Saturday, May 25, 2019

Gambia crisis: Nigerian MPs back asylum for Jammeh

Nigerian MPs have voted to give The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he accepts his defeat in elections and gives up power. The "clock is ticking fast" and efforts to end the crisis in...

Spy chief Clapper ‘denounced’ claims – Trump

Donald Trump says the top US spy called him to "denounce" allegations that Russian intelligence have compromising information about the president-elect. Mr Trump tweeted that the unverified claims were "false and fictitious". Director of National Intelligence...

Jammeh vows ‘to stay till election ruling’

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said he will not step down before a Supreme Court decision on disputed elections, a ruling now not expected until May. In a nationwide TV broadcast, the longstanding ruler also...

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Aid agencies ‘wasting funds’

Most aid groups operating in Nigeria's north-east are wasting funds meant to help victims of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, a state governor has said. Only eight of 126 registered agencies in Borno state were...

Morocco ‘bans the sale and production of the burka’

Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports. Letters announcing the ban were sent out on Monday, giving businesses 48 hours to get rid of their stock, the...

Trump Russia ties: Kremlin says it has no ‘compromising’ information

Russia has denied claims its intelligence agencies have compromising material about Donald Trump. Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, said the allegations were "pulp fiction" and a "clear attempt to damage relations". The unsubstantiated claims say...

Obama says goodbye in final speech

US President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech in Chicago, reflecting on his time in office. "By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place" than it was eight years ago, Mr Obama said. He...

Uganda’s Museveni promotes son to special adviser role

Uganda's leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has risen rapidly within the military, fuelling speculation that he...

Ivory Coast mutiny: Ouattara dismisses security chiefs

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has dismissed the heads of the army, police and paramilitary gendarmes following a two-day army mutiny that paralysed the country. Disgruntled soldiers mutinied in the city of Bouake on Friday,...

Gambian minister ‘quits in protest’ amid political impasse

Gambian information minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, reports say. Efforts to contest the results were "an attempt to subvert the express...

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