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MICT Minister Simataa says cyber crime a major concern for African law enforcement agencies

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa says cyber crime is a major concern for law enforcement agencies in …
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N-word used on Barbados prime minister

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An Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) snub of British political consulting company, Cambridge Analytica, had – unknowing to her – earned Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and a colleague a racial slur.

Mottley was on the Opposition benches and leader of the party when in 2010 the racially charged insult was made in reference to this woman who in May 2018, became this island’s leader, and Lucille Moe, who was in June appointed a senator.

According to report in the British guardian newspaper of Oct. 8, quoting from leaked papers it obtained, “Alexander Nix, the former chief executive of the elections consultancy … appears to refer to Mia Mottley, who was elected prime minister of Barbados in May, and senator…

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South African finance minister steps down and Cameroon’s elections

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene resigns

On Thursday, South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene resigned. The resignation follows a string of allegations connecting Nene with the Guptas, a wealthy South African family that repeatedly finds itself in the purview of political scandals. This controversy emerges at a time when Cyril Ramaphosa, the current president of South Africa, had made it a pledge of his campaign to restore public trust, confidence, and stability in the government after Jacob Zuma’s presidency. As such, Ramaphosa accepted Nene’s resignation despite having no formal charges against Nene.

Immediately following Nene’s departure, Ramaphosa appointed Tito Mboweni as South African finance minister. Mboweni, a trained economist, previously served as head…

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Opposition names former Antigua prime minister to Constitutional Commission

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has named former prime minister Baldwin Spencer to serve as its nominee on a proposed Constitutional Commission.

But UPP leader, Harold Lovell has called on Prime Minister Gaston Browne to ensure that the Commission is established by the end of this month ahead of the planned referendum on November 6 on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda would replace the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

“That is because many concerns have been expressed where persons want to be assured that the question of constitutional reform and putting on the question, some of these important issues will not be side stepped after the referendum.

“And so it is very important that we have it in place…

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Rwanda Foreign Minister leaves behind big shoes to fill

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After 10 years of guiding Rwanda’s foreign policy, Louise Mushikiwabo leaves big shoes to fill for whoever President Paul Kagame will choose. A decision is expected to be announced in the coming days.

For the next four years, Ms Mushikiwabo will represent the face of politics of the French speaking bloc, which boasts 58 member states.

Back at home, her successor has major diplomatic hurdles to overcome, especially in the region.

“Whoever takes up the post of Foreign Affairs minister will have one of the most important jobs in Rwanda. Diplomacy is a skill, and Louise Mushikiwabo has demonstrated that skill in the best way possible for the advancement of Rwandan politics,” Buchanan Ismael, a senior lecturer of political science at the University of Rwanda…

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South Africa committed to African air transport liberalisation – Minister

South African Transport Minister Dr Blade Nzimande reaffirmed on Friday the country’s commitment to the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) on liberalising air transport across Africa. He did so in a speech to the 48th annual general meeting of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa, in Livingstone, Zambia, which was delivered on his behalf by South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) CEO Poppy Khoza.

“South Africa has already started to implement the key principles of the Yamoussoukro Decision with ready and willing States pending the continental implementation of the multilateral framework,” she read. The country had already deregulated air services with 36 other African States. It was also one of the 23 African countries that had taken part…

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