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2018-02-14 18:25:30

Algiers – Public service labour unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed schooling, well being, vocational coaching and the telecommunications industries.

Meziane Meriane, the top of the SNPEST academics union, denounced staff’ sinking buying energy and informed The Related Press the protests on Wednesday aimed to drive the federal government to start negotiations on “pressing pay rises.”

Most colleges in Algiers, the capital, had been shut down amid the strike, there have been lengthy queues at hospitals and other people struggled to withdraw cash at money machines.

On the Emir Abdelkader highschool, an enormous banner criticizing the federal government was hung.

Algeria’s economic system and stability have been deteriorating in latest months as the federal government has didn’t deal with the nation’s financial disaster amid a hunch in oil costs.

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2018-02-19 19:27:50


RIGA – Latvia’s monetary sector was left reeling Monday after anti-corruption officers arrested its central financial institution chief over an alleged bribe and the nation’s third-largest financial institution’s funds have been frozen amid accusations of cash laundering.
Whereas the Baltic eurozone member’s authorities held an emergency assembly Monday to handle governor Ilmars Rimsevics’s weekend arrest, the European Central Financial institution (ECB) dealt an unrelated blow to the sector by saying it was freezing funds by the private-sector ABLV financial institution.
The ECB stated the ABLV’s funds had deteriorated after Washington took motion towards the financial institution earlier this month over issues about cash laundering and actions linked to North Korea’s weapons programme.
A supply conversant in the case advised Newpaper24 there was no connection between the ABLV case and the arrest of the Financial institution of Latvia governor, who additionally sits on the ECB’s Governing Council, alongside along with his heavyweight eurozone counterparts.
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis stated there was no signal of hazard to the monetary system after Rimsevics was detained by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Saturday.
On Monday, KNAB chief Jekabs Straume introduced an investigation had been launched into suspected bribery involving an unnamed particular person.

READ: Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central financial institution governor

“The senior official is suspected of getting extorted and acquired a bribe of at the least 100,000 euros ($125,000),” KNAB Straume advised reporters.
He added that the allegations “made it unimaginable for the official to proceed to carry out his duties”.
The Baltic Information Company (BNS) and different native media reported that the official in query was Rimsevics, who was appointed governor in 2001.
Rimsevics was freed on bail late Monday after a buddy posted the 100,000-euro sum.
Kucinskis had stated earlier that restrictions can be imposed on Rimsevics have been he launched on bail.
“He can be prevented from finishing up his features,” Kuncinskis advised reporters after an emergency cupboard assembly.
– Urged to resign –
Rimsevics was questioned for seven hours on Saturday earlier than being taken to a different location on Sunday.
 

Anti-corruption officers additionally raided the Rimsevics’s residence and his workplaces on the Financial institution of Latvia.
LTV public tv reported that businessman Maris Martinsons, who operates within the development and credit score industries, had additionally been arrested by KNAB.
The pinnacle of the parliament’s nationwide safety committee, Inese Libina-Egnere, on Monday urged Rimsevics to resign. In any other case parliament would search different authorized avenues to dismiss him, she advised reporters.
Additionally Monday the ECB introduced in an announcement that “quickly, and till additional discover, a prohibition of all funds by ABLV financial institution on its monetary liabilities has been imposed, and is now in impact.”
It’s the first time the ECB has used its energy to impose a moratorium since taking over eurozone-wide banking supervision obligations in 2014.
The US Division of the Treasury final week named ABLV “an establishment of major cash laundering concern” and accused it of connections to North Korea’s weapons growth programme.

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2018-02-19 09:09:38

LAGOS – The Newpaper24 this week launches its new Igbo and Yoruba providers in Nigeria, as a part of an growth in native languages geared toward extra in-depth reporting of nations around the globe.
The digital-only providers go reside on-line and on social media on Monday, becoming a member of a platform for Pidgin audio system that was launched final yr and has attracted widespread curiosity.
All three are amongst 12 new language providers arrange the world over with the assistance of £291 million (R4.7-billion) British authorities funding.
Peter Okwoche, answerable for editorial for the launch, described Yoruba and Igbo as “the 2 ultimate cogs within the wheel for the brand new providers in West Africa” and mentioned they had been a lot wanted.
“What we really feel is that unique journalism in an area language travels even additional than in English,” he informed Newpaper24 in an interview.
“We’re large on the African narrative, the Nigerian narrative. It is time for folks to attempt to inform their very own tales.”
 Ethnic rigidity 
Younger Nigerians more and more reside life on-line, with social media massively widespread within the nation, which has about 150 million cell phone subscriptions amongst its inhabitants of almost 190 million.
Almost two-thirds (62 %) of the inhabitants is aged beneath 24, giving it one of many youngest demographics on the earth.
Okwoche mentioned they had been the company’s target market, together with the business-savvy women and men for which the Igbo and Yoruba communities are famous each at residence and overseas.
“All we ever get to listen to from Nigeria nowadays is Boko Haram within the northeast. As severe as that story is, it is taking place in a single specific a part of the nation,” he mentioned.
“However there’s a lot extra taking place. Right here in Lagos, as an example, there’s expertise tales, enterprise and younger entrepreneurs, the hustle of the road…
“We by no means get to see that.”

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The launch comes at a time of renewed tensions between Nigeria’s three major areas, notably the Igbo-speaking southeast and the Hausa-speaking north.
Within the southeast, the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) group has revived separatist sentiment, half a century after a earlier declaration of independence sparked a brutal civil warfare.
The populist rhetoric of IPOB’s chief, former London property agent Nnamdi Kanu, has led to clashes between his supporters and the army, and propaganda on either side.
Its push for a separate republic of Biafra, utilizing its personal media, together with Kanu’s Radio Biafra, has additionally sparked related calls from hardline Yoruba nationalists within the southwest.
Kanu is at the moment on trial for treason within the capital, Abuja, however has not been seen since September final yr. Newpaper24 Igbo will on Monday run an interview along with his spouse.
 ‘About time’ 
A heady mixture of wildfire rumours and misinformation on social media, plus Nigerians’ sturdy sense of ethnic id, makes Africa’s most populous nation a troublesome place to report.
International media usually have historic baggage to take care of, not least these from Britain, the previous colonial energy till 1960.

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Within the southeast, it’s nonetheless not forgotten that London backed Nigeria’s federal forces in opposition to the fledgeling Biafra within the civil warfare.
Okwoche acknowledged the potential pitfalls of such a robust sense of regional id.
However he mentioned his younger workforce had undergone months of “rigorous Newpaper24 coaching, making an attempt to virtually change their mindset”, to inform the story with out private feelings.
“We’re making an attempt to stability our tales… We simply should carry on telling them (that) as soon as your story is embellished, folks know and you start to lose credibility,” he added.
The Newpaper24 has had a Hausa-language service broadcasting to northern Nigeria for 60 years, which has grow to be one of the crucial profitable within the company.
Okwoche mentioned it was “about time” the nation’s different areas had been catered for, utilizing native, quite than international employees.
“There’s a lot to applaud in that.”

 

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Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after airplane crash

2018-02-19 21:28:35


JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, despatched condolences on behalf of the nation to Iran following a airplane crash which killed 66 individuals.
 

“We lengthen our condolences to His Excellency President Hasan Rouhani, the Authorities and the individuals of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The South African individuals stand with the Iranian individuals, notably the households of the victims, throughout this time of mourning,” Ramaphosa mentioned in an announcement launched by the Division of Worldwide Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).

READ: Ramaphosa sends condolences on Tsvangirai’s passing

DIRCO mentioned the accident occurred within the Zagros Mountain Vary, the most important mountain vary in Iran, Iraq and southeastern Turkey, on Sunday.
Kin of passengers who have been believed to have been killed in a airplane crash react close to the city of Semirom, Iran, February 18, 2018. [Newpaper24 / Tasnim News]
“On behalf of the federal government and the individuals of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the federal government and the individuals of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the airplane crash that occurred within the Zagros Mountain Vary on Sunday, 18 February 2018, killing all passengers and crew members on board, totalling 66 lives,” DIRCO mentioned.
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