Police Displace Thousands in Fishing Settlement

[Al Jazeera] Thousands of people fled Nigeria’s largest informal fishing settlement on Friday as security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order, rights groups said, describing it as a “violatio…

[Al Jazeera] Thousands of people fled Nigeria's largest informal fishing settlement on Friday as security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order, rights groups said, describing it as a "violation of human rights".

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Will Technology Deliver a Free and Fair Election?

[The Conversation Africa] Elections present a milestone beyond which countries either strengthen their democratic credentials or become failed states. Often states fail when there are either perceived or blatant election malpractices. This in turn can …

[The Conversation Africa] Elections present a milestone beyond which countries either strengthen their democratic credentials or become failed states. Often states fail when there are either perceived or blatant election malpractices. This in turn can lead to prolonged civil unrest.

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REVEALED: Kamanga Stands By COSAFA To Oust Hayatou

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga stood by the decision made by the regional body, Cosafa, to oust football’s longest serving leader Issa Hayatou. A Ghanaian journalist Saddick Obama has published a list of individuals who voted for who at last week’s … Continued

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FAZ president Andrew Kamanga stood by the decision made by the regional body, Cosafa, to oust football’s longest serving leader Issa Hayatou. A Ghanaian journalist Saddick Obama has published a list of individuals who voted for who at last week’s CAF elections. COSAFA had united to remove Hayatou, who had served three decades, and installed Madagascar’s Ahmed Ahmed as new leader. Kamanga spent the three weeks preceding the CAF elections with Hayatou as Zambia hosted the Cameroonian for what turned out to be his last official duty. Hayatou was officiating at the Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations. Kamanga, a Cosafa executive committee member, did not betray Cosafa and stayed true to the body’s agreement. BELOW IS HOW THEY VOTED How your FA presidents voted for president in CAF elections ISSA HAYATOU CAMP Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin Republic) Sidiki A Roko (Cameroon) Victor Osorio (Cape Verde) Andres-Jorge Mbomio (Equatorial Guinea) Pierre Alain Mounguengui (Gabon) Lamin Kaba Bajo (The Gambia) Mohamed Souare-(Guinea) Augustino (South Sudan) Manuel Lopes Nascimento (Guinea Bissau) Jafaar (Libya) Vincent Nzamwita (Rwanda) Ravia Idarus Fahinda (Zanzibar) Jamal Malinzi (Tanzania) Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria) Augustin Senghor (Senegal) Reverien Ndikuriyo (Burundi) Kossi Akpovy (Togo) Tourqui Salim (Comoros) Abdiqani Said Arab (Somalia) Mutasim Gafaar Sirelkhatim (Sudan) AHMAD CAMP Mclean Letshwiti (Botswana) Edouard Ngaissona (Central Africa Republic) Mahamoud Moctar (Chad) Souleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti) Jean Michel Mbono (Congo) Domingos Monteiro (Sao Tome e Principe) Omari Constant Selemani (DR Congo) Augustin Sidy Diallo (Cote d’Ivoire) Boubacar Diarra (Mali) Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) Elvis Chetty (Seychelles) Juneidi Tilmo (Ethiopia) Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana) Salemane Phafane (Lesotho) Ahmad Ahmad (Madagascar) Walter Nyamilandu (Malawi) Mohamed Ally Samir Sobha (Mauritius) Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) Alberto Junior (Mozambique) Frans Mbidi (Namibia) Melvin Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria) Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone) Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso) Danny Jordaan (South Africa) Adam Mthethwa (Swaziland) Musa Bility (Liberia) Wadie Jary (Tunisia) Moses Magogo (Uganda) Andrew Kamanga (Zambia) Phillip Chiyangwa (Zimbabwe) Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania) Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku (Kenya) Artur de Almeida (Angola) The post REVEALED: Kamanga Stands By COSAFA To Oust Hayatou appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FG Will Protect, Reward Whistle-Blowers – Lai Mohammed

[Vanguard] The Federal Government will protect and reward whistle-blowers who provide information that leads to the recovery of stolen funds or assets, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reiterated.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government will protect and reward whistle-blowers who provide information that leads to the recovery of stolen funds or assets, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reiterated.

