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The Gambia’s long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections.
In an announcement on state TV, he said it was “not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed”. 45 more words
By Thalif Deen*
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) – The 193-member UN General Assembly has been dragging its feet on a proposal that has been kicked around the corridors of the United Nations for over 10 years: a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) providing journalists the “right to information” in a sprawling bureaucracy protective of its turf. 1,329 more words