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May 24, 2018 16:07 UTC

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - If you're serious about peace and denuclearisation, maybe don't mention Libya. The Bush administration has framed Libya's denuclearisation move as resulting directly from the 2003 US-led Iraq invasion and intelligence operations that cut off delivery routes for Libya's nuclear weapons programme. Gaddafi's search for allies and international rehabilitation ultimately led him to strike a more conciliatory tone with the United States, according to Indyk. Multiple reports suggest Gaddafi's willingness to negotiate an end to his nuclear weapons programme was initially rebuffed. The settlement paved the way for the end of Libya's nuclear weapons programme and verification by international inspectors.

May 24, 2018 15:52 UTC

The committee made this demand after another investigative session on the alleged breach of trust by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the National Assembly. Chairman of the committee, Hon Ali Isa J.C, also summoned the director general of NEMA to appear in its next sitting or face a warrant of arrest issued on him to compel him to appear. This is the third consecutive time the DG is failing to attend the hearing despite repeated invitations from the committee. Hon Ali said the agency has a penchant for sending notice of its DG’s absence from the meeting either 30 minutes before the hearing commences or when the hearing has already commenced. He added that the panel will give him one more chance to appear on the 31st of May, 2018, or face sanctions.

May 24, 2018 15:33 UTC

press releasePretoria — The National Serious Corruption Investigation of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is conducting a search and seizure operation at the Department of Rural Environment and Agricultural Development in Mahikeng in the North West province today. After assessing the available evidence pending an investigation that commenced in March this year, it became clear that there is documentation that are still in possession of the said department. Accordingly an application for search and seizure was signed yesterday, hence its execution today. The Hawks are confident that some of the legs in the investigations would be fast-tracked for speedy resolution.

May 24, 2018 15:22 UTC

The office of the premier in North West is one of the province's departments that will be put under full administration. Mokonyane said the Cabinet received a second report from the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on North West and "is satisfied with the progress in stabilising the province". Two weeks ago, in its previous meeting, the Cabinet approved that North West be placed under section 100 (1) of the Constitution. These are:- Department of finance, economy and enterprise development;- Department of local government and human settlement;- Department of rural, environment and agricultural development;- Department of social Development; and- Department of tourism. She said the IMC's report on the North West is a "work in progress" and won't be made public as it contains untested allegations.

May 24, 2018 15:15 UTC





We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth.

May 24, 2018 14:00 UTC

We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth.

May 24, 2018 13:52 UTC

Al Shabaab is known by several other names: al-Shabaab, Shabaab, the Youth, Mujahidin al Shabaab Movement, the Youth Movement, and many more (DOS, 2008). Some of the variables that may impact this study and the future of terrorism in North Africa include: 1) The Daesh’s and AQ’s commitment to continue to move into North Africa and gain strength. The instability across North Africa was commented on by Yonah Alexander, a senior fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, in his annual report on terrorism in North Africa. Many analysts and terrorism specialists who are watching North Africa, state how the Islamic threat across North Africa is an evolving concern. The greatest threats from the Islamic terrorist organizations in North Africa impacting U.S. National Security include HVEs, the airline industry, and U.S. interests in North Africa.

May 24, 2018 13:41 UTC

In celebration of Africa Day this Friday, I wanted to share some of my favourite recipes from around the continent. Best of all, the recipes are really simple and the ingredients are easy to find in most South African supermarkets. You can make these and enjoy with friends as you reflect on the African values of ubuntu, community and African unity. Add the fried rice and the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are cooked. Some Popular African foodWest Africa - jollof rice, fried rice, plantain, egusi soupEast Africa - Mandazi, goat meatNorth Africa - cous cous, olivesCentral Africa - cassava, fufu, gariSouthern Africa - Pap/sadza, mopani worms, ujeqe, mageuE-mail her on info@thelazymakoti.com or follow her on Facebook/The Lazy Makoti

May 24, 2018 13:18 UTC

And increasingly, behind every foreign soldier in the Sahel today, you will find a private military contractor. In short, it was enough for one mission to go wrong to reveal the names of three private military companies. Russia moves into AfricaThe Russian private military company, Wagner Group, is gaining a foothold in Africa. According to the Russian blog BMPD, the Russian military company RSB sent a demining team to the Benghazi area. The private military company Omega Consulting Group opened a subsidiary in Burkina Faso and sent several men to the country.

May 24, 2018 12:58 UTC

Libyan factions are likely to be invited in the French capital late this month as France seeks to secure holding of elections in the conflict-torn North African country as a way out of chaos. The meeting in the French capital is likely to take place on May 29, Reuters reports citing three unnamed European diplomats. The UN official had advanced an action plan proposing the organization of elections late this year. France has been trying to play a key role in Libya, as it tries to patch up divisions and push for the election. The agreement has had little effect on the ground with Hatfar threatening to overrun the country if the elections are rigged.

May 24, 2018 12:56 UTC

SEACOM and Microsoft have launched a cloud service in Kenya that the companies say will allow customers to extend their on-premise networks into the cloud without going over the public internet. The service, named Azure ExpressRoute, was the by-product of intense negotiation between the companies to identify opportunities for collaboration in the East Africa's growing cloud computing market. This service addresses these issues by providing a private, secure and high bandwidth connection to the cloud. Tonny Tugee, SEACOM General Manager East North East Africa region says the company will be providing low latency connection with guaranteed throughput and uptime as part of the partnership. "Data movement between the user and the cloud resources of Azure will be seamless, similar to working within your office local network.

May 24, 2018 11:48 UTC

Evans BobbieThe Brong Ahafo Deputy Regional Minister, Evans Bobbie, says traditional authorities have not used mineral royalties to benefit communities due to lack of regulations and monitoring. He, therefore, called for the mandate of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) to be widened to cover mineral royalties in order to promote transparency and accountability in the utilization of such funds. According to him, while district assemblies are using their share of mineral royalties to finance recurrent expenditure, those accruing to stools and traditional authorities are often used to the neglect of development. Fifty-five per cent of the royalty is paid to the relevant district assembly, while 25 per cent goes to the Stool and 20 per cent to the traditional authorities. The Brong Ahafo Deputy Regional Minister stressed the need for disclosure and transparency in the receipt and utilization of mineral royalties, without neglecting the involvement of community members in determining priority projects for funding, using mineral revenues.

May 24, 2018 11:15 UTC

North Korea said on Thursday it had destroyed its only known nuclear test site ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore. The Associated Press reported that North Korea allowed a select group of journalists from the United States, Britain, China, Russia and South Korea to watch its engineers destroy and close off tunnels in its mountainous Punggye-ri test site. Why it matters: It is in Punggye-ri test site that North Korea had conducted all six of its nuclear tests, but many wondered whether the destruction was complete or a show by North Korea, especially coming only hours after North Korea threatened to cancel the meeting with Trump and two days after Mr. Trump himself seemed to acknowledge that the summit may not take place.

May 24, 2018 11:15 UTC

Mahikeng - The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), aka the Hawks, conducted a raid at the North West department of rural environment and agriculture on Thursday morning. Former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo is said to have spearheaded the purchase of the cattle as a gift to Zuma, the Sunday Times reported. READ: #Hawks raid offices of North West Premier #SupraMahumapeloThe raid came a day after Mahumapelo resigned as the premier of the North West. Cabinet has since placed the entire North West provincial government under administration. This is not first raid at a North West department, in March the Hawks raided Mahumapelo's offices.

May 24, 2018 10:52 UTC