Thursday 18 January 2018

Toute l'afrique

(Bloomberg 06/07/16)
Zimbabwe’s central bank threatened to cancel the licences of banks and foreign currency dealers found to have violated new exchange control regulations aimed at easing a dollar shortage. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe last week sent a directive changing the way banks and other authorised foreign currency dealers are required to handle export earnings. The new measures offer an incentive for companies to export their products, according to a copy of the circular obtained by Bloomberg News and confirmed by the central bank. The regulator also plans to bolster compliance monitoring systems to ensure adherence to the rules, the circular says.
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday said he plans to stage a referendum on constitutional change and legislative elections within the next six months. "Carrying out the constitutional referendum in September-October, and the legislative elections in November-December, that's the timeframe that I wanted to talk to you about," Ouattara told a meeting with the country's opposition. He promised to "develop a consensus" on the text of the new charter and to consult the opposition. Ouattara, 73, was re-elected by overwhelming majority for a second and final five-year term last October. He promised on the campaign trail to hold a plebiscite on changing the constitution, notably suppressing a clause on national
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
Six Burundian high school students charged with insulting President Pierre Nkurunziza were temporarily freed on Tuesday, their families and judicial sources said. Eleven students in all had been charged on Friday with defacing the president's photo in a school manual and held in jail in the central province of Muramvya. "Six of the 11 high school students have just appeared before a judge and have been freed temporarily," a judicial source said. The six include three boys and three girls aged under 17 who now will face a special judicial process for minors, the sources said. The five other students are aged above 18. Insulting the president carries a potential jail term of five to 10 years, according to the...
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
Nigeria is planning peace talks with militants in the oil-producing south to end attacks that have slashed output, junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has said. The military has deployed gunboats and fighter jets to the creeks of the Niger delta to hunt down the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), blamed for a string of attacks since February. But Ibe Kachikwu said late on Monday: "Probably, we will suspend the operations of the military in the region for a week or two for individuals in the creeks to converge for the dialogue." President Muhammadu Buhari was "interested in dialogue and has mandated the military to halt actions for about two weeks to ensure a team that will be led by the...
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
About 50,000 people have fled a town in Niger's troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations said Tuesday. The attacks began Friday against a military post in Bosso in Niger's Diffa region, killing 26 soldiers including two from neighbouring Nigeria. "An estimated 50,000 people or so fled," UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva. A total of 55 insurgents from the Nigeria-based Islamist group were killed and "many" injured, according to authorities. Edwards said most of those fleeing the violence walked westwards to Toumour, some 30 kilometres west of Bosso.
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
An Egyptian court sentenced 25 men to death on Tuesday for taking part in tribal clashes two years ago that left 28 dead, court officials said. Of 164 people on trial, 21 received life sentences, equivalent to 25 years, over the deadly clashes in the southern province of Aswan. Tribal vendettas are common in Egypt's poor, rural south, but the clashes over two days in early April 2014 were the deadliest in several years, according to police. Long-standing rivalry between the Bani Hilal, an Arab tribe, and the Dabudiya, a Nubian family, flared after a man from one camp sexually harassed a woman from the other. The two sides had sought to dampen tensions with a reconciliation meeting, but it...
