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Video: South Africa’s EFF MP Manyi condemns Ramaphosa’s retrenchment policy

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Ahead of the 2024 presidential elections in South Africa, an opposition parliament member under the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Mzwanele Manyi, has condemned the recent decision of the government under President Cyril Ramaphosa to stop retrenchment in public enterprises across the country.

 

Manyi claimed that the move was nothing but an act of desperation through which President Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) planned to score cheap political goals ahead of the elections when they, in reality, had no plan to deal with South Africa’s record unemployment.

 

“As we speak now, we have some 11.7 million people unemployed; these are fit people that can do the job, We never heard a word from Ramaphosa and his ineffective government about how to solve the problem… What he is just saying is put me in power first, then we can talk afterwards”, he said.

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Video: Ghanian lawmaker Ablakwa wants national attention on language preservation

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In this video, Ghanaian parliamentarian, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, argues that issues around the preservation of language and local dialects must be treated as urgent national attention that must be escalated to the highest level by all arms of government and agencies.

“Language is so important, that is what represents our heritage, culture, and tradition. if the language goes extinct, the people are gone, their culture is gone, and their heritage is gone,” Ablakwa said.

The former Deputy Minister for Education and Information also decried the lack of personnel to impact linguistic knowledge at various levels of education.

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Video: Sports minister vows support for Nigeria’s Iwobi against cyberbullying

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As reactions continue to trail Nigeria’s loss in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to host country, Cote d’Ivoire, on Sunday, Nigerian sports minister, John Eno, has met Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, to express solidarity after a series of online abuses targeted at the player.

Iwobi has been the subject of cyberbullying over perceived underperformance against the Ivorians on Sunday. He revealed in the video that he had to take himself off social media to get over the attacks.

“I am aware of something that is going on on social media. As a ministry, we are going to make a statement against this kind of bullying, not just about you but about all our sportsmen. We are very concerned about how our sportsmen are treated,” Eno said.

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