Seven candidates of Nigerian origin elected British lawmakers

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. Two are representing the Conservative Party and five the Labour Party.

The winners are Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton; Kemi Badenoch, Saffron Walden; and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.

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President Conde of Guinea elected AU Chairman

L-R:  Chadian President, Idriss Deby and Guinean President, Alpha Conde. The Guinean President replaced Idriss Deby as AU Chairman

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President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea has been elected as the new Chairman of the African Union.

He succeeds President Idriss Deby of Republic of Chad.

His election was conducted by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, during their 28th Ordinary Session holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Doris Leuthard elected Swiss president


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Centre-right politician, Doris Leuthard, will serve as Swiss president next year, the parliament decided on Wednesday in Bern.

Report says the leadership post goes to a different cabinet minister every year.

Leuthard, a Christian Democratic People’s Party member, has served as minister for environment, transport, energy and communication.

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