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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. Weah will formally take the oath of office on Monday in line with the constitution of Liberia. Official activities marking the inauguration according to the official protocol will kick off tomorrow, January 19.

In Malawi today, NyasaTimes  reports Parliament to start probe of Malawi ‘Guptas’ in K567.8m claim”. Nyasa stressed that Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will from Saturday  start investing a a K567 million interest payout controversy involving food supplier Pioneer Investments and Malawi Police Service (MPS), suspecting fraud with an arrest impending on the suppliers.

PremiumTimes has also revealed that “Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament” Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has fired 11 parliamentarians, friends of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife, media reports said on Friday. Mnangagwa, who came to power in November 2017 after 93-year-old Mugabe was forced to resign following a defacto military coup, has spoken against retribution.

Furthermore, RippleNigeria also reported that “11 Mugabe allies fired from parliament.” The on-going purge in government by Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has witnessed the sacking of no less than 11 allies by the ruling ZANU-PF party who publicly supported Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace from parliament. Mnangagwa has spoken against retribution since the after 93-year-old leader was forced to resign following a defacto military coup but local media reports say a ZANU-PF restructuring process around the country was targeting those who publicly backed Mugabe and Grace, whose tilt at power resulted in the military intervention.

In Sudan, AllAfrica says Sudanese MPs ‘Will Protest 2018 Budget in Parliament’ An alliance of Sudanese Members of Parliament voiced threats to start a sit-in in parliament after a majority of 44 MPs approved the draft budget for 2018 on Sunday. The budget has so far been criticised by Sudanese financial experts and opposition. In addition a MP of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), El Tahir Dafallah, has resigned from the parliament in protest against what he called “the unfair distribution of projects”.

In Ghana, “GITMO 2 will know their fate when Parliament resumes – Nana Addo”. According to Citifmonline, President Akufo-Addo says the fate of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghanawill be determined by Parliament when the House reconvenes from recess. He said he is fully aware that a decision has to be made on the fate of the two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih

News@ a Glance:

GITMO 2 will know their fate when Parliament resumes – Nana Addo


Several Heads of State and Stars to Grace Weah’s Inauguration”


Parliament to start probe of Malawi ‘Guptas’ in K567.8m claim”


Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament


11 Mugabe allies fired from parliament


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