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August, 2017

  • 21 August

    #Kenyan human rights activist Maina #Kiai briefly detained at Nairobi #airport – Africa Times

    Africa Times#Kenyan human rights activist Maina #Kiai briefly detained at Nairobi #airportAfrica TimesA prominent Kenyan human rights activist and lawyer whose own organization was de-listed by Kenyan authorities last week says he was detained Sunday morning at a Nairobi airport and surprised by demands that he prove he was cleared to travel.and more »

  • 21 August

    The US considers cutting aid to Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean

    The ZimbabweanThe US considers cutting aid to ZimbabweThe ZimbabweanSo Donald Trump is considering cutting aid to Zimbabwe as well as all African countries. Donald Trump. About time too. What does the West think it is doing by insisting on sending aid to Africa when the AU itself wants it cut by 75% by 2023? And when ...Pro-democracy demonstrators from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and DRC protest outside SADC summitDaily Maverickall 6 news articles »

  • 21 August

    FG Spent About N1.3trn On Capital Projects In 2016 – Osinbajo – CHANNELS TELEVISION

    CHANNELS TELEVISIONFG Spent About N1.3trn On Capital Projects In 2016 – OsinbajoCHANNELS TELEVISIONThe Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government spent about N1.3trn on capital projects in 2016, the highest in the history of the country. Professor Osinbajo, who highlighted some of the milestones of the government, noted ...President Buhari meets with Osinbajo, others, as Saraki acknowledges receipt...

  • 21 August

    Axing of crime boss evidence police management needs judicial review: police union – Times LIVE

    Times LIVEAxing of crime boss evidence police management needs judicial review: police unionTimes LIVEPolice unions and opposition MPs have welcomed the removal of Major-General Pat Mokushane as acting head of police crime intelligence‚ with one union calling for a serious inquiry into the management of police. The termination of Mokushane's ...Pat Mokushane fired as acting head of crime intelligenceNews24Crime intelligence boss given marching ordersBusiness Day (registration)Lesetja Mothiba fires crime intelligence

  • 21 August

    GHS to recruit doctors, dentists via quota system – Citifmonline

    CitifmonlineGHS to recruit doctors, dentists via quota systemCitifmonlineThe Ghana Health Service has announced that it will adopt a quota system in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country. According to the Director General of the Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, the quota system will help check the practice ...Doctors to apply for jobs from next year - Ghana Health ServiceGraphic OnlineNew doctors to apply

  • 21 August

    Laikipia, Kisumu commissioners booed at Nyong’o, Muriithi inagurations – The Star, Kenya

    The Star, KenyaLaikipia, Kisumu commissioners booed at Nyong'o, Muriithi inagurationsThe Star, KenyaKisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o holds the county emblem during his swearing-in ceremony at Kenyatta Sports Ground, August 21, 2017. /MAURICE ALAL. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The swearing in of newly-elected governors was ...Lupita Nyong'o celebrates her father's new role as Kenyan GovernorHollywood.comLosers give inauguration ceremonies for new governors a wide berthTUKO.CO.KEFamilies

  • 21 August

    Ramaphosa deserves to be president – ANC KZN Lower South Coast – News24

    South African Broadcasting CorporationRamaphosa deserves to be president - ANC KZN Lower South CoastNews24Port Shepstone - The ANC KwaZulu-Natal Lower South Coast region is backing Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma at the party's elective conference in December. "We see him as a capable leader. It is not fair that you can only be a leader if ...ANC top brass meets its Lower South Coast region over the suspension of its powersMail & ...

  • 21 August

    Zambia in the process of creating opportunities for private sector participation in infrastructure development – Lusaka Times

    Lusaka TimesZambia in the process of creating opportunities for private sector participation in infrastructure developmentLusaka TimesFinance Minister Felix Mutati FINANCE MINISTER FELIX MUTATI has said the Zambian government is in the process of creating financing instruments which will facilitate enhanced participation of the private sector in infrastructure development.Mutati assures investorsZNBCZambia assures South African investors of stable economyXinhuaSouth Africa's Economy Gets Boost from Zimbabwean Experts, Finance Minister NodsZimEye - Zimbabwe Newsall 4 news articles »

  • 21 August

    Evicted farmers to launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwe Mail

    The Zimbabwe MailEvicted farmers to launch 'international' legal action against ZimbabweThe Zimbabwe MailJohannesburg – White farmers whose farms were forcibly taken over by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe say they have “launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice and compensation”. “Dispossessed Zimbabwean ...The US considers cutting aid to ZimbabweThe ZimbabweanPro-democracy demonstrators from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and DRC protest outside SADC summitDaily Maverickall 6 news articles »

  • 21 August

    Akufo-Addo’s Ministers in standoff over Ibrahim Mahama – Myjoyonline.com

    Myjoyonline.comAkufo-Addo's Ministers in standoff over Ibrahim MahamaMyjoyonline.comTwo top government officials are breathing fire down the neck of each other over a misunderstanding in a bauxite deal involving the use of equipment owned by Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former president John Mahama. Lands Minister, John Peter Amewu ...Ibrahim Mahama 'Chased Out' of Nyinahin Bauxite Concession By Residents?Peace FM OnlineAngry youth 'chase out' Ibrahim Mahama from Nyinahin bauxite concessionYEN.COM.GHall 4 news articles »

