Archive for October, 2014

General Traore Takes Over Burkina Faso

General Traore Takes Over Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s military chief has taken over as head of state in Burkina Faso. This development comes in the wake of violent protests at President Blaise Compaore’s attempt to extend his 27-year rule. “In line with constitutional measures, and given the power vacuum, I will[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 10 comments News
Burkina Faso Presidency Is Vacant

Burkina Faso Presidency Is Vacant

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman has told demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou. Mr Compaore had earlier said he would step down after a 12-month transitional government had ended. However, the opposition continued to demand that he resign,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 1 comment News
FAO’s Phraseologies Of World Food Day

FAO’s Phraseologies Of World Food Day

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, director general of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva, released a statement to mark World Food Day, as has been the tradition since the days of his Senegalese born predecessor Dr. Jacques Diouf. According to Gambian dictator-owned Daily Observer newspaper,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Editorial
Darboe Blasts APRC National Mobiliser

Darboe Blasts APRC National Mobiliser

‘Colley Is An Uninformed Noisemaker’ The leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has blamed the national mobilizer of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) for not being abreast with the Gambia’s history. Lawyer Ousainou Darboe described Yankuba Collry as[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Politics
Military Seizes Power In Burkina Faso

Military Seizes Power In Burkina Faso

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso seized control of the government on Thursday and set a dusk-to-dawn curfew in what one general described as an effort to protect lives and restore order. Unrest has gripped Burkina Faso — a key ally[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 6 comments Politics
'Gambia Still Bashes Rights Defenders'

'Gambia Still Bashes Rights Defenders'

ARTICLE 19 has called for concerted regional and international efforts to stop the violent repression against free voices and end impunity in the Gambia. This call comes at a time the West African nation is facing bashing at the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland.[Read More…]

by October 30, 2014 0 comments Editorial