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November, 2017

  • 2 November

    NDC Used Ghc5m To ‘Renovate’ Bole Guest House – Fiifi Boafo – Peace FM Online

    Peace FM OnlineNDC Used Ghc5m To 'Renovate' Bole Guest House – Fiifi BoafoPeace FM OnlineThe Manager in Charge of the Ghana Cocoa Board CEO's office, Fiifi Boafo, has stated that GHc 5 million was spent by the Mahama government, not only to refurbish the guest house at Bole, but also construct additional facilities. This comes after the ...COCOBOD CEO 'pure' serial caller - Ato Forson jabsMyjoyonline.comGovernment is investigating utilisation of $1.8 billion loan-COCOBODGhana News AgencyCOCOBOD uncovers 'ghost' cocoa roads awarded under NDC...

  • 1 November

    Uhuru waited under Moi’s wings for years – Daily Nation

    Daily NationUhuru waited under Moi's wings for yearsDaily NationPresident Uhuru Kenyatta with former President Daniel arap Moi when he paid him a courtesy call at his Kabarnet Gardens residence in Nairobi on February 16, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU. In Summary. The journey would also see him lose battle for control of the ...Ethnic tensions threaten to engulf post-election Kenya. This activist sees a way out.PRISpecter of Violence Looms Over Kenya After Two Disputed VotesBloombergAmidst election-

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Liberia’s election run-off: A choice between two imperfect options

    Keeping the incumbent party in office may be difficult to bear, but hope that the opposition will bring change may also be misplaced. The two contenders: Joseph Boakai (left) and George Weah (right). Musa Lamine was sitting under his market stall listening attentively to his radio when the news came over the airwaves. None of the 20 contestants ...

  • 31 October

    Women on top: 5 must-see African films with strong female leads

    Women have been at the heart of some of the most powerful new films from Africa. Here are some you won’t want to miss. The films listed below are all showing at Film Africa 2017, which is taking place at venues around London from 27 September to 5 November. À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer (“I still hide when I smoke”) Director: Rayhana Obermeyer Set during the Algerian Civil War, I still hide when I smoke takes us back to a day in 1995 which we spend in and around a hammam owned by Fatima (Hiam Abbass). The constant bombings have disrupted the water supply and the hammam is packed with wives, daughters, widows and children, who pour out their ...

  • 31 October

    Strong man redux: Kenya’s fresh election is preposterously flawed

    Print section Print Rubric: Kenya’s fresh election will do little to improve the president’s legitimacy Print Headline: Strong man redux Print Fly Title: The dangers of a flawed poll UK Only Article: standard article Issue: A tsar is born Fly Title: Strong man redux Location: KISUMU Main image: 20171028_map003.jpg CLUTCHING a large rock on his shoulder, Sam...

  • 31 October

    Government examines options on AMERI deal – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyGovernment examines options on AMERI dealGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct. 31 GNA - Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy, has said government is looking at all options available to them with regards to the AMERI deal. He said government is also examining all the decisions in terms of the financial implications to ...

  • 31 October

    Help us achieve our vision for Ghana – Akufo-Addo to civil service – Myjoyonline.com

    Myjoyonline.comHelp us achieve our vision for Ghana – Akufo-Addo to civil serviceMyjoyonline.comPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Civil Service to co-operate with government in ensuring the implementation of policies, and the realisation of the vision of a prosperous, progressive Ghana. He said his government is committed to working with ...Ghana Playing Critical Role In Resolving Togo Political CrisisModern Ghana (press release) (blog)Nana Addo 'Secretly' Meets Togo's PresidentPeace FM OnlineGovernment committed to working with transparent Civil Service - PresidentGhana News AgencyThe Statesman Online -BusinessGhana

  • 30 October

    US pledges to help fund Africa counterterrorism task force – CNN

    CNNUS pledges to help fund Africa counterterrorism task forceCNN(CNN) The Trump administration is considering providing up to $60 million to a five-nation counterterrorism task force in the Sahel region of Africa, several weeks after a deadly firefight drew public attention to the US military's presence there ...Niger is on the front lines of the war against terrorismThe HillUN chief urges Security Council to 'be ambitious' in supporting

  • 30 October

    ANC Gauteng places Emfuleni Mayor Mofokeng on special leave – Times LIVE

    Times LIVEANC Gauteng places Emfuleni Mayor Mofokeng on special leaveTimes LIVEThe African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has placed Emfuleni Mayor Simon Mofokeng on special leave following allegations that he had been sexually grooming a 14-year girl. The ANC Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers convened a meeting with ...Mayor placed on special leave over sexual abuse allegationsNews24all 3 news articles »

