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 ‘Intellectual discourse will address disputes in African elections’ – Daily Trust


By Chidimma C. Okeke

The founder of Okali Seminal Ideas Foundation for Africa (OSIFA) ,Agwu Ukiwe Okali has said intellectual discourse through debate of national issues can help to reduce issues of disputes in elections in African countries.

Okali who stated this in Abuja in a briefing to announce the unveiling of OSIFA Great Debate Series with the watchword “Public Enlightenment through Intellectual Discourse” coming up on Wednesday, said there has never been any election that took place in Africa that is never disputed.

He said Africans are drifting away and loosing vital element of democratic movement by not debating on important national issues and trashing it out, saying, debating on national issues may help create informed knowledge among Africans and help to address so many…

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In your seeds I trust: African seed companies test the SeedAssure application


NAIROBI (Kenya) — More than 20 representatives of eastern and southern African seed companies and regulatory agencies recently took part in the demonstration of a new seed certification application that can help get quality seed to market more quickly and curb sales of counterfeit seed.

As part of an event organized by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Program (CIMMYT) at the Kiboko research station of the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) on September 17, 2018, participants field-tested a beta version of SeedAssure, a digital platform that gives automatic feedback on compliance and seed production management, along with remedy options.

SeedAssure was developed by Cellsoft, a supply chain management software company, with input from the Alliance…

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‘Lack of trust’ among nations threatens progress, rules-based order, Suriname Minister tells UN


Foreign Minister Yldiz Pollack-Beigle of Suriname addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

NEW YORK, USA — Suriname agrees with the United Nations secretary-general that a lack of trust among countries is the fundamental issue confronting the international community, the minister of foreign affairs of Suriname told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Yldiz Pollack-Beighle affirmed her nation’s commitment to upholding internationally accepted principles which “provide for predictable actions in our international relations, thereby creating a climate of trust, understanding and respect,” and a “rules-based world order which is necessary to address global concerns.”

A major concern for Suriname is climate change and, in…

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Bathabile Dlamini ruling ‘a victory for the South African public’‚ says Black Sash Trust


The Black Sash rights group approached the court after Sassa acknowledged it would not be able to pay millions of social grants from April 1 2017‚ despite promising the court in November 2015 it would do so.

In a joint statement with the Centre for Applied Legal Services (CALS)‚ the Black Sash Trust welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment.

“This is a victory for the South African public‚” said Lynette Maart‚ the national director of the Black Sash Trust.

“The judgment sets an important precedent for holding public officials accountable for their reckless and negligent actions in executing their duties‚” CALS acting deputy director Wandisa Phama said.

“This is a step towards ensuring that a similar crisis never happens again‚” she…

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The gains of emergent forum on China-Africa cooperation – Daily Trust


The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit which was concluded last week in Beijing, the Chinese capital is revolutionary and momentous in many respects.  Apart from its high profile attendance as virtually all the African Heads of State were present including President Muhamammadu Buhari of Nigeria; the gathering provided a remarkable shift in international diplomacy. It was one  rare diplomatic event in which leaders of the African region  turned out en masse to interface genuinely with China on a trajectory of win-win cooperation

There were remarkable gains   that flowed from the summit to demonstrate its applicability and desirability to African development .  First is China and Africa’s leaders’ submission that the platform is geared towards provoking mutual benefits, shared…

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Aruna clinches first African men’s singles title – Daily Trust


Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna on Sunday won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, the first time in his career.

He beat veteran and three time champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1). The victory came  one month after he won the  2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos.

In Agadir two years ago, Aruna was  the runner up.

Aruna in the semi-final in Mauritius had beaten compatriot Olajide Omotayo (11-9, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3), while  Ahmed Ali Saleh who will celebrate his 39th birthday next month accounted for Nigeria’s 44 year-old Segun Toriola (8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-9).

“I am so happy that I was able to win this title for the first time having come close in 2016.

“My next target is the All African…

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