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February 20, 2015 12:20 PM Eyewitness News — WC Sopa: ANC interrupts Helen Zille's address

The party's chief whip made a point of order just moments before the premier was to deliver her eighth address since the Democratic Alliance (DA) was elected into power following the 2009 general elections. On at least three occasions ANC MPs were accused by the speaker of disrupting proceedings. The ANC’s Pierre Uys says, “Did I hear correctly that the premier 5

February 20, 2015 8:05 AM Young Britons squeezed out of owning homes as low rates drive up UK house prices

Brits in their 20s are half as likely as the previous generation to own their own home, a study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies showed yesterday, as low interest rates and a lack of construction have driven up prices. Only 20 per cent of 25-year-olds own their home now, compared with 45 per cent 20 years ago, the study found. Home ownership is increasingly 13

February 19, 2015 7:15 PM Residents of Epoano finally allowed to vote in the C/R

Residents of Epoano, a coastal community in the Shama District, have said they would vote at Kafudzidzi in the Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirem (KEEA) District of the Central Region in the up-coming District Assembly Elections for being neglected by the assembly for a very long time. They said the town had over 200 people who are predominantly farmers and fisher 6

February 19, 2015 12:48 AM Islamic State burns 45 in mass execution: reports

Islamic State extremists have burned 45 people to death, according to reports. It is not clear who the 45 victims of the jihadist group were, although some reports say that there were members of security forces amongst the group. The police chief in the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi says the jihadists, who had captured much of the town a week ago, were attacking 8

February 18, 2015 7:22 PM House Democrats Plan Outreach to Hispanics on Climate Change

Democrats have a head start on Republicans when it comes to courting Hispanic votes in 2016, and it has nothing to do with immigration reform or the economy. Hispanic voters tend to care a lot about climate change. While Republicans won’t acknowledge that climate change exists, congressional Democrats are planning to expand Latino outreach over environmental 38

February 18, 2015 1:18 PM Olejeme Drums Home Support For Jonathan

Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a sound leader with a vision to develop Nigeria further. Olejeme told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that President Jonathan would continue to put democracy on top of his agenda with a view to strengthening 9

February 18, 2015 12:01 PM ‘Won gbo’ demo meant to score political point – UG Lecturer

The ongoing demonstration by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is “more about putting pressure on Government to win a political point than drawing Government’s attention to the [power crisis],” a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana Dr Alidu Seidu has told Morning Starr host Kafui Dey on Starr 103.5FM. NPP Flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo 7

February 18, 2015 9:15 AM BasNews

Local accounts claim that 45 people have been burned to death by Islamic State (IS) militants in the town of al-Baghdadi, Anbar Province. Col Qasim al-Obeidi, chief of police in the town, said that although it is not entirely clear who the victims are, or why they were targeted, he believes some were members of the security forces. Al-Baghdadi has been besieged 16

February 18, 2015 6:30 AM Collins Dauda removal will not affect Ministry – Mpiani

Former Chief of Staff in the Kufour administration, Kwadwo Mpiani has indicated that the removal of the Water Resource Works and Housing Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda from cabinet will have no negative impact on the minstry’s performance. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr Mpiani said cabinet ministers are those that attend cabinet meetings and make decisions 5

February 18, 2015 5:02 AM Samsung Galaxy A7 first impressions

Samsung recently announced Galaxy A7, the newest addition to the A series family in the Indian market. The new model, A7, is the bigger sibling to the A3 and A5, which were launched in the country last month. While the Galaxy A3 and A5 felt more like bigger and slimmer than iPhone 5S, the Galaxy A7 feels decidedly Samsung through and through. With its large 37