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Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress meets to conclude the transition to a new administration. The National Executive Committee will assemble on Monday in the capital, Pretoria, as Zuma, 75, has defied growing pressure to resign since his deputy, Cyril […]

Somalia Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia

Somalia Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia

A plane carrying a medical donation from Saudi Arabia has landed in Mogadishu today. The donation was handed over to the government of Somalia so that it will be delivered to the local medical outlets that serve the public. Also, onboard the plane were some Somali nationals who were flown to Saudi Arabia for treatment […]

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

Explain Your Results, Beaten Angola Party Head Tells Electoral Commission

The leader of Angola’s main opposition party called on the country’s electoral commission on Saturday to explain how it compiled provisional election results giving the ruling MPLA party a landslide victory. Isaias Samakuva said his UNITA party, which has rejected the published results of Wednesday’s national ballot, was conducting a parallel count using polling station […]

Government Mandates Free Treatment For Women With Fistula

Government Mandates Free Treatment For Women With Fistula

The Federal Government has mandated all federal-owned hospitals to offer free surgical repairs for women living with obstetric fistula. Fistula is an abnormal hole that forms in the vagina caused by prolonged, obstructed labour during childbirth. Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole said this in Ogoja, Cross River at the start of the latest pooled […]

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Lack of access to potable water and proper healthcare featured prominently amongst motions tabled at the fifth rural women’s parliament with men on Friday. This year’s session was held under the theme ‘Parliament gives a voice to rural women and men on the SDGs (sustainable development goals)’. At the closing ceremony last Friday, National Council […]

French, German and Italian Ministers Meets Over Migrant Help

French, German and Italian Ministers Meets Over Migrant Help

The interior ministers of France, Germany and Italy will meet in Paris on Sunday to discuss ways to help Italy, which has been struggling with the masses of migrants arriving on its shores and has demanded solidarity from other members of the European Union. With the backing of the European Commission, Italy has threatened to […]

Miners Vow to Fight South Africa’s New Black-Ownership Rules

Miners Vow to Fight South Africa’s New Black-Ownership Rules

South Africa’s latest mining overhaul could be mired in a long legal battle as producers vowed to stop the changes even as government said it’s time the black majority benefited from the country’s mineral wealth. Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane unveiled new rules for so-called black economic empowerment, including tougher ownership requirements, a community-development tax […]

Egypt’s Cabinet Approves $2.48 Billion Social Aid Program

Egypt’s Cabinet Approves $2.48 Billion Social Aid Program

The Egyptian government approved a social spending plan to support lower and middle income families after inflation surged to the highest levels in decades following the flotation of the pound. The government plans to spend 45 billion Egyptian pounds ($2.48 billion) on income tax discounts, bonuses for public employees, and increased pension payments and cash […]

LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption, Cautions 35

LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption, Cautions 35

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has dismissed 20 of its officials over alleged corrupt acts ranging from extortion, misconduct to indiscipline. Twenty other officials were sanctioned over acts deemed not to be in consonance with the agency‘s rules and provisions of the Lagos State Civil Service, while 15 others were given letters of warning […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Dinner

LOUD WHISPERS:  Over Dinner

Pat: I am so glad we could do this at last Jemike: It seems there are never enough hours in the day Pat: How was General’s funeral? Jemike: It went very well. It was as grand as we all knew it would be. Security was very tight. My Aunt and I drove up to the […]