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Michelle Obama Reveals That Barack Obama Wore the Same Tuxedo for Eight Years

June 8, 2017

Michelle Obama Reveals That Barack Obama Wore the Same Tuxedo for Eight Years

He’s an outfit repeater and proud of it! Michelle Obama revealed that former president Barack Obama really didn’t spend much time picking out his formal wear. The former first lady, 53, revealed during her talk at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Tuesday, June 6, that her husband wore the same exact tuxedo during his two presidential terms. “That’s more...

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Oprah’s Powerful Weight Watchers Commercial Is Bringing People to Tears

December 31, 2015

Oprah’s Powerful Weight Watchers Commercial Is Bringing People to Tears

Oprah Winfrey really is just like the rest of us. The TV mogul, who signed a five-year deal with Weight Watchers in October, stars in a new commercial where she reveals why she joined the program and discusses her struggles with weight loss in the past. “Inside every overweight woman, is a woman she knows she can be,” Oprah says. “Many times you look in the more...

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“Smart Governance: Key Principles For A Better Public Sector”

December 19, 2015

Keynote Address by Professor Stephen Adei (1st Rector & Director-General of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration) Given At the 5th IMANI Inspirational Public Sector Leadership Awards Introduction ◾Thanks for the invitation ◾I had 35years of Public Service at the national, Commonwealth and United Nation levels before I retired in December more...

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Mayors call for more aggressive approach to confiscating criminal assets

September 11, 2015

Mayors call for more aggressive approach to confiscating criminal assets

The government should be far more aggressive in its efforts to confiscate criminals’ assets, mayors of the 12 big Dutch cities and the head of the public prosecution service say in an opinion piece in Friday’s Volkskrant. ‘Drugs labs in residential areas, burning cars driven into the Waalre town hall, drugs waste in parks and woods, gangland killings and threats more...

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“Industrialization for inclusive and transformative development in Africa,” in Abuja

March 31, 2014

“Industrialization for inclusive and transformative development in Africa,” in Abuja

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma arrives in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, March 27, 2014 for a series of meetings, including the Seventh Joint Annual Meetings of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the AU Conference Ministers of Economy and Finance (CAMEF) holding 25-30 more...

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South Africa FOREIGN POLICY for All

March 20, 2014

South Africa FOREIGN POLICY for All

During the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma reflected on how Democratic South Africa’s foreign policy was shaped during the fierce international campaign to isolate the apartheid state. He also emphasised how Africa is at the centre of South Africa’s foreign policy. After the democratic elections in 1994, South Africa ceased to be the pariah more...

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EU and Russia: Eastern Partnership vs Eurasian Union

March 4, 2014

Europe is locked in a geopolitical game with Moscow and Putin is pushing his Eurasian Union as an alternative to the EU. Marcel de Haas explains how the EU can win this game Written by Marcel de Haas Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael Since his ‘formal’ return to power in May 2012 – was he ever really more...

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Is Europe failing to deal humanely with illegal immigration?

March 4, 2014

Immigration is likely to be one of the key issues in the upcoming European elections in May (and you can show your support for the party whose policies on immigration you most agree with by taking part in our Debating Europe Vote 2014!). Anti-immigration parties are polling well across Europe, and have been cheered by recent victories including the Swiss referendum on more...

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Welcome address by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP on the occasion of the BRICS Inaugural Seminar on Population matters, Mpumalanga Province

March 3, 2014

Welcome address by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP on the occasion of the BRICS Inaugural Seminar on Population matters, Mpumalanga Province

Let me first take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for having made time out of your very hectic schedules to join us here this morning. It is a great pleasure for me as the host of the inaugural BRICS seminar to welcome you to our country and the beautiful province of Mpumalanga. A special welcome to my counterparts from Brazil who have honoured more...

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Why the Sahel urgently needs an EU backed security framework,Written by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

January 15, 2014

Why the Sahel urgently needs an EU backed security framework,Written by      Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

The Sahel region of the Sahara faces an array of threats and regional security institutions are weak. The former UN Special Representative to West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, explains why a strong European commitment will be key to the region's security and stability. Not since the devastating drought of the mid-1970s, has the Sahel region of the Sahara faced so more...

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