Banjul-Moscow Ties Reinforced As Gambia officially Opens Embassy in Russia

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National flag of The Gambia.

The Islamic Republic of The Gambia and the Russian Federation have reinforced the diplomatic relations between the two nations, as The Gambia opened a new Embassy in Moscow, the Daily Observer newspaper in The Gambia can report.

 Russia is yet to open an embassy in The Gambia, but maintains a honorary Consulate General in Banjul, the capital city. The Russian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, is also accredited to The Gambia.

Read more here: http://observer.gm/banjul-moscow-ties-reinforced-as-gambia-officially-opens-embassy/

Source: www.observer.gm

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DENMARK OPENS EMBASSY IN NIGERIA, EYES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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In order to strengthen its economic and bilateral relations ties with Nigeria, Denmark has formally opened its embassy in the federal capital Abuja and consulate in Lagos, Nigerias former capital and now it’s main commercial hub, with a team of investors visiting the country to discuss ways of attracting investments into the economy, reports the nationalmirroronline.net website.

The team of investors who visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) was led by the consul general of the new embassy, Mr. Per Christensen. He stated that his team was willing to invest in a commercially viable interest with Danish equity.

Mr.Christensen listed some sectors of the Nigerian economy his country would be establishing partnership with Nigeria to boost as renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, power and agro allied sectors. He harped on the important roles and support of the Commission to help navigate them through the Nigerian market and also match-make them with potential local investors. The envoy maintained that the diplomatic mission in Nigeria was established to advise and assist in a number of areas which include, political, consular, commercial, investment, cultural, press, and facilitate business relations and activities between both countries, but however disclosed that the danish Government had officially registered its presence in Nigeria since 1984.

Source: www.nationalmirroronline.net

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NORDMENN UTVIST FRA VEST-SAHARA

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Over 50 norske fredsaktivister som forsøkte å nå El Aaiún (Laayoune), hovedstaden i Vest-Sahara, der størstedelen av territoriet er under kontroll av Marokko, er utvist fra landet, melder Nrk.no.

Leder i Unge Høyre Kristian Tonning Riise og nestleder i AUF Emilie Bersaas er blant de utviste.

Vest-Sahara, også kalt Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), ble i 1976 erklært selvstendig av frigjøringsbevegelsen Polisario, men er ikke anerkjent av FN. 

SADR og Polisarios eksilregjering har kontroll over enkelte områder øst i landet, og har base i Algerie. SADR er opp gjennom årene blitt anerkjent av 84 FN-land, men 37 av dem har helt eller delvis trukket anerkjennelsen tilbake.

Vest-Sahara har rundt 20 ambassader rundt om i verden, og er medlem av Den afrikanske union, AU. Territoriet tilhørte Spania frem til 1975, da Marokko og Mauritania rykket inn og tok kontroll. Annekteringen er ikke internasjonal anerkjent. 

El Aaiun, som betyr “Kilden”, ligger helt nord i landet og har rundt 200,000 innbyggere.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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27 PERSONER FRA 18 LAND DREPT I TERRORAKSJON MOT HOTELL I OUAGADOUGOU

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Ingen nordmenn ble rammet da en gruppe terrorister angrep Splendid Hotel i Burkina Fasos hovedstad Ouagadougou fredag.

– Utenriksdepartementet har ikke informasjon som tilsier at norske borgere skal være involvert, opplyser pressevakt Astrid Sehl i UD til NTB / TV2.no

Minst 27 personer, fra 18 ulike land, ble drept i aksjonen, mens rundt 150 personer er bekreftet reddet etter at terroristene tok gisler. Det sier blant andre den franske og den spanske ambassadøren i landet.

10 av de drepte ble funnet i den populære kafeen Cappucino, som ligger rett over gaten fra hotellet.

Terroristene gikk først inn i kafeen og begynte å skyte, før de deretter satte fyr på flere biler utenfor og så gikk til angrep mot hotellet, etter å ha stukket kafeen i brann.

Både det fire stjerners Splendid Hotel og kafeen, som ligger i sentrum av hovedstaden, er svært populær blant journalister, FN-ansatte og vestlige borgere.

