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SERAP sues principal officers over ‘missing $10.1m funds’ in Nigeria’s National Assembly

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - Two principal officers of Nigeria's National Assembly: Dr. Ahmad Lawan (the Senate President) and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker of the House of Representatives), have been dragged to court over their failure to carry out...

South Africa’s Parliament expected to pass new bills in 2022: The 4 laws to...

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South Africa’s Parliament is expected to deal with several important pieces of legislation in 2022, including issues around land expropriation and healthcare. Data provided by the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) shows that 37 bills are currently before parliamentary committees, 33 with the...

Nigeria will keep pledges made to ECOWAS Parliament, says President Buhari

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would keep pledges made to the ECOWAS Parliament, and to the sub-regional body at large.  The President spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving a team from...

Somaliland elects senators to Somalia’s parliament

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Despite a lack of interest in a section of the country that has declared independence, delegates from Somaliland's northern region elected six senators to serve in the next Federal Parliament on Wednesday. The referendum, which took place in Mogadishu, saw...

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu swears in new ministers after reshuffling cabinet

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Following a minor reshuffle, four new ministers and an Attorney-General were sworn in on Monday in Tanzania. President Samia Suluhu announced the selections on Sunday, removing three ministers and re-appointing two from former President John Magufuli's administration. Dr. Stergomena Tax was...

Malaysia again postpones parliament, due to pandemic

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Due to pandemic fears, the first meeting of Malaysia's parliament under new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been postponed until mid-September. Ismail Sabri, who is in his second week in office, has been placed on a two-week quarantine after...

Jubbaland a approves first four senators to Somali Parliament

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Jubbaland state of Somalia has announced its first four senators to join the 11th Parliament of Somalia, as the country begins elections for representatives in the Upper House. Mr Ilyas Bedel Gabbose won first after defeating Mohamed Ahmed Sayid, 55...

Nigerian Senate in rowdy session over electronic transmission of results

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The Nigerian Senate had a stormy session this afternoon following sharp disagreement by the federal legislators over the proposed inclusion of electronic transmission of results in the nation's constitution currently undergoing a review. The senators were already having the...

Ugandan parliament approves nominees for vice president, PM

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 Ugandan parliament has approved the presidential nominees for vice president and prime minister on Monday in the east African country. The appointment of Jessica Alupo as vice president and Robinah Nabbanja as prime minister and leader of government business in...

Will Nigeria’s name be changed to ‘United Africans Republic’?

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - If the proposal by Adeleye Jokotoye sails through, Nigeria's name will be changed to “United Africans Republic (UAR).” Jokotoye, a relatively unknown Lagos-based Tax Consultant, submitted a proposal before Nigeria's House of Representatives in...

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Global landscapes Forum set to review African approaches to land based...

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The complex yet ongoing process of restoring degraded African landscapes, from changing food supply chains to applying design-thinking to land-based challenges, will be showcased...

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