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With just three days left in office and amid promises by the incoming Trump administration to defund international climate action, President Barack Obama transferred $500 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a key mechanism for climate change adaptation and renewable energy projects in the Global South. The move follows weeks of international pressure for…
01.18 / 05:44
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From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – CHILDREN in the African Great Lakes region are increasingly at risk in the wake of violent infighting characterizing the militant Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. Mass defections from the armed group controlled through an iron fist by long-time leader Joesph Kony have hit […
01.18 / 05:37
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Enraged that they were excluded from the deal, other troops took to the streets of Yamoussoukro and Bouake on Tuesday, firing in the air as scared residents took…
01.17 / 18:18
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Major General Lucky Irabor, who heads the military operation against the militants, said the air force had been given coordinates of 'Boko Haram terrorists' in the Kala-Balge…
01.17 / 17:57
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Premium Times January 17, 2017 Nike Adebowale and Abdulkareem Haruna IDPs Several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State. The Rann IDP camp in Kala-balge Local Government Area … Continue reading …
China's President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday against scapegoating globalisation for the world's ills or retreating behind protectionist walls, days before Donald Trump takes…
01.17 / 15:53
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The family of Reshall Jimmy, who died when his vehicle ignited spontaneously in December 2015, said the car had been experiencing a range of technical…
01.17 / 15:13
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Prophet Theo Bongani Maseko of the Breath of Christ Ministries gives his congregants engine cleaning fluid during church services believing it can cure…
01.17 / 10:28
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from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE global community is concerned at political uncertainty and significant security challenges in the continent, particularly West Africa. The United Nations envoy in the region cited the imminent crisis in The Gambia where President Yahya Jammeh has refused to hand over power to Adama Barrow…
01.17 / 08:20
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Families affected by the Kuga fire fiasco will hold a press conference on…
01.17 / 08:06
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Habibou Barrow, son of Gambia’s president-elect, has died after being bitten by a dog. According to Freedom Newspaper, a Gambian online publication, the dog attacked the younger Barrow in Manjie-Kunda, near Banjul, capital of the country. The newspaper quoted a source as confirming the report. “I can confirm to you that president-elect Barrow’s son has …
01.17 / 07:53
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Reuters Ange Aboa | ABIDJAN Ivory Coast police fired teargas on Monday to disperse pupils and students protesting at government ministries in the main city, Abidjan, as nationwide strikes intensified, police and a senior union official said. Ivory Coast, French-speaking … Continue reading…
From MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia BANJUL, (CAJ News) – BELEAGUERED President, Yahya Jammeh, pillars of support in his quest to cling to power are collapsing. After the international community and regional blocs pledged their support of the winner of the December presidential poll, Adama Barrow, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on […
01.17 / 07:38
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From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) looks set to resist calls for the harmonisation of the multiple exchange rates . The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) is advocating for the harmonisation. This comes in the wake of a large divergence between the …
01.17 / 06:37
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Zimbabwe Independent   THIS week the Zimbabwe Independent,  which last month began publishing fresh stories based on our ground-breaking investigation into the Marange alluvial diamonds discovery and subsequent looting, continues to lay bare the vicious savagery which engulfed the area … Continue reading …
The National Consumer Commission and Ford Kuga SA are holding a joint media briefing about the vehicle's engine…
01.16 / 17:50
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Gambia's Adama Barrow, who is backed by the West and the African Union, is due to be inaugurated on January 19 after defeating President Yahya…
01.15 / 13:32
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Premium Times January 15, 2017 Agency Report President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders have tactically taken Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow, into safety after a botched attempt to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to voluntarily cede power after he lost the … Continue reading &#…
Only four people were saved after a boat carrying 170 sank in the Meditterranean…
01.15 / 08:20
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