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Gambia: Adama Barrow - the Man Who Defeated Gambia's Jammeh

[Deutsche Welle] Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political field, but he has just been elected president of The Gambia: His victory brings to an end more than two decades of Yahya Jammeh's rule. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Activist Abducted, Severely Beaten

[News24Wire] Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses may be returning to the southern African nation after a prominent social rights activist was abducted by unknown assailants on Thursday night and left for dead in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Is Ruling Party On Mission to Turn Nation Into One Party State?

[Zambia Reports] Opposition FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says the ruling Patriotic Front is on a serious mission to turn the country into a one-party state. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Banks Run Out of Bond Notes - Report

[New Zimbabwe] HIGH public demand for bond notes has resulted in most banks using up their stock of the surrogate currency which was introduced earlier this week. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Buhari Approves U.S.$1,7 Billion for States

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the refund of N522.74 billion to states who claimed that deductions from their federation revenue to settle external debt obligations between 1995 and 2002 were in excess of their debts. (AllAfrica)


South Africa/Ghana: Ghana Edge South Africa to Claim Bronze

[CAF] Ghana secured bronze after beating South Africa in the third place match on Friday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Yahya Jammeh Concedes Loss to Opposition Leader

[Al Jazeera] Yahya Jammeh, the longtime president of The Gambia, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, accepting that the people have "decided that I should take the back seat". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Iheanacho, Moses Lock Horns As City, Chelsea Clash

[Daily Trust] Kelechi Iheanacho's Manchester City will be hosting Victor Moses' high flying side, Chelsea in the lunch time fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: UN Needs U.S.$1 Billion to Assist the North East

[This Day] The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said the agency would need $1 billion in its bid to provide urgent and quality humanitarian assistance to victims of Boko Haram Insurgency in the three northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in 2017. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Okocha, Oliseh On Bundesliga, Startimes Tour

[Vanguard] DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga and StarTimes have said that Austin Okocha and Sunday Oliseh will join the StarTimes & Bundesliga Legends Tour to Africa in December. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria/Cameroon: Falcons Battle Indomitable Lionesses in Nations Cup Final

[Premium Times] The stage is set for the final clash of the 2016 Africa Women's Nations Cup taking place in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Don't Demonise Shiites, Judge Warns Govt

[Premium Times] A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday warned Nigeria's government against demonising Shiites and their Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Film Censorship Group in Fight Against Online Pornography

[Vanguard] The fight against piracy in Nigeria took a new twist during the week as the National Film and Video Censor Board, NFVCB, raided some major film markets in Lagos. They include Idumota, Balogun, and some parts of the South- West part of the country such as Osun, Ogun, among other states in a bid to arrest and prosecute culprits. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Actress Orjiakor Blasts Blogger for 'Insulting Her Boobs'

[Vanguard] Busty Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor, has responded to controversial blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, over her recent social media rating on three Nigerian ladies who urgently need breast reduction. In a recent post on her social media page, Kemi Olunloyo, named Cossy Ojiakor, Bimbo Thomas and Eniola Badmus as the top three Nigerian ladies who urgently need boobs reduction because it is tantamount to breast cancer. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Bolt, Ayana Crowned World Athletes of the Year

[Capital FM] Monaco -Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Buhari's Chief of Staff Kyari Flown Abroad

[Premium Times] The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was flown to the UK for medical attention on Wednesdays after he began to have breathing difficulties. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: U.S. Hails Jammeh's 'Respect for the Will of Gambians'

[Nation] The White House on Friday hailed long time Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's decision to concede defeat to a stunning election win by opposition candidate Adama Barrow. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tears As 2face's Wife Watches a Rerun of Savage's Wedding

[Vanguard] During the week, 2face Idibia's wife, Annie Idibia, shed uncontrollable tears as she watched a rerun of the star-studded societal wedding ceremony between Mavin singer, Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun, aka Teebillz. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: UK Adopts New Visa Application Process for Nigerians

[Premium Times] The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission said on Friday in a statement. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Two Die On Spot, Three Hurt in Ambulance Crash

[Nation] Two people died on Friday evening when a County ambulance collided head on with a Nissan patrol at Mikuyuni on Machakos-Mwala road. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ganduje, Wike Clash Over Rivers Rerun Elections

[This Day] Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullai Ganduje and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, yesterday engaged in war of words over the National Assembly rerun billed to be conducted in the on the10th of December. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Governor Ugwuanyi Commutes 5 Death Sentences, Grants Amnesty

[This Day] Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday granted unconditional pardon to two inmates of the Enugu Prisons and equally commuted death sentences of five other inmates to life imprisonment. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: OLX Bags Classified Ads Website of the Year

[Vanguard] OLX, Nigeria's number one online classified, won the award for best classified ads website of the year at the sophomore edition of the Nigeria Technology Awards (N.I.T.A) which held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ugwuanyi Pioneers Industrial Revolution in Enugu

[Vanguard] Those who witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Enugu Free Trade Zone, ENPOWER FTZ, last week, were impressed with the turnout of dignitaries and the motivation of the citizenry towards actualizing an economic hub in South east Nigeria even as the state government is also planning another industrial park in Enugu which will be the biggest foreign investment south of the Sahara, propelled by a Chinese private investment. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Moroccan Monarch On Official Visit

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja met with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who arrived Nigeria on Thursday, for a 3-day official visit to Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Between Aliko Dangote and Governor Ajimobi

[Vanguard] As the richest black man in Africa, who sits atop Africa's most diversified manufacturing conglomerate, no lofty accolades are out of order for Aliko Dangote. His path has been serrated with honours upon honours, so, it is no big surprise that University of Ibadan should find him worthy of the honour of the degree of Doctor of Science, which they conferred on him couple of days ago. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Abuja Residents Don't Know Their Minister

[Vanguard] If you walk around the beautiful streets of Abuja and randomly ask ten residents the name of the present Minister of the Federal capital Territory, the odds are that maybe only one or two persons may be able to tell you who the Minister is. The present minister who was appointed into office about a year ago by President Muhammadu Buhari is so anonymous that only people who have direct dealings with his office know his name. But it has never always been like this. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Democracy Needs a Strong Structure

[Vanguard] Many, many years ago, at the beginning of its democratic experience, it was said that an elder statesman in the United States of America was asked by a confused elite, 'Sir, what really do we have --a monarchy or a democracy'? To which the elder statesman replied, 'A democracy--if we can keep it.' The US has been the bastion of world's democracy since then exporting whenever it can, this brand of governance to far flung countries. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack More Communities

[This Day] Again, Fulani herdsmen have gone berserk attacking another community in Abia State and inflicted life threatening injuries on dozens of farmers after destroying their farm crops. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Is Democracy On the Rise in Continent?

[News24Wire] Democracy has been rising steadily in Africa because citizens are getting tired of autocrats and want to have a say in how things are done, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has found. (AllAfrica)


Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope'

Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country. (BBC News)