  • 21 August

    WAEC releases provisional results of BECE – Ghana News Agency

    Starr 103.5 FMWAEC releases provisional results of BECEGhana News AgencyAccra, Aug. 21, GNA – The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). It said this was 25 days earlier than last year and that the ...Education : WAEC releases 2017 BECE resultsPulse.com.ghWAEC withholds 1298 results of BECE candidatesStarr 103.5 FMProvisional 2017 BECE results released, 1298 cited for cheatingCitifmonlineYEN

  • 21 August

    [SPEECH] Sonko and I were ‘jealous lovers’ fighting for Nairobi’s glory – Kidero – The Star, Kenya

    The Star, Kenya[SPEECH] Sonko and I were 'jealous lovers' fighting for Nairobi's glory - KideroThe Star, KenyaFormer Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero hands over to Mike Sonko during his inauguration as Uhuru Park, August 21, 2017. /COURTESY. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. Your Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of ...Mike Sonko's pledge to Nairobi residents as he takes overDaily NationKenya: Kidero Concedes to Sonko, Acknowledges He's Nairobi GovernorAllAfrica.comWe want change...

  • 15 August

    Marikana massacre: ‘Anger, sadness and total disbelief’ – Deutsche Welle

    Deutsche WelleMarikana massacre: 'Anger, sadness and total disbelief'Deutsche WelleFive years after the Marikana massacre of 34 miners by the South African police, charges have yet to be brought against the officers involved. Survivors and their families are still clamoring for justice. A woman mourns at a memorial service for the ...Marikana: 5 years later, and we're still waiting for justice - Mmusi MaimanePoliticswebFive years

  • 15 August

    Chidoka, Ofodil did not show documentary evidence they resigned from PDP – UPP – Vanguard

    Ripples NigeriaChidoka, Ofodil did not show documentary evidence they resigned from PDP – UPPVanguardAwka – United Peoples Party (UPP) in Awka on Tuesday announced the suspension of some of its leading members in Anambra for alleged anti-party activities. Those affected are a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Chief Chudi Ofodile, the ...ANAMBRA 2017: Chidoka, Ufodile, may lose chance to vie for guber pollRipples NigeriaAnambra Guber: Report of Chidoka's Suspension by UPP False, MisleadingSundiataPost (press release) (blog)UPP dissolves UPP Anambra acting executiveThe

  • 15 August

    Obaseki warns corps members against unauthorised journeys – Vanguard

    VanguardObaseki warns corps members against unauthorised journeysVanguardBenin – Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has warned corps members against undertaking unnecessary and unauthorised journeys because the roads are unsafe. Obaseki gave the advice on Tuesday in Benin at the closing ceremony of the 2017 NYSC Batch `A' ...Obaseki Sets Up Task Force On Human TraffickingCHANNELS TELEVISIONHajj: Obaseki charges Edo Pilgrims to be good ambassadorsThe

  • 15 August

    Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria – Aljazeera.com

    Aljazeera.comSuspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in NigeriaAljazeera.comThree suicide bombers detonate explosives near northeast city of Maiduguri in attacks bearing hallmark of Boko Haram. 15 Aug 2017 21:49 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a ...Nigerian Military to Boost Security Amid Surge in

  • 15 August

    Mbalula: Manana received no special treatment – Gears Of Biz

    Gears Of BizMbalula: Manana received no special treatmentGears Of BizJOHANNESBURG – In an interview with Talk Radio 702, Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula insisted that the Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was not given special treatment by police in his assault case. During an interview with presenter ...OPINION: Society degrades women to excuse the lesser men around usSowetanLIVE#WomensMonth: Bravo to women standing up against abuseIndependent Onlineall 4 news articles »

  • 15 August

    Tshwane metro police warn of possible taxi driver strike – Citizen

    CitizenTshwane metro police warn of possible taxi driver strikeCitizenTaxi drivers are expected to gather at Denneboom Taxi rank in Mamelodi on Wednesday morning and proceed to the CBD. The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) on Tuesday, warned of a possible illegal taxi strike in Pretoria on Wednesday.Tshwane taxi drivers to strike on WednesdayIndependent OnlineMamelodi East taxi drivers to march to

  • 15 August

    I consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari’s deputy – Yemi Osinbajo – NAIJ.COM

    NAIJ.COMI consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari's deputy - Yemi OsinbajoNAIJ.COMYemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's acting president revealed on Tuesday August 15 that he consulted pastor Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, before he accepted to be running mate to Muhammadu Buhari during the ...I consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari's deputy – OsinbajoPremium TimesOsinbajo: I consulted Adeboye before joining BuhariTheCableObasanjo, others to write book on AdeboyeThe

  • 15 August

    NGOs: We were shut over plan to contest poll result in court – Daily Nation

    Daily NationNGOs: We were shut over plan to contest poll result in courtDaily NationKenyans for Peace with Truth & Justice (KPTJ) board member Haron Ndubi (left) joins KHRC executive director George Kegoro and board member Maina Kiai at the human rights group's offices at Gitanga Road, Nairobi, on Tuesday to protest its ...State cracks down on civil societyThe Star, KenyaAnger as State shuts down another NGO in crackdownThe StandardKenyan government attempts to close down two rights groupsTODAYonlineCitizen TV (press release) -Amnesty International USA -News24 -Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)all 31 news articles »