Egypt’s parliament regains legislative powers-Official

Egypt’s parliament regains legislative powers-Official

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced the official transfer of legislative powers from the executive authority to Parliament, in a speech held on Saturday before ...

Nigeria: Press zoom ex-governor’s fraud money, re-opening of Halliburton probe, others

Nigeria: Press zoom ex-governor’s fraud money, re-opening of Halliburton probe, others

The UK sharing of fraud money of convicted Nigeria's ex-governor and the re- opening and probe of those involved in Halliburton fraud were some of the lead stories in newspapers on ...

Swaziland’s King wants idle farms to be utilised

Swaziland’s King wants idle farms to be utilised

Swaziland's King Mswati III has issued a directive that idle farms should be used to increase food production, APA reports here on Saturday.Delivering his speech at the official ...

Mali: Two Guinean peacekeepers killed in Kidal attack

Mali: Two Guinean peacekeepers killed in Kidal attack

Two Guinean peacekeepers were killed and thirty of their comrades injured in Friday attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) ...

Kenya: Ruto wins appeal against ICC witness ruling

Kenya: Ruto wins appeal against ICC witness ruling

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday unanimously decided to bar the use of recanted evidence against Kenyan Vice President William Rutoand his ...

No evidences of chemical weapons usage in S/Sudan-UN

No evidences of chemical weapons usage in S/Sudan-UN

UN peacekeeping mission in south Sudan on Friday said that there were no evidences of using illegal weapons by the warring parties in the civil war erupted in the country in ...

Botswana leader warns opposition ahead of 2019 elections

Botswana leader warns opposition ahead of 2019 elections

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama said Friday that the 47 percent attained by his party in the 2014 General elections is not reflective of BDP popularity in the ...

Egypt’s parliament regains legislative powers-Official

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced the official transfer of legislative powers from the executive authority to Parliament, in a speech held on Saturday before members of the House of Representatives.“The Egyptian people have completed the roadmap by electing the House of Representatives, created rules of their democratic system and rebuilt the constitutional institutions of the country�, ...

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Clashes between Liberian, Burkinabe communities kill 3 people

Reports from Grand Gedeh County in northeastern Liberia say three persons have died in a clash between residents and Burkinabe occupying land in the area.The state-run Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) which made the disclosure Saturday did not specify the nationality of those who lost their lives. According to LBS, the Burkinabe who have occupied about 500 acres of land in the thickly forested area, say ...

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Sierra Leone: Abortion bill back on President’s desk-Source

Sierra Leone's controversial abortion bill has been sent back to the President, sources said Friday. The law which seeks to decriminalize abortion have divided the country as religious leaders opposed it for been against morality and religious teachings. The law was first passed in parliament in December and was sent to President Ernest Bai Koroma as required by law for his signature. But the President did ...

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Mozambique premier tours drought stricken areas

Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario says there must be an urgent response to the drought in Maputo province in order to relieve the suffering of the population, particularly those now suffering from shortage of water and food, APA learns here on Saturday.According to local media reports, Rosario made the announcement after Visiting Moamba, one of the worst hit districts in Maputo province. ...

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At least 144 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Kuwait-Report

At least 144 Sierra Leoneans illegally recruited for job seeking were living in Kuwait homeless, Sierra Leone's ambassador to the Gulf State said Saturday.Mr Ibrahim Kamara, who is currently in Freetown, was quoted saying these affected people were recruited without the knowledge of the embassy, which has made it difficult for them to act. He said 50 of them were women. The embassy is currently taken care of ...

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Swazi Parliament opening peaceful as marchers blocked

Civil servants who intended to disrupt the official opening of Swazi Parliament on Friday were blocked by police, APA reports on Saturday.The protestors had scheduled their march to coincide with the opening of the Third Session of Parliament which was done by King Mswati III as they are pushing for the release of a salary review report by government. Marcher- comprising members of the Swaziland National ...

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Sierra Leone: 2398 children sexually abused in 2015

The official in charge of fighting sexual violence and abuse against women within the Sierra Leone police has called for a concerted effort to tackle the menace, reports said on Saturday.Superintendent Mirrah Koroma said Friday figures of sexual abuse in 2015 showed that the situation was alarming. The Family Support Unit, which she heads, said last year 2, 398 cases were recorded. 1, 067 of those are ...

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Nigeria: Press zoom ex-governor’s fraud money, re-opening of Halliburton probe, others

The UK sharing of fraud money of convicted Nigeria's ex-governor and the re- opening and probe of those involved in Halliburton fraud were some of the lead stories in newspapers on Saturday.This Day reported that the confiscated assets of former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, goes in favour of the Britain as DFID will first receive £25 million from the total sum seized before the balance may be sent ...

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Sierra Leone: Fighting over Siaka Stevens’ legacy

The family of Sierra Leone's first President, Siaka Stevens, has protested the use of his name in the conduct of a controversial tribal gathering set for Saturday 13 February.Siaka Stevens, the first elected President of Sierra Leone who died in 1988, was a Limba by ethnicity. He founded a group that the Limbas saw as a uniting force named Akutay. The Akutay is now involved in battle of supremacy with a ...

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Swaziland’s King wants idle farms to be utilised

Swaziland's King Mswati III has issued a directive that idle farms should be used to increase food production, APA reports here on Saturday.Delivering his speech at the official opening of Parliament on Friday, the King said no piece of land should remain unused to ensure food security, especially at this time when the country is going through a serious drought situation. Agriculture Minister Moses Vilakati ...

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