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Ethiopia to get first Muslim Prime Minister – pro-govt blogger hints

Ethiopia will have a Muslim Prime Minister by close of this week according to a pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane. The 180-member Council of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front  is currently meeting to review its activities and to elect a new Prime Minister. Berhane said in a tweet, “By the end of the week,

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Gaddafi’s son, Saif al Islam welcomes Sarkozy arrest, offers evidence

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has welcomed the detention of former French president Nicholas Sarkozy and reiterated his offer of evidence showing that Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign was funded by illicit funds. Saif al-Islam alluded to the evidence he gave to European media channel, Euronews in Tripoli in 2011,

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Zimbabwe publishes list of nation looters, chasing $827 million

The Zimbabwean government on Monday published a list of state funds stashed in foreign accounts. The government called such funds “Externalized Foreign Currency and Assets.” According to a release signed by the president Emmerson Mnangagwa, there was an estimated amount of $827 million yet to be recovered. It said companies and individuals had returned $591

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Kenya: President Uhuru Concludes Historic Cuba Visit High On Health

Havana — President Uhuru Kenyatta today concluded his historic State visit to the Caribbean nation of Cuba that was sharply focused on health, trade and heritage. President Kenyatta departed Jose Marti International airport aboard a commercial aircraft shortly after midnight (7 am Sunday Kenyan time), after getting back on track a wide-ranging health agreement signed

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Jacob Zuma Will be Prosecuted – South African Prosection Authority Head

National Prosecuting Authority Mr Shaun Abrahams has announced in a media briefing that 16 criminal charges that relate to a R30-billion government arms deal in the late 1990s will be reinstated against former president Jacob Zuma. The NPA has reinstated 18 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering against former president Jacob Zuma. The charges

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Somalia; Senate approves legislation banning DP world from Somalia

Somali Senate House on Thursday has followed suit of Lower House members to ban DP World Company from Somalia. The senators have been debating on a resolution declaring UAE’s port operator as a threat to Somalia’s sovereignty for last two days.36 senators have participated two consecutive rounds of voting which aimed at amending and approving

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Trump Sack U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, appoints first ever female director of CIA

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had replaced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, and appointed Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency CIA. Gina Haspel was last year appointed as the first ever female deputy director of CIA and has now made more history

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Somalia: Somali Parliament Bans DP World From Operating in the Country

Somalia’s Federal Parliament has on Monday voted unanimously a legislation banning the UAE ports operator DP World after signing a controversial agreement with Somaliland. During the fir seat of the 3rd session of the Lower House of Parliament declared the deal over Berbera port as “null and void”, and called for the ban of DP

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Turkish aid agency to rebuild Somali parliament

Mogadishu, Somalia – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency TIKA on Saturday signed a deal with the Somali parliament to go ahead with the construction of a modern National Assembly building in capital Mogadishu. Prof. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, speaker of the parliament, who spoke to the media after the signing ceremony said TIKA will first

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Somalia president warns against breach of sovereignty

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Saturday urged foreign countries and investors to follow legal procedures for investment in his country, in an apparent response to a dispute over a port deal in the breakaway region of Hargeisa, “I am warning companies and countries not to cross the line and put to question the sovereignty

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