reprisals. Some of these countries include the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic …

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GAMBIA: ‘Jammeh victims dying…’ centre warns

The Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations has warned that a number of their members are dying because they are unable to access timely medical attention they urgently need. This warning was relayed to the Barrow government through the minister of Justice during his meeting with the said victims, …

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JONATHAN GOODLUCK SPEAKS ON AMENDED ELECTORAL ACT

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has backed the National Assembly for its recent re-ordering of the 2019 general elections as contained in an amendment to the Electoral Act. In a statement by Ike Abonyi, special adviser to the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, he quoted …

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Africell drags MGI Telecoms Ltd to court for $1M

Africell Gambia Ltd’s civil suit against MGI Telecoms Ltd. proceeded yesterday, 15 February, 2018, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of High Court in Banjul. Africell Gambia is claiming among others, the sum of one million dollars being damages for interference with contractual relations, namely a consortium agreement made on the 16 …

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US indicts 13 Russians for election interference

The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump. The indictment — which includes the first charges laid by special counsel Robert Mueller for …

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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users

A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, or face fines of 250,000 euros a day. The California-based firm vowed to appeal the ruling amid increased efforts in Europe to boost privacy protections in a digital …

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Gambia: SMOKE – FIRE AND THEN A FIRESTORM …. A COG REVIEW!

Some folks are alert while others are waking-up They smelled and saw the Smoke (Beginning of Corruption) we and others pointed out in earlier postings. The Fire grew in its intensity (Semtex – Nawec Pay Forever Turk Contract – $54 Million added to China Port Expansion Contract – Gamtel Gateway …

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ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER PM RESIGNATION

Ethiopian government declares state of emergency again today Thursday February 16, 2018. The House of Peoples’ Representatives approved the measure after discussing the current situation of the country. Law and order in Amhara and Oromo regional states is deteriorating and citizens can’t go about their daily business. People are uprooted, displaced, businesses burned, looted, lives …

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Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

A powerful and mighty earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the 7.2-magnitude tremor was near the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis in the Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. It said the quake was …

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TIME TO SEND BUHARI TO “OTHER ROOM”

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will be next African leader to be sacked, calling on Nigerians to come out and send President Buhari to the “other room” in Daura. The former Presidential aide said this in reaction to the resignation of …

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$23,000 in birthday cake, smuggles it into Nigeria

Dim Chukwuneye Williams who allegedly attempted to smuggle $23,000 from US into Nigeria by concealing it inside a cake, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Williams, who resides in Anambra, is standing trial on two counts of attempting to procure the commission of acts and …

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Jammeh’s secret mining site found by Janneh’s commission

The Janneh Commission this week visited a mining site in the Upper River Region village of Badari near Basse which was reported to have been covertly exploited by former president Jammeh for several years. The delegation led by Chairman Sourahata Janneh visited the site as part of a tour of …

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‘Musa Suso’s ‘drug’ conviction was a set-up’

On January 25, the permanent secretary at PMO wrote to Mr Musa Suso of Sukuta appointing him as deputy youth adviser to the president. The appointment generated a storm of criticism with many including former Interior minister Mai Fatty thumbing down the decision. Among the vocal netizens on Gambian social …

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Fatou Camara nominated for Press Freedom Prize

Internet Without Borders has nominated Fatou Camara and Malian Fatouma Harber, two high profile bloggers and freedom of expression advocates, for the Unesco/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize of the of 2018. The prize rewards each year a person or organisation that has made a notable contribution to the defence …

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