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In Africa Today: 25th January,2018

Welcome. In Africa today, the media reports “Libya to send special committee to Greece for seized ship” According to Xinhuanet, Bhelig also said that the Turkish parliament has been addressed, in order to respond and clarify the circumstances of the ship. Greek Coast Guards announced earlier this month that they seized a ship flying the flag of Tanzania and carrying materials used to make explosives while sailing to Libya.

Reports from Nigeria indicates “Spat between Buhari’s office, Senate threatens Nigeria central bank”. A standoff between Nigeria’s presidency and parliament over confirmation of new members of the central bank’s interest rate committee is threatening the bank’s independence.It is also damaging fragile investor confidence in Africa’s biggest economy. The central bank had been due to announce its interest rate decision on January 23, a day after a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. But the meeting was not held due to a lack of new members whose confirmation is pending before lawmakers.

Furthermore in Uganda, the AllAfrica news portal has revealed that : Parliament Raises Shs 75m for Albinos. They stressed that Now aged four and ready to start school this year, Nakawooya cannot wait benefit from funds raised by the Ugandan parliament to support Persons with Albinism (PWAs). Yesterday (January 21) Kisuule and Nakawooya joined hundreds of people to participate in the second parliament fundraising walk aimed at constructing a rehabilitation centre for PWAs.  Flagged off by speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga at 7:38am, participants, led by the police band, walked from the parliament south wing parking to Nile Avenue, Buganda road, Kampala road and back to parliament.

In Ghana, Parliament beefs up with Discussions on GITMO-2 retainees. “Gitmo 2 to stay in Ghana as refugees – Foreign minister” are some headlines captured by the media from yesterday’s sitting in Parliament.

News @ a glance

“Libya to send special committee to Greece for seized ship.



Spat between Buhari’s office, Senate threatens Nigeria central bank


Uganda: Parliament Raises Shs 75m for Albinos


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