Kenya: Opposition Demands Answers On MPs’ Nashville Trip, Wants Names Published

[Nation] Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday demanded answers from the Senate and National Assembly following a report that Parliament will spend tens of millions of shillings for lawmakers to attend a conference in the United States.

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Ghana: MPs’ Share of Common Fund Inadequate – Okudzeto Ablakwa

[Ghanaian Times] The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Okudzeto Ablakwa, has advocated a review of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) with regards to the allocation of Members of Parliament to keep the Executive in check and reduce constant demands by constituents.

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Zimbabwe: Corruption, Military Role Overshadowing Mnangagwa’s Efforts

[New Zimbabwe] Positives realised by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration following the removal of his predecessor Robert Mugabe have been overshadowed by failure to respect human rights and define the role of the military in governance.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa Must Not Use Public Funds to Defend Himself – Maimane

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane says Cyril Ramaphosa must give assurances he will not be using public funds to defend himself, after the president announced on Sunday evening he would seek an urgent judicial review of the Public Protector’s report into funds relating to his ANC presidential campaign.

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Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa’s New Reform Timetable Save Thabane’s Skin?

[ISS] South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms.

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