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The Gambia: Africa's new Islamic republic

Source: BBC

Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh, declared his West African country an Islamic republic, at a political rally, on 11 December – making it Africa’s second, after Mauritania. 207 more words

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Source: Yahoo News

The world breathed a sigh of relief on Jan. 14, 2016, as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country given the all-clear. 251 more words

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Gambia

Unusual Fact: The rainforests of Gabon are home to 777 species of birds.

Welcome to Gabon, where meals can be used as breakfast lunch or dinner. 186 more words

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Gambia says female govt workers must wear headscarves

Source: Reuters

Gambia on Tuesday ordered female government employees to wear headscarves at work in a sign that the West African country is embracing a Muslim identity one month after President Yahya Jammeh declared it an Islamic republic. 160 more words

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Gabon

Unusual Fact: Gabon is home to 80% of Africa’s Gorilla population.

Gabon brought us to our second time ever smoking meat. Coupé coupé is a popular smoked meat BBQ in Gabon served on a baguette because Gabon was ruled by the French. 331 more words

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More than 70 killed in Nigeria bombings, suicide attacks

Source: China Daily

LAGOS – More than 70 people have been killed and more than a hundred others injured in sporadic bombings and suicide attacks that struck northern Nigeria since Sunday, according to police and eyewitnesses. 312 more words

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W. African leaders seek ban on full-face veil to prevent attacks

Source: Yahoo News

Abuja (AFP) – West African leaders said Thursday they were seeking to “forbid” women wearing full-face veils in an effort to curb the growing number of female suicide bombers unleashed by Boko Haram jihadists. 292 more words

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