• BREAKING: Gambia officially declared Islamic Republic

    12/Dec/2015 // 502 Viewers

                                                         Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia.


    The lilliputian West African State of Gambia with a Muslim majority that relies solely on tourism has officially been declared the Islamic Republic of Gambia by President Yahya Jammeh.

    The country's president reportedly told the state television that  this became necessary in line with the country's ''religious identity and values''

    Imposition of dress code and compulsion to the faith were ruled out in the president's proclamation although about 90% of its citizens are Muslims which means Gambians of other faiths would be allowed  freely practise their faith without molestation.

     


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  • BREAKING: FIRST LADY loses $1.3 million to international fraudsters!

    12/Jan/2017 // 1401 Viewers

     

    In these hard times, the First Lady has reportedly been outsmarted and lost no fewer than $1.3 million to international fraudsters in a diamond ring deal, DailyGlobeWatch has learnt.

    The First Lady of Zimbabwe, Mrs Grace Mugabe, wife of Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday after she ordered a diamond ring for her 20th wedding anniversary last year, Africa Review said.She made the admission in an affidavit filed at the High Court in Harare where she is challenging an order for her to return houses she allegedly seized from Jamal Ahmed after the diamond ring deal went sour last December.

    Mrs Mugabe, often mocked in Zimbabwe for her penchant for expensive tastes, said in April last year she was linked to Mr Ahmed by the businessman’s wife Zaine during a visit to Dubai.

    She said she subsequently tasked the businessman to get her a 10, 07 carat diamond that would have been used to manufacture the ring for her 20th wedding anniversary with the soon to be 93 year-old ruler.

    Mrs Mugabe transferred $1, 3 million to Mr Ahmed’s account but he allegedly failed to deliver the diamond or the ring in time for the anniversary on August 17 last year.

    President Mugabe’s wife said she demanded her money back after it became clear that she had been duped.

    The businessman took the First Lady court in December last year accusing her of seizing his properties in Harare and threatening to harm him.

    However, Mrs Mugabe denied seizing the properties saying Mr Ahmed was being investigated by the police for his alleged international crimes. She said she was only trying to recover her money.

    “This was hard earned money saved over the years for this 2oth anniversary. I cannot keep quiet,” she said. “It’s a lot of sacrifice that my husband made from (our) farming and dairy business.”

    She claimed that the businessman had promised to pay back the money and was surprised when he turned to the courts.

    “The truth is that he spent the money,” she said in the court papers. “If he were honest, he should have refunded money rather than demonize me and my family.”

    The First Lady said Mr Ahmed had already paid back $120 000


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  • One of Ghadafi's most valuable collections seized by Turkish police; see it's worth!

    13/Jun/2016 // 952 Viewers

     

     

    PARIS, JUNE 13, 2016: (DGW) - Turkish police on Monday seized an ivory dagger laced with precious stones, one of late Muammar Gaddafi's highly-priced valuable, AFP has reported.

    The $10 million worth dagger was allegedly looted in 2011 during Libyan crisis prior to the overthrow and death of Gaddafi, police sources say.

    The dagger was seized during a raid in Istanbul from a man who said to have bought it for $4.6 million and plans have already been concluded to resell the item to a Saudi billionaire for $10 million.

    The priceless item AFP revealed was carted away with after invasion of Ghaddafi's family house  finding immense wealth and signs of excessive spending, including luxury accommodations and collections.


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  • At least 16 dead as gunmen storm Ivory Coast beach resort

    13/Mar/2016 // 840 Viewers

     

    Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Heavily-armed gunmen went on a shooting rampage in the Ivory Coast resort of Grand-Bassam on Sunday, killing at 16 people and leaving bodies strewn on the beach in the the first attack of its kind in the country.

     

    One witness told AFP they heard one of the assailants shouting "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is greatest", but there has not yet been any claim of responsibility.

    President Alassane Ouattara said 14 civilians and two special forces troops were killed in the strike that targeted three hotels in the former French colonial capital, a resort town popular with Western expatriates.

    Read Also: 2 French top ministers due in Ivory Coast on Tuesday after attack

    "The toll is heavy," he said as he visited the scene, adding that six gunmen had been killed.

    French President Francois Hollande said at least one French national was among the victims.

    The assailants, who were "heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L'Etoile du Sud, a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave," another witness told AFP.

