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Vietnam opens party meeting to elect new president and prime minister

dpa/GNA – Vietnam kicked off a 12-day National Assembly meeting on Wednesday, one that will see the country's ruling Communist Party vote to...

Stray elephants storm villages and destroy crops in southern Tanzania

A Tanzanian Member of Parliament (MP) told the National Assembly Monday that stray elephants were causing devastation in parts of the country's southern villages. ...

Cameroon targets creation of 500,000 jobs next year

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute said Wednesday the government plans to create 500,000 jobs in 2021. Cameroon will adopt new pro-employment measures and enhance...
Jean Luc Melenchon

French radical left leader Melenchon to run for presidency in 2022

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of France's radical left opposition, said Sunday he would run for the presidency in 2022 if 150,000 people support his...
Malian Soldiers

Mutinous Malian soldiers set up transitional governing body

Mali's mutinous soldiers on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to lead a political transition...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita washes his hands after arriving at a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Canada condemns coup d’etat in Mali

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday that Canada condemns the coup d'etat in Mali. "Canada strongly condemns the coup d'etat...
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Zambian lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 testing

Zambian lawmakers will undergo COVID-19 testing following the increase in COVID-19 cases both in the country and at the National Assembly, the country's health...

3 killed, 74 injured in two-day Mali protests

Death toll of the two-day violent protests in Mali's capital Bamako has increased to three, and at least 74 others were injured, local...

Cameroon to revise 2020 budget amid COVID-19, cutting revenues by 11 percent

The Cameroonian government sent to parliament on Wednesday a draft of its revised state budget for 2020, reducing revenues by more than 10 percent...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi to start electoral campaign

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday signed a decree that the campaign for elections of the president, members of National Assembly and district councillors...
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Voting for Cameroon general elections kicks off

Voting for the municipal and legislative elections in Cameroon began early Sunday. Polling started nationwide at 8 a.m. and will end at...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroonian House Speaker urges full implementation of decentralization reform

Cameroon's House Speaker of National Assembly Cavaye Yeguie Djibril on Friday urged the Cameroonian government to fully implement the new law on decentralization that...
Joseph Dion Ngute

Cameroon PM solicits support of national assembly to end conflict in troubled regions

Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Monday solicited the "support and solidarity" of the country's National Assembly over a national dialogue to end...
South Africa

S. African Parliament receives list of designated lawmakers following elections

Parliament on Wednesday received the list of 400 designated parliamentary members for the sixth National Assembly (NA) following last week's general elections. ...
PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES OGONI LEADERS 1B; President Muhammadu Buhari Chats with Senator Mangus Abe and Executive Director NDDC, Mene Edfa during a courtesy visit by delegation of Surpreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni Kindom at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

Undeterred by Dissolution of NDDC Board, Magnus Abe Vows to Intensify Fight Against Oppression

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, vowed to intensify fight against oppression in the APC calling...

SERAP Accuses National Assembly Of Engaging In Crimes Against Millions Of Nigerians

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the leadership and members of the National Assembly of “apparently engaging in crimes against humanity against...
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Francophone lawmakers’ association visits Burundi

Delegates of the International Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians (APF) Monday started a two-day visit in Burundi to eyewitness the east African country's situation to...

SERAP demands the scrapping of banks directives

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr...

SERAP and Saraki Confer on Lawmakers’ Yearly Pay’

Representatives from Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) will on Thursday 21 September 2017 visit the National Assembly to meet with the Senate President...

Fashola makes peace with National Assembly, says 2017 budget is clean

Following a recent fallout between the Minister of power,works and housing, Babatunde Fashola and the National Assembly (NASS) over the 2017 budget, the Minister...

The Assembly has trivialised my comments – Fashola

Nigeria’s minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has lashed out at the National Assembly, stating that it was regrettable that the...

Magu can only be removed when Saraki is President – Femi Falana

The Nigerian Senators seeking to remove Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) can do that when...

Nigeria would be better off without Fashola – Senator Goje

The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, said the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola would be doing Nigeria...

The senate should be more responsible with spending – Minister Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola Monday said the National Assembly’s response to his observation on the 2017 Budget failed to address...

Hundreds of anti-Buhari protesters storm National Assembly

Hundreds of anti-Buhari protesters marched through the National Assembly complex Thursday demanding for an independent National Assembly. Carrying signs that said, 'Don't...
President Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s Zuma refers controversial expropriation bill back to National Assembly

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday referred the controversial Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration. The president made...

Budget Padding: Who will bring the National Assembly on its knees?

One of the most recent additions to the seeming endless lists of dictions in Nigerian political dictionary is “Budget padding”. A friend of mine...
South African President Jacob Zuma (Front) responds to parliamentary questions in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 19, 2015. South Africa engages with all the role players in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with concerns over the future of Palestine, President Jacob Zuma said during his responding to a parliamentary question about the signing of an agreement between the leadership of Hamas and South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in October. (Xinhua/Elmond Jiyane)

Zuma wants to be informed of process by Parliament in passing Expropriation Bill

The Expropriation Bill was passed by Parliament in May and referred to the president for assent and signing into law. The Bill, amongst others,...

Federal Court Grants Saraki, Ekweremadu Bail

‎The controversy surrounding the alleged conspiracy has recently caused tension and a lot of diversion among the Senators. ‎In Abuja‎, the Federal Capital Territory, the...

Ekiti Governor And His Deputy To Face Court Today For Forgery

The duo will be arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu, on two counts of forgery and criminal conspiracy. The former Clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu...