KENYA: Leaders discuss ballooning public sector wage bill

Kenyan leaders have met to discuss the country's ballooning public sector wage bill, where president Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Parastatal heads will follow in pay cuts proposed for the country's president, his deputy and cabinet as part of austerity measures meant to reduce the government wage bill.

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LIBYA VOTE: Libyans head to the polls to elect new constitution body

Libyans made their way to polling stations today to elect 60 members of a constitutional committee who will have 120 days to draft a new charter. The elected members will be divided equally between Libya's three regions: Tripolitania in the west, Cyrenaica in the east, and Fezzan in the south. The model resembles the committee that drafted Libya's pre-Gaddafi constitution, implemented when it became an independent state in 1951. The constitution-drafting delegates will need to take into account, political and tribal rivalries and calls for more autonomy in the east when deciding what political system Libya will adopt. Their draft will be put to a referendum.

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ABUJA: Nigerian president sacks chief of staff

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed his chief of staff, extending a wave of government changes a year before elections. Presidency spokesman Reuben Abati told reporters that chief of staff Mike Oghiadomhe had resigned because he wanted to pursue political opportunities in the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) but government sources said he was sacked. Jonathan last month overhauled his military high command and appointed 12 new cabinet ministers, while the chairman of the PDP resigned. Jonathan is facing a crisis within the PDP centered around his assumed intention to run for another term in the 2015 election. He has yet to say whether or not he will do so.

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Look Ahead News : 14th Febuary 2014

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ABUJA: Nigerian president sacks chief of staff

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed his chief of staff, extending a wave of government changes a year before elections. Presidency spokesman Reuben Abati told reporters that chief of staff Mike Oghiadomhe had resigned because he wanted to pursue political opportunities in the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) but government sources said he was sacked. Jonathan last month overhauled his military high command and appointed 12 new cabinet ministers, while the chairman of the PDP resigned. Jonathan is facing a crisis within the PDP centered around his assumed intention to run for another term in the 2015 election. He has yet to say whether or not he will do so.

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BURUNDI: Three government ministers resign from Tutsi party

Onto the Central African nation of Burundi where three government ministers from the main Tutsi party have resigned. The walkout by the Uprona party members has now plunged the nation into further political crisis.

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