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WHO Ambassador: Mugabe removed amidst outrage from western donors

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health organization goodwill ambassador, the body, said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting on chronic diseases attended by both

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Reactions trail appointment of President Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador, UK ‘disappointed’

Reactions from governments and organizations continue, following the announcement of Zimbabwean Leader, Robert Mugabe as World Health Organization, WHO goodwill ambassador. The UK government has criticised the UN body decision to appoint Mugabe, calling the move “surprising and disappointing”. A Downing Street spokesman said British diplomats had raised serious concerns with the

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Kenya election board commissioner resigns, flees country ahead of presidential re-run

An election board commissioner  in Kenya has resigned and fled the country a week before a rerun of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a “mockery” of democracy. The resignation of Roselyn Akombe, one of seven election board commissioners, is likely to be seized upon

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Nigeria is not giving visas to all Africans on arrival-Minister

ANIETIE UDOBIT   Nigeria's government says it has no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The African Union's political affairs office had tweeted on Friday that Nigeria announced the plan at a retreat for permanent representatives to the continental body. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, told The Associated Press

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George Weah Officially ahead in Liberia Presidential Elections

The Football icon, George Weah, has taken an early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission, NEC, at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of

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UNITY TIMES announces Atiku Abubakar as 2017 Annual Lecture Series Keynote Speaker for October 31

ANIETIE UDOBIT, ABUJA   The Board and Management of Benthel Multimedia Ltd, publishers of UNITY TIMES, has announced the former Nigeria Vice president Alhaji Atiku as Keynote Speaker for 2017 UNITY TIMES Annual Lecture Series holding on Tuesday October 31. The announcement was made in a statement by the Company Chief Executive Officer,

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President Zuma begins two-day visit to Imo today

  Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday disclosed that South African President, Jacob Zuma, will from today pay a two-day visit to the state.Briefing journalists at Government House, Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said Zuma, among other official engagements, would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Rochas Okorocha Foundation and

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