The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, has stepped up his criticism of the government saying state-owned companies had been “captured” and funds looted from them.
Mr Ramaphosa’s remarks during a speech yesterday to an ANC meeting in the old diamond-mining town of Kimberley were tougher than others he have made on government graft, signaling the issue would be a main theme of his campaign.
The UN Security Council has set up a sanctions system allowing the UN to penalise anyone who violates Mali's 2015 peace deal, obstructs the delivery of aid, commits human rights abuses or recruits child soldiers.
Anyone who violates the terms will face a travel ban or asset freeze, according to the resolution which was initiated by France and unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council.
Emergency officials in Niger say torrential rains have destroyed hundreds of houses outside the capital, Niamey.
Colonel Aboubacar Bako, director general of civil protection and disasters, was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying on Tuesday that residents were forced to evacuate after several days of heavy downpours.
Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu has paid a state visit to Sierra Leone to commiserate with the people and government over the great loss caused by devastating mudslides and floods that have claimed hundreds of innocent lives and left many more still missing.
Amnesty International thinks that the recent events in Kenya, including the murder of a top electoral commission official, are creating a cloud of fear that must be properly addressed ahead of next week’s election.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes: “This brutal murder has sent a chill down the spine of many Kenyans and raised the spectre of violence.”