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AllAfrica.com
FIFA President Promises Two More World Cup Slots for AfricaBy Tobi Soniyi and Omololu Ogunmade Abuja — President of world football govern
FIFA President Promises Two More World Cup Slots for Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
By Tobi Soniyi and Omololu Ogunmade Abuja — President of world football governing body ‎(FIFA), Gianni Infantino, has said that he will‎ propose two more teams to come from Africa whenever the world football decides to increase the number of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Jibrin, Strikes Again, Says Dogara Took BribesEmbattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin J
Jibrin, Strikes Again, Says Dogara Took Bribes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
Embattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has struck again, this time with new revelations about how Speaker Yakubu Dogara allegedly perpetrated a massive shakedown of administrators of government agencies... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Refer Budget Padding Allegation to EFCC, ICPC - SERAP Tells DogaraThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Spea
Refer Budget Padding Allegation to EFCC, ICPC - SERAP Tells Dogara
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to refer to the EFCC and ICPC for investigation, the allegations that the leadership of the House attempted to pad this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria and the Money Problemthe reports a few days ago of how, for the first time in a while, the federatin
Nigeria and the Money Problem
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the reports a few days ago of how, for the first time in a while, the federating units of Nigeria had more than N500 billion to share from the federation account in the month of June. So? Improvements are being recorded in some areas and from the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SERAP Wants EFCC to Investigate N40 Billion Budget Padding By National AssemblyThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Spea
SERAP Wants EFCC to Investigate N40 Billion Budget Padding By National Assembly
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to urgently refer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Realign Parliament Rules With Constitution - Speaker of ParliamentMembers of Parliament yesterday concluded a two-day retreat in Bulawayo with th
Realign Parliament Rules With Constitution - Speaker of Parliament
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Members of Parliament yesterday concluded a two-day retreat in Bulawayo with the Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda saying there is a need to realign parliamentary rules with the national Constitution. Addressing Members of Parliament's... Read more
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Aljazeera
Israel, the UN's Sixth Committee and international lawPerhaps, in yet another demonstration of the increasing impotence of the United
Israel, the UN's Sixth Committee and international law
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
Perhaps, in yet another demonstration of the increasing impotence of the United Nations, Israel recently took over the chairmanship of the General Assembly's Sixth Committee. According to the UN, the Sixth Committee "is the primary forum for the... Read more
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NBC News
Black America reacts to Donald Trump's rhetoricDonald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday in a provoca
Black America reacts to Donald Trump's rhetoric
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday in a provocative, wide-ranging speech that touched on everything from the recent rash of police killings to illegal immigration and inner-city employment. NBCBLK reached out to Black... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dogara Must End Debate On Bill to Regulate Civil Society - NUJ, NLC, SERAP, OthersBy Victor Ahiuma-Young and Abdulwahab Abdulah Some civil society groups in Nig
Dogara Must End Debate On Bill to Regulate Civil Society - NUJ, NLC, SERAP, Others
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
By Victor Ahiuma-Young and Abdulwahab Abdulah Some civil society groups in Nigeria have condemned a bill before the House of Representatives which "seeks to properly supervise, monitor and co-ordinate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dogara Must End Debate On Bill to Regulate Civil Society, Say SERAP, WARDC, OthersSome civil society groups Wednesday have condemned a bill before the House of R
Dogara Must End Debate On Bill to Regulate Civil Society, Say SERAP, WARDC, Others
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Some civil society groups Wednesday have condemned a bill before the House of Representatives seeking to properly supervise, monitor and co-ordinate civil society organisations (CSOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) in the country." The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Trading Impunity for ImmunityNigerians have a completely different understanding of the proposed amendment t
Trading Impunity for Immunity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Nigerians have a completely different understanding of the proposed amendment to the 1999 constitution, which seeks to provide the presiding officers of the National Assembly with immunity and it is not a pleasant one. In one of her works, a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Saraki Fails to Release N/Assembly Budget DetailsAbdullahi Krishi And Abbas Jimoh Senate President Bukola Saraki has failed to
Saraki Fails to Release N/Assembly Budget Details
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Abdullahi Krishi And Abbas Jimoh Senate President Bukola Saraki has failed to make public the budget breakdown of the National Assembly despite several promises to do so over the past few months. Senator Saraki had made such promises on at least... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gains of Ugwuanyi's LG ReformsTHE recent submission of the report of the 11-man Committee on Local Government
Gains of Ugwuanyi's LG Reforms
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
