Africa:ACP Council Takes Key Positions On Migration, Trade, ACP-EU Relations

[ACP Group] Brussels, 11 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.

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Nigeria:Alison-Madueke ‘Used Fictitious Persons to Acquire Multi-Billion Naira Assets’

[Premium Times] A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered a temporary forfeiture of two properties valued at $4.7 million (about N1.5 billion) allegedly belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Petroleum Minister.

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South Africa:Alarm At Seabed Destruction From SA Phosphate Mining

[Daily Maverick] If you imagine fish as birds of the ocean, they fly through forests and over fields which grow in the rich soil of the continental shelf. Just as on land, it’s Earth teeming with roots and creatures that form the base of the sea’s food web and upon which its health depends.

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South Africa:Minister Malusi Gigaba Requests Inquiry Into Revenue Services

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approached President Jacob Zuma for an urgent establishment of an inquiry into the tax administration and governance of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The President has acceded to the request.

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