    It was not immediately clear who was behind the shooting in the resort, which lies on the Gulf of Guinea around 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of the commercial hub Abidjan.

    "I haven't heard anything from my son and my sister," said Marie-Claire Yapi, in tears as she held her two-year-old son in her arms.

    "We had just arrived when we heard gunshots -- we thought it was a robbery. Someone said to me, 'Run, this is serious, they are killing everyone."

    West African nations have scrambled to boost security in the wake of jihadist attacks in recent months in the capitals of Mali and Burkina Faso.

    - 'Roamed the beach firing shots' -

    Sunday's attack also bore grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June, which left 37 foreign holidaymakers dead.

    Witness Braman Kinda said several attackers had "roamed the beach firing shots", while Abbas El-Roz, a Lebanese national who was staying at the Etoile du Sud, said one of the assailants had a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a grenade belt.

    Another witness, Kouamena Kakou Bertin, said three others fled on foot via a nearby road.

    "Search operations are continuing, the hotel has been secured," a police source told AFP.

    A large crowd gathered at the entrance to the French quarter at the edge of the old town, whose elegant colonial-era facades have earned Grand-Bassam UNESCO World Heritage status.

    An AFP journalist saw around a dozen people, including an injured Western woman, being evacuated in a military truck.

    Military vehicles carrying heavy machine guns also headed to the scene, along with armed traditional hunters known as Dozo.

    The army was tightly controlling access to the area, while the French embassy told its nationals to stay away from the attack scene "to avoid obstructing security forces".

    - Jihadist threat -

    Analysts have voiced fears that Islamist attacks could spread further into West Africa to countries such as Ivory Coast and Senegal, and the recently-concluded Flintlock exercise, which groups African, US and European troops, focused on the need to counter jihadism.

    In Burkina Faso and Mali, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on hotels popular with foreigners in November 2015 and in January this year.

    The Mali attack in November left 20 people dead, while gunmen killed 30 people in the assault on a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou in January.

    Ivory Coast is the world's top cocoa producer. Its former president Laurent Gbagbo is currently on trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity over deadly violence that followed the disputed 2010 election that brought Ouattara to power.

    More than 3,000 people were killed in five months of unrest after the presidential polls, when Gbagbo refused to concede defeat.

    Ouattara was re-elected for a second presidential term late last year, hoping to turn the page on the violence and revive Ivory Coast's conflict-scarred economy.


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  • OBASANJO to be nominated for Nobel Peace Price

    13/Mar/2017 // 615 Viewers

     

    The African Child Foundation, hosts of African Child Prize and the Nigerian Role Model Awards, has concluded plans to nominate Olusegun Obasanjo for the Nobel Peace Prize, as it commended the former president for his outstanding role in peace building in Nigeria and Africa.

    The foundation, led by the Country Director, Mr. Donaldson Onosakponome stated that before Obasanjo’s administration, Nigeria’s GDP growth had been slow since 1987, and only managed three per cent between 1999/2000.

    His words: “Under Obasanjo the growth rate doubled to six per cent until he left office. Nigeria’s foreign reserves rose from $2 billion in 1999 to $43 billion on leaving office in 2007. He was able to secure debt pardons from the Paris and London clubs.

    “During his tenure, he was able to check youth restiveness as well as militant activities in the Niger Delta, and not forgetting his role in the enthronement of democracy in various African countries and more recently, his peace initiative in Burkina Faso,Guinea Bissau and South Africa.

    ” We should be modest to say that Baba is one of the greatest leaders in Africa. We must all be proud to have him on this continent.”


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  • Former ABIA Governor, Dr. ORJI UZOR KALU, sounds note of CAUTION as BUHARI resumes work today

    13/Mar/2017 // 2142 Viewers

     

    PARIS, MARCH 12, 2017: (DGW) THE former Governor of Abia State,  Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has sounded a note of caution to President Muhammadu Buhari over his decision to resume work today.

    He advised the President work less get enough rest and take his medication when due. Enough power, he said, should be delegated to his economic team to revive the economy. 

    The former governor dropped the hint to reporters at the departure hall of the airport of Lagos while on his way to Washington DC, USA.

    Speaking further, he said that Nigerians are happy about the president's return to the country to continue his good works.

