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Myanmar, UN agencies sign MoU on repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine state

YANGON, June 6 (Bernama) -- Myanmar's Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist Myanmar government's repatriation process of displaced persons from Rakhine state, reported Xinhua news agency.

 

Namibia's woman MPS closer to the grassroots, says national assembly speaker

WINDHOEK, June 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-NAMPA) -- Namibia's female Members of Parliament (MPs) are closer to the grassroots than their male counterparts and play a greater role in bringing gender-related matters to the fore, asserts National Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi.

 

Nigerian parliament threatens action against president if he fails to comply with its resolutions

ABUJA, June 6 (NNN-NAN) -- Nigeria's National Assembly has threatened to invoke its constitutional powers against President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to comply with its joint resolutions.

 

Venezuela, Guyana go to the hague over territorial dispute

CARACAS, June 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Venezuela has announced that it will be going to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, along with representatives of the Republic of Guyana regarding the territorial dispute over the Essequibo region of Guyana, over which Venezuela claims sovereignty.

 

Kenya positioning itself to benefit from growing intra-African travel

NAIROBI, June 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- Kenya is looking to tap into growing intra-Africa travel to expand its tourism sector as African countries seek to create a cntinental Free Trade Area (FTA), says Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala.

 

Special session of Mozambican parliament called to amend rules for municipal elections

MAPUTO, June 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-AIM) -- The chairperson of the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, Veronica Macamo, has called an extraordinary meeting of the Assembly for June 21 and 22 with the sole purpose of amending the legislation governing municipal elections.

 

Italy's energy giant Enel buys controlling share in Brazil's Eletropaulo

SAO PAULO, June 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Italian energy giant Enel took a controlling stake in Brazil's largest power supplier, buying 73 percent of Eletropaulo shares for about $1.47 billion.