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Abuja (AFP) Nigeria has been advised to pull out of 90 international organisations, as part of a government drive to save money, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday. Kemi Adeosun said annual subscriptions to such bodies cost the country about $70 million (60 million euros) but “in many cases” it had not been paying its dues. A ministerial committee had recommended that “out of the 310 organisations, 220 organisations should be retained and the rest we should withdraw membership from”, she told reporters. No list was provided of theRead More
Bissau (AFP) Authorities in Guinea-Bissau have blocked the September salary payments of nearly a third of the country’s 13,000 civil servants whom they suspect are ghost workers. “After a check made by a team in my department, we found that 4,000 bogus workers, who do not fulfil the correct administrative conditions, receive one and sometimes even two sets of wages,” Finance Minister Alhaji Joao Amadu Fadia told AFP on Wednesday. The September salaries, which were supposed to be paid on Monday, were blocked until they are reviewed by the ministry,Read More

Posted On September 12, 2017By In None

Tunisia cabinet reshuffle strengthens president

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi strengthened his grip on power late Monday when parliament approved a cabinet reshuffle ahead of key elections.Read More
Tunisia's parliament will vote later Monday on a cabinet reshuffle set to strengthen the clout of President Beji Caid Essebsi ahead of key elections.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi strengthened his grip on power late Monday when parliament approved a cabinet reshuffle ahead of key elections. Observers say the new cabinet, which places Essebsi allies in key positions, consolidates the 90-year-old president’s hold on the executive, months ahead of Tunisia’s first post-revolution municipal polls. “It is the president who pulls the strings,” French language daily Le Quotidien said. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed easily won a confidence vote for his new line-up, backed by lawmakers from his own Nidaa Tounes party and itsRead More

Posted On September 6, 2017By In None

Tunisia PM announces major cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday announced a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing the key ministers of interior and defence.Read More

Posted On September 6, 2017By In None

Tunisia PM announces major cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday announced a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing the key ministers of interior and defence.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday announced a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing the key ministers of interior and defence. “I’ve decided on a government reshuffle,” Chahed told reporters, announcing the new line-up after talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi. A former defence minister, Abdelkrim Zbidi, returns to the post in place of academic Farhat Horchani, while Lotfi Brahem, an ex-head of the national guard, replaces Hedi Majdoub at the interior ministry. Cabinet head Ridha Chalghoum, a former economic advisor to the president, takes over the key positionRead More
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, the presidency said, according to state media.Read More
The head of Egypt's railway authority resigned Sunday after 41 people were killed in a train crash, the prime minister's office said.Read More