Jan 18 2017
Barrow, who won the December 2016 presidential election, said he believed he would be sworn in Thursday, even as the outgoing Gambian dictator, Jammeh, has closed the country's border with Senegal.
All things being equal, Adama Barrow will be sworn -in as the Gambian President on 19th January, 2017, thereby put to an end the political impasse that may likely put the west African nation into untold crisis.
Yesterday, the country's Supreme Court refused Mr. Jammeh and his party's application to stop the inauguration of Mr. Barrow thereby rendering his stay in office after Wednesday illegal.
As the worldwide community looks for a peaceful way out of the crisis, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had been authorized to offer Jammeh asylum, if necessary, during Friday's visit.
JAMMEH'S PLOT to usurp democracy should not be rewarded with exile or the fate that followed the likes of former Ugandan President Idi Amin.
High-level diplomacy by west Africa's most prominent presidents has failed to persuade him to cede power: two visits by Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari and Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who also chairs the regional body ECOWAS, have made Jammeh no less belligerent.
The head of the electoral commission fled to neighboring Senegal after Jammeh said in his New Year's address the elections chief had falsified results.
Auto emissions 'cheatware' scandal sparks war of words between Italy, Germany
The EPA said it was investigating whether the software can be classified as a form of "defeat device", which would be illegal. An EU official has told Reuters that the Commission had taken emissions measurements on one rented Fiat 500X model.
Bahrain city hall set on fire after execution of three prisoners
A court upheld their death sentences last Monday and they were executed yesterday by being shot in the heart. Activists condemned the executions and warned the move would undermine security.
Morocco Bans Niqab, Burqa for Security Reasons
King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently signalled that he favours moderate versions of Islam and said jihadis were heretics. Morocco's official religious authorities have not taken a position on the issue.
He is expected to remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration, Gambia national newspaper said Sunday.
The Gambia relies on foreign judges, notably from Nigeria, to staff its courts due to a lack of its own trained professionals.
He said security forces were instructed to "maintain absolute peace, law and order" and denounced foreign interference in The Gambia's election.
In Rabat, it was reported that Morocco had offered Jammeh asylum for accepting the election defeat and stepping down "in return for a golden retirement", but Banjul sources were reluctant to confirm the offer.
Abayomi Olonisakin, on Saturday hosted colleagues from other West African countries as Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) steps up preparation for a possible military action in the Gambia.
ECOWAS leaders attempting to mediate the political crisis met Mr Jammeh and Mr Barrow in Gambia on Friday, but said no deal was reached.
Gambia's Supreme Court, short of judges, has said it might not be able to consider the challenge until May, and Jammeh says Gambia should await its decision.
Jan 15 2017
Harry Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham power past West Brom
Tottenham goal machine Harry Kane celebrated the birth of his first child last week with his third top-flight hat-trick. After dominating West Brom , Pochettino believes his side are now in a "good position for big things".
Jan 15 2017
Ted Cruz to Mark Levin: 'Very Likely' Sessions Will Be Confirmed
For Schumer, Sessions isn't the right man for the job: But the newly-elected Senate minority leader may not be able to stop him. Sessions needs 50 votes to win confirmation in the Senate, meaning the GOP could approve him without any votes from Democrats.
Jan 14 2017
United States appeals court revives Apple App Store antitrust lawsuit
A United States appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses Apple monopolizing the sale of iOS applications using App Store. Allegations in regards to the App Store "monopoly" have yet to be heard by the courts, with the suit now able to proceed.
Jan 14 2017
Reliance Jio may soon launch a VoLTE feature phone below Rs 1500
The company wants to focus on launching cheap internet services for Indians, and will also get into WiFi hotspot business soon. The integration of VoLTE support in budget smartphones will be indeed a big bonus for users who are facing a cash crunch.
Jan 13 2017
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits Trump Tower
Le Pen is reportedly considering returning to Russian Federation to ask for more of le cash . Asked if she was here in a professional or personal capacity and she declined to answer.
Jan 12 2017
Nokia Not Stopping With the Nokia 6, More Announcements Set for MWC
That suggests that, unlike the China-exclusive Nokia 6 , whatever Nokia has planned next could see a broader release. Display: The Nokia 6 smartphone packs a 5.5-inch full-HD display enveloped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
Jan 12 2017
Galaxy S8 Revealed In First Leaked Image?
The previous leaks were what would refer to as "sparse" giving very little information on the unannounced Samsung smartphone. It was doing so well until the *cough* Note 7, but the company will pull out all the stops in 2017 to reverse its fortunes.
Jan 10 2017
Mom, boyfriend charged in 'rape-murder fantasy' death of teen girl
After Packer's arraignment, Weintraub told the paper that the teen's death "shakes one's belief in the goodness of humanity". Sullivan raped Grace under observation by the latter's mother as part of a sexual rape-murder fantasy, Philly.com reports .
Jan 10 2017
An enormous iceberg is breaking away from the Antarctic
Since it floats on the sea, the collapsing of this iceberg it doesn't directly contribute to sea level rise. The nearby Larsen A ice shelf collapsed in 1995, and Larsen B dramatically broke up seven years later.
Jan 09 2017
Rooney 'hugely honoured' to equal Manchester United record
Arindam is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. "But, again, the best day will arrive". United manager Jose Mourinho said: "A more special day will arrive".
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