Ett av gislene som ble berget ut er en minister i Burkina Fasos regjering.

Den militante islamske terrorgruppen Islamsk Maghreb, som er tilknyttet Al Qaida, har tatt på seg ansvaret for aksjonen, sier Burkina Fasos innenriksdepartement.

To av de fire terroristene som ble drept da lokale, franske og amerikanske spesialstyrker stormet hotellet lørdag morgen, var kvinner, opplyser Burkina Fasos nye president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

Myndighetene sier videre at terroristene hadde rigget hotellet med eksplosiver.

Burkina Faso står på listen over land som Utenriksdepartementet fraråder norske borgere å reise til.

Les mer på UD’s reiserådsider på www.regjeringen.no

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FERIEPARADISET GAMBIA ERKLÆRT SOM ISLAMSK REPUBLIKK

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Gambias hovedstad Banjul, på øya St.Mary’s ved utløpet av Gambia-floden.

Gambia er nå en islamsk republikk og offentlig ansatte kvinner må dekke til håret. Det krever president Yahya Jammeh (bildet), skriver VG Nett.

– Kvinnelige ansatte bes om å bruke skaut og dekke håret pent til, heter det i et rundskriv som er sendt ut til alle departementer og offentlige etater i det vestafrikanske landet, kjent for sine flotte strender og store naturopplevelser.

95 prosent av det populære ferielandets 1,8 millioner innbyggere er muslimer og det har derfor ikke kommet sterke protester etter at president Yahya Jammeh proklamerte islamsk republikk.

Yahya Jammeh, eller Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Abdul-Aziz Awal Jemus Junkung Jammeh Naasiru Deen Babili Mansa, som har hans fulle offisielle navn (50), har styrt Gambia etter at han som ung løytnant tok makten i et militærkupp i 1994. Han er senere valgt som president i 1996, 2001, 2006 og 2011. 

Gambia er en tidligere britisk koloni, og fikk sin selvstendighet fra Storbritannia i 1965. Presidenten trakk nylig landet ut av Samveldet (The Commonwealth).

Yahya Jammeh har i mange år gjort seg svært bemerket i Afrika og ellers internasjonalt med en lang rekke oppsiktsvekkende og kontroversielle avgjørelser, uttalelser og utspill om en rekke forhold.

Se vår store bloggpost om Gambia her www.minbestereise.blogg.no

Kilde: www.vg.no,

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ABUJA: A CAPITAL IN DARKNESS

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For many who live in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, it is disappointing that there are street lights that hardly ever function. This situation has residents apprehensive especially with growing security concerns in the city, reports leadership.ng

Most times, a drive around Abuja at night makes one feel no different from being in a city without any street light poles at all. It is a vast plunge into darkness.

While a few major streets do have their lights turned on at night, 90 per cent of Abuja’s streets are only navigable if your vehicle head lamps are super sharp and radiant.

And it is not uncommon to see many dilapidated taxis without a set of functioning head lamps moving around Abuja.

See more at www.leadership.ng/features/484813/abuja-capital-city-darkness

Source: www.leadership.ng

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ECUADOR OPENS EMBASSY IN NIGERIA

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Nigeria, Ecuador friendship flourished yesterday when the first ambassador of the South American country presented his Letters of Credence to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in the Nigerian federal capital city of Abuja, reports The Sun newspaper.

The event officially marked the opening of the country’s embassy in Nigeria as well as the beginning of a new dawn in the two countries friendship, which has existed at the
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over the years.

Ambassador Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto pledged to strengthen and consolidate the existing fraternal, warm and cordial relations between Ecuador and Nigeria.

President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, also, sent his compliments to president Buhari and thanked him for the opening of the Ecuadorian diplomatic mission.

Almost 12 % of the Ecuadorian population has African heritage. He recalled the cordial ties between the two countries at the OPEC, especially when Nigeria helped Ecuador when its oil pipeline was broken in 1987.

Rovayo also expressed the solidarity of the people and government of Ecuador with Nigeria in the struggle against terrorism. He described Ecuador’s rejection of terrorism as a vital part of its foreign policy; and reiterated Ecuador’s commitment to assist in any way possible in the multilateral forums.

