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Gambian president declares state of emergency

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, citing foreign interference in a presidential election he lost to opponent Adama Barrow last month. The declaration was necessary “due to the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign inference in the December 1 presidential …

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UGANDA: No M23 rebels have left camp

Uganda military denies Congolese rebels left camp Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s military on Monday denied that armed Congolese rebels sheltering in the country had crossed back into the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying they were still in their camp. The DRC government said Sunday that at least 200 …

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Gambia president-elect’s son ‘killed by dogs’

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  An eight-year-old son of The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs, a family source said Monday, days before his contested inauguration. Barrow, who is in Senegal, is scheduled to be sworn in on Thursday, but President Yahya Jammeh has declared …

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Trial resumes of Ugandan LRA warlord

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army due to last several years. Abducted as a child and pressed into the ranks of the …

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Museveni warns on foreign interventions in Africa

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on African countries to oppose foreign intervention in the continent if it lacks approval of appropriate and legitimate African bodies. Delivering a keynote address at the France-Africa Summit in Bamako-Mali on Saturday, Museveni said unilateral actions by international forces without the permission of the …

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