Thank you for visiting this page. This edition of Weekly Top News is loaded and will thrill you as it is a 3-1 package on most current issues in the subregion.
The show starts in Senegal with analyses of the choice of candidates for the forthcoming elections especially for the ruling coalition. Political Analysts Pape Chérif Bertrand BASSENE and Mamadou Thior join us in this discussion.
This takes us to The Gambia, where the most controversial debate took place during the week in the National Assembly on the annulment of the law against Female Genital Mutilation. A member of the Gambia National Assembly Honourable Lamin Sanneh, Fatima Jarju, Programme Associate, Think Young Women and Jama Jack, an ardent advocate and activist for the promotion and respect of the rights of women and girls, were our discussants.
We concluded on AU’s plan to launch its own sovereign credit rating agency next year as an alternative to the “big three” international rating agencies, which it believes unfairly rank countries on the continent.
Jide Akitunde, the Director, of Nigeria Development and Finance Forum and the managing editor of Financial Nigeria and Barnabas Esiet, financial analyst and publisher of Newshelve.com