  • 30 October

    People of South Sudan need your help: UNICEF – Radio Canada International

    Radio Canada InternationalPeople of South Sudan need your help: UNICEFRadio Canada InternationalThe international community cannot just throw up its hands and walk away from the crisis in South Sudan both morally and politically, no matter how hopeless the situation on the ground appears right now, says the UNICEF Canada President and CEO, who ...Pastor Richard's flightOxfam America (press release) (blog)Getting South Sudan RightAtlantic Council (blog)Sudan, South Sudan agree on joint move to relieve

  • 29 October

    DA: Makhura must be questioned at Esidimeni arbitration hearings – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsDA: Makhura must be questioned at Esidimeni arbitration hearingsEyewitness NewsThe party wants the premier questioned after testimony by former Mental Health Review Board director Dumazile Masondo contradicts his earlier claims. FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: GCIS. Life Esidimeni · David Makhura · Life Esidimeni ...Qedani Mahlangu has support from Gauteng's ANCMail & GuardianFormer MEC Qedani Mahlangu has not disappeared – Gauteng ANCCitizenGauteng premier's role in Esidimeni deaths must be probed: DASouth African Broadcasting

  • 29 October

    Zuma and other Top Six leaders slated for failing to unite ANC in KZN – Times LIVE

    Times LIVEZuma and other Top Six leaders slated for failing to unite ANC in KZNTimes LIVEFormer KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has criticised President Jacob Zuma and the other ANC Top Six leaders for failing to intervene decisively in the leadership dispute which is tearing the organisation apart in the province. He said when the ANC ...MEC's desire to exclude other races is clearly unconstitutionalIndependent OnlinePursuit of personal interests will cause demise of ANC: MchunuSouth African Broadcasting Corporationall 5 news articles »

  • 29 October

    Buthelezi steps down – Herald live

    Herald liveButhelezi steps downHerald liveAgeing IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has finally thrown in the towel after being at the helm of his party for more than four decades. Buthelezi dropped a bombshell at a media briefing in Durban on Sunday when he announced that he would not stand for ...ANC wishes Buthelezi a good retirementEyewitness NewsMaimane pays tribute to outgoing IFP leader ButheleziIndependent OnlineIFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi to step downCitizenNews24 -South African Broadcasting Corporationall 10 news articles »

  • 29 October

    Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers – Mail & Guardian

    Mail & GuardianKenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingersMail & GuardianKenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win. With the counting ...Ruto rules out Raila demand for another electionDaily NationLATEST: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new voteNews24Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited

  • 29 October

    IEBC to announce repeat poll winner on Monday – Daily Nation

    Daily NationIEBC to announce repeat poll winner on MondayDaily NationHead of the African Union election observer mission Thabo Mbeki (centre) addressing the press at the national tallying centre in Bomas of Kenya on October 29, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...Headache for IEBC as four counties unpolledThe StandardIEBC confirms over 7m voter turnout in repeat pollKenya Broadcasting CorporationIEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati Defends October 26th Repeat ElectionMwakilishi.comSouth African Broadcasting Corporationall 10 news articles »

  • 25 October

    In Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young Democracy – New York Times

    New York TimesIn Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young DemocracyNew York TimesSupporters of Raila Odinga, the main challenger to President Uhuru Kenyatta, protesting in Kisumu, Kenya, on Monday. Credit Yasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. NAIROBI, Kenya — It was always about more than a single election.Kenya opposition leader vows to form 'resistance movement'News24Kenya Is Barreling Toward an 'Illegal' ElectionForeign Policy (blog)Kenya's opposition chief urges voters

  • 25 October

    Kenya’s election rerun: What happened today. What happens tomorrow.

    What matters now is that President Kenyatta demonstrates restraint in dealing with protesters and shows magnanimity in victory. Opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters at a rally. Credit: Raila Odinga. From 6am tomorrow morning, many, but perhaps not most, Kenyans will vote in the 26 October re-run of Kenya’s presidential election. The dramas that have occurred following the landmark Supreme Court ruling annulling the August 2017 vote have been extraordinary. And the situation continues to evolve quickly. What happened today Today was just the latest eventful day since the presidential vote on 8 August was invalidated. Three consequential court cases – two before the High Court and one before the Supreme Court – were due to be decided. The Supreme Court was meant to hear a case ...

  • 25 October

    DA aims to ensure uninterrupted matric exams in Vuwani

    DA shadow minister for Education, Ian Ollis, says it's important for matric exams to continue without disruptions in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

  • 25 October

    Zuma lawyers challenge State of Capture report

    President Jacob Zuma's lawyers have strongly attacked the State of Capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

  • 25 October

    Office of ANC chief whip welcomes Mkhwebane inquiry decision – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsOffice of ANC chief whip welcomes Mkhwebane inquiry decisionEyewitness NewsANC MPs said the DA's complaint was politically motivated and there was no need or basis to investigate her conduct. FILE: Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN. African National Congress · Democratic Alliance ...Theatre of the Absurd, Parliament edition: Justice