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Opinion: UPND MPs Are Out Of Order

The boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s address by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament on Friday takes the country several strides backwards. The UPND has taken the country back to where it was when the opposition … Continued

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The boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s address by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament on Friday takes the country several strides backwards. The UPND has taken the country back to where it was when the opposition MPs boycotted parliament and were censured by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. On December 22, 2016 UPND Chief Whip Garry Nkombo apologized to the House for breach of parliamentary procedure and etiquette. Nkombo and his lieutenants pleaded for leniency and promised not to be disrespectful to the house. This was after 54 MPs were found guilty after they had shunned President Lungu’s opening of parliament on 30th September 2016. Barely three months have passed the UPND is back at it with their act coming out of the blues. It is a kind of confrontation they could have done without. Nobody denies that they are an aggrieved party given the outcome of the August 11 elections. But to want to grind the entire country to a halt just to ensure that things are tilted your way smacks of recklessness. Why should it be so important that they convince everyone that they won the elections when the count was declared otherwise? Is it good politics to open up so many war fronts? Do they really have to be quarrelsome all the time? What was the point of absconding parliament? Does it bring their leader Hakainde Hichilema any closer to State House than he was before the boycott? On one hand they have been scandalizing the courts of law labelling them corrupt and incompetent and on the other they are clinging on to their belief that the court has to give them justice. Have they not called the court corrupt? They have scandalized the Constitutional Court, demonized High Court judges handling their cases and even taken their war to police officers providing security at court hearings. What do they expect society to do when they are all over town picking fights with everyone? Will it not be more productive for them to get down working and looking forward to 2021 with more preparedness? Why not just save up the resources and share with the poor than pouring them on top drawer lawyers? Why is it so important that Hichilema gets to State House? There is even an impression that Hichilema going to State House will be a favour for Zambians. If Hichilema wants to be President of this country, let him come through the front door. If it is written that he will be President, then he will be President but he has to be ready to work for it through winning over the electorates and not intimidating anything in his way. Otherwise that act by UPND parliamentarians was out of order. The post Opinion: UPND MPs Are Out Of Order appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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North-South Cooperation to Correct Unfair Economic Imbalance

[Ethiopian Herald] Political independence has not yet brought about the desired change in many African countries. By and large, many African nations have been dependent economically on either their former colonies or international financial institution…

[Ethiopian Herald] Political independence has not yet brought about the desired change in many African countries. By and large, many African nations have been dependent economically on either their former colonies or international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and others. Many have not yet been successful in standing on their own i.e. becoming self-reliant or competent in the international market. As a result, they have been suffering from

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Stepping Up Regional Clicking

[Ethiopian Herald] This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The …

[Ethiopian Herald] This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The kernel of the tasks in the diplomatic sphere were fighting out poverty and sparing the country the attendant ills of this carcinogenic problem as quick as possible. Efforts were channeled towards helping the country enjoy finance either in a form of loan or aid for trade,invest

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Tvet Bureau Raises GERD Fund

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Technical and Vocational Education Training Bureau said it has continued its all -round support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Technical and Vocational Education Training Bureau said it has continued its all -round support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction.

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Investing in Energy – Promising Development

[Ethiopian Herald] In order to meet the rising demand of electricity, Ethiopia has continued cultivating its immense potential of renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind, solar energy and geothermal energy. The nation is the source of severa…

[Ethiopian Herald] In order to meet the rising demand of electricity, Ethiopia has continued cultivating its immense potential of renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind, solar energy and geothermal energy. The nation is the source of several river basins that are helpful to develop electric power- clean power generation. For instance, the Nile, the longest river in the world, gets about 85 per cent of its waters from the Blue Nile which originates from Ethiopia. There are also huge potentials of non-renewable ene

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