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PMQs sees the Government’s Record on Race Come Under Opposition Fire

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Boris Johnson has promised that people who are found guilty of racially abusing players online will be banned from football matches. Following the abuse directed at Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho after the final against Italy earlier this year, and amid pressure to curtail the rise in online abuse faced by players, the …

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Search for Inclusive Government Goes on for Mali

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Domestic and International stakeholders have acknowledged the need to address the issue, with the latest change in power seen as a missed opportunity Despite recent political upheaval, the road to organising elections next year will continue and for Mali’s latest government there is still much work to do. Underpinning this, and efforts for a stable …

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Chad’s Transitional Military Council Announce Interim Government

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An interim government has been formed amid continued opposition to the ruling transitional military council in Chad. The government is composed of 40 ministers and deputy ministers. Among this number are nine women. Ndolenodji Alix Naïmbaye has been named State Secretary for Finance and Budget, while the former advisor to President Idriss Deby until his death, Achta …

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Has Ghana Really Stopped Exporting Cocoa to Switzerland?

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Is the claim true?  Not really, no. However, this wouldn’t be enough to justify an article so here’s important context. Online forums have been rife with the news that Ghana has stopped exporting cocoa to Switzerland. It has been celebrated for potentially marking a crucial shift in the pattern of trade between developing countries and the …

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A Unicorn is Born: Flutterwave Earns Unicorn Status and Announces New Partnership with PayPal

Flutterwave, the payment processing company, closed a series C funding round, raising $170 million. In doing so, it took the company’s valuation to a figure “in excess of $1billion”, earning it unicorn status. It also means the company has now raised over $225 million in funding since beginning in 2016. US hedge fund, Tiger Global, and …

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MPs Vote in Favour of the Controversial Policing Bill

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons by 359-263. It will now go to the committee and report stage where MPs will pick at its most controversial elements and attempt to make amendments to it. It will then return to the Commons for a third reading, …

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Jide Sanwo-Olu promises reform for Lagos after a fortnight of international pressure

The Lagos State governor finds himself facing International scrutiny as Nigerian’s at home and abroad demand answers. Lagos State governor Jide Sanwo-Olu committed to a full investigation to determine who shot at protestors in light of the Lekki Toll Gate massacre. In his interview with CNN, the governor admitted that there was both “reform and …

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