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What are your recollections of July 22nd 1994?

Ebrima Chongan the former Gambian security chief in the First Republic and European Criminal Justice Policy Adviser at The United Kingdom Home Office recollects his role in the July 22nd 1994 coup d'etat that ousted President Jawara brought Yahya Jammeh to power.

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  • [Deutsche Welle]The UN Security Council has said an attack on one of its bases in South Sudan may "constitute a war crime." It called on the country's government to do more to prevent future attacks.

  • [Sudan Tribune]Juba -At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when suspected cattle raiders attacked a village in South Sudan's Warrap state on Thursday, an official said.

  • [Ghanaian Chronicle]As Ghana strives harder to escape the quagmire of oil curse which is the vile menace of oil and gas producing countries in third world countries across the globe, there are already looming signals that Ghana is virtually losing its gravity and battles to the foreign partners in her oil and gas industry.

  • [Zambia Reports]Sixteen opposition political parties have written to President Michael Sata asking for a meeting over the constitution making process impasse.

  • [Deutsche Welle]Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been re-elected for a fourth term. But the 77-year-old is seriously ill and barely able to communicate. Doubts over whether he is still able to lead his country are growing.

  • [VOA]Abuja -More than five days after the abduction of more than 100 teenage girls in Northeastern Nigeria, 85 girls remain missing, believed to be deep within a dangerous forest.

  • [VOA]The United States and United Nations Security Council added their voices to the chorus of international condemnation of this week's deadly attack on the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor and a flare-up of violence around the young country.

  • [Premium Times]The extremist Boko Haram sect has claimed responsibility for Monday's deadly car bomb at Nyanya bus station near Abuja, which killed at least 75 people and injured 124 more.

  • [Vanguard]The Foundation for the Victims of Child Abuse, (VCAF), has warned that the abduction of school girls could discourage parents from embracing girl-child education.

  • [Vanguard]At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said.

  • [Vanguard]French oil group, Total, has announced the detection of oil in the deep water off the coast of Cote d'Ivoire.

  • [Vanguard]The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday in Abuja distributed medical items to the hospitalised victims of Nyanya bomb blast.

  • [Vanguard]Christian faithful in Nigeria joined their counterpart worldwide to celebrate the passion and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

  • [Vanguard]Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as "critical."

  • [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Security forces dispersed several pro-Muslim Brotherhood marches in various Egyptian cities on Friday using teargas bombs.

  • [Leadership]Borno State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Musa Inuwa Kubo, on Thursday night told journalists by telephone that that the number of girls that escaped the Boko Haram captivity had now risen to 20.

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