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BANJUL, Gambia (AA) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh might not live to fulfill his wish to rule the West African nation for one billion years, “Allah willing,” but his fifth term mandate is almost as certain as his desire to get it,...

By Newstime News on Jun 1st, 2016

Nairobi, May 1, 2016 (AFP) – A year into a political crisis which has claimed about 500 lives, driven a quarter of a million into exile and prompted Western donors to suspend government aid, Burundi’s economy is on the ropes. The...

By Esdras NDIKUMANA on May 1st, 2016

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, April 28, 2016 (AFP) – Africa’s longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, extended his 36-year rule Thursday after being re-elected with 93.7 percent of the vote,...

By Newstime News on Apr 29th, 2016

  Paris, April 24, 2016 (AFP) – Tiny, oil-rich Equatorial Guinea goes to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to return President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader, for another seven years. Obiang...

By Newstime News on Apr 24th, 2016

Banjul, Gambia, April 18, 2016 (AFP) – Gambia’s information minister said Monday he had “no clue” if detained opposition protesters had died in custody or where others were being detained, but asserted the two rare demonstrations...

By Newstime News on Apr 19th, 2016

  Banjul, Gambia, April 15, 2016 (AFP) – Gambian security forces have beaten and rounded up dozens of political activists calling for the resignation of strongman President Yahya Jammeh ahead of his re-election attempt scheduled for...

By Newstime News on Apr 16th, 2016

N’Djamena, April 10, 2016 (AFP) – Chad’s veteran President Idriss Deby is set to extend his 26 years at the helm as voters head to the polls Sunday in the central African country which finds itself in the frontline of the global...

  Lagos, April 5, 2016 (AFP) – Embattled Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki on Tuesday brushed off allegations of wrongdoing concerning his wife’s offshore assets revealed in the Panama Papers as he defended himself in...

By Newstime News on Apr 5th, 2016

Johannesburg, March 31, 2016 (AFP) – South Africa’s top court will decide Thursday if President Jacob Zuma flouted the constitution over public funds used to upgrade his private residence, in a ruling that could fuel calls for him...

By Kristen VAN SCHIE on Mar 31st, 2016

Brazzaville, March 24, 2016 (AFP) – Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was reelected for a third term on Thursday, began his political career as a Marxist-Leninist and has become a wealthy strongman determined...

By Newstime News on Mar 24th, 2016