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The IEBC

36 Candidates Shortlisted for Fresh Polls Team

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Selection Panel has shortlisted 36 applicants from a list of more than 700 to be interviewed for the positions of IEBC Commissioners, ahead of the 2017 general elections....

Augustin Matata

DRC Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Resigns

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned on Monday 14th November 2016, as part of the national dialogue framework agreement which stipulates that an opposition leader takes the position of Prime Minister. “I have...

Fast foods

World Diabetes Day

Kenyan consumes more sugar than all African countries, with the exception of South Africa and Swaziland, this is according to World Health Organization (WHO). Kenyans consume 60gms of sugar per day, compared to Tanzanians’...

Demonstrators in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Says to Have Released About 2,000 Detainees

Ethiopia has released about 2000 detainees who were suspected of taking part in anti-government protests. Defense minister Siraj Fegessa stated that the detainees had been educated and counseled before they were freed, as reported...

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