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World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off.

From Africa, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will address the world body, as will Gambia's new leader Adama Barrow and South Africa's Jacob Zuma

- Daily Monitor - UG

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger.

Nana Akufo-Addo with the Sword of Authority as he is sworn in as Ghana's 5th president in Accra. EPA/Christian ThompsonThere is much to celebrate as the world marks International Day of Democracy. The last year has seen important democratic breakthroughs in Africa. In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In ...

- The Conversation - UK

Gambia Turns to Private Maritime Policing.

Gambia is negotiating deals with three private companies to crack down on rampant illegal fishing in its territorial waters, a senior official with the fisheries ministry told Reuters. Made possible by poor monitoring capacity and, in some cases, corrupt local officials, illegal fishing costs West Africa's coastal nations ...

- Voice of America - US

EU Countries Authorized Their Vessels To Fish Unlawfully In African Waters.

OceanaOceana today released a new report highlighting unlawful fishing* activities, authorized by four European countries, in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015.

- Common Dreams - US

Children, youth on the move across Mediterranean at risk of exploitation.

Source: International Organization for Migration, UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Guinea, Iran , Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT