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Egypt’s new parliament elects Saad al-Katatni as Speaker

Egypt’s new parliament elects Saad al-Katatni as Speaker  DEPUTIES in Egypt’s first post-revolution parliament this week elected Saad al-Katatni, a leading member of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, as the country’s new Speaker.Agency reports indicated that Katatni won 399 votes out of 496 in the first session of the lower assembly since it was dissolved following a popular uprising that ousted veteran president Hosni Mubarak.The first Egyptian parliament elected since President Hosni Mubarak resigned last February after a popular uprising is holding its inaugural session.Islamists dominated the elections held for the People’s Assembly over the past three months, winning 73% of the seats.The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won 235 seats, the ultra-conservative Salafist Nour Party 121 and the moderate al-Wasat Party 10.The chamber’s first task is to elect a speaker and two deputies.Yesterday’s session was chaired by Mahmoud al-Saqqa of the liberal New Wafd party, who at 81 is the oldest member of the People’s Assembly.He began proceedings by ordering a moment of silence for the 850 people who were killed during the 18-day uprising against Mubarak. 
 

Senegal appeals for calm ahead of polls

  WITH presidential polls only two months away, Senegal appealed last week   to its citizens that the deadly political clashes in the capital recently   should lead to soul-se...

Reversal of the assets sale in Nigeria

Reversal of the assets sale in Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate yesterday approved the reversal of the sale of some national assets sold during Obasanjo’s administration.
They are; Daily Times of Nigeria; Transcorp ...

International Court requested to issue an arrest warrant against Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Sudan’s Defense Minister

International Court requested to issue an arrest warrant against Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Sudan’s Defense Minister Enough Project Praises ICC Action Against Alleged Darfur War Criminal, Cites Evidence of War Crimes on South Sudan Border WASHINGTON – The Enough Project praised the Offic...

Appeal against Wal-Mart and Massmart merger in South Africa

Appeal against Wal-Mart and Massmart merger in South Africa Cape Town, October 20, 2011 - Court hearing commences today to determine whether the South African merger of Wal-Mart and Massmart can proceed, or whether the matter shou...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 October 2011 17:14 )

Uganda slams corruption charges on three ministers

UGANDAN government yesterday charged three top ruling party ministers with abuse of office over alleged misused of funds meant for hosting the 2007 Commonwealth summit in...

Zimbabwe’s bishops threatened, abused, report claims

  ANGLICAN bishops in Zimbabwe are reportedly receiving death threats and one worshipper who refused to follow an excommunicated leader was killed. This was revealed in a d...

South Sudan urges UN’s action against Khartoum over Abyei

South Sudan urges UN’s action against Khartoum over Abyei SOUTH Sudan has called on the United Nations (UN) Security Council to set a deadline for Sudan to withdraw its troops from the disputed region of Abyei or be held “accoun...

African airlines seek assistance, cut in taxes, others

African airlines seek assistance, cut in taxes, others

AIRLINES in Africa have solicited for the support of governments on the continent to wriggle out of their present predicament. Virtually all of them, with the exception o...


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