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Just In: Gambia’s Jammeh ‘agrees to step down

The defeated Gambia president at the December 1, 2016 presidential election, Yahaya Jammeh, has finally agreed to step down for newly inanugurated President Adama Barrow winner of the election. According to tweet by a  France24 journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas Germain, at 5.56PM, almost two hours after the expiration of ...

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Gambia: ECOWAS Gives Jammeh Final Chance To Resign

West African leaders on Friday said they have given Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, what they say, is a final opportunity to cede power after Senegalese troops entered the Gambia. According to the leaders, he  has been given until 12 noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out by un-backed ...

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Adama Barrow Sworn-In As Gambian President

Adama Barrow has been sworn in as Gambian President in neighbouring Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office. The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, took the oath at the Gambian embassy in Senegal. “This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a lifetime,” Barrow ...

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Nigerian troops move to Gambia ahead of inauguration date

The Nigerian Navy, army and air force will contribute troops for an ECOWAS operation meant to get President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia to step down – A Nigerian war ship, the NNS Unity, is currently sailing off the coast of Ghana, after leaving Lagos for the operation – President ...

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African Trade Insurance Agency to help Benin attract US$15b by 2021

  Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly appointed businessman-come President, H.E. Patrice Talon. Last week, the President launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that places Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the core. The program sets out a strategy to attract ...

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AfDB Group provides $250m to support Enable Youth Nigeria program

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has approved the ENABLE Youth Nigeria program, and will provide a $250 million loan, to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihoods for youths in both urban and rural areas. The specific ...

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Africa needs quality infrastructure for sustained economic growth and inclusiveness

“Building quality into every stage of the life-cycle of projects is essential if investment in infrastructure is to have a positive impact on Africa’s economic development:” This was one of the key messages from participants at this year’s annual meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held at the ...

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AfDB commits $74.9M to reinforce road connection between Mozambique and Tanzania

On Friday 9th December of 2016, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 71.8M grant and USD 3.1M loan to the Government of Mozambique for the construction of an asphalted 70km road section in Northern Mozambique, to improve connectivity with Tanzania. The project will ...

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West Africa to tell Gambia’s Jammeh to go – Senegal

West African heads of state from Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana will travel to Gambia on Tuesday to tell Yahya Jammeh to accept his defeat in this month’s presidential election and “leave power”, Senegal said on Monday.

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