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The World’s Best Digital Governments, 10 Recommendations For Africa

Only 4 countries out of 54 in Africa scored higher than the world average in the E-Government Development Index (EGDI), according to the latest biennial UN E-Government Survey, whereas 14 countries, namely Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan scored very low EGDI. The UN’s Department for Economic

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Ghana: Speaker Pelosi And House Delegation Observe 400th Anniversary Of Slave Trade

The Speaker of US House of Representatives is visiting the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to commemorate the 400th year since the enslaved people were forced to leave their homeland and sent to the US. Nancy Pelosi is part of a delegation comprising members of the Congressional Black Caucus who will pay homage to the sacrifices of African ancestors in building the US. They group

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US House Speaker Pelosi to address Ghana’s Parliament on Wednesday

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, Ms Nancy Patricia Pelosi, is scheduled to address Ghana’s Parliament on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Majority Leader and Chairman of the Business Committee of Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, made this known Friday, July 26, 2019, when he presented the business statement of Parliament for next week ending

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SA urbanist cancels UK lecture, says visa process makes visitors “feel like criminals”

Zahira Asmal, an urbanist from South Africa, has been forced to cancel a planned lecture in London after a “humiliating” experience with UK visa services. The cancellation comes amid rising concern over the way overseas creatives, particularly those from Africa, are being treated when applying for visas to visit the UK. Asmal had been due to give a lecture in

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Man Who Ate Gecko For Dare ‘Rots From Inside Out’ And Dies Within Days

A “happy-go-lucky” father died 10 days after eating a gecko for a dare at a party. David Dowell, 34, contracted a salmonella infection after downing the lizard as part of a bet. His grief-stricken family today described him as a loving dad and the “life of the party”. “I don’t think there was anyone who met him who didn’t love the person he was,” said Allira

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Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Shatta Wale & Others Featured By Beyoncé On ‘The Lion King’ Album

Beyoncé has outlined details for her 14-track new album to accompany The Lion King remake, entitled The Lion King: The Gift, to be released on Friday. The album features four new solo songs, alongside collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy and more. It is separate from the soundtrack to The Lion King, though the

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‘There’s a conspiracy against me,’ Jacob Zuma tells corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday he was the victim of a conspiracy by enemies who had tried to get rid of him for more than 20 years. Zuma’s appearance at the public inquiry into state corruption – set up to test allegations that Zuma allowed cronies to plunder state resources and influence government

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Weapons from France fueling war in Libya, in breach of UN arms embargo

France has said some of its missiles were found at a Libyan base used by forces loyal to the military strongman Khalifa Haftar – an embarrassing admission that raises new questions about its role in the conflict. Confirming a report in the New York Times, the French defence ministry said it had purchased the US-made Javelin missiles that were subsequently

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