THE recent submission of the report of the 11-man Committee on Local Government Staff Audit and Biometrics Data Capturing in Enugu State was not only revealing but also a welcome development. The idea was borne out of the desire to sanitize and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Awards SA for Women Economic EmancipationPretoria — South Africa has received a country award for achieving the economic
AU Awards SA for Women Economic Emancipation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Pretoria — South Africa has received a country award for achieving the economic emancipation of women, the Presidency said on Tuesday. The award was bestowed during a ceremony at the conclusion of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerian Prisons Services - Practical Proposals for ReformIf there is one area that the Buhari administration is expected to excel, that
Nigerian Prisons Services - Practical Proposals for Reform
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
If there is one area that the Buhari administration is expected to excel, that area is in the reform of our criminal justice system. The rationale for this expectation is not far-fetched. Many of the personalities in the administration are persons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Judiciary Not Doing Enough to Fight CorruptionAbuja — President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the judiciary of not doing enoug
Judiciary Not Doing Enough to Fight Corruption
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the judiciary of not doing enough to support the fight against corruption. Speaking monday in Abuja at a workshop on the Role of the Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption organised by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
I Don't Do Politics"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end u
I Don't Do Politics
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" Plato (428BC to 347BC). Those were the wise words of Plato donkey years ago. If those words were true in those days, they are even... Read more
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MLive.com
It's RNC time, and Cleveland showed its readiness SundayPartiers partied, with fireworks lighting a perfect night sky. People posed nud
It's RNC time, and Cleveland showed its readiness Sunday
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
Partiers partied, with fireworks lighting a perfect night sky. People posed nude. Rock and hip-hop groups a generation apart pleased their disparate audiences. A couple guys showed up with long guns on Public Square, exercising open-carry... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
F-35 fighter rising above its problemsF-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.
F-35 fighter rising above its problems
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
F-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.S. Air Force F-35 roars down another runway, only to decelerate rapidly as part of a test to see if cables correctly catch a hook on the back of the plane. Moments later,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
House to Probe Bailout Funds to StatesAbuja — The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc co
House to Probe Bailout Funds to States
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Abuja — The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the terms and conditions for the disbursement and utilisation of the N689 billion bailout funds to 27 states, to enable them meet their financial... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Strong faith shapes Mike Pence's politicsThe Indianapolis Star Since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has repeate
Strong faith shapes Mike Pence's politics
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 12 days ago
The Indianapolis Star Since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has repeatedly described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." As he reportedly enters the national spotlight as Donald Trump's running mate,... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Strong faith shapes Mike Pence's politicsThe Indianapolis Star Since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has repeate
Strong faith shapes Mike Pence's politics
The Record Searchlight / Posted 12 days ago
The Indianapolis Star Since his early days in politics, Mike Pence has repeatedly described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order." As he reportedly enters the national spotlight as Donald Trump's running mate,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nyamira MCAs Stir Controversy Over Sh287 Million for RoadsControversy is brewing in Nyamira County after MCAs on Wednesday raised expendi
Nyamira MCAs Stir Controversy Over Sh287 Million for Roads
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Controversy is brewing in Nyamira County after MCAs on Wednesday raised expenditure queries on funds allocated for roads in the 2015/16 Financial Year. The MCAs protested that no single road in their wards had been upgraded in the entire financial... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Assembly Under Pressure to Restructure NigeriaAs the two chambers of the National Assembly intensify efforts to subject the C
National Assembly Under Pressure to Restructure Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
As the two chambers of the National Assembly intensify efforts to subject the Constitution to another round of amendment, they have come under pressure to consider popular requests and agitation for the restructuring of the Nigerian nation. ‎Since... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Online petition service to give the public a voice at Stormont The revelation came in a written Assembly answer from the commission to Ulste
Online petition service to give the public a voice at Stormont
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
The revelation came in a written Assembly answer from the commission to Ulster Unionist Jo-Anne Dobson The Assembly is to introduce an online petition page for the public to campaign... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Limits proposed to N.J. public records lawis weighing a series of bills that would redefine, and in some cases limit, acc
