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In Africa Today 9th February, 2018

In Africa today, the post analysis of Ghana’s State of the Nation’s Address still making headlines. In south Africa today the media disclose “South Africa: Parliament Must Schedule Motion of No Confidence for Tuesday”. According to the AllAfrica news portal, South Africa cannot continue to be held in limbo while Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma, and their respective factions, continue to fight over the terms of Zuma’s exit. We need a swift resolution to this impasse as soon as possible. As public servants, it is our duty to place the best interests of the country before party political interests. While Ramaphosa and Zuma fight over the Presidency, corruption continues, and people remain without hope for any immediate improvement in their daily lives.

Also, Timeslive also announced that “DA calls for Parliament to schedule urgent sitting for no-confidence motion in Zuma”. This they explained that the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has called for Parliament to schedule a debate and vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma for Tuesday. “South Africa cannot continue to be held in limbo while Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma‚ and their respective factions‚ continue to fight over the terms of Zuma’s exit. We need a swift resolution to this impasse as soon as possible‚” said Maimane on Thursday. He said as public servants‚ it was their duty to place the best interests of the country before party political interests.

Still South Africa, Parliament’s multi-party women’s caucus plans to host a summit on sex work in light of the ANC’s resolution to have the practice decriminalised, it said on Thursday. The summit will be hosted on March 5 in Parliament, the woman’s caucus said in a statement. The summit will hear views from stakeholders on the South African Law Reform Commission’s (SALRC) report on adult prostitution. This the AllAfrica news portal headlined as “South Africa: Parliament’s Women’s Caucus to Host Sex Work Summit

In Liberia, news making headline is that “Weah Names 9 Former Lawmakers to Strategic Positions”. Former Speaker Atty. J. Emmanuel Nuquay is the Director General for Liberia Civil Aviation Authority. Former Montserrado County Senator and Head of Delegation of the 53rd Legislature to the ECOWAS Parliament, President George M. Weah, has appointed nine (9) former lawmakers to strategic positions. Six of the nine were his former colleagues in the 53rd. The remaining three lawmakers did not serve with him after his election in the 2014 special senatorial elections.

In Malawi, the media has revealed that “ Private members business in Malawi parliament runs fast dry” .The stressed that a Malawi  parliament meeting was forced into an early adjournment after only 45 minutes of deliberations after members ran out of private members business to discuss on Thursday, a day dedicated to Private Members’ business.

Furthermore, in Angola, the media reports “Budgetary Allocation for Education and Health to Get Increase” The monetary allocation for the sectors of health and education, in the 2018 Draft State Budget, is to be increased to enable also the recruitment of 20,000 new teachers for primary and secondary education, 1,500 physicians and 200 nursing and diagnostic technicians. According to the final Opinion Report on the 2018 Draft State Budget, a document that was approved last Thursday by the specialty commission of the National Assembly (Parliament), the education sector must get a 9% increase, corresponding to about 46.4 billion kwanzas.

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News @ A Glance

Private members business in Malawi parliament runs fast dry”

https://www.nyasatimes.com/private-members-business-malawi-parliament-runs-fast-dry/

South Africa: Parliament Must Schedule Motion of No Confidence for Tuesday

http://allafrica.com/stories/201802080683.html

DA calls for Parliament to schedule urgent sitting for no-confidence motion in Zuma

https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2018-02-08-da-calls-for-parliament-to-schedule-urgent-sitting-for-no-confidence-motion-in-zuma/

Angola: Budgetary Allocation for Education and Health to Get Increase

http://allafrica.com/stories/201802090767.html
South Africa: Parliament’s Women’s Caucus to Host Sex Work Summit .

http://allafrica.com/stories/201802090677.html

Liberia: Weah Names 9 Former Lawmakers to Strategic Positions

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