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President Cyril Ramaphosa To Make Cabinet Reshuffle Announcement Tonight

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle his cabinet on Thursday night after weeks of speculation in the wake of the recent riots and the scandal involving Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to the President in a statement said that President Cyril Ramaphosa will make an announcement on changes to the national executive at 8.30pm.

“The President’s address will be broadcast and streamed on a range of platforms that are accessible to South Africans and international audiences,” the statement said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been under pressure to make changes to his cabinet in the wake of damning findings by the Special Investigations Unit into the Digital Vibes Scandal that saw Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize taking forced leave.

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Now with the findings by the SIU that directly implicating Mkhize and his family, Ramaphosa has been under pressure to axe his embattled Health Minister.

Observers also believe that Ramaphosa will make changes to his security cluster who many blame for the state’s failure to anticipate the recent violence and looting that came after President Jacob Zuma was jailed for contempt of court.

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This Milo Has Expired – Sam George Shades Milovan After Black Stars Draw With Gabon

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This Milo Has Expired - Sam George Shades Milovan After Black Stars Draw With Gabon

Ghana Black Stars hopes of qualifying for round 16 of the ongoing AFCON 2021 in Cameroon seems to be despair after they drew with Gabon who grabbed a late goal to secure a point in the tight game.

Following the draw, Ghanaians have descended heavily on the Black Stars players, the coaching staff and the GFA.

The results mean that Black Stars would have to beat Comoros in the last Group C match to stand a better chance of qualifying.

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Outspoken Ghanaian politician and Member of Parliament for Prampram Constituency, Hon. Sam George has shaded Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac in a new tweet on Twitter.

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Naija Twitter Jubilates Over Lifting Of Ban

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It is a joyful day for millions in Nigeria because its government today lifted the ban on social networking site, Twitter.

For seven months, Twitter was suspended in Africa’s most populous country because the platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about punishing regional secessionists, a move government viewed as siding with the secessionists.

After the reversal, citizens have taken over Twitter, discussing how they missed the space.

Those who could not stay away from the site during the ban resorted to virtual private networks (VPNs).

They now say the days of VPN is over since they are legitimate users of the site.

Twitter is among the many platforms companies and entrepreneurs leverage to reach a wider audience.

According to the BBC, government has reversed the ban because Twitter has agreed to some conditions, including opening a local office in the country. Twitter is, however, yet to comment on the matter.

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#TwitterBan: Nigeria To Lift Suspension After 6-Months

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#TwitterBan: Nigeria To Lift Suspension After 6-Months

Nigeria will lift its ban on Twitter from midnight, the government said Wednesday, a move that will give millions of people in Africa’s most populous country access to the social media platform once again.

The decision was made after Twitter agreed to meet all conditions set by the Nigerian government, according to a government statement.
Those conditions include “managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law” and addressing issues of operations and tax.
Last June, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s operations in the country, accusing the American social media giant of allowing its platform to be used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
The ban was announced just two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive. In the tweet, Buhari threatened citizens in the southeast region following attacks on public property.
“The new global reality is that digital platforms and their operators wield enormous influence over the fabric of our society, social interaction and economic choices. These platforms can be used as either a tool or a weapon,” the government said in its Wednesday statement.
“Therefore, our action is a deliberate attempt to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter to achieve the maximum mutual benefits for our nation without jeopardizing the justified interests of the Company. Our engagement has been very respectful, cordial, and successful,” it said.
The government added that its decision to lift the suspension “opens a new chapter in global digital diplomacy” and “sets a new operational template for Twitter to come back stronger for the benefit of Nigerians.”
CNN has reached out to Twitter for its response to Nigeria’s announcement.
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