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Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

KALAHAN DENG Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but he went on to challenge the results. But two days after Mr Barrow was sworn in, Mr Jammeh left on a plane reportedly bound for ...

Bulls and bullying: the fight over animal rights and tradition

KALAHAN DENG A ban on the ancient practice of bull-taming has spurred thousands to protest in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. While the demonstrations have been mostly peaceful, the argument over the festival has turned ugly online. This week around 4,000 protesters camped out on a beach in the state’s capital, Chennai (Madras) – with hundreds more gathering ...

Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

KALAHAN DENG   It’s true to say that the world have never seen such mass protests against the United States New President . Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the ...

South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Blocking China from islands it has built in contested waters would lead to “devastating confrontation”, Chinese state media have warned. The angry response came after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said the US should deny Beijing access to new islands in the South China Sea. Two state-run papers carry editorials strongly criticising his comments. The ...

Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘big mistake’ on migrants

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a “big mistake” by allowing more than one million migrants into Germany. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy goals in an ...

Gambia President-elect Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said. President Yahya Jammeh is currently refusing to step down until the supreme court can hear his challenge ...

Brazil prison riot: ‘At least 27 dead’ in Natal violence

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENGAt least 27 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said. The revised death toll is three times what was initially reported, and could increase further, the sources said. On Saturday afternoon, violence erupted between members of rival gangs at Alcacuz prison, starting a riot which lasted until a dawn raid the ...

Ahmed Hussen: From Somali refugee to Canada’s parliament

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Ahmed Hussen came to Canada from Somalia as a refugee. Now he’s the new minister of immigration. Along with thousands of compatriots, Ahmed Hussen fled war-ravaged Somalia for a better life in Canada. Hussen’s journey took him from Mogadishu to Toronto and then on to Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, where the former Somali refugee was named this ...

CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office. He said spontaneity was not in the interests of national security. Mr Trump is known for regularly making broad pronouncements on issues of national importance on his Twitter feed. Mr Brennan also said that Mr Trump did ...

Kim Jong Un says North Korea close to testing ICBM

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that his country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. “Research and development of the cutting-edge tech weapons are actively progressing and strengthening our defense capabilities, including last stage preparation of tests for intercontinental ballistic rocket launch have been continuously succeeding,” Kim said in a televised address on ...

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