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African press review 12 November 2018 – Africa


African press review 12 November 2018 – Africa – RFI

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Week In Review: Women crush the week 


It’s time for a look at those stories which touched you the most over the past seven days.

While some themes remained dominant for this edition of the Week In Review, it is refreshing to see some others making their way into the top 10 articles over this period.

So just what type of articles reigned supreme last week?

As has become a norm, crime-related news shared the spotlight. What is interesting for this period is the prominence women took. 

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From women breaking barriers to enter new ground; showing strength by simply standing tall in the face of challenges; and advocating for better, whether as a superstar or an average Barbadian; females brought positive change to last week’s top stories. 

 

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Kenya to host African forum to review progress towards polio eradication – Xinhua


NAIROBI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Kenya in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) will next week host a pan-African conference to review progress made towards elimination of polio in the continent, the UN health agency said on Friday evening.

The Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC) meeting to be held in Nairobi from Nov. 12-16 will review progress the continent has made towards being certified free from the debilitating viral ailment.

During this meeting, seven countries including Cameroon, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa will submit report on efforts being made to eradicate polio.

The host country Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Namibia are expected to submit evidence…

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African press review 3 November 2018 – Africa


African press review 3 November 2018 – Africa – RFI

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Review: ‘Heavy,’ by Kiese Laymon


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Privy Council declines to review St Kitts-Nevis 2004 election petition decision


Rupert Herbert

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Privy Council in London has declined to hear an appeal by St Kitts and Nevis minister of tourism and international trade, Lindsay Grant, challenging a decision by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in an election petition case he brought against then St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party representative Rupert Herbert, following the 2004 general elections.

“Having considered written submissions from the parties, we have agreed to report to Your Majesty as our opinion that permission cannot be granted because under 36 (7) of the Constitution there is no jurisdiction to appeal to the Privy Council,” the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled.

In the October 10 ruling, the Privy Council also ordered Grant to pay Herbert’s…

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