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Tears as fake diplomats get 22yrs for trafficking cocaine.

Liberian and Guinean nationals who trafficked into the country 31 packets of cocaine concealed in a 'diplomatic bag' have been sentenced to 22 years in jail.

- TheCitizen - TZ | PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea.

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

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Will Morocco Extradite a Hezbollah Financier to the United States?.

On March 21, a Moroccan security official confirmed that the kingdom plans to deport Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen to the United States, presumably based on his financial ties to Hezbollah and related designations by the U.S. Treasury Department. He was arrested last week in Morocco while on his way from Guinea to ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Gambia to Set Up Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances ...

- Voice of America - US

Ghandour discuss peace in Sudan with Cater Center.

March 22, 2017 - The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and John Goodman Conflict Resolution Program's associate director for Africa at Carter Center Wednesday discussed the ongoing efforts to bring peace in Sudan and achieve democratic reforms. The Carter Center has an old relation with the Sudanese government, as ...

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South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea partner on oil and gas.

March 21, 2017 - South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers. The two nations will use the new partnership as a basis for exchanging information on policy and regulation promoting ...

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