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Dollar slips, shares unstable after Trump’s address

The dollar slid broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, prompting developed and emerging market currencies to gain. The drops and gains were due to the Trump administration’s intention, on its ...

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GAMBIA: US commends ECOWAS for peacefully ousting Jammeh

The U.S. has commended ECOWAS for its show of leadership in peacefully ousting former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh was removed after weeks of political stalemate. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr ...

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Yahya Jammeh finally leaves Gambia, on exile in Malabo (Photos)

Former President of Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, has left Banjul, to begin life in exile. He left just after 10.00pm for Conakry, along with President Alpha Conde. Jammeh was  given a full ceremonial honour  by the military brass band and ...

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Jammeh’s speech as he steps down, thanks Gambians

Giving his first public address since ECOWAS decided to forcefully eject him, Yahya Jammeh expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and thanked Gambians. Making the announcement on state TV after talks with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania, ...

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BREAKING: Gambia’s Jammeh agrees to step down

Gambia’s strongman, Yahaya Jammeh, has agreed to leave power for internationally-recognized Adama Barrow, after failing three deadlines. A France24 journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas Germain, tweeted at 5.56PM, almost two hours after the expiration of the third deadline, quoted The ...

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Trump sworn-in as 45th U.S. President

Donald Trump on Friday took over the mantle of leadership as the 45th President of the United States at ceremony that saw Barack Obama end his reign as the 44th president. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front ...

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Amaju Pinnick appointed FIFA Committee member

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju  Pinnick, has been appointed by the world football ruling body, FIFA, into its Organising Committee for Competitions. NFF’s spokesman Ademola Olajire disclosed this in a statement in Lagos. “Hitherto, the world ...

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Barrow sworn in at Gambian Embassy

Adama Barrow, winner of the December 1 presidential election in Gambia, has been sworn in as the country’s president. He was sworn-in about 5pm Senegalese time at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal. He succeeds Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, who lost ...

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Jammeh’s lawyer flees to Senegal, asks him to step down

Edward Anthony Gomez, counsel to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has fled the country to neighbouring Senegal. Gomez, in a letter addressed to Jammeh said he decided “to seek sanctuary” in Senegal “due to the mounting fear and rapidly increasing tension ...

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UBA Sends Strong Delegation To World Economic Forum In Davos

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be strongly represented at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which begins in Davos, Switzerland today. UBA CEO Kennedy Uzoka leads a senior executive team, at one of the most important events on the global economic calendar. The UBA delegation will interact with global ...

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