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NIGERIA POLITICS: European Union Denies Favouring Buhari in 2015 Presidential Election

NIGERIA POLITICS: European Union Denies Favouring Buhari in 2015 Presidential Election

Santiago Fisas, a former Chief Observer of the 2015 European Union EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and member of the European Parliament said, “The international community was not in favour of any candidate. The election was done in a proper way and I praise former President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting defeat. I think it has proved that he is a man of the state that he put the interest of Nigeria before his own interest.

“That is an example in Nigeria and for many countries in Africa to follow, he accepted that he lost the election to another party,” Santiago Fisas said.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: WHO Overturns Controversial Decision Appointing Mugabe As UN Goodwill Envoy to Africa

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: WHO Overturns Controversial Decision Appointing Mugabe As UN Goodwill Envoy to Africa

“Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment,” Tedros said in a statement published on the WHO official website.

“I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised. I have also consulted with the Government of Zimbabwe and we have concluded that this decision is in the best interests of the World Health Organization,” further said Tedros, whose election as the first African leader of the UN organization was billed as a pivotal moment for the continent, where much of the organization’s work is based.

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AFRICA POLITICS: Many Entrenched African Rulers Weapon Against Internet Dissent: Pulling the Plug

AFRICA POLITICS: Many Entrenched African Rulers Weapon Against Internet Dissent: Pulling the Plug

Internet freedom declined worldwide for the sixth straight year in 2016, according to an annual report from Freedom House.

“Africa is becoming a new testing ground for authoritarian practices online,” said Francois Patuel, West Africa researcher at Amnesty International.

“We have seen disruptions in Togo and in other countries but also arrests for what people are saying online. Often what people say online can be used against them in court.”

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AFRICA POLITICS: Trump’s UN Speech To African Leaders Met With Stone-Cold Silence

AFRICA POLITICS: Trump’s UN Speech To African Leaders Met With Stone-Cold Silence

President of the United States Donald Trump said: “Africa has tremendous business potential. I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich.

“I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.”

At this point Trump paused briefly, apparently expecting a laugh or round of applause but was met with stone-cold silence.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyan Politics, Judicial Activism and the Lessons for Africa

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyan Politics, Judicial Activism and the Lessons for Africa

The Petitioner, Mr. Raila Odinga, a former prime minister currently in his fourth run for the presidency following the decision of the court has been stunned to his marrows. In a brief remarks after the verdict was handed down, the taciturn septuagenarian captured his sentiments in the following words, “I am happy to be a Kenyan today. It is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension, the people of Africa. This is a precedent setting ruling, and the first in the history of African democratization for a ruling to be made by a court nullifying an irregular presidential election”.

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KENYA POLITICS: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

KENYA POLITICS: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

“We shall revisit this thing. We clearly have a problem,” he said, referring to the judiciary,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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AFRICA POLITICS: United States to Stop Issuing Visas to Citizens From Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone

AFRICA POLITICS: United States to Stop Issuing Visas to Citizens From Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone

“We follow a standard process to implement a visa suspension as expeditiously as possible in the manner the secretary determines most appropriate under the circumstances to achieve the desired goal. That process includes internal discussions with, and official notification to, affected countries,” a State Department official said.

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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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