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Liberia: Foreign Minister Wants Unmil Presence

Liberia: Foreign Minister Wants Unmil Presence

Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara has suggested that some form of United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) presence remains in the country until after the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. Ambassador Kamara told a US Foreign Relations Senate Committee delegation visiting the country that Liberians have been a little bit paranoia about UNMIL drawdown, and […]

Buhari – Global Economic Crisis Might Be Country’s Blessing

Buhari – Global Economic Crisis Might Be Country’s Blessing

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimised that the current global economic challenges might well turn out to be a blessing for Nigeria. This he said was because the crisis would stimulate the latent economic opportunities that Nigerians had left untapped for decades. Speaking in Abuja yesterday at the opening of the International Islamic Conference on […]

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

A bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act to give room for the incorporation of the use of card readers into the Act scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The bill, entitled: “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Electoral Act N0. 6 2010 and for Other Matters Connected […]

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

As the dominoes continue to fall, revealing more of the alleged influence the controversial Guptas have over government, several ANC sources have told News24 that they are still standing firm behind the family’s alleged ally President Jacob Zuma. Some ANC sources around the country told News24 on Thursday the party will show a united front […]

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt was the only country to abstain from voting on Friday on a measure aimed at preventing and combating “sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.” During the vote on UN Resolution 2272 on Friday, the remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favour. The resolution endorses UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s decision “to repatriate a […]