20
January

Adama Barrow sworn in

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Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the Gambia’s new president. Barrow took an oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday and immediately called on security forces to demonstrate their loyalty in his standoff with defeated leader Yahya Jammeh.

13
January

Images of an emaciated elderly woman have rattled Chinese social media users, after papers in the southern Guangxi region reported that the 92-year-old had been kept in a pigsty by her son and daughter-in-law "for years".

29
December

Top Nigeria cleric rejects equality bill

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Nigeria's most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share.

13
December

Aleppo civilians 'shot on the spot' - UN

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The UN says Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children.

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