African Leaders Speak at UN General Assembly (Part 1)

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly convened earlier this week. As noted on the UN web site, “The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.” The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing …

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Africa News Headlines – Democratic Transition in the Gambia

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the democratic transition in the Republic of the Gambia and the arrival of President Adama Barrow in Banjul. Why tiny Gambia’s political transition holds outsized meaning for many Africans Source: Christian Science Monitor Gambia finally welcomes its first new president in two decades Source: Quartz ‘New’ …

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West Africa prepares military action against Gambia’s Jammeh

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a Nigerian warship was deployed off the Gambian coast while a regional military …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 18 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines from around the globe related to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration’s policy toward Africa south of the Sahara. Another sign that sub-Saharan Africa isn’t on Donald Trump’s radar Source: Quartz Trump effect on Africa Source: CNBC Africa Can Trump dump Africa? Source: How We Made It in …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 17 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines about the election of Donald Trump and Africa that have been published within the past 24 hours. Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump To South Africa President Jacob Zuma Source: Deadline Hollywood Trump will stop Buhari’s Islamic agenda – Fani-Kayode Source: Punch Trump Triumphs: Good or bad riddance for Ghana? Source: …

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