Author: Jacob Ujamaa Nyerere

As IS attacks, Libya’s Justice Ministry Urges Prosecution

NAIROBI, Kenya —In the wake of the Libyan Ministry of Justice ‘s call for an inquiry into sporadic attacks at multiple checkpoints throughout the country, Islamic State (IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for Thursday’s and related attacks, especially the most recent attack on a security checkpoint in the western Libyan city of Zliten, which killed and injured security personnel. IS media arm Amaq said in a statement on Twitter that “A number of soldiers of the caliphate raided Wadi K’am checkpoint on Zliten road, targeting a gathering of security members of the infidel government. They clashed with them with...

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Some officials in Africa, mainly Liberia, lying about credentials

NAIROBI, Kenya —A little misrepresentation on one’s resume might not seem like a big deal when applying for a low-ranking position, but one may never know where their professional career will end up. History and ongoing experience have proven that these small lies can come back to threaten a person’s career and future.  Although falsifying career and academic credentials and professional progress is universal, the practice seems common in several African nations and among Africans who once lived and worked abroad before entering politics, government or the private sector in their respective nations. In some countries, especially in developed...

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521 candidates to contest for Rwanda’s parliamentary seats

Rwanda’s legislature in session NAIROBI – As election nears, Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Monday published a list of 521 candidates nominated ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections scheduled for September this year. According to Kalisa Mbanda, chairperson of the NEC, the list includes 302 individuals nominated from different political parties, four independent candidates, 26 candidates representing the youth, 10 representing people living with disabilities, and 179 representing women slots. President Paul Kagame’s ruling party Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) has nominated 70 candidates and its six coalition parties has 10 candidates, Mbanda said at a press briefing announcing...

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Ghana, Qatar cement relations after decades of “progressive” ties

 Embassy opening will boost Qatar-Ghana ties. ACCRA, Ghana––The West African nation of Ghana and the Arab Republic of Qatar have cemented their diplomatic relation with the opening of Ghanaian embassy in Qatar’s capital Doha after more than 30 years of “progressive” relations between the two countries, according to a local daily. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said “The bilateral relations between Qatar and Ghana will be further expanded, strengthened and consolidated” after the opening of the embassy. Botchwey expressed appreciation for Qatar’s efforts to facilitate the speedy opening of Ghana’s embassy in Doha....

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Niger may have arrested militant leader Chefou

Photo: Doundou Chefou center NIAMEY, Niger  — Military authorities in Niger say joint security forces detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead. Eric P. Whitaker, the U.S. Ambassador to Niger, told on Tuesday indicated that he does not know the identity of the detained suspect, but that the head of Niger’s special forces is hopeful it’s a known extremist leader. When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as other ethnic...

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