Limits proposed to N.J. public records law
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 12 days ago
is weighing a series of bills that would redefine, and in some cases limit, access to public records in New Jersey. One bill, passed by the Assembly in May, would prohibit the release of the names of victims of violent crimes, as well as... Read more
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USA Today
Tenn. legislature won't oust 'Pants Candy' lawmakerNASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawmaker's inappropriate conduct with 22 women warrants
Tenn. legislature won't oust 'Pants Candy' lawmaker
USA Today / Posted 12 days ago
NASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawmaker's inappropriate conduct with 22 women warrants expulsion, the state attorney general said in a report released Wednesday, but a legislative committee wants to let the voters decide. State Rep. Jeremy Durham, 32, and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ANC Cannot Continue to Sideline Parliament in SABC SagaThe ANC's continued attempts to manage the SABC crisis through the smoky backro
ANC Cannot Continue to Sideline Parliament in SABC Saga
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
The ANC's continued attempts to manage the SABC crisis through the smoky backrooms of Luthuli House is clearly not working and it is high time that Parliament intervenes. Yesterday ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe made remarks echoing this... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pressure mounts on Parliament to deal with SABCOn Wednesday, the group called on the legislative arm of government to reconven
Pressure mounts on Parliament to deal with SABC
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
On Wednesday, the group called on the legislative arm of government to reconvene urgently and address the crises dogging the public broadcaster. The SACBC seemed emboldened by ANC’s called in its lawmakers in the National Assembly to give the SABC... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MCAs Accuse Governor Frustrating Their Oversight RoleGarissa Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) have accused Governor Nathif Jama
MCAs Accuse Governor Frustrating Their Oversight Role
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Garissa Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) have accused Governor Nathif Jama of frustrating them in their oversight role by transferring officials. Minority Leader in the Assembly Nasir Mohamed said Mr Jama has a tendency of rearranging his... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Voters to decide on city sales tax: five years or forever?For more than 30 years, Juneau voters have decided whether to extend sales taxe
Voters to decide on city sales tax: five years or forever?
Juneau Empire / Posted 13 days ago
For more than 30 years, Juneau voters have decided whether to extend sales taxes through a reappearing ballot question. Now one ballot question could end that all. On Monday night, the city Assembly passed an ordinance (with some objection) that... Read more
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Daily Maverick
From Rhetoric to Action: What the AU Summit must prioritiseNetsanet Belay is Africa Director, Research and Advocacy for Amnesty Internatio
From Rhetoric to Action: What the AU Summit must prioritise
Daily Maverick / Posted 14 days ago
Netsanet Belay is Africa Director, Research and Advocacy for Amnesty International’s International Secretariat. Amnesty International has published a public statement outlining seven key recommendations for the AU Summit. It would be even more... Read more
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Hartford Courant
F-35 Stealth Fighter May Finally Be Climbing Above Its ProblemsF-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.
F-35 Stealth Fighter May Finally Be Climbing Above Its Problems
Hartford Courant / Posted 15 days ago
F-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.S. Air Force F-35 roars down another runway, only to decelerate rapidly as part of a test to see if cables correctly catch a hook on the back of the plane. Moments later,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
F-35 stealth fighter may finally be climbing above its problemsF-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.
F-35 stealth fighter may finally be climbing above its problems
Los Angeles Times / Posted 15 days ago
F-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.S. Air Force F-35 roars down another runway, only to decelerate rapidly as part of a test to see if cables correctly catch a hook on the back of the plane. Moments later,... Read more
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Boston Globe
In a region that can be perilous for cyclists, fellow riders share tips for beginnersBike advocates say many factors contribute to such deaths: Inadequate infrastru
In a region that can be perilous for cyclists, fellow riders share tips for beginners
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
Bike advocates say many factors contribute to such deaths: Inadequate infrastructure on some of the region’s busiest roads, a culture in which drivers don’t welcome or pay attention to cyclists on the road, and lack of accountability for drivers... Read more
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dna
Ahead of crucial BMC polls, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi asks party leaders to put house in orderRahul Gandhi on Saturday warned the warring factions of the party's Mumbai unit
Ahead of crucial BMC polls, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi asks party leaders to put house in order
dna / Posted 17 days ago
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday warned the warring factions of the party's Mumbai unit to work together ahead of crucial civic polls telling them that he would ensure accountability after the BMC election results. Gandhi's over two-hour-long meeting with... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal--Will It Survive?for home-cooked meals. A few clicks later, she learned that the neighbor who po
The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal--Will It Survive?
