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Greater transparency the aim of Open Government Partnership

Government officials working with Myanmar Census at Data processing centre at the Department of Population in the Ministry of Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw in March 2014. Photo: Ministry of Immigration and Population

Greater government transparency and a declaration of government politicians’ assets will be valuable rewards from the process of joining the Open Government Partnership, according to a civic group leader attending a January 21 workshop in Yangon on the worldwide government reform initiative.


“Osinbajo Is My Problem”-President Jonathan Cries Out In Secret Meeting With Pentecostal Pastors In Abuja | Empowered Newswire

Bishop David Oyedepo led the Pentecostal pastors to the meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan

Ruffled by the momentum generated by the nomination of Pastor Yemi Osinbajo as General Mohamadu Buhari's running mate, President Goodluck Jonathan is asking a group of Pentecostal pastors to help him avert what he fears could be an impending loss in next month's presidential polls.


Prosecutor in Argentina Jewish center bombing found shot dead

Alberto Nisman had accused government of covering up Iranian involvement in 1994 attack, was set to testify before lawmakers

The Argentinean prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was found dead in his apartment on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the head, hours before he was set to testify before lawmakers on his accusations of a cover-up by his country’s president in the case.


EU seeks anti-terror alliance with Arab world

Belgium foiled a major attack in the country's east and has since deployed troops in Brussels and Antwerp [Reuters]

The European Union has called for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of deadly attacks and arrests across Europe.

Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, said on Monday: "We need an alliance. We need to strengthen our way of cooperating together."


Millions attend unity rallies in France

Estimated 3.7 million people joined by dozens of world leaders honour the 17 victims of attacks in the French capital.

An estimated 3.7 million people joined by dozens of world leaders have marched across France in honour of the 17 people killed in attacks in Paris, according to the country's interior ministry.


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