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
A former Tanzanian president mediating talks to end Burundi's deadly crisis will meet the opposition this weekend in a bid to end the deadlock, diplomatic and opposition sources said Tuesday. Benjamin Mkapa is to hold talks in Brussels with members of CNARED, which groups almost all opposition parties, they said. "We welcome the fact that the mediator will meet CNARED members in Brussels on Friday and Saturday," the group's spokesman Pancrace Cimpaye told AFP from Brussels. Western and African diplomats confirmed that Mkapa would meet with opposition figures this week. Hundreds of people have been killed and a quarter of a million others have fled Burundi since President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial decision in April 2015 to run for a third...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
The international arrest warrant against the president of Cote d'Ivoire's Parliament Guillaume Soro over ongoing investigations in last year's failed coup, and which was cancelled recently on "technical grounds," will not be renewed, an official source has said. "Regarding Soro, due to the legal constraints, the prosecutor has decided to cancel the arrest warrant," the new government commissioner Alioune Zanre told the media in Ouagadougou on Monday. Zanre said the international arrest warrant had been cancelled due to legal obstacles that make it difficult to execute it. He said despite cancelling the arrest warrant, Burkina Faso will "report" the crimes committed by Soro to Cote d'Ivoire authorities so that they can deal with him. Early this year, Burkina Faso's military...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
Gabon's National Autonomous and Permanent Electoral Commission (CENAP) announced on Monday that the country's presidential elections will be held on Aug. 27, 2016. "The presidential elections will be held on Aug. 27, 2016," the commission's president Rene Aboghe Ella said after a plenary session of CENAP, which he chaired at the institution's headquarters in Libreville. Ella said the deadline for submission of nomination documents will be July 12 at 6 p.m. (local time). Each candidate will have to pay a fee of 33,000 U.S. dollars which should be paid while submitting the nomination papers. Over ten people have declared their candidature, including incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba, the former African Union Commission chairman Jean Ping, ex-Speaker of parliament Guy Nzouba...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has stepped up security in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the month of Ramadan. AMISOM Police Commissioner, Francis Ayitey Aryee, said more security officers had been deployed to Mogadishu, which has suffered waves of attacks by Al-Shabaab militants. "Experience has shown that in the month of Ramadan, whereas our brothers and sisters engage in communing with Allah through fasting and prayers, threats against them are heightened," Aryee said in a press release issued by AMISOM. Aryee said the officers will be stationed in key locations in the city and work with the Somali police to prevent Al-Shabaab attacks. Apart from routine patrols, the officers will set up check points and, depending on intelligence,...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
Burkina Faso government commissioner Alioune Zanre on Monday said all cases related to the Sept. 16, 2015 attempted coup will be concluded before the end of this year. "Between now and the end of the year, we shall start hearing the cases if the objections filed at the Court of Appeal are concluded on time and if the parties do not raise any other procedural objections," Zanre said when he addressed the media in Ouagadougou. On Sept. 16, 2016, soldiers from the ex-Presidential Security Regiment briefly overthrew Burkina Faso's transition government, before being defeated by protesters and regular army officers who came from the interior of the country. After the coup, several confidants of the country's ex-president Blaise Compaore, both...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
Sudan and South Sudan late on Sunday signed a package of security agreements related to the re-deployment of joint military forces along the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, and approved a plan to stop supporting and harboring rebels and open border crossings. The joint Political and Security Committee between Sudan and South Sudan convened in Khartoum on Sunday in the presence of the foreign, defense and oil ministers of the two countries. "The committee agreed to implement the joint agreements related to the demilitarized zone," local media quoted Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour as saying on Monday. The two sides also agreed to stop supporting rebel groups in the two countries, he said, noting that the concerned security authorities in both...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
The South African government has noted the terror alert issued by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria over the weekend, but there is no need to panic, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo said on Monday. The alert, he said, "is part of the US government standard precautionary communication to its residents". The U.S. Embasssy in Pretoria said on Saturday that the U.S. government has received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in South Africa, such as upscale shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town. "This information comes against the backdrop of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's public call for its adherents to carry out...
(AFP (eng) 06/07/16)
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, re-elected in February for a third decade in power, has given his wife a coveted portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Monday. Museveni named his 67-year-old spouse Janet the education and sports minister, two weeks after promoting his son from brigadier to major general. The ministry gets a large chunk of the budget and is an important portfolio in the east African nation. The other appointment in the 80-member cabinet that raised eyebrows was that of Simon Lokodo, a reputed homophobe, as state minister of ethics and integrity in a country where homosexuality is punishable by a life term. Museveni, 71, reappointed his Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and...
