I am a freelance journalist working in West Africa based in Senegal. I have reported for several international media houses including the BBC, USA Today, Associated Reporters Abroad, UN Radio, Anadolu News and the West Africa Democracy Radio.
My passion is writing for a change. A change that will...
By Alpha Kamara DAKAR, Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne on Friday announced a new cabinet of 39 ministers two months after the National Assembly elections. Several ministers were replaced while 18 maintained their positions. Interior Minister Abdoulaye Diallo was transferred to the Ministry of Transport. He was replaced by Alie Ndiaye, another influential member of the ruling party.Dionne said the new cabinet will meet the expectations of the Senegalese people.
By Alpha Kamara DAKAR, Senegal Thousands of opposition supporters Wednesday took to the streets in Togo’s capital Lome against the 50-year ruling dynasty in the country. The protest came a day after the Cabinet endorsed an urgent bill to amend the constitution and introduce presidential term limits on Tuesday night. Togolese main opposition leader Jean Pierre Fabre termed the government’s last minute move to push the proposal to the legislature as “suspicious”.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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