Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz

President dismisses 2-day-old Cabinet

Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed his two-day-old cabinet after the Supreme Court ruled that his appointment of a new Prime Minister was unconstitutional.



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20 Mar 2017 00:00 Kenya

Digital money transfer service - WorldRemit and Diaspora community association - Ghana Union have announced a partnership that will support the Ghanaian community in the UK throughout the entire year of 2017 via a wide variety of events and community more

23 Jan 2017 00:00 Ghana

Amidst pressure from Gambian citizens, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the international community - Yahya Jammeh has relinquished power. In a broadcast on national TV - GRTS, Jammeh said: "I have decided today in good more

21 Jan 2017 11:14 Gambia

Former President of The Gambia - Yahya Jammeh is believed to be preparing a statement where he promises to leave State House in the presence of Guinean officials. more

20 Jan 2017 17:10 Gambia

The wait for Yahya Jammeh to quit The Gambia's State House and transfer power to President Adama Barrow continues as mediators from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are still in talks with him - even after the latest 4pm more

20 Jan 2017 16:30 Gambia

The official website of The Gambia's President and the government's Cabinet ( has been hacked by unknown persons - and is now displaying the photograph of President-elect Adama Barrow. more

18 Jan 2017 22:20 Gambia

The power house of President Yahya Jammeh built over the last 22 years of his tenure as Gambia's leader, is fast collapsing in the midst of resignations of his close aides. Joining the growing list of Ministers who have resigned from Jammeh's more

18 Jan 2017 19:15 Gambia

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow who is currently in Dakar - Senegal, has confirmed that the inauguration of his government will take place on January 19 on Gambian soil. more

18 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

In yet another attempt to cling to power beyond his tenure which ends tomorrow, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a State of Emergency. Jammeh said he was making the declaration “to prevent a constitutional crisis and power vacuum.” more

17 Jan 2017 23:09 Gambia

Leaders from West Africa including Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former President John Dramani Mahama were in Banjul at press time, in a last-minute mediation effort to get Gambia's more

13 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

Online stories about the assassination of Gambia's President-elect - Adama Barrow are fake, The Trumpet can reveal. The President-elect's social media team tweeted that: "We would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well." more

4 Jan 2017 18:47 Gambia

At press time, post-election violence in Gabon had claimed three lives. Police had also arrested about 1,100 people following riots over the announcement of President Ali Bongo's re-election and subsequent accusations by his main rival - Jean Ping more

2 Sep 2016 00:00 Gabon

A 65-year-old woman targeted by romance scammers has been convicted of money laundering. Sherroll Foster of Uxbridge pleaded guilty to money laundering at Isleworth Crown Court. more

17 Aug 2016 00:00 Ghana

A group of religious leaders gathered at the Church of the Latter Day Saints for a peace dialogue. more

27 Jun 2016 00:00 South Africa 1 Comments

25 underprivileged young Zambian women have been selected to receive the Justina Mutale Scholarship to continue their education at institutions of higher learning around the world. The announcement was made at the Official Launch of the Justina more

16 Jun 2016 00:00 Zambia

Barry Steenkamp, the 73-year old father of Reeva Steenkamp has said Oscar Pistorius, the former athlete convicted of their daughter’s murder, must pay for the crime of murdering his girlfriend Reeva. more

14 Jun 2016 15:53 South Africa

Britain has warned about the high threat of terror attacks against foreigners in South Africa, identifying upmarket shopping areas and malls in the commercial hub of Johannesburg and Legislative capital - Cape Town, as the main target areas. more

6 Jun 2016 15:11 South Africa

Africa's oldest ruler - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay on in office, in spite of calls for him to step down. more

26 May 2016 00:00 Zimbabwe

The death toll from last weekend's attack carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in Ethiopia has risen to 208 people. The toll of the wounded has also risen to 75 people while 108 children have been kidnapped, according to an Ethiopian official. more

18 Apr 2016 00:00 Ethiopia

Jovago joined the Citi FM Foundation on a visit to the Baptist School Complex & Orphanage (BASCO) to donate cash and items. more

1 Apr 2016 00:00 Ghana

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