(Reuters (Eng) 06/07/16)
Concerned over Congolese President Joseph Kabila's apparent attempts to cling to power, U.S. officials are pushing for sanctions against his inner circle but running into opposition from European powers wary of moving too quickly. Kabila is ineligible to stand in Democratic Republic of Congo's next election due in November, after serving two elected terms. Opponents accuse him of plotting to hold onto power by delaying the poll or even changing the constitution to remove the term limit, as several African leaders have done. His government says it is unlikely to be able to organize the vote on time, and the electoral commission has said the delay could last 16 months. Senior Kabila ally Henri Mova Sakani on Saturday raised the...
(Reuters (Eng) 06/07/16)
Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, pledged a root and branch overhaul of state oil firm Sonangol on Monday to improve its efficiency and margins to offset the "huge" impact of depressed oil prices. A presidential decree issued last week said Isabel, ranked as Africa's richest woman by Forbes magazine, would become chief executive after the shock firing of Sonangol's existing board by Angola's leader of the last 36 years. The appointment was seen by some analysts as President dos Santos laying the ground for dynastic, family succession if he follows through on a declared intention to step down in 2018, a year after presidential elections. However, others said it was possible he...
(Voice of America 06/07/16)
Five African Union peacekeepers in Somalia have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell military supplies in the capital, Mogadishu. Somali security forces, along with troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), say they conducted a raid at a garage in which AU soldiers allegedly were trying to sell military supplies, including ammunition boxes, fuel and sandbags. "AMISOM exercises zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct among its personnel, and the culprits will be prosecuted in accordance with the law," AMISOM said Monday. It said the mission in Somalia — a 22,000-member force — "will not be derailed by the selfish acts of a few of its members." AMISOM did not reveal the nationality of the soldiers, but promised that...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
Sudan's Liberation Movement (SLM), has renewed its rejection to join the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) as a base for negotiation, reported Sudan's Tribune. The influential rebel group in Sudan's Darfur said "The movement's position is fixed, and it rejects signing the DDPD as a base for negotiation," Minni Arko Minnawi, SLM leader, was quoted as saying. "The consultations, recently held in Doha with Qatari mediation, began with a question about the possibility of opening the DDPD for negotiations or not, and the sessions ended with this question unanswered," he noted. He went on to say that "We explained that our conditions are merely procedural, represented in these questions: is the Doha deal subject to a reopening for...
(Xinhuanet 06/07/16)
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) international partners on Monday expressed support for the proposed political dialogue. The partners made their position known in a joint statement that was respectively released in Addis Ababa, Brussels, New York and Paris by the African Union, European Union, United Nations and the International Organization of the Francophonie. The four DR Congo partner organizations pointed out the importance of successfully holding political dialogue to achieve consensus that will enable the country to hold free and fair elections within the constitutional timeline. Dialogue is aimed at maintaining peace and stability in the country, as well as deepening the democratic and rule of law processes, the statement said. The four organizations reaffirmed their support to facilitation...
(AFP (eng) 06/06/16)
Niger vowed to avenge the deaths of 30 of its soldiers who were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in one of the jihadist group's deadliest attacks in the country. "We must continue to fight, this insult must be expunged, there is nothing to be done, it must be avenged," Defence Minister Hassoumi Massoudou said Sunday. The minister was speaking to troops at a garrison at Bosso, near the Nigerian border where the deadly attack took place on Friday, according to a broadcast on state television on Monday. It said the minister visited military positions in Bosso accompanied by army chiefs and Nigerian General Lamidi Adeosun, head of the multinational force that groups soldiers from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad to...

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(AFP (eng) 12/22/14)
Five members of Egypt's deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, were killed on Sunday in clashes with police, the interior ministry said. The jihadists, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, "opened fire" after security forces stormed a farm where the militants were hiding and preparing bombs, the ministry said in a statement. "An exchange of gunfire then took place, causing the deaths of five members of the terrorist cell while a police officer was injured," it added. The farm was located in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, northeast of Cairo. A car bomb found at the scene was detonated by remote control, the statement said. Police also seized suicide belts, weapons and ammunition. Three of...
