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Gambia’s new president begins democratic reforms

Africa | The changes include reining in security services and removing media restrictions
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/02/17, 10:55 am

New Gambian President Adama Barrow has started his tenure with a “complete overhaul” of the political system his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, ruled for more than two decades.

Barrow, who assumed office a week ago, has appointed officials, remodeled some of the country’s repressive restrictions, and kick-started plans to restore unity.

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Globe Trot: British PM heads to Washington with a shopping list

International | Theresa May’s priorities don’t necessarily align with Trump’s
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/25/17, 02:14 pm

GREAT BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House, and she has a shopping list. Remember those hundreds of thousands of British petitions to block Trump from entering the U.K.?

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Globe Trot: Kenya doctors’ strike is bloody business

International | Former WORLD Daniel of the Year comes out of retirement to help
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/23/17, 12:41 pm

KENYA: If your Monday holds trouble, consider Week 7 of the Kenya doctors’ strike at a government hospital in Naivasha, where Dr. Scott Myhre is operating without electricity, no blood in the bank, and the blood of a woman with an ectopic pregnancy pouring onto the floor.

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