The Statutes Of Limitations For Allegations Against Justin Fairfax Haven’t Run Out Yet

The future for Virginia’s lieutenant governor was unclear as a second woman came forward to say he sexually assaulted her more than a decade ago. Meredith Watson said on Friday that Justin Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000, according to a new report from the Washington Post. Watson’s claim came less than a week after Vanessa Tyson said Fairfax forced her to give him oral sex during the summer of 2004. Public support for Tyson has been steadily growing since she released a statement…

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The AU needs to walk the talk on corruption

Comment Regardless of where it occurs, corruption harms poor people most, serving as a barrier to development by stifling economic growth and diverting funds from infrastructure, education, healthcare and other public services. Corruption can aggravate inequality and injustice, fuel frustration and violence, and undermine stability, especially in the most vulnerable regions in the world. African citizens consistently place corruption amongst their top concerns, with many indicating that they have lost faith in many key institutions, including legislatures, police, courts, and national electoral commissions. In terms of impact, the High-Level Panel…

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Canada takes in hundreds of freed African migrants sold in Libya as slaves

Canada has resettled over 150 African migrants stranded in Libya since the 2017 CNN slave trade expose that showed smugglers auctioning migrants off as slaves outside Tripoli. Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, confirmed the country’s resettlement programme to local media Global News on Wednesday saying at least 600 migrants will be resettled in Canada over the next two years. After the 2017 CNN report, “Canada was one of the few countries to step up to work with the UNHCR to resettle these refugees directly from Libya and offer them a…

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Nigeria: ASUU suspend 3 months old strike

By Teslim Olawore Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has on Thursday suspended the ongoing strike by its member staff. ASUU agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months, after the Union signed all agreements with the Federal Government, following a conciliatory meeting in Abuja. Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi. According to Ngige, both parties unanimously resolved the issues that had prolonged…

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Mozambique: 13 killed, 3 young girls kidnapped in Cabo Delgado this week

By Arnaldo Cuamba Photo: A motorcycle burned by the unknown armed group at dawn on Wednesday The province of Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique, has been under attack since October 2017 by a group of unknown armed men who have killed hundreds of people and burned down several houses. Just this week, in three days, four villages in northern Cabo Delgado were attacked. At dawn on Tuesday, the group attacked the village of Pangane, district of Macomi, killing one man and a woman forced to follow up with the attacking…

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€20m EU finance for roads linking Eritrea ports – Ethiopian borders

The European Union, EU, has announced a €20 million programme to build roads linking Eritrea’s port cities and the Ethiopian border, a top official announced today. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica arrived in Eritrea today, where he launched the project meant to rebuild the road connection between the two neighbours. During his visit, Mimica met with the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki to discuss the situation in the region and explore ways for the EU and Eritrea to step up political relations and dialogue on matters of…

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FILM REVIEW: Arctic

Mads Mikkelsen stars in the survival thriller Arctic By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic [embedded content] English singer/writer David Gray released a very evocative song in 2014 called “Birds of the High Arctic.” The verse is about a lost lover and the poignant refrain says: They’re calling. Like the birds of the high Arctic. “This darling. For the light in your eyes sparked it. Two sheets to the wind.” In just a few words and with a pleading voice Gray conjures visions of the cold barren Arctic that…

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South Africa: Gauteng Intern Doctors to Be Paid By Monday

The Gauteng Department of Health says it will pay medical interns on Monday – the last batch to be paid after the department failed to pay interns on time. Department spokesperson Khutso Rabothata told News24 on Friday that 803 medical interns received their salaries on Wednesday and the remaining 409 interns would be paid after the weekend. EWN reported last week that several Gauteng medical interns and community service doctors had contacted them, claiming that they had not received their salaries on January 28, as expected. It reported that it…

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Fish perish en masse in Libyan lake

Toxic marine fungi have been killing off scores of freshwater fish in Libya’s Wadi Kaam lake, located east of Tripoli, due to high levels of pollution, record-low temperatures and over-population. Scientists at the Asmaria Islamic University in the nearby town of Zliten have been running tests on fishes that have been washed up on the lake shore. “The problem is that there are mass deaths of fish here in the Wadi Kaam lake in massive numbers. After running tests and doing an initial inspection at the university, the reason for…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 8th February 2019

Buhari targets 10,000 functional primary healthcare centres, says NPHCDA boss. Oyo Health Insurance Health Scheme Captures 100,000 Enrollees. Sign Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill into law, PSN tells FG. FGM: UN agencies call for new measures to end practice. Malnutrition: Ministry advocates scaling up high impact interventions. 130 people die of cholera in Zamfara in 2018 – Group. Civil Society calls for stringent measures to check sale of tobacco to Nigerian minors. Group Calls for Full, Timely Release of Healthcare Provision Fund. LASUTH recruits over 300 new resident doctors to address…

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