(Voice of America 12/20/14)
GENEVA— The World Food Program warns 2.5 million people in South Sudan are facing acute hunger next year. WFP says pre-positioning food now, before the rainy season returns in a few months, is critical to averting a hunger catastrophe in that conflict-ridden country. The World Food Program says the acute hunger crisis facing millions of people in South Sudan is man-made. Since fighting between the government and rebels erupted one year ago, the United Nations estimates about 1.5 million people have become displaced within the country and another one-half million have sought refuge in neighboring countries. The ongoing fighting has interrupted the planting and harvesting of crops, causing large and widespread shortages of food. WFP spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs tells VOA...
(Voice of America 12/20/14)
The U.N. refugee agency says weekly massacres of civilians are being reported in the DRC’S North Kivu Province. It says armed groups have been attacking since October, bringing fear, death and displacement. Listen to De Capua report on DRC The UNHCR says armed groups are striking in and around Beni – and the violence is now spreading north to Orientale Province. Agency spokesperson Karin de Gruijl said, “We received very credible reports of ongoing killing of civilians. About 256 people, including children, have been killed in a very gruesome manner with machetes and axes.” Just which groups are responsible for the attacks is not clear. “Well, it is very difficult to tell at this moment. We understand that there are...
(BBC News Africa 12/20/14)
Voters in Liberia are going to the polls in an election that was postponed in October because of the Ebola outbreak. Liberians are choosing representatives to the country's senate. Among the 139 candidates vying for 15 seats are former football star George Weah and Robert Sirleaf, the son of Liberia's president. Ebola has infected about 19,000 people in West Africa, killing more than 7,300 - with about 3,340 deaths in Liberia. The senate elections were postponed in October in a bid to stop campaigners and voters spreading the virus. The election is being held just days after neighbouring Sierra Leone clamped down on public gatherings. It has banned Sunday trading, restricted travel between districts and prohibited public celebrations over Christmas...
(AFP (eng) 12/19/14)
UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic. Ban, who flew in from Ghana, where the UN Ebola mission is headquartered, was welcomed on arrival in Monrovia by Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai will full military honours. Ban will also travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Mali, where the UN is leading the response to the health crisis. In Liberia, Ban will meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as officials from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response or UNMEER, and visit an Ebola centre run by the US military. Ban's visit comes a year after...
(AFP (eng) 12/19/14)
A Rwandan minister who was sentenced to 35 years in jail for his involvement in the 1994 genocide saw his sentence lowered to 30 years on appeal Thursday, a UN tribunal said. The court confirmed Augustin Ngirabatware's genocide convictions but reversed his conviction for rape as a crime against humanity. "(The appeal ruling) sets aside the sentence of 35 years of imprisonment and imposes a sentence of 30 years of imprisonment," Judge Theodor Meron said. Ngirabatware, planning minister at the time of the 1994 genocide, was in 2012 found guilty of inciting, aiding and encouraging militiamen in his home district of Nyamyumba in northwestern Rwanda to kill their Tutsi neighbours. His appeal proceedings were handled by the UN-backed Mechanism for...
(AFP (eng) 12/19/14)
The multinational effort to bring peace to the war-torn east of Democratic Republic of Congo is in danger of failing, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned Thursday. In a damning report on the UN-backed push to pacify the region which has been ravaged by conflict for two decades, the think tank said "the entire stabilisation agenda for the eastern provinces is at risk". It claimed that unless the UN, Kinshasa and neighbouring countries pull together, they will "prolong the tragic status quo of attacks and pillaging by armed groups against an already brutalised civilian population." The east of the vast mineral-rich DRC was the scene of two major wars between 1996 and 2003, with neighbouring countries including Uganda and Rwanda...