    His words: ”Now that the president  is back, I am very happy. We have been praying. Both Christians and Muslims have been praying because the country has been so polarised as the fabrics of our nation was  eaten by tribalism and religion. 

    “So, I am very happy that the president is back and the president should listen to his doctors and continue to take his medication. 

    “He should work less and put more effort on the economic team so that the economic team will be able to address the issue of the Nigerian economy. This is very important to the Nigerian people and I guess;  if the Nigerian economy is good, the president himself will also be happy.”


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  • Apparent remains of Burkina Faso’s folk hero Sankara ‘riddled with bullets’, says lawyer

    13/Oct/2015 // 387 Viewers

    An autopsy on the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's iconic ex-president Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a 1987 coup, showed he was 'riddled with bullets", a lawyer said Tuesday. At least eight people have allegedly been charged with his murder.

    "In terms of the (gunshot) wounds, what was found in relation to Thomas Sankara's body is really mind-boggling. You could say he was purely and simply riddled with bullets," Ambroise Farama, a lawyer for his family, said.

    Farama emphasised she was still waiting for the results of DNA tests to confirm the body was that of the revolutionary former army captain but said "there is every reason to believe" the remains exhumed from a cemetery in the capital Ouagadougou in May were his.

    Another lawyer, Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara, (no relation to the ex-president) told AFP that “eight or nine people” -- some of them soldiers who took part in a failed September coup in Burkina Faso -- have been charged with Sankara’s murder.

    ‘A visionary nationalist’

    Sankara took power in a coup in 1983 and quickly established a reputation as a visionary nationalist and pan-Africanist, known for his charisma and trademark military red beret.

    He nationalised land and mineral wealth, moved to improve health and education in the impoverished country, pressed for debt reduction, promoted women into leadership and changed the country’s name from Upper Volta.

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    Many African intellectuals viewed him as a role model, not least because he appeared to eschew the luxury enjoyed by fellow African leaders.

    Sankara’s sons Philippe and Auguste have provided DNA samples so experts can confirm whether the remains in the tomb are his.

    Exhumed in May

    Sankara’s remains were exhumed in May after his relatives had pressed for years that they be tested on the suspicion that they may not be that of the former president, who died in a coup that brought his former ally Blaise Compaoré to power.

    Compaoré faced questions about Sankara’s death throughout his presidency, but attempts to mount a judicial investigation stalled. Compaoré fled after a popular uprising against his rule in October last year and was replaced by an interim government.

    But in September, Compaoré’s former chief of staff, rebel leader General Gilbert Dienderé, launched a short-lived putsch, demanding that the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections would allow Compaoré loyalists to run for office after they were barred on the grounds they had backed the former leader’s bid to extend his 27-year grip on power.

    After four days, however, the coup leaders agreed to hand back power to the interim government. According to authorities, at least 10 people were killed in the September disturbances.

    (DailyGlobeWatch with REUTERS)


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  • WHO declares end of Ebola epidemic in West Africa

    14/Jan/2016 // 227 Viewers

     

    AFP - The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 people and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country to get the all-clear.

    The deadliest outbreak in the history of the feared tropical virus wrecked the economies and health systems of the three worst-hit west African nations after it emerged in southern Guinea in December 2013.

    At its peak, it devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with bodies piling up in the streets and overwhelmed hospitals recording hundreds of new cases a week.

    "Today the World Health Organization declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa," the UN health agency announced in Geneva.

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned the region can expect sporadic cases in the coming year but added "we also expect the potential and frequency of those flare-ups to decrease over time".

    "The end of Ebola transmission in west Africa is testament to what we can achieve when multilateralism works as it should, bringing the international community to work alongside national governments in caring for their people," he told a General Assembly briefing on Wednesday.

    "Let us pledge to maintain our vigilance, our commitment and our solidarity for the people of west Africa and our world."

    Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak with 4,800 deaths, discharged its last two patients from hospital – the father and younger brother of a 15-year-old victim – on December 3, 2015.

    Fear of global pandemic

    Africa's oldest republic was the last country still afflicted by the outbreak that infected almost 29,000 people and claimed 11,315 lives, according to official data.

    The real toll is suspected to be much higher, with many Ebola deaths believed to have gone unreported.

    After the last patient is declared in the clear, a 42-day countdown -- twice the incubation period of the virus -- begins before the country is proclaimed Ebola-free.

