Three African nations lose UN voting rights

Three African nations lose UN voting rights

Central African Republic, Lesotho and The Gambia have had their United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voting privileges suspended because of a failure to pay required member dues. The decision is in line with rules under the UN charter that withhold the voting privileges when a nation meets or exceeds the…

Cameroon, three other nations see U.S. AGOA status changes

Cameroon, three other nations see U.S. AGOA status changes

Cameroon will lose its preferred trade status under the United States African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on January 1, following the U.S. decision to revoke its status because of its human rights record. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision in October, but confirmed it by a proclamation issued…

Gambians get new money without Jammeh’s portrait

Gambians get new money without Jammeh’s portrait

New currency went into circulation on Tuesday in the West African nation of The Gambia, where life after former dictator Yahya Jammeh will now mean banknotes without his portrait on them. President Adama Barrow showed off the new dalasi notes alongside the head of the Central Bank of The Gambia,…

AU acts on election unrest in Gabon, DRC

The African Union plans to send observers to Gabon, to assist the Consitutional Court with a recount of votes cast in last month’s disputed presidential election. The Peace and Security Council of the AU has asked for observers from other French-speaking nations to assist, the Mail & Guardian reports. The…