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October, 2017

  • 25 October

    Don’t get scared of retirement – Public Service Commission – Ghana Business News

    Ghana Business NewsDon't get scared of retirement – Public Service CommissionGhana Business NewsDr Lawrence A. Kannae, Vice Chairman of the Public Service Commission on Wednesday said the Commission is urgently considering the running of programmes to ensure that employees get adequate knowledge on retirement policies in the public service.2015 State of Public Service

  • 25 October

    Speaker directs probe into shabby treatment of visa applicants – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencySpeaker directs probe into shabby treatment of visa applicantsGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct. 25, GNA - The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye has directed Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs to collaborate with his office to enquire into the shabby treatment meted out to visa applicants by some Embassies in Ghana.Okudzeto Ablakwa deplores treatment of Ghanaian visa applicantsMyjoyonline.comall 3 news articles »

  • 25 October

    President commissions 54 new officers into Immigration Service – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyPresident commissions 54 new officers into Immigration ServiceGhana News AgencyAssin Fosu (C/R), Oct. 25, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday commissioned 54 Officer Cadets into the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with a call on them to safeguard the national sovereignty, territorial integrity and the ...Open-border policy won't compromise Ghana's economy – Akufo-AddoStarr 103.5 FMAfrican Airshow takes

  • 25 October

    Photos: Gov Fayose’s N44m G-Wagon burnt in Lagos – P.M. News

    P.M. NewsPhotos: Gov Fayose's N44m G-Wagon burnt in LagosP.M. NewsA N44million white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (2017 edition) belonging to the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, reportedly got burnt in Lagos on Tuesday. Fayose's spokesman, Lere Olayinka, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the SUV caught fire ...Fayose escapes mysterious car fire accidentThe PunchFire razes Fayose's Mercedes G-Wagon in LagosNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)Governor Fayose escapes

  • 25 October

    From Mugabe to Wonder Woman: when goodwill ambassadors go bad – Reuters

    ReutersFrom Mugabe to Wonder Woman: when goodwill ambassadors go badReutersLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - First, Wonder Woman fell from grace, lambasted for her curves. Next, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lost his honorary status as a goodwill ambassador, deemed more strongman than beacon of U.N. hope.Another week, another scandal at the United NationsWashington PostZimbabwe's sick hospitals fuel anger over Mugabe WHO roleOman TribuneWHO reverses decision to elect Robert Mugabe as ambassadorNew ScientistNews24 -Eyewitness News -Frost Illustrated -Trail Timesall 50 news

  • 25 October

    Court of Appeal sets aside Justice Odunga’s ruling on returning officers – The Star, Kenya

    The Star, KenyaCourt of Appeal sets aside Justice Odunga's ruling on returning officersThe Star, KenyaElection officials sort poll materials in Nakuru ahead of the presidential election, Wednesday October 25, 2017. /BEN NDONGA. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The Court of Appeal has set aside Justice George Odunga's declaration that ...Chebukati says he is satisfied with election preparationsThe StandardUS urges Kenya parties to avoid violenceCitizenElection is definitely going ahead Thursday – ChebukatiCapital FM KenyaScoop.co.nz (press

  • 24 October

    Crime stats: DA blasts police inefficiency – Independent Online

    CitizenCrime stats: DA blasts police inefficiencyIndependent OnlineThe release of the latest crime statistics, which shows that crime has increased by 1.6%, has seen the DA taking shots at the SAPS, accusing the service of suffering from “chronic under-training, under-staffing, under-resourcing and under-equipping ...Criminals have too many rights in SA – MbalulaCitizenSouth Africa's notoriously high crime rate is down, but it doesn't feel that wayQuartzMbalula: SAPS lacks stability

  • 24 October

    I support Barrow gov’t and what it stands for – Sidi Sanneh – The Point

    Freedom NewspaperI support Barrow gov't and what it stands for - Sidi SannehThe PointSidi Moro Sanneh, a one-time Gambian foreign minister, has said that he supports the government of President Adama Barrow and what it stands for. In an interview with this paper, Mr Sanneh said new Gambia holds great promise for there is freedom of the ...Gambia: New target to end protracted energy crisisJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)Gambian activists launch campaign to bring Jammeh to justiceTVC Newsall 5 news articles »

  • 24 October

    Gunmen kill 2 policemen, abduct Portuguese in Nigeria – Xinhua

    The PunchGunmen kill 2 policemen, abduct Portuguese in NigeriaXinhuaABUJA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two policemen were killed Tuesday when gunmen stormed a construction site in central Nigeria, according to local police. A Portuguese working on the construction site in the central Nigeria's state of Kogi was also abducted, ...Two Nigerian police officers killed,

  • 24 October

    PDP May Move Against Governor Fayose – SaharaReporters.com

    SaharaReporters.comPDP May Move Against Governor FayoseSaharaReporters.comThere were indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might move against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. During the latest National Executive Committee of the party, members of NEC discussed his matter at its 76th ...PDP Govs condemn spate of allegations rocking Buhari's govtBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)2019: PDP drubbing of Fayose over ambition, By Ehichioya EzomonTheNewsGuruPDP NEC considers report of alleged violations by

