Presidential jets tales in Africa from South Africa to Senegal

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Presidential planes are one of the perks of holding a country’s top post. In Africa, the relationship between some leaders and their aerial fleets can serve as a manual on how power is wielded – and often abused. The US president has “Air Force One” – or more specifically, two customised Boeing 747-200B aircraft fitted with secure communications equipment, a […]

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ECOWAS to ban wearing of Hijab

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has initiated moves to ban the wearing of full-faced veils in member states, in a bid to check activities of terrorist groups. In a communiqué issued at the end of the 48th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday, the regional bloc directed member states […]

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Ivory Coast Plans $25B Investments In 94 Infrastructure Projects

THE Ivory Coast government is planning $25 billion of investments in 94 infrastructure projects from 2016 to 2020, news website Abidjan.net reported on Friday, citing Minister Delegate to Finance, NialeKaba. About half of these projects will be public-private partnerships, Kaba said at a conference during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru. […]

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