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Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island

Kunta Kinteh Island (Gambia) (AFP) – As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in “Roots”, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. But the island where he and tens of thousands of west African slaves faced the horrors of being chained, branded and separated before leaving their homeland forever, …

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500,000 die from polluted water yearly – WHO

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has hinted that contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrhea deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma. According to WHO, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid …

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Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

Geneva (AFP) – Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world’s most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday. Natural world heritage sites such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Galapagos Islands support large populations of rare plant …

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HWPL Calls For Peace And Cessation Of War On March 14th

Nowadays, as you know, in South and North Korea, there are dynamic political and national changes in both society. In this situation, Korean feel the necessity of peace making and dream of the Unification of North and South. So I think holding peace forum in Seoul is also very meaningful and symbolic to be published in your country to emphasize …

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France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

Niamey (AFP) – France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said. The decision, announced late Saturday, was taken following a request from President Mahamadou Issoufou after Wednesday’s attack near the border with Mali. The deadly ambush, which took place in an …

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Angola’s long-time president Dos Santos to step down

Luanda (AFP) – Veteran Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos announced Friday he will not run in August elections, ending 37 years in power and naming his defence minister as candidate to succeed him. The autocratic 74-year-old has been the oil-rich country’s president since September 1979, making him Africa’s second-longest serving leader — one month short of Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro …

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Radio France International apologises to Rawlings

Radio France International’s Jean-Baptiste Placca has apologized for comments he made on the station’s weekly programme “La semaine de Jean-Baptiste Placca” on Saturday January 21, 2017, during which he alleged that Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings had called on the African Union to replicate the ECOWAS mission in the Gambia by removing Cameroun’s Paul Biya from office. …

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I Told You So…“Agyewodin’ Yahya Jammeh

The ego of a kite or balloon knows no stop until it’s brought down by the same squall that gave him an elevation in the first place. So be reminded that a balloon cannot fly on its own until that rubber sac is inflated with air, then sealed at the neck and let loose. Once upon a time, a little …

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Starting gun fired in race to succeed S. Africa’s Zuma

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa’s ruling ANC party, which has dominated the country’s politics since the end of apartheid, has begun its search for a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. Dwindling popular support, corruption scandals and rampant in-fighting mean that the contest looks set to be a bitter battle exposing divisions at the heart of the party. The …

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Mahama arrives in Gambia for mediation talks

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Banjul, Gambia, together with the ECOWAS Mediator in the political crisis in the Gambia, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari. Both are in the country for talks with Gambai’s embattled President Yahya Jammeh. President Mahama who is the Co-Mediator left Accra on Friday morning, and is expected to be joined by Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and …

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