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UGANDA POLITICS: 1m South Sudanese Refugees Now in Uganda

UGANDA POLITICS: 1m South Sudanese Refugees Now in Uganda

“The government response to accepting the South Sudanese refugees has been overwhelmingly positive, progressive, and welcoming,” said Sacha Manov, deputy director in Uganda for the International Rescue Committee, which provides health and protection services for refugees.

But refugee agency UNHCR said Uganda was struggling to provide food and shelter.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

NIGERIA POLITICS: Oby Ezekwesili to Nigerians: ‘Disrupt the Status Quo’ Or Nigeria Would End Up Like Rwanda Because of Our Political, Economic Crisis

Former Minister of Education and Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said, “For Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order especially the 57-year-old political class and entrenched pattern. We can’t continue to allow a few people who have hijacked our government to decide our fate, the citizens must rise to disrupt the status quo. A well constituted non-partisan group of intellectuals must help Nigeria fight this war because it cannot be a war fought without knowledge. We need a conversation of economic structure, inequality and governance that comes from the people. Its time to interrogate the dreams of the founding fathers, we must think differently. How long will it take for Nigeria to lift 100 million out of poverty when China used only 30 years to lift 700 million out of poverty. Its time for the citizens to organise a collective action that can produce results. Today, our literacy level is still 59 per cent while Rwanda has progressed to 72 per cent within two decades since the genocide.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Recognizes Asians as Kenya’s 44th Tribe

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Recognizes Asians as Kenya’s 44th Tribe

In a Gazette notice dated July 22, 2017 President Uhuru Kenyatta termed the Kenyan Asian community an integral part of the national fabric.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘We Cannot Borrow Anymore’: Kemi Adeosun

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘We Cannot Borrow Anymore’: Kemi Adeosun

“We cannot borrow anymore, we just have to generate funds domestically enough to fund our budget,” Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said.

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AFRICA POLITICS: African Union to US: Rejoin Paris Climate Deal

AFRICA POLITICS: African Union to US: Rejoin Paris Climate Deal

African Union (AU) saying the recent U.S. exit decision negatively affects Africa’s vulnerable agriculture sector, said Josefa Sacko.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Edgar Lungu Virtually a Dictator

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Edgar Lungu Virtually a Dictator

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa said, adding that “something is definitely wrong” in that country.

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KENYA POLITICS: Raila Amolo Odinga Biography And Profile

KENYA POLITICS: Raila Amolo Odinga Biography And Profile

Raila Odinga, in full Raila Amolo Odinga (born January 7, 1945, Maseno, Kenya), Kenyan businessman and politician. Read Raila Amolo Biography And Profile.

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AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

United Nations says: Algeria and Morocco should assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’

Kiir: “I directed the prosecutor general to immediately review the cases of those who have committed crime against the state, commonly known as political prisoners, and ensure the necessary steps taken are taken to lead their release.”

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NIGERIA: Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru Biography And Profile

NIGERIA: Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru Biography And Profile

Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru was born on the 10th day of April 1958 in Port Harcourt. Read Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru biography and profile.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

African National Congress (ANC) formed 1912 to unite African people and spearhead the fundamental political, social and economic change. Read more.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Biography

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Biography

Nelson Mandela born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela July 18, 1918, Mvezo, Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa. Read Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Biography.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War

“No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan,” Valentin Tapsoba, the Africa chief for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said in a statement.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru would seek to form coalition government to bring political change. President Robert Mugabe has run Zimbabwe since 1980.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presented its findings and acknowledged that security forces had taken disproportionate measures in some areas.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Stella Nyanzi Charged For Criticising Museveni On Facebook

UGANDA POLITICS: Stella Nyanzi Charged For Criticising Museveni On Facebook

Stella Nyanzi, a university research fellow and lecturer, called Museveni “a pair of buttocks” and his wife, who doubles as education minister, “empty-brained” in a post on her Facebook page.

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BENIN POLITICS: Patrice Talon Biography

BENIN POLITICS: Patrice Talon Biography

Patrice Talon was born on May 1, 1958, of a father who was a native of Ouidah and a mother of the Guédégbé family of Abomey. Read Patrice Talon Biography.

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