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November, 2017

  • 2 November

    Who are the Islamic militants likely behind the death of American soldiers in Niger and why won’t ISIS claim them? – Fox News

    Fox NewsWho are the Islamic militants likely behind the death of American soldiers in Niger and why won't ISIS claim them?Fox NewsDefense officials hold closed-door briefings on deadly ambush that killed four American troops; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports. The October 4 attack in Niger that claimed the lives of four U.S soldiers...

  • 2 November

    Media Commission calls for national conversation on the Ghana News Agency – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyMedia Commission calls for national conversation on the Ghana News AgencyGhana News AgencyAccra, Nov. 2, GNA - Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, the Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), on Thursday called for a national conversation on the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to help position the Agency at its rightful place. Nana Gyan- ...and more »

  • 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...

  • 2 November

    2 more trapped AngloGold miners rescued after 2 killed – News24

    News242 more trapped AngloGold miners rescued after 2 killedNews24Johannesburg – AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that two miners who remained trapped underground following a rockfall at a mine near Carletonville earlier on Thursday have been rescued. Earlier in the day, a rockfall trapped eight miners at the Mponeng ...2 miners trapped at Carletonville mine rescuedEyewitness NewsSix workers trapped underground at AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine – NUMCitizenOne dead, three missing after Mponeng fall-of-ground incidentCreamer Media's Mining Weeklyall 7 news articles »

  • 2 November

    Agony for families as NHIF downgrades medical cover – The Standard

    The StandardAgony for families as NHIF downgrades medical coverThe StandardNHIF Chief Executive Geoffrey Mwangi (right), Kenya Association of Private Hospitals Treasurer George Rae (left) and Christian Health Association of Kenya General-Secretary Dr Samuel Rukunya after briefing the press on the new NHIF out-patient cover at ...NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitalsKenya Broadcasting CorporationKenya to allocate 59 mln USD for social health insurance in 2018XinhuaNHIF reviews out-patient policy, service now 'universally' accessibleCapital FM KenyaBusiness Daily (press release) (blog)all 10 news articles »

  • 2 November

    I Got N30m From Diezani, INEC Official Tells Court – CHANNELS TELEVISION

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONI Got N30m From Diezani, INEC Official Tells CourtCHANNELS TELEVISIONA staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Christian Nwosu, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that he collected the sum of N30 million from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke ...Diezani: N30m

  • 2 November

    Battle over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election heads back to the Supreme Court – The Standard

    The StandardBattle over President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election heads back to the Supreme CourtThe StandardThe Supreme Court will once again be the theatre where the legal battle over the presidential election standoff between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga plays out. Thursday, Jubilee Party filed a pre-emptive petition seeking ...Elections exhaust Kenya, where democracy is challengedNews24Uhuru Kenyatta's hollow victoryThe EconomistIN-DEPTH: Kenya's problematic pollFinancial MailXinhua -RFI -The Bucknellian

  • 2 November

    Kenya’s nurses call off their strike as lecturers take action – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsKenya's nurses call off their strike as lecturers take actionEyewitness NewsThe nurses' strike had brought health services to a halt in many parts of the country, with patients being sent away from some government-run hospitals. FILE: Picture: EWN. Kenya. Email; Print. Tweet · Share · Reuters | 45 minutes ago. NAIROBI - Nurses ...Kenyan nurses

  • 2 November

    Why Buhari won’t get automatic ticket in 2019 – Okorocha – Daily Post Nigeria

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONWhy Buhari won't get automatic ticket in 2019 – OkorochaDaily Post NigeriaImo governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not get the 2019 presidential ticket of the APC on a platter. Okorocha said this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. He noted that though Buhari was ...2019 APC Ticket: Igbo oil tycoon is first challenger to BuhariVanguard2019: Buhari must go through primaries, Says OkorochaBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog) 2019: Forget automatic ticket, Okorocha tells BuhariDaily TrustIndependent Newspapers Limited -The Eagle Online -Naija247news -

  • 2 November

    Zuma an ‘amoral hypocrite’, claims ex-intelligence minister – The Times

    Talk of the TownZuma an 'amoral hypocrite', claims ex-intelligence ministerThe TimesA former intelligence minister has claimed he begged party chiefs to abandon their support for Jacob Zuma's bid to become South Africa's president, warning them he was an “amoral hypocrite” who threatened national unity. Ronnie Kasrils, a founding ...Opposition MPs walk out of parliament in S AfricaGulf TimesBattle royale over Zuma's legal fees ensuesEyewitness NewsZuma: If I fire Dlamini, who will deliver court-ordered grants scheme?News24Xinhua -Independent Online -Business Day -SowetanLIVEall 71 news articles