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 19 days ago
for home-cooked meals. A few clicks later, she learned that the neighbor who posted it had joined Josephine, an online marketplace that helps home cooks coordinate small takeout-food businesses. McGhee’s last job as the manager of a cake... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Marian Bergeson, first woman to serve in both legislative houses, diesMarian Bergeson, the first woman to serve in both the state Assembly and the Se
Marian Bergeson, first woman to serve in both legislative houses, dies
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
Marian Bergeson, the first woman to serve in both the state Assembly and the Senate and an influential player in public education policy, died Wednesday. She was 90. Bergeson, who represented the affluent Newport Beach area of Orange County in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
North and South Face Off Over 'Right to the City'Mexico City — The declaration that will be presented for approval at the Third
North and South Face Off Over 'Right to the City'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Mexico City — The declaration that will be presented for approval at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October has again sparked conflict between the opposing positions taken by the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California can take big step to stop deportation abusesLast month, the U.S. Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions of immigrants.
California can take big step to stop deportation abuses
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions of immigrants. With a tied “decision,” the court sided with anti-immigrant states and froze new programs that would have brought temporary protection from deportation to millions of... Read more
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Torontoist
Views from the 6ix Dad, Councillor Norm Kelly“If you think there’s blood on the floor now, you wait and see what’s going to
Views from the 6ix Dad, Councillor Norm Kelly
Torontoist / Posted 22 days ago
“If you think there’s blood on the floor now, you wait and see what’s going to happen if you don’t have the insight and the political will to support the recommendations that have come down to you from the Executive Committee.” —On the spectre of a... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s perpetual war over schools flares on several frontsCalifornia’s perpetual political war over the direction of its immense public e
California’s perpetual war over schools flares on several fronts
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 25 days ago
California’s perpetual political war over the direction of its immense public education system flared up on several fronts this week without either side striking a decisive blow. In Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court refused, as expected, to reopen... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Political DigestWhile the ranking indicates that Wisconsin's children are faring better than 37
Political Digest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
While the ranking indicates that Wisconsin's children are faring better than 37 other states, one group says it is critical to note that Wisconsin's children of color face some of the greatest racial disparities in the nation. "Wisconsin has a lot... Read more
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Aliran Online
Lim Guan Eng arrested, charged: Malaysia on trial againis not in the least surprised that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been
Lim Guan Eng arrested, charged: Malaysia on trial again
Aliran Online / Posted 26 days ago
is not in the least surprised that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and charged by the attorney general’s office over a bungalow purchase in 2015. Rumours of his pending... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UFS Language Policy Challenged in CourtThe language issue at three universities continue to be in the spotlight. Last
UFS Language Policy Challenged in Court
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
The language issue at three universities continue to be in the spotlight. Last week, the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Stellenboch (US) confirmed new language policy decisions. The UP adopted English as an interlanguage much the... Read more
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Daily News
From off-track to the right trackExcerpts from the Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner and the
From off-track to the right track
Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
Excerpts from the Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner and the Secretary-General at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council This oral update is presented pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on promoting... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?Karen McConnaughay, Andy Manar, Ron Sandack, and Barbara Flynn Currie during th
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 28 days ago
Karen McConnaughay, Andy Manar, Ron Sandack, and Barbara Flynn Currie during the Illinois School Funding Formula panel at the City Club of Chicago, June 27, 2016 (City Club of Chicago) June 27, 2016 Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair? –... Read more
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The New Yorker
Afghanistan’s Theorist-in-ChiefHe reads proposals by applicants competing for the job of mayor of Herat and ch
Afghanistan’s Theorist-in-Chief
The New Yorker / Posted 29 days ago
He reads proposals by applicants competing for the job of mayor of Herat and chooses the winner. He reads presentations by forty-four city engineers for improvements to Greater Kabul. He has been known to write his own talking points and do... Read more
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Daily Maverick
It’s elections time and you’re looking for your MP? Good luck with that!Africans vote for political parties. Each party compiles their lists of candida
It’s elections time and you’re looking for your MP? Good luck with that!
Daily Maverick / Posted 29 days ago
Africans vote for political parties. Each party compiles their lists of candidates, who make it to Parliament in proportion to the number of ballots cast for that political party. To facilitate direct contact between voters and their public... Read more
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New Kerala
Panamagate scandal: Bilawal calls for accountability, warns of street agitation - newkerala.com #82092People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned Prime Minister
Panamagate scandal: Bilawal calls for accountability, warns of street agitation - newkerala.com #82092
New Kerala / Posted 30 days ago
People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led-government of street agitation if the joint opposition's efforts for an inquiry into the Panamagate scandal are destroyed through political gimmickry.... Read more
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