Gambia’s Neighbors Reportedly Prepare Troops to Oust Dictator

Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy Magazine While the world braces for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, another inauguration in West Africa has regional leaders worried: Gambia’s. West African countries are reportedly preparing for a military intervention in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down on Thursday, the day

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Sessions on Immigration, Civil Rights

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker

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African Billionaire Fortunes Decline On New FORBES List Of The Continent’s Richest

Kate Vinton,  Forbes Staff The number of billionaires in Africa–and the size of their fortunes–continues to drop. On this year’s list, FORBES is only including African billionaires living in Africa, instead of featuring Africa’s 50 richest people. There are 21 billionaires on this year’s list, worth a combined $70 billion.

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Congressional Black Caucus to Be More Aggressive Under Trump

By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Washington, Jan 8, 2017 For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who

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Haiti Certifies Presidential Win For Businessman Candidate Jovenel Moise

EVENS SANON, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A businessman from northern Haiti who has never held political office was certified as the official winner of the November presidential election Tuesday following a ruling by an electoral tribunal that found no evidence of large-scale voter fraud. The Provisional Electoral Council

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Haitian Political Newcomer Jovenel Moise Says He’s Ready for Tests Facing Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The political newcomer chosen to lead deeply divided Haiti for the next five years says he’s eager to improve the lives of desperately poor families in the long-neglected countryside and bring steady economic advances to one of the least developed nations in the world. Jovenel Moise,

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