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Independent Review Panel Clears Adesina Of All Allegations

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Independent Review Panel Clears Adesina Of All Allegations

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina is now free to contest in next month’s election after an independent review panel completely exonerated him of all corruption allegations and ethical wrongdoings.

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Early this year, sixteen allegations of ethical misconduct was brought against Adesina by a group of whistleblowers.

Apart from reviewing the report of the ethics committee, the panel also reviewed each of the 16 allegations by the whistleblowers, and Adesina’s responses to them.

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The committee dismissed all allegations after finding the president’s submission consistent and persuasive.

Akinwumi Adesina is currently the eighth president of the bank.

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Zimbabwe President Vows To ‘Flush Out’ Opponents

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Zimbabwe President Vows To 'Flush Out' Opponents

There has been an outrage over a statement by Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa has sparked outrage after he gave a stark warning to opposition figures and human rights campaigners amid growing uproar over corruption and economic mismanagement.

In a televised address on Tuesday, the president said those who promote hate and disharmony will never win. He said bad apples that have attempted to divide the people and weaken Zimbabawe systems will be flushed out. The president also condemned what he called, the machinations of destructive, terrorist opposition groupings.

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His speech has raised concerns about repression. Mnangagwa said “security services will continue to carry out their duties with appropriate astuteness and resolve.

Mnagawa has been facing growing global criticism following arrests of opposition members. Many have already been arrested during protests.

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Zimbabwe’s economy has been on the slide, the government blaming that on acts of economic aggression, currency manipulation and western sanctions.

More than 100 prominent African writers have signed a petition calling for Zimbabwe to be suspended from the African Union and the southern African regional bloc.

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COVID-19: Dozens Of South Sudan Medics Test Positive

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COVID-19: Dozens Of South Sudan Medics Test Positive

South Sudan’s health ministry says about 78 frontline healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

The country has recorded more than twenty-four hundred cases of the coronavirus including 46 deaths. A health official says one male healthcare worker has died.

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Last month, eight health workers resigned because of pressure from their families, who expressed concerns that they might bring the virus home and infect their relatives.

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Somalia Sets Up Disaster Warning Centre To Battle Floods And Locusts

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Somalia Sets Up Disaster Warning Centre To Battle Floods And Locusts

The Somalia government`s newly established office of national disaster is helping citizens with early warnings designed to help the country predict disasters. This year, Somalia has already suffered from flooding and a locust invasion.

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The disaster office uses the latest satellite data, from temperatures to wind pressure, to provide early warnings for flooding, drought, and locust movements.

The new National Disaster Centre opened in June and is funded by Saudi Arabia through the United Nations’ World Food Programme. It was conceived after cycles of floods and drought caused widespread food shortages, including a famine in 2011 that killed more than a quarter of a million persons.

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The United Nations says 5 million of Somalia’s 15 million people, currently need aid, and more than 2 and a half million are displaced by fighting and natural disasters.

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