(Voice of America 12/19/14)
A growing number of fighters in Central African Republic’s two year old civil war are children. It’s estimated there may be as many as 10-thousand child soldiers, four times more than when the conflict began. The charity organization Save the Children says both boys and girls are being recruited by former Seleka rebels and anti-balaka militias. Some of the kids are as young as eight. Véronique Aubert, Senior Conflict & Humanitarian Policy and Research Adviser for Save the Children, said, “The situation is of great concern to Save the Children. Children are on a daily basis exposed to violence. Many of them have been killed. Many of them have been victims of sexual violence. Many of them have lost their...
(Bloomberg 12/19/14)
Zambia’s Supreme Court ordered the Movement for Multiparty Democracy to reinstate Nevers Mumba as its leader, clearing the way for the former televangelist to run for the presidency in January. The decision cements Mumba’s position as the party’s leader after its national executive committee suspended him last month. The party had named former President Rupiah Banda as its preferred candidate. Banda lost in the 2011 polls. The death of President Michael Sata this year set off a power struggle in the ruling Patriotic Front and MMD. The election will be held next month. Members of the Patriotic Front asked acting President Guy Scott to step down yesterday after removing him as the party’s vice president earlier this week. The MMD...
(Bloomberg 12/19/14)
Jacinto Baltazar makes a living by pushing his wooden cart down a dirt road at a market on the outskirts of Luanda, Angola, the world’s most expensive city, asking women if he can carry their shopping home. Baltazar, a tall, wiry 40-year-old father of eight, charges 300 kwanzas ($3) to carry groceries on the cart he built himself out of planks of wood and a Toyota Corolla tire. On a good day, he finds as many as 15 customers in the Viana municipality. During the rainy season, he needs his black rubber boots when he has to ferry people across pools of stagnant water. “I know I can’t make a lot of money as a wheelbarrow man, but it keeps...
(Reuters (Eng) 12/19/14)
DAKAR (Reuters) - The chief of the most powerful Tuareg tribe in northern Mali died on Thursday, signaling a change of leadership as Tuareg separatists are locked in peace talks with the government. The 87-year-old patriarch Intallah Ag Attaher, who had led the Ifoghas tribe for several decades, died in the desert town of Kidal after a long sickness, residents said. His son Alghabass ag Intallah is expected to succeed him as tribal leader and the head of the High Council for the Unity of Azawad (HCUA), the name separatists use for northern Mali. "The town is calm but you can hear the cries of women," said one resident. "He will be buried tomorrow morning beside his father." In 2013,...
(Business Day 12/19/14)
MAPUTO — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities. Five homes were also swept away by floodwater. Maputo mayor David Simango visited the affected neighbourhoods. People living in flood-prone areas of the coastal city would be moved to safe zones, according to the city’s health and social welfare councillor, Nurbai Calu. "For those families who have lost their houses, in the first place we want to guarantee that they are in good health and have a roof over their heads," said Mr Calu, according to the Mozambican news agency AIM. "We have nobody sleeping in the open." Mr Calu said it was difficult to estimate the cost of...
(AL Jazeera 12/19/14)
One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians has died from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. Dr. Victor Willoughby, who tested positive for Ebola on Saturday, died on Thursday, Dr. Brima Kargbo, the country's chief medical officer said. "Dr. Victor Willoughby was a mentor to us physicians and a big loss to the medical profession," said Kargbo. "He has always been available to help junior colleagues." The 67-year-old died just hours after an experimental drug arrived in the country for him. The arrival of ZMAb, developed in Canada, had raised hopes for Willoughby's survival. But he died before a dose could be administered, said Kargbo. Infographic: Just how deadly is...