The ambassador also offered to assist handicap Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who survived Boko Haram insurgency through an Ecuadorian programme called “Manuela Espejo.”

Commenting, President Buhari expressed his appreciation for the opening of the embassy in Abuja. He said it would help the two countries to work together to strengthen bilateral ties.

The 51-years-old envoy is a Lawyer. He started his diplomatic career in 1989. He has served in Peru and Spain. At the Foreign Ministry in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, he served at the Directorates of Sovereignty, Modernization Process, Cultural, Protocol, Juridical issues; he was the Director of Press of the Foreign Ministry; and was recently seconded to the National Prosecutor’s Office as the Director of International Affairs.

Read the article at www.sunnewsonline.com/new/ecuador-opens-embassy-in-Nigeria

Source: www.sunnewsonline.com

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BURKINA FASO LAUNCHES LARGEST ROAD PROJECTS IN CAPITAL CITY OUAGADOUGOU

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Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Yacouba Isaac Zida has launched the North interconnection highway project in Ouagadougou, considered the largest road infrastructure of its kind erected in the capital city of Ouagadougou, footprint2africa.com reports.

Presiding over the ceremony, Mr.Zida expressed pride of the long-awaited project which he hopes will be relieved by the population of the city.

He invited all residents of the capital, especially car drivers to be “very understanding during the execution period of this project.”

He assured that all obstacles to the project have been removed.

According to the minister of Infrastructure, all residents affected by the project, will be compensated for the damage suffered.

Estimated at CAF70 billion francs, the North interconnection highway will be commissioned in 2017.

Read the article at www.footprint2africa.com/burkina-faso-launches-largest-road-projects-in-capital-city

Source: www.footprint2africa.com

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RADISSON BLU TIL GHANA OG UGANDA

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Carlson Rezidor styrker sin posisjon som det ledende internasjonale hotellkonsernet på det afrikanske markedet og legger nå til Ghana og Uganda i porteføljen, med åpningen av henholdsvis Radisson Blu Hotel Accra Airport og Radisson Blu Hotel Kampala, skriver bladet Kapital Reise.

Hotellet i Ghanas hovedstad Accra vil inneholde 207 rom og åpner dørene i løpet av 2017. Hotellet i den ugandiske hovedstaden blir et eksklusivt hotell med 195 rom, og vil ta imot de første gjestene i fjerde kvartal 2016. 

Carlson Rezidor åpnet sitt første hotell i Afrika i 2000 – Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotell i Cape Town, Sør-Afrika. Siden da har kjeden bygget opp et nettverk av 51 hoteller og 11,.500 rom i 21 ulike land på det afrikanske kontinentet.

Med 30 hoteller under bygging har kjeden dessuten den største porteføljen av hoteller og rom under utvikling i Afrika.

Les mer på www.rezidor.com

Kilde: Kapital Reise

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NOW EBOLA-FREE, SIERRA LEONE LOOKS TO TOURISM

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Freetown

Last Saturday, Sierra Leone passed Day 42 – the 42nd consecutive day without a new case of Ebola. This was a benchmark put in place by the World Health Organization. WHO will now monitor the country for the next 90 days to make absolutely certain that the outbreak is over, travelpulse.com reported.

Adventure travel companies started offering new tours almost as soon as WHO announced that the 42-day threshold had been passed. Travelers and adventure outfitters will most likely have to rely on medical evac insurance for some time because Sierra Leone’s medical infrastructure is in complete tatters after the outbreak.

Other than that, and some general safety-net precautions against Ebola infection, these companies should be back to business as usual quite quickly.

The more promising signs come from the hotel industry. Right after Day 42, work restarted on the 12-floor Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra project.

This luxury hotel will sit on the capital city’s most beautiful section of beachfront. The hotel will be completed in fall of 2016. Others in the hospitality industry will see the end of the Ebola crisis as a chance to get in before the competition returns.

Read more at http://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/now-ebola-free-sierra-leone-looks-to-tourism.html

Source: www.travelpulse.com

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