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The ruling government in Congo has indicated it may not hold long-awaited elections this year.

Why? It's simply too expensive, a government official suggested this week

“It will be difficult to think that we can mobilize $1.8 billion this year," Pierre Kangudia Mbayi, minister of state in charge of budget, said at a news conference Wednesday, Africa News reported. "At this stage, I prefer to keep a language of sincerity.”

New Gambian President Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the West African country's independence.

Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

 

Addis Ababa (AFP) - The African Union decided Monday to allow Morocco back in the fold after a 33-year absence, despite stiff resistance from some member states over the status of Western Sahara.

 

New president says he will require complete financial transparency from the ministers he chooses for his government. Adama Barrow, The Gambia's new president, has also vowed to reform the country's notorious intelligence agency and promised to ensure media freedom in the country.

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