(BBC News Africa 12/19/14)
Geert Wilders is due to be prosecuted - Anna Holligan explains what prompted the charges Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is due to be prosecuted over allegations he incited racial hatred against Moroccans, the authorities say. The charges stem from an incident in which Mr Wilders led an anti-Moroccan chant during a speech in March. The Dutch public prosecutor later received more than 6,400 complaints. Mr Wilders, who leads the Party for Freedom (PVV), has often expressed his distaste for Islam and mass immigration. In response to the prosecution, Mr Wilders described the charges in a statement as "a travesty". "The public prosecutor would do better to devote his time to prosecuting jihadis instead of me," he said. Mr Wilders...
(Voice of America 12/19/14)
The spokesman for Nigeria’s main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) says the government has failed to implement effective measures to protect civilians. Spokesman Lai Mohammed’s comment came after suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people Sunday during a raid on Gumsuri village in northern Nigeria. The APC condemned the attack. “We condemn the Boko Haram insurgents and their activities and there is no justification for it and we have said it several times that we will not tolerate terrorism,” he said. Mohammed said the government has refused repeated calls by the APC to negotiate with Boko Haram to bring an end to the security threat. “We have suggested approaches to this...
(BBC News Africa 12/19/14)
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring. Ryan Gustafson, 27, was charged with conspiracy and counterfeiting outside the US after the fake currency was used at multiple American businesses. The US Secret Service traced the money to Kampala, where they say they found a counterfeit ring also producing euros, rupees and various African currencies. The suspect faces 25 years in prison. "We will hold cyber criminals accountable and bring them to justice no matter where they reside," US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David Hickton wrote in a statement. Fake US currency was discovered at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retail stores and businesses and traced to a postal box in the...
(Bloomberg 12/18/14)
Tanzanian Attorney-General Frederick Werema resigned following an irregular-payments scandal that led donors to suspend aid and renewed calls for the East African nation to step up its fight against corruption. Lawmakers passed a resolution last month demanding President Jakaya Kikwete dismiss Werema and three other state officials for their alleged involvement in illegally transferring about 320-billion shillings ($187 million) from a public escrow account to an energy company, according to the Dar es Salaam-based Guardian newspaper. Werema said in his resignation letter that he had been misunderstood and was stepping down because the scandal had disrupted the country’s political environment, according to an e-mail from the Dar es Salaam-based presidency late yesterday. “The attorney-general’s decision was expected but it came...
(AFP (eng) 12/18/14)
Cameroon's army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north. Insurgents attacked an army base in Amchide on the border with Nigeria on Wednesday, but soldiers repelled them, inflicting heavy losses, the defence ministry said. "A column made up of a military truck and four pick-ups from the BIR (elite Rapid Intervention Battalion) were caught in an ambush that began with an explosion of a roadside bomb," the army said. "At the same time..., the Amchide military base was attacked by hundreds of fighters from the sect, but the response from our defence forces was instant and appropriate," the statement said. "There are 116 of the assailants dead on...
(Mareeg 12/18/14)
Kismayo: The Sierra Leone peace keepers that was part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) begin to withdraw completely from Somalia. The president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who visited Kismayo on Thursday participated a farewell ceremony of the troops from Sierra Leone who are returning home after nearly two years operating in Southern Somalia. The Somali president thanked the government of Sierra Leone on the occasion, he wished the troops to reach home safely. Also, president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud wishes of the government and people of Sierra Leone to the mathematically risk of Ebola.
(The Citizen 12/18/14)
Prof .Tibajuka said that when she was responding to a question from reporters as to what is her tale towards resignation, basing on the fact that the Attorney General Judge Frederick Werema decided to step down following the Tegeta Escrow account scandal. The Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Professor Anna Tibaijuka yesterday said that resigning is not a fashion, thus she will not resign until when the government proves that she is guilty. Prof Tibajuka said that when she was responding to a question from reporters as to what is her tale towards resignation, basing on the fact that the Attorney General Judge Frederick Werema decided to step down following the Tegeta Escrow account scandal. “I don’t see...

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