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Ghana: Use ICT tools in your day-to-day business – Bagbin to Commonwealth Speakers

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban S. K. Bagbin has underscored the need for parliaments across Africa to adopt and integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools in the day-to-day running of parliamentary business. He said the impact of ICT on governance had been remarkable in Ghana as the ...

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Pakistani court recommends review of blasphemy Law

ISLAMABAD — A court is recommending a review of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law to prevent people from being falsely accused of crimes punishable by death. Islamabad High Court Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqi who called for the review last Friday in a ruling relating a matter where some people drag their ...

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Nigeria: Senate summons British American Tobacco over Export Expansion Grant Scheme alleged benefits

The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have trained their spotlight on activities of the British American Tobacco Nigeria, particularly the allegations of sharp practices against the company, PREMIUM Times has learnt. Last week, the House of Representatives acting on a petition written by civil society group, the Environmental ...

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Ethiopia: Parliament ends State of Emergency

Cape Town — Ethiopia lifted the state of emergency first imposed in October 2016, according to Addis Standard. An emergency session by members of parliament was called to make the decision on Friday. The House of Representatives had previously voted unanimously to extend the state of emergency by four months ...

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South Africa: Parliament reveals name of slain MP

The National Assembly of South Africa has named the African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament who was killed in a car accident outside Paarl as Timothy Khoza from Mpumalanga. According to the House said the identity of the deceased MP would be released once the family had been informed. ...

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Ghana: NDC MPs walks out of Parliament over Ameri deal

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) have walked out of Parliament in protest over the Speaker’s decision to refer a motion for a rescission of the $510m AMERI power deal to the Mines and Energy Committee for consideration without allowing deliberation on the matter  The NDC MPs ...

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Ghana: Parliament extends stay of Gtimo 2

The Parliament of Ghana has given approval to extend the stay of the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country to January 2018. This follows the ratification of an agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Government of the United States of America (USA) on the resettlement in Ghana ...

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South Africa: ANC calls for disciplinary action against MP

The ANC in Parliament has called for disciplinary action against another of its MPs‚ Mondli Gungubele‚ for what whip Jackson Mthembu called “the worst form of ill-discipline” after he indicated that he will vote with the opposition in the motion of no confidence next week. In a statement issued on ...

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Ghana: “Tackle Human Trafficking At Source,” Samira Bawumia Tells Global Activists

The wife of Ghana’s Vice-President, H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia, has called on activists across the world who are fighting to end human trafficking to put emphasis on the sources of human trafficking, rather than the destination of trafficked persons. Addressing participants drawn from civil society, law enforcement, and government agencies ...

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Ghana: Stop sponsoring Black Stars – Parliament cautions GNPC

The Parliament has admonished the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to desist from sponsoring the Black Stars and other state entities and focus on its core mandate  relating to oil exploration. The House gave the advise on Thursday during the consideration a report of the Finance Committee on the 2015 Annual ...

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