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KADAGA: Absenteeism by ministers slowing down government

Speaker “Reports” Ministers to President over perennial absenteeism Kampala, Uganda| PWATCH UG| The Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Re­becca Kadaga has out­lined the peren­nial ab­sence of cab­i­net min­is­ters among is­sues that greatly af­fected busi­ness dur­ing the first ses­sion of the 10th Par­lia­ment. In her com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the House on June 6, 2017, Kadaga …

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Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. The new effort expands Facebook’s security efforts beyond “abusive” actions such as hacking and financial scams to “more subtle …

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Benin’s defence minister quits over constitutional reform

Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Benin’s defence minister announced his resignation on Monday to protest President Patrice Talon’s plans to overhaul the constitution. Candide Armand-Marie Azannai wrote on his Facebook page that he had decided to quit because of “recent developments in this country’s politics”. Businessman Talon, who was elected last …

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New Ghana president appoints record 110 ministers

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister government, calling it a “necessary investment” in the small west African country. The new government nominated Wednesday — which includes dozens of lower-level and regional ministers — is a record for …

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Gambia’s Barrow allows coup plotters back into army

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambian President Adama Barrow has allowed six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against former leader Yahya Jammeh back into the armed forces, a military source told AFP Saturday. Jammeh survived several coup attempts in his 22-year rule, with one of the most serious arising …

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South Sudan minister quits, rejoins Machar’s rebels

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan’s labour minister resigned Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit in the war-torn country this week. Gabriel Duop Lam, who joined a unity government last year as a member of Machar’s opposition, …

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VIDEO: Judiciary condemns re-arrests at courts

VIDEO: Uganda’s Chief Justice has said re-arrests of suspects within court premises demeans the national cause for justice and shows that the country still has a long way to go in the struggle to achieve rule of law. He said this while speaking at the opening of the 2017 new law year …

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