Exiled former president Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $11.4m’ from the Gambia before he left

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh boards a plane at the airport as he flees into exile Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury More...

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By Lex Vambe On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Abuse by Diplomat Father Alleged : Boy’s Return to Zimbabwe Ordered by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The facts of the case were gruesome: a 9-year-old boy who was hung from a pipe in the basement of his home and beaten repeatedly with an electrical cord. His arms and legs, which had been bound More...

By Lex Vambe On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. He boarded a plane to Guinea and from there will travel on to exile in Equatorial More...

By Lex Vambe On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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UK Asylum Seekers Breakthrough| High Court Rules Applicants Were Treated Unfairly

More than 10,000 asylum seekers can ask to have their cases heard again after a high court ruling that they were treated unfairly, but many have already been forcibly removed from the UK and may never get to hear More...

By Lex Vambe On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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South Africa reviews Special Permit for 200 000 Zimbabwean immigrants

SOUTH Africa is reviewing the Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) to decide the fate of about 200 000 Zimbabwean immigrants whose permits expire in December. In an interview yesterday, South Africa’s Home Affairs More...

By Lex Vambe On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh’s term extended by parliament

The Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days. Military intervention in The Gambia is “possible” if President More...

By reporter263 On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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IRELAND: Zimbabwean Woman on trial for man’s murder at Dublin flat

A woman accused of murder first told gardai a man had run into her home and stabbed her boyfriend and later said she had acted in self defence. Norma Phillips (46), a Zimbabwean national with an address More...

By reporter263 On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Tour guide mauled to death by crocodiles at South Africa farm

crocodiles A tour guide has been mauled to death by crocodiles at a farm in South Africa, police have said. The victim, 54, was working in a pond at Le Bonheur crocodile farm in Paarl, near Cape Town, when he More...

By reporter263 On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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UK: Family’s torment after father lay dying on bus for five hours

bu UK Papers UK: THE greaving family of a father-of-three have told of their torment after he was left dying on a bus for almost five hours in Scotland. Gavin Wudinge, 31, got on a Stagecoach bus at around lunchtime More...

By reporter263 On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Student raises more than $10,000 after parents ‘cut her off’ over black boyfriend

A US student has raised more than $10,000 (£8,221) through crowdfunding after claiming that her mum and dad cut her off for having a black boyfriend. Allie Dowdle says her parents refused to give her any more More...