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DONALD TRUMP DECLARES JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL OF ISREAL

President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between …

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President Akufo-Addo swears-in 8 new envoys

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017, swore into office 7 Ambassadors and 1 High Commissioner, at an event at the Flagstaff House, which a charge to safeguard and promote the image and interests of Ghana outside her shores The 8 envoys are …

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South Africans take back your country – Graça Machel

Machel was speaking at an event held in honour of Mandela in Houghton at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Mandela died four years ago on December 5. “South Africa, it’s in your hands. Stand up and take it…We should get to 2018, having some kind of clarity of who the new …

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Senator backs calls for Police SARS scrapping

Senator Isa Misau, Bauchi-APC, on Tuesday lent his voice to the trending social media outcry against the activities of the Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS. An hashtag #ENDSARS, calling for the scrapping of the police unit, trended on the social media over the weekend. Nigerians, who used the …

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QTV: The Gambia gets its first private TV station

The Gambia finally has a private television operator 52 years after independence. QTV will now join the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) as the only channels. The launch of the channel was done by the Gambian president Adama Barrow and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma on November …

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ZIMBABWE: Ministers prioritise economic revival

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday swore into office 21 Cabinet Ministers who in turn committed themselves to work towards economic revival and an improvement in people’s livelihoods. Also to take oath of office before the President at State House were two deputy ministers and 10 Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs. This follows …

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NAMIBIA: N$100 000 for families affected by human-wildlife conflict

CABINET has approved a new policy for human-wildlife conflict compensation, with families of victims set to receive N$100 000 where a person is killed by a wild animal. The environment and tourism ministry’s spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, confirmed this yesterday. The policy was revised following an outcry by affected communities, who …

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President Barrow Appoints New Interior Minister

His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Mr Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior with effect from today, Monday, 4 December 2017. On Wednesday, 6th December 2017, President Barrow will swear-in Mr Drammeh to fully assume the functions of his office as …

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ZAMBIA: STEP ASIDE CHARLES MILUPI ADVICE EDGAR LUNGU

CHARLES Milupi says President Edgar Lungu has done his two terms and must therefore step aside and let others lead. And Milupi says the Head of State should not fool himself that he is popular and must learn from history by asking Rupiah Banda. During a special programme on ZNBC …

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Uganda requests to join OPEC – Energy Minister

Energy minister Irene Muloni last week reiterated Uganda government’s commitment to join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) “as a full time member” by 2020. Uganda expects to have joined the league of oil producing countries by that time. Ms Muloni, who also presented at the 3rd OPEC …

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ZIMBABWE: Mpofu to tackle police roadblocks, corruption

Newly-appointed Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu yesterday made a commitment to deal with police roadblocks and corruption which have strained relations between the public and law enforcement agents. Speaking after being sworn-in yesterday, Dr Mpofu said he had received a lot of complaints about the conduct of the …

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IMF: Zambia Has Highest Debt In Southern Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Zambia has the highest debt levels in Sub-Saharan Africa. And the IMF says the relationship between the IMF and Zambian authorities is “almost a saga”. Speaking at the IMF Sub-Sahara Regional Economic outlook in Lusaka today, IMF resident representative Dr Alfredo Baldini disclosed that …

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UGANDA: Govt to import Cuban doctors

The government is considering a plan by the Health ministry to bring in 200 doctors from Cuba and hire retired Ugandan medical professors to plug manpower gaps in Uganda, this newspaper can reveal. The proposal was mooted at the height of the doctors’ industrial action and Cabinet discussed and gave …

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IGP Orders Reorganization Of SARS and Probe Of Alleged Crimes

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate reorganization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and an investigation into the allegations of atrocities leveled against its operatives. This was announced in a statement signed by Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO). According to the statement, …

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Court Orders Arrest Of Former Enugu Governor Chimaroke Nnamani

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani. Presiding Justice Chuka Obiozor made the order of arrest following the failure of the former governor’s lawyer, to give any reasonable evidence as to why his …

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