South Africa: At 21, Itumeleng Ntsube Is South Africa’s Youngest Ever MP

[This is Africa] South Africa’s youngest legislator ever, 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube of the African National Congress, was sworn into office on 23 May as a member of the National Council of Provinces, the country’s upper House of Parliament.

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Nigeria: Revealed – How Dangote Saved Sanusi From Being Dethroned

[Vanguard] Kano -Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II reigned for only five years as Emir of Kano before he was forced to resign. He was said not to be in the good books of the authorities of the day due to his views which were considered offensive.

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Nigeria: National Assembly Insists Govt Spending U.S.$321 Million Abacha Loot Illegally

[Guardian] Abuja -There appears no end to the high drama surrounding the alleged disbursement by the Federal Government of the $321m Gen. Sani Abacha’s loot, repatriated from Switzerland, without clearance from the National Assembly.

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Nigeria: Race for National Assembly Leadership Now in Full Swing

[This Day] A two-week orientation programme, which commenced last week in Abuja for all the newly elected 479 members of the ninth National Assembly has become a campaign ground for those itching to lead the federal legislature upon inauguration in June, report Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo

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Mozambique: Almost 450 People Have Died in Zambezia Floods – Governor

[AIM] Maputo -Flooding in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has taken 444 lives, according to the provincial governor, Abdul Razak, cited in a Wednesday press release from the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

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