Football – Ten-man West Ham pegged back, violence hits Europe