  • 24 October

    Malawi Vigilante Arrests Rise to 200 in Vampire Scare – U.S. News & World Report

    Mirror.co.ukMalawi Vigilante Arrests Rise to 200 in Vampire ScareU.S. News & World ReportLILONGWE (Reuters) - Police in Malawi have arrested 200 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have been killing people they believe are vampires, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Nine people have been killed since mid-September in southern Malawi ...Vigilante lynch mobs killing victims they believe are vampires as police make hundreds of arrests to

  • 24 October

    Wabba appeals for relief materials for Kogi workers, says NLC will soon storm Lokoja – The Eagle Online

    The Eagle OnlineWabba appeals for relief materials for Kogi workers, says NLC will soon storm LokojaThe Eagle OnlineAyuba Wabba, the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, on Tuesday in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to rally round Kogi workers by donating relief materials to them. Wabba, who was answering questions from newsmen on the Kogi worker who committed ...NLC to clamp down on Kogi, visits NASS, Villa over director's death, unpaid salariesNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)Kogi: We are going all out against Gov. Bello – Workers threatenDaily ...

  • 24 October

    UN chief praises peacekeepers in Central African Republic – San Francisco Chronicle

    San Francisco ChronicleUN chief praises peacekeepers in Central African RepublicSan Francisco ChronicleU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, is welcomed by Central African Republic Prime Minister, Simplice Sarandji, centre, upon arrival at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday, Oct. ... more. Photo: Joel Kouam, AP. Image 2 of 4.Marking UN Day in Central African Republic, Secretary-General honours peacekeepersUN News CentreUN chief arrives for visit in strife-torn C. AfricaBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)Central African Republic: The Resurgence of

  • 24 October

    Gunman injures bodyguard of Kenya’s deputy chief justice – Eyewitness News

    ZIPO.CO.KEGunman injures bodyguard of Kenya's deputy chief justiceEyewitness NewsPolice said it was unclear why the bodyguard to Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was shot or how many attackers there were. Picture: Freeimages.com. Kenya · Philomena Mwilu · Kenyan Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu. Email; Print ...Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu's driver shot in an attack along Ngong RoadThe StandardDeputy CJ Mwilu's driver shot on Ngong roadCitizen TV (press release)Deputy CJ's driver shot, injured in NairobiCapital FM KenyaDaily Nation -The Star, Kenya

  • 24 October

    Government establishes fund for Major Mahama – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyGovernment establishes fund for Major MahamaGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct.24 GNA - The government has revealed that it would establish a Trust Fund in the name of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama. The fund which would be called “Major Mahama” Trust Fund is to cater for the welfare his wife and children.Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill laid in ParliamentGraphic OnlineGov't presents Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill to ParliamentMyjoyonline.comMajor Mahama's Wife Barbara Gets Job From Gov'tModern Ghana (press release) (blog)YEN.COM.GHall 7 news articles »

  • 24 October

    NPA to open dockets against those implicated in Timol murder cover-up – News24

    News24NPA to open dockets against those implicated in Timol murder cover-upNews24Judge Billy Mothle is delivering his judgment in the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. Watch the stream above. WATCH. What To Read Next. Stellenbosch farmer dies after attack · Did Zuma cross Putin? Mother drives over her ...NPA opening docket to charge Timol

  • 23 October

    JUTH resident doctors protest against mgt – The Punch

    The PunchJUTH resident doctors protest against mgtThe PunchPandemonium erupted on Monday at the Jos University Teaching Hospital as resident doctors numbering over 100 protested against draconian policies of management. Their grievances include alleged disregard for the order of the National Industrial Court ...Resident doctors accuse JUTH of sacking 100 members, stage protestPremium TimesJUTH Resident Doctors Protest Sack Of ColleaguesCHANNELS TELEVISIONall 4 news articles »

  • 23 October

    Who’s Cheating Kenyan Voters? – The New York Review of Books

    The New York Review of BooksWho's Cheating Kenyan Voters?The New York Review of BooksOn September 1, after Kenya's Supreme Court became the first in Africa to nullify a flawed presidential election, Kenyans danced in the streets and some revelers pledged to convert to Seventh Day Adventism, the religion of Kenya's somber chief justice ...You're driving Kenya into a ditch,20 diplomats warn politiciansDaily NationKenya braces for a disaster of an electionChicago TribuneKenya President Says Polls Must Be This Week, Despite DoubtsU.S. News & World ReportGulf Times -News24 -Kenya Broadcasting Corporation -Financial Timesall 210 news articles »

  • 23 October

    How these African leaders subvert democracy to cling to power for life – USA TODAY

    USA TODAYHow these African leaders subvert democracy to cling to power for lifeUSA TODAYLOMÉ, Togo — Protesters in this west African capital have been burning tires and barricading roads to force political change in a country ruled by the same family for five decades. “He must go! We don't need him anymore,” demonstrator Henri Alifoe, 35 ...Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisisReutersGambian FM denies urging Togolese president to resignXinhuaTogo's President Gnassingbe should resign immediately

  • 23 October

    WHO’s Tedros rescinds appointment of Mugabe as ‘goodwill ambassador’ – Healio

    NewsdzeZimbabweWHO's Tedros rescinds appointment of Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'HealioAmid widespread concern, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, rescinded his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” for the world health agency. News of the controversial appointment ...How a blunder over Robert Mugabe has cost the WHO goodwill it needsSTATWhat Zimbabwe's Cybersecurity Ministry Says About