  • 1 November

    "Black Monday" protests spark controversy in S. Africa – Xinhua

    Quartz"Black Monday" protests spark controversy in S. AfricaXinhuaCAPE TOWN, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- So-called "Black Monday" protests against farm murders have sparked a controversy in a South Africa that is still divided over racial lines. On Wednesday, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joined the ...Here's What The HuffPost SA Team Has To Say About The Old SA FlagHuffington Post South Africa (blog)'Doing the toyi-toyi in a minefield' - EvitaArtslink.co.za News (press release)#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - China's support

  • 1 November

    Ghana Revenue Authority launches national tax Campaign – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyGhana Revenue Authority launches national tax CampaignGhana News AgencyAccra, Nov. 1, GNA - The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has launched a national tax campaign to awaken the consciousness of Ghanaians to honour their tax obligations for continuous development. The campaign on the slogan #OurTaxesOurFuture” is ...and more »

  • 1 November

    European Union observers say poll was more transparent – The Standard

    The StandardEuropean Union observers say poll was more transparentThe StandardAny election dispute should be presented in court, election observers from the European Union have said. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) also said an initial analysis of result forms for the October 26 repeat presidential poll ...Kenya faces further poll challenges as divisions remainAljazeera.comInt'l poll observers call for dialogue to resolve Kenya's political impasseXinhuaPetitioner wants IEBC bosses punished for

  • 1 November

    Let’s restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – The Guardian

    The GuardianLet's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert MugabeThe GuardianRobert Mugabe, 93, says he has been shocked by the number of recent murders in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP. Robert Mugabe. Let's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. President says he is in favour of lifting ...Zimbabwe's Mugabe reaffirms support for death sentenceXinhuaZimbabwe's Mugabe says he favors resumption

  • 1 November

    SAA’s failure to settle its debt would have resulted in default – Ramaphosa – Citizen

    CitizenSAA's failure to settle its debt would have resulted in default – RamaphosaCitizenThe airline holds a R19.1 billion government guarantee facility to allow it to remain in operation. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the South African Airways (SAA) bailout was a crucial decision made by government because failure to settle debts ...Ramaphosa says not his job to keep Dlamini accountableNews24Apartheid flag should never be hoisted again: RamaphosaSowetanLIVE'We can&#

  • 1 November

    Vigilantism: Akufo-Addo not in control – Spio-Garbrah – Starr 103.5 FM

    Starr 103.5 FMVigilantism: Akufo-Addo not in control – Spio-GarbrahStarr 103.5 FMA former Minister for Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has called on President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to be tough and disband all vigilante groups affiliated to the New Patriotic Party. According to him, the government has so far failed to ...The demise

  • 1 November

    Nigeria, Russia Sign Nuclear Power Plants Deal – CHANNELS TELEVISION

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONNigeria, Russia Sign Nuclear Power Plants DealCHANNELS TELEVISIONNigeria has signed a deal with Russia to build two nuclear power plants in the country, in a bid to end its energy crisis. According to the agreements signed earlier in the week, Russian state-owned company Rosatom is to build the plants in the ...Nigeria: Russia's Rosatom to build power plantThe AFRICAN BULLETINRussia's Putin set to build two nuclear plants

  • 1 November

    5 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solution – News24

    News245 months to go and SA no closer to Sassa grants solutionNews24Cape Town – A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development heard on Tuesday that Treasury had been brought in to review the fast-collapsing deal between the South African ...SassaGate Reloaded: Treasury presses pause button in Sassa/Post Office impasseDaily Maverick#Sassa: Treasury given a week to evaluate Sapo's bidIndependent OnlineNational Treasury to lead talks on South African welfare grant paymentsCitizenAlive For Footballall 7 news articles »

  • 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-

  • 1 November

    EFCC Summons Former NIA DG, Wife – CHANNELS TELEVISION

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONEFCC Summons Former NIA DG, WifeCHANNELS TELEVISIONThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade. EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in ...N13bn Ikoyi cash: EFCC invites ex-NIA DG, wifeThe Punch$43m Ikoyi Money: EFCC Summons Oke, WifeIndependent Newspapers LimitedEFCC Invites Ambassador Oke, Others For