Tensions High in the Country Amid Media Ban, Opposition Arrest

[VOA] olitical tensions continue to rise in Kenya as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three independent media organizations. Authorities also arrested a key opposition ally in the wake of Raila Odinga’s self-inauguration Tuesday as …

[VOA] olitical tensions continue to rise in Kenya as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three independent media organizations. Authorities also arrested a key opposition ally in the wake of Raila Odinga's self-inauguration Tuesday as the so-called "people's president."

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Round Two of Peace Talks Set to Open Monday

[VOA] South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for a second round of talks next week, aimed at revitalizing a 2015 peace deal between the government and rebel forces. The initiative, known as the High-Level Revitalization Forum, takes place February…

[VOA] South Sudan's warring parties are preparing for a second round of talks next week, aimed at revitalizing a 2015 peace deal between the government and rebel forces. The initiative, known as the High-Level Revitalization Forum, takes place February 5-16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Seven Years After Uprising, Democracy Seems Distant Hope

[VOA] Seven years ago, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in protest against the government led by President Hosni Mubarak. When Mubarak was forced out of office, and democratic elections put the country’s first civilian leader in decades in of…

[VOA] Seven years ago, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in protest against the government led by President Hosni Mubarak. When Mubarak was forced out of office, and democratic elections put the country's first civilian leader in decades in office, there was hope for lasting political change.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Weah Negotiates Reduction in Price of Rice, Liberia’s Staple

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah has acknowledged the favorable response of rice importers to his request for reduction in the price of the nation’s staple food. The rice importers have reduced the price of a 25kg bag by two United States…

[Govt of Liberia] President George Manneh Weah has acknowledged the favorable response of rice importers to his request for reduction in the price of the nation's staple food. The rice importers have reduced the price of a 25kg bag by two United States Dollars while the price of a 50kg bag is reduced by US$4.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

32th Technical Meeting of the Economic and Monetary Committee Underway in Banjul

[The Point] The 32th Ordinary Technical Meeting of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Operations and Administration of WAMA is currently underway at the Kairaba Beach hotel in Banjul.

[The Point] The 32th Ordinary Technical Meeting of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Operations and Administration of WAMA is currently underway at the Kairaba Beach hotel in Banjul.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Govt Reassures Right to Freedom of Expression

[The Point] The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Information Communication and Infrastructure has reassured Gambians and non-Gambians, following the questioning of Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, a Political Science lecturer at the University of Th…

[The Point] The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Information Communication and Infrastructure has reassured Gambians and non-Gambians, following the questioning of Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, a Political Science lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG); that it upholds the fundamental right to freedom of expression.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Abuko Utd Criticises GFF for Awarding Maximum Points to Interior

[The Point] Abuko United Women Football Club has slammed Gambia Football Federation (GFF) on their decision of awarding maximum points to Interior Women Football Club following a colour clash in their recent fixture.

[The Point] Abuko United Women Football Club has slammed Gambia Football Federation (GFF) on their decision of awarding maximum points to Interior Women Football Club following a colour clash in their recent fixture.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

GDC Selects New BCC Mayoral Aspirant

[The Point] Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has told journalists during a press conference on Wednesday that they have selected Pa Musa Ndiaye as their candidate to vie for mayoral seat in the country’s capital, Banjul following the disqualification o…

[The Point] Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has told journalists during a press conference on Wednesday that they have selected Pa Musa Ndiaye as their candidate to vie for mayoral seat in the country's capital, Banjul following the disqualification of Ebrima Jawo under the 2002 Local Government Act for not having a valid voter's card.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia