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African First Ladies talk HIV on sidelines of 30th A.U. summit.

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African First Ladies were not left out as their husbands deliberated over issues of peace, security and corruption as concerns the continent.

The Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) was also active on the sidelines of the just ended 30th African Union Heads of State and government meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Overall, seventeen First Ladies met for what was their 20th Ordinary General Assembly at the A.U. headquarters. Their discussions centered on efforts by African nations to meet HIV infection reduction targets ahead of the year 2020.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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