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Nigeria threatens to leave ECOWAS over nepotistic recruitment

– – Nigeria has issued a threat to withdraw its membership from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The threat of withdrawal according to Nigeria is due to what it alleges to be lopsided staff recruitments. Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja claim some principal officers in the regional bloc have allegedly defied a directive to… Read More
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South Africa: Alleged parliament arsonist appears in court

– – A man suspected of setting ablaze South Africa’s parliament complex last Sunday has appeared in court. On Tuesday the Cape Town Magistrates Court charged the 49-year old, for arson and then adjourned hearing to January 11. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila told journalists on Tuesday that the suspect named as Zandile Christmas Mafe was also found with… Read More
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Ghana’s lawmakers fight in parliament over e-levy voting

– – There was chaos in Ghana’s parliament on Monday night as lawmakers vote on the controversial levy on electronic transactions under a certificate of urgency. The E-levy has sharply divided the house, with opposition lawmakers demanding that government withdraws it before passing the 2022 budget. In the presentation of the country’s 2022 budget statement last month, the country’s Finance… Read More
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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

– – Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial special election bill was overwhelmingly approved by 149 members. It needs to be approved by the upper chamber before becoming law. Mr Farmajo welcomed the passing of the bill in the lower chamber,… Read More
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Ghana’s parliament suspends sitting amid Covid-19 infections

Ghana’s parliament has suspended sitting for at least three weeks following reports of Covid-19 infections among lawmakers. More than 100 cases of the virus had been detected among MPs and their staffers. On Tuesday the speaker of the house, Alban Bagbin said he had “decided, in consultation with political leaders, that the Assembly session will be adjourned for three weeks.”… Read More
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Ghana: Opposition member elected speaker of parliament amid chaos

– – Ghanaian lawmakers have elected a member of the opposition party as speaker of the country’s parliament. Former Member of Parliament, Alban Bagbin was elected after chaos broke out in the lawmaking chamber on Thursday morning. Soldiers earlier stormed the Parliament during the process towards electing the new speaker. The military officers had gone into the chamber to try… Read More
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Soldiers storm Ghana’s parliament amid chaos over election of speaker

– – Soldiers stormed Ghana’s Parliament on Thursday morning during the process towards electing a new speaker for the lawmaking chamber. The military officers had gone into the chamber to try and restore calm following chaos that characterized the voting process. Elected MPs from the two leading political parties in the country, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic… Read More
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Ghana: Actor John Dumelo a step closer to becoming a legislator

Top Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo who has his sight set on becoming a lawmaker on Saturday cleared his first hurdle. The “A Night with Her” actor won his party’s primaries in Ghana’s Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Dumelo is a member of Ghana’s opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The “Black Men Rock” actor with his party level victory… Read More
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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo sets sight on Parliament

A top actor in Ghana, John Dumelo has set his sight on becoming a legislator. The “Black Men Rock” actor is vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the country’s capital city Accra. John Dumelo in an interview with Africafeeds.com revealed that he has always had a… Read More