Latest News April 2, 2016

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  • South Africa: Zuma Denies 'Knowingly' Violating Constitution
    [SA Govt] Fellow South Africans,
  • South Africa: Zuma Diplomacy Promotes His Business Interests – Claim
    [ISS] It’s long been suspected that the domestic ‘state capture’ under the Zuma administration, which is so much in the news currently, also applies very much to South Africa’s foreign relations.
  • Liberia: WHO Confirms New Ebola Case in Liberia
    [Deutsche Welle] The deadly virus has once again emerged in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the most recent outbreak. The latest case comes amid a new flare-up in Guinea, where over a thousand contacts are being monitored.
  • West Africa: Guinea Ebola Death Rises 7
    [NEWS] A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained.
  • Liberia: Foreign Minister Wants Unmil Presence
    [NEWS] Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara has suggested that some form of United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) presence remains in the country until after the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
  • Sierra Leone: 'Sierra Leone Population Is Now Over Seven Million'
    [Concord] Statistics Sierra Leone yesterday released the provisional census result for the 2015 Population and Housing Census, which revealed that the population of Sierra Leone has increased from 4 million in 2004 to 7,075,641, with 49.1% men and 50.9% women.
  • South Africa: Eskom Welcomes Court Decision On 9.4 Percent Tariff Increase
    [] Pretoria -Eskom has welcomed a high court decision to dismiss the urgent application of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) to stop Eskom from implementing the approved tariff increase of 9.4% on 1 April 2016.
  • Senegal: A Referendum of Contention
    [ISS] On 20 March, Senegalese citizens went to the polls to vote on a constitutional referendum initiated by President Macky Sall. Participants had to vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the 15-point proposed reform plan, which includes reducing the presidential term from seven years to five. A majority of 62.7% voted in favour of the changes, according to the preliminary results released on 23 March.
  • Somalia: Jihadists Hit Somali Official in Suicide Blast
    [Deutsche Welle] A suicide bomber has killed a senior official and several policemen in a café in central Somalia, authorities said. The al-Shabab Islamist militia, an ally of al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the strike.

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