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Africa Today 23rd January, 2018

Yesterday was commemorated by news on George Weah’s inauguration. Today, the media reports issues that are making headlines in the various African countries.

The citizen online portal revealed that “MPs threaten Transnet board, executives with jail for no show at parliament”. MPs on Tuesday read board members and executives of South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics company, Transnet, the riot act for failing to show up at a meeting of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts last year. The board members and executives failed to show up at the meeting on December 6 last year, prompting parliament to issue them with a summons.

Also the international news portal, Xinhuanet says “Morocco, Liberia vow to cement legislative cooperation”. They stressed that Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki and his Liberian counterpart Bhopal Chambers vowed to cement legislative cooperation between the two countries, the Moroccan parliament said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the two speakers met on the sidelines of Malki’s participation in the inauguration ceremony of the new President-elect of the Republic of Liberia, George Weah, where he will represent King Mohammed VI. Furthermore, OIC Parliament Calls for New Economic Cooperation, Solidarity Among Members Member Parliaments of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic States (OIC) known as the PUIC have urged their States to establish a new economic system based on solidarity to achieve development and deepen regional and international cooperation. This call is part of the Tehran Declaration made by Member States attending the 13thSession of the PUIC held in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the 16th-17thJanuary, 2018. The National Assembly of the Gambia was represented by a delegation comprising Hon. Momodou L. K. Sanneh, Deputy Speaker and head of delegation, Hon. Fakebba Colley, Member for Kiang West, and Hon. Ousman Sillah, Member for Banjul North.

In Nigeria, “European Union Parliament urges Nigerian to Formulate Policy beneficial to Farmers, Herdsmen” The European Union Parliament (EUP) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to negotiate a national policy framework that would protect the interests of both farmers and herders. The Parliament also called on international partners to increase investment in preventing and resolving inter-communal conflicts between cattle pastoralists and farmers by supporting cooperation through shared economic and natural resource management initiatives. The counsel was part of the EUP Resolutions (2018/2513RSP) on Nigeria.

News @a glance

MPs threaten Transnet board, executives with jail for no show at parliament”

MPs threaten Transnet board, executives with jail for no show at parliament

OIC Parliament Calls For New Economic Cooperation, Solidarity Among Members


Morocco, Liberia vow to cement legislative cooperation


European Union Parliament urges Nigerian to Formulate Policy beneficial to Farmers, Herdsmen


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