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Gambia’s Barrow Tells Jammeh to Accept Defeat After the Incumbent Rejected Outcome of Election

Adama Barrow, president-elect of The Gambia, has called on Yahya Jammeh to accept the outcome of last week’s election after the incumbent overturned the result in a sudden political U-turn. Jammeh, who has ruled the West African country for 22 years, conceded defeat in a public address last week, but rejected the outcome early on…

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76 Confirmed Dead in Colombian Plane Crash Carrying Brazillian Football Team

76 people are confirmed dead following a plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia. According to CNN, the charter plane was carrying players from a Brazilian soccer team and nine crew members. It crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, according to the country’s civil aviation department.   Leave your views in comments box below.…

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Cuba’s Leader of Revolution, Fidel Castro, Dies at 90

Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution Fidel Castro has died aged 90. In an announcement by his brother President Raul Castro, “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday). Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul…

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Sad! Award Winning Photojournalist Yinka Adeparusi with Naij.com Confirmed Dead in Accident

An award winning photojournalist Adeyinka Adeparusi with NAIJ.com has been confirmed dead. According to a report by the news website Adeparusi had earlier been reported missing but has now confirmed that he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Abuja and died on the spot. Yinka was last seen alive when he stepped out of…

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West Virginia Mayor Resigns After Racist Comment Calling Michelle Obama an ‘Ape in Heels’

Mayor Beverly Whaling of Clay, West Virginia has resigned following the fallout from her response to a very racist and horrible Facebook post referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.” Ms Whaling’s resignation went into effect immediately, the Associated Press reports, following comments made by Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the county’s former…

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Helping Nigeria’s Blood Shortage! Temie Giwa-Tubosun of LifeBank, on CNN ‘African Start-Up’

CNN ‘African Start-Up’ this week reports from Nigeria, profiling Temie Giwa-Tubosun, the founder and CEO of LifeBank, a start-up looking to tackle the difference between life and death. LifeBank was established in 2015 following the difficulties Giwa-Tubosun found giving birth to her son, and to help a shortage of blood in Nigeria. Using an app,…

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US President-elect Trump Says He Will Deport Up to Three Million Immigrants

US president-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants, as he set out his priorities in the first television interview since his election. According to Al Jazeera, Trump’s interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” is to be broadcast on Sunday with millions expected to tune in for clues…

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