    Ebola causes severe fever and muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhoea. In many cases it shuts down organs and causes unstoppable internal bleeding. Patients often succumb within days.

    The virus is spread through close contact with the sweat, vomit, blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person, or the recently deceased.

    From a Guinean infant who was the first victim the epidemic quickly spread into neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone, notching up more deaths than all other Ebola outbreaks combined.

    Liberia was first to be declared free of human-to-human Ebola transmission in May, only to see the virus resurface six weeks later. It was officially credited with beating the epidemic for a second time in September before another small cluster of cases emerged.

    Mali, Senegal and Nigeria also recorded a small number of cases.

    The WHO came under fire for its sluggish response to the epidemic, which local healthcare systems were woefully underequipped to handle. Over 500 healthcare workers died in three west African countries at the height of the outbreak.

    Economic ruin

    While Cuba sent doctors, Western governments offered little until foreign aid workers started falling ill and returning home for treatment, sparking fears of a global pandemic.

    The concerns inched higher when three cases of infections came to light outside Africa – two in the United States and one in Spain.

    The US, Britain and other countries eventually rallied to the cause, sending thousands of troops and medics to Africa in 2014 and developing a number of promising potential vaccines and treatments.

    But the economic ravages of the epidemic are still being felt.

    The World Bank estimates the economic damage of the outbreak, which devastated the mining, agriculture and tourism industries in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, at $2.2 billion over 2014-15.

    "Ebola has reduced me to a pauper," said textile dealer Mohamed Sow, one of numerous entrepreneurs interviewed by AFP in Sierra Leone this week, describing how his creditors skipped town when the outbreak started.

    On the health front, many painful lessons have been learned.

    An overhaul of the WHO's epidemic response guidelines means the deployment of medical staff, virus-blocking suits, medicines and other material is likely to be much faster next time.

    WHO director Margaret Chan described the next three months as "the most critical," as foreign medical groups shut down operations in west Africa and national health ministries take over.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Wednesday his country had developed an Ebola vaccine, although he did not say what it was called, how it worked, who was developing it or if it had gone through trials.

     

     

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  • : Breaking: PRESIDENT survives heart attack!

    14/Jan/2017 // 3426 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JANUARY 14, 2016: (DGW)    Reports filtering say what would have caused nationwide mourning was  fortunately averted thus dousing serious tension that hung over the country as Sudan President Omar Al Bashir survived a heart attack and left hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization.

    “The Presidency confirmed that Al Bashir has undergone an exploratory cardiac catheterisation at Royal Care hospital and the results were very reassuring,’’ a presidency official said.

    He said that the president left the hospital immediately after the procedure.

    The office of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had in November 2016 denied rumors that the president had passed away of a heart attack.

    Taha Othman, the director of Bashir’s office, told Al-Arabiya.net that the president was in good health and was resuming his presidential tasks.
     
    “I am sitting next to President Bashir in Morocco and enjoying the rain. We are getting ready to leave in a while to Guinea to participate in the Arab-African Summit,” Othman said.

    A rumor had circulated on social media platforms claiming that the Sudanese president has died of a heart attack.

    Al-Bashir had been outside the country since Nov. 14.

    He participated in the UN climate change conference (COP22) in Marrakech and the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.


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  • 2 French top ministers due in Ivory Coast on Tuesday after attack

    14/Mar/2016 // 1072 Viewers

     

     

    PARIS, MARCH 14, 2016: (DGW)  IN an obvious expression of solidarity France  has dispatched two top ministers to sending two top ministers to its former colony Ivory Coast after Sunday deadly attack on a beach resort, DailyGlobeWatch has been reliably told.

    No fewer than 16 people were killed in the attacks yesterday. Foreign Affairs and Interior Ministers  Jean-Marc Ayrault and Bernard Cazeneuve are expected to make the visit to the West African state that came under attack by gunmen on Sunday.

    Read: 2 plane parts to be examined in Australia for links to MH370

    Meanwhile, in a statement issued by President Hollande of France which was made available to newsmen, the president while expressing shock condemned the attack by Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb describing it as ''cowardly and odious attack''.

    Read: Survivors of Ivory Coast attack recount ordeal

    France reportedly  lost one of its citizens in the attack, DailyGlobeWatch reliably gathered.

     

     

     


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