Benjamin Roberts Appointed As Finance, Economic Affairs Minister

[Foroyaa] With two days left to the expiry of his five year term on 18 January 2017, it was announced on GRTS television’s 10pm news that the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has appointed Mr. Benjamin Roberts as the new Minister of Finance and Economic…

[Foroyaa] With two days left to the expiry of his five year term on 18 January 2017, it was announced on GRTS television's 10pm news that the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has appointed Mr. Benjamin Roberts as the new Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs replacing Mr. Abdou Kolley, who reliable sources say has tendered his resignation.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

National Assembly Commends Ecowas’ Peace Efforts

[Foroyaa] In an extraordinary session of the Gambia National Assembly yesterday afternoon January 16th 2017, the Gambia National Assembly adopted a resolution commending and appreciating the good efforts of the Authority of Heads of States and Governme…

[Foroyaa] In an extraordinary session of the Gambia National Assembly yesterday afternoon January 16th 2017, the Gambia National Assembly adopted a resolution commending and appreciating the good efforts of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS, to peacefully settle the post -election impasse in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Nigeria Says Negotiations to Free Chibok Girls Ongoing

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were on-going.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were on-going.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Thousands of Gambians Fleeing the Country

[Foroyaa] On Friday 13th January, 2017 the Banjul ferry terminal was congested with people including women and children fleeing the country to Senegal which started since outgoing President Jammeh’s pronouncement declaring the election result null and …

[Foroyaa] On Friday 13th January, 2017 the Banjul ferry terminal was congested with people including women and children fleeing the country to Senegal which started since outgoing President Jammeh's pronouncement declaring the election result null and void and calling for fresh election.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Fighter Jet Mistakenly Bombs Civilians, Aid Workers

[Daily Trust] The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation.

[Daily Trust] The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Akufo-Addo Invites Ghanaians Abroad Home

[Ghanaian Chronicle] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians living in and outside the country to rally behind his administration, as he seeks to return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians living in and outside the country to rally behind his administration, as he seeks to return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Inflation, Cause of Price Increase in Burundi

[Iwacu] Parcem, a local NGO for mentality change in Burundi, has launched this 17 January a sensitization campaign against inflation following the rise in price of some products.

[Iwacu] Parcem, a local NGO for mentality change in Burundi, has launched this 17 January a sensitization campaign against inflation following the rise in price of some products.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Fighter Jet Mistakenly Kills Civilians

[Guardian] The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation.

[Guardian] The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Barrow to Be Sworn in Outside Banjul?

[RFI] The inauguration for Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow may take place outside of the capital Banjul as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to leave office, according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

[RFI] The inauguration for Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow may take place outside of the capital Banjul as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to leave office, according to Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Minister Radebe Appointed to Wef Stewardship Board

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has been appointed to the Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System Initiative on the Future of Education, Gender an…

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has been appointed to the Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System Initiative on the Future of Education, Gender and Work (EGW).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa