Africa 22.1.2017 04:11 pm

Erdogan visits Africa eyeing action on nemesis’ network

The tour seeks action against a network of charities and schools affiliated with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew to Tanzania Sunday to start a three-nation east Africa tour seeking action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup.

Erdogan visits Africa eyeing action on nemesis’ network
Erdogan visits Africa eyeing action on nemesis’ network

Erdogan visits Africa eyeing action on nemesis’ network

The tour seeks action against a network of charities and schools affiliated with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Gambia’s Jammeh leaves power after 22 years
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Gambia’s Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
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UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan

A UN human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing president Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the US on Sudan. 
Gambia’s Barrow demands army loyalty after swearing in
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Gambia’s Barrow demands army loyalty after swearing in

He took his oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday.
Nigeria’s Buhari heads to Britain for medical treatment
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Nigeria’s Buhari heads to Britain for medical treatment

Buhari was last in London in June 2016 for treatment to what the presidency described as a persistent inner ear infection.
Tense Gambia awaits inauguration of new president
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Tense Gambia awaits inauguration of new president

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow’s inauguration was expected to go ahead in Senegal at 6pm South African time.
Zim parties lobby Gigaba to extend permits
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Zim parties lobby Gigaba to extend permits

The head of the Zimbabwe Community in SA says they want to know what will happen when the special permit expires later this year.
Mali suicide attack kills 40 fighters
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Mali suicide attack kills 40 fighters

Fighting broke out following the attack between armed groups, leaving at least one person dead and a dozen injured.
Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70
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Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

Nine patients were said to be in a critical condition and were evacuated to Maiduguri on Tuesday.
The Gambia: Jammeh’s rule in six dates
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The Gambia: Jammeh’s rule in six dates

Key dates in the 22-year regime of Yahya Jammeh, the strongman who has ruled The Gambia since 1994, and who is contesting his defeat in December’s presidential elections.
Sudan must end politically motivated attacks on Darfuri students – AI
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Sudan must end politically motivated attacks on Darfuri students – AI

‘These deliberate and shameful attacks on students are totally unacceptable and must be brought to a speedy end’.
Dlamini-Zuma appoints new special representative and AU Liaison Office head
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Dlamini-Zuma appoints new special representative and AU Liaison Office head

Ambassador Kamara will maintain a constant interaction with the government of Liberia and other stakeholders.

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