Africa

Kenyan Elected Officials To Have Salary Cuts, No Perks, No Allowances

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Kenya announced Thursday the state officials to have salaries cuts and wipe off of perks and allowances. The move will help the country in reducing the wage bill to sustainable levels as well as to improve the service delivery of government too, said independent Salaries and Remuneration Commission. The country underwent tight election just few weeks ago and in past ...

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Congo’s Electoral Commission Announces Presidential Elections Not Possible In 2017

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The long delayed presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo will face further delay as Electoral Commission of the country announced Friday in Paris that even by the end of 2017 votes would not be possible. The mandate of President Joseph Kabila is ending by the mid of December this year following long protests and claiming dozens of lives in ...

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International Tourists On Rise In Africa: Report

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Even though Ebola outbreaks and the Arab Spring were high on card in recent years in Africa the tourists were not restricted to set their feet to some of the famous spots. Latest report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reveals between 1995 and 2014 the rate of tourists grew by 6 percent per year and number ...

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South Sudan To Adopt Swahili As Official Language

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Swahili is all set to become one of the official languages of South Sudan and the government has requested Tanzania to send teachers equipped with the language to introduce it in school curriculum in the country. Swahili is currently the official language of Tanzania apart from Uganda and Kenya. Rwanda too is considering making the language official soon making it ...

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Is Muhammadu Buhari On Life Support In London Hospital

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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is probably on life support in a London hospital, insists Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state. The governor cited return of Buhari’s wife Aisha from London. She has visited the president twice in less than three weeks in the British capital. Buhari is currently on medical leave without any mention of his returning date and presidency ...

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Mogale City Mayor Michael Holenstein Faces No Confidence

Mogale City mayor Michael Holenstein faced motion of no confidence on Wednesday and has lost his position. Tabled by African National Congress (ANC) on the basis of gross violation of laws governing local government, the motion was favored by 39 votes 38 were against it. ANC West Rand deputy chairman Mzi Khumalo said a swift act is required to avoid ...

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Nigerian Prisons Overcrowded, Poorly Maintained

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Prisons in Nigeria are in urgent need of funding to achieve major objectives and ensure greater efficiency, said Controller General of Prisons, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jafaru Ahmed. During the maiden visit of the Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Prof. Aderemi Atayero, Admed added the prisons are inadequate compared to the global standard. He further said that high number of inmates ...

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