Jailed Journalist Ahmed Abba Named For 2017 International Press Freedom Award

Jailed Journalist Ahmed Abba

Jailed journalist Ahmed Abba has been named as recipient for the 2017 International Press Freedom Award. Currently he serving 10 years prison sentence by a Cameroon military tribunal. The International Press Freedom Award is an annual prize awarded by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). It was founded in 1991 and since then dozens of people from media have been awarded. ...

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Nigeria To Develop Legal Framework For Drones


Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said drones are posing a security risk too apart from being used to fight terrorism on global platform, deliver medical care and used in some good causes. He added the drones will be regulated for making the country safe and secure. The device just cannot roam in the airspace in uncontrolled and ...

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Angola Seeks More Private Investment; Plans Offering Fiscal Incentives


Angola may soon come up with more fiscal incentives like reduction in taxes to lure investors, particularly in those regions which are most needy. Briefing to a press conference on Saturday in the capital city Luanda the ruling MPLA party’s presidential candidate Joao Lourenco said the regional asymmetries which are available now may not be eliminated through decrees. Joao added ...

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


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


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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Moscow Begins Construction Of New Army Base Near Damascus

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Russia will be building up a new army base for its troops and officers in Khirbet Ra’es Al Waer in Syria. The territory has been leased by Damascus to Moscow for 49 years and to be renewable for another 25 years under mutual consent. The leasing was signed earlier this year in January and late last month the Russian technicians ...

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