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Day: May 22, 2019

Outcry as Nigeria charges newspaper editor under cybercrimes, terrorism acts

News Reporter BERLIN – A federal court in Nigeria on Wendesday charged Jones Abiri, the publisher and editor-in -chief of the Weekly Source, under Nigeria’s cybercrimes act, anti-sabotage act, and terrorism prevention act for crimes allegedly carried out in 2016, and…

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Gabon Govt in turmoil: President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister

Gabon’s leader Ali Bongo has dismissed both his vice president and the minister of forests, a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of precious timber. Bongo made the announcement in a statement released on Tuesday without giving a reason…

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South Africa: Makhura wins Gauteng battle for premier

Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chairperson David Makhura has been elected premier of the province during the first sitting of the sixth legislature, beating out the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Solly Msimanga with 38 votes to 32. Earlier on Wednesday, Zamani Saul, Sefora Ntombela, Job Mokgoro, Alan Winde, Oscar…

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Africa Month dialogue panelists blast African leaders for their lackadaisical approach towards curbing violence against migrants

Lack of proactive approach, political will pointed out as main reason xenophobia keeps recurring. Christopher Ncube JOHANNESBURG – Panelists at an Africa Month dialogue this week lambasted the continent’s political leaders, especially South Africa, for their lackadaisical approach towards curbing…

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Mozambican contestant wins world bodybuilding competition in Hong Kong

On 17 April, the Mozambican athlete Bruno Saraiva won an international bodybuilding competition in Hong Kong. After beating five competitors, the athlete won first place in the category of classic bodybuilding (classic physique), the most popular and important category in the event, which…

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Afghanistan’s Mina Mangal: ‘A strong, self-made woman’ gunned down in broad daylight

The murder dealt another blow to women and media workers. As conflict and insecurity layers doubt over Afghanistan’s recent achievements, the figure of Mina Mangal stood tall as a marker of progress — until she was killed, on May 11….

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South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa elected as president unopposed

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs had earlier abstained from the vote for the speaker. President Cyril Ramaphosa was announced as president of the republic by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng unopposed on Wednesday afternoon in the National Assembly. His MP position now…

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Good leadership, the cornerstone of Rwanda’s success story

Prof. Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi and Patrice Habinshuti. John C. Maxwell, a highly acclaimed leadership coach and prominent author, sums it up well when he says; Everything rises and falls on leadership”. After independence, the leadership of Rwanda was characterised by dictatorship,…

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Rwanda joins OECD Centre

Rwanda becomes the 55th member of the OECD Rwanda has formally been admitted to the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre having applied to join the body in November 2018. OECD Development Centre, which was established in 1961, is an…

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New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria’s National Assembly, charges CPJ

BERLIN – Authorities in Nigeria should withdraw new media accreditation requirements for accessing the National Assembly, the country’s legislature, and ensure that future regulations do not unduly limit freedom of the press and access to information, the Committee to Protect…

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