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Civil Registration Vital For Africa’s Economic, Social Devt, Says Songwe

Civil registration is a subject that is of crucial importance to Africa’s economic and social development and is at the core of the realization of the continent’s ambitions to eradicate poverty, achieve inclusive and sustainable development, and respect for human rights. This was said Thursday by Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, in a speech during the opening session of the fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration which is being held in Lusaka on the theme “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems as…

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ECA,Partners Assure AU Member States Of Support To Modernize Africa’s CRVS Systems

The Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration opened in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its key partners, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Developing Bank (AfDB) stressing the importance for the continent to create a modern and comprehensive civil registration and vital statistic system (CRVS). The partners reiterated their commitment to continue supporting African countries’ efforts to modernize their CRVS systems so every person on the continent is visible. Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Statistics Centre at…

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Brexit: Queen Elizabeth Breaks From Tradition, Wears Lighter Crown

Queen Elizabeth II, broke the tradition by wearing a lighter crown for Monday’s state opening of parliament, instead of the heavier one she had worn for the same event 64 times before. The Imperial State Crown, encrusted with nearly 3,000 diamonds, was placed on a table close to the throne from which she delivered her Queen’s Speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s work programme. The 93-year-old monarch wore the lighter Diamond Diadem, also known as the George IV diadem, as she read the speech from a throne, accompanied by…

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ECA, AUC Pledge Full Support To Zimbabwe On AfCFTA Implementation

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday assured Zimbabwe of continued technical support in assisting the country in its efforts to develop a national strategy to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In remarks during the opening session of a two-day validation workshop of Zimbabwe’s national AfCFTA strategy, Mr. Batanai Chikwene, a Programme Management Officer with the ECA, said the organization was willing and prepared to support the government and people of Zimbabwe in their economic development process.…

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Trump Predicts Civil War If Impeached

President Donald Trump of the United States has raised the spectre of divisions akin to a civil war in the event that he is impeached, in a series of incendiary posts on Twitter. Trump appeared to approvingly quote Robert Jeffress, a pastor in a stream of late-night tweets. “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal,” Mr Jeffress said, in words then quoted by Mr…

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Swiss Auctions 25 Supercars Seized From Son Of Equatorial Guinea Leader

A collection of luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea’s vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema were auctioned off in Switzerland on Sunday and are estimated to bring in £15.2 million. “This is an exceptional sale,” said Philip Kantor of British auctioneers Bonhams. “It’s a private collection of supercars, with very low mileage.” Among the cars under the hammer at a Geneva golf club include seven Ferraris, three Lamborghinis, five Bentleys, a Maserati and a McLaren. The most expensive lots are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, valued at between 4.8 and 5.7 million euros…

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Saudi King’s Personal Bodyguard Killed By Friend

……..Over Disagreement The bodyguard of Saudi King Salman has been killed by one of his friends after a “personal dispute”, authorities say. Gen Abdel Aziz al-Fagham was visiting a friend when he had a row with Mamdouh bin Meshaal Al Ali on Saturday night. A police statement said Ali left the house in Jeddah to return with a gun with which he opened fire. He was shot dead after refusing to surrender to police, the statement said. Gen Fagham died of his wounds in hospital. Seven people were injured. They…

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Brexit: Supreme Court Stops PM From Suspending Parliament

 …..Says Decision Is Unlawful Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying it was to allow a Queen’s Speech to outline his new policies. But the court said it was wrong to stop Parliament carrying out its duties in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October. Downing Street said it was “currently processing the verdict”. Delivering its conclusions, the Supreme Court’s president, Lady Hale, said: “The effect on…

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Israel’s President Set To Decide On Who Becomes PM

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with representatives of all parliamentary factions before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task. Israel’s largely ceremonial president is tasked with picking the politician with the best chance of forming a stable coalition government. While usually a mere formality, this time Rivlin plays a key role after an election result in which neither of the top candidates has an outright majority. “The president, in…

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Trump Prefers Spending Cash, Not Credit Card, Reveals Why

While boarding Air Force One during a fundraising swing through California, President Trump was photographed with multiple $20 bills visible in his back pocket. The photo, taken at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View by Reuters photographer Tom Brenner on Tuesday, quickly went viral. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on his return flight to Washington on Wednesday night, the president was asked about the photo and if he normally carries loose cash in his pocket. “I do! I do!” Trump said, pulling a large wad of cash from…

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