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In Africa today: Friday 19th January,2018

It’s a wrap up. In Africa today, the media captured some stories which made headline. A news portal disclosed today that “Several Heads of State and Stars to Weah’s Inauguration”.  According to BushChicken , several heads of states and international soccer stars will attend the inauguration of President-elect George Weah. ...

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In Africa Today: Monday 15th January 2018

Welcome to Monday January 15. In Africa today, the media reports issues which made headlines in various Africa Country. The International Reuter reports, Indonesia to swear in new parliament speaker after huge graft case” According to the online portal, Indonesia’s parliament will swear in Bambang Soesatyo as its new speaker on Monday, ...

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World:IPU data confirms link between democracies in crisis and surge in human rights abuses against MPs

Human rights abuses against parliamentarians reached a new high in 2017, according to Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) statistics. Parliamentarians from Cambodia, Maldives, Turkey and Venezuela alone, where the political situation has been worsening in recent times, account for 35% of the cases. Cases of abuses against women MPs have also reached ...

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Geneva: IPU calls on the Goverment of Venezuela to respect the rule of law and human rights

  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) expresses concern over the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to request that the Constituent Assembly remove the parliamentary immunity of Mr. Freddy Guevara, Deputy, First Vice-President of the National Assembly of Venezuela. The National Assembly is the ...

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WORLD: Political crises increase worldwide as human rights violations against opposition MPs rise

  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has expressed deep concern about the increasing repression and escalation of human rights violations against opposition MPs in Cambodia, Venezuela, Turkey and the Maldives on the closing day of the 137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The IPU has called for fact-finding missions ...

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RUSHIA: Over 800 MPs worldwide call for the end of intolerance, mistrust and violence

Parliamentarians from 155 countries have committed to pursuing cultural pluralism and peace through interfaith and inter-ethnic dialogue. In a declaration issued at the close of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union(IPU) Assembly (#IPU137) in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, IPU Member Parliaments have called for transparency, accountability and respect for human rights and ...

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UK Parliament to grill FA officials over Eni Aluko bullying claims

Football Association officials will be forced to publicly answer questions about the botched investigations into Eni Aluko’s complaint against England women’s manager Mark Sampson after being hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry. An internal investigation and independent inquiry, led by barrister Katharine Newton, found no wrong-doing on Sampson’s part ...

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EU politician pushes Parliament to test Blockchain Identity for Refugees

A blockchain task force within the European Parliament wants to explore how the technology could be used to provide digital identities to refugees, public documents suggest. Amendments for the European Union’s 2018 budget, published on August 29, include one related to a task force first approved last year by EU ...

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Australia’s Parliament takes a turn toward satire

Australia’s government has just limped through its most farcical week since the 2013 election, courtesy of a dual-citizenship scandal that has shaken the parliament and threatened the Turnbull government’s slim one-seat majority. Since Senator Scott Ludlam announced his shock retirement after the discovery that he held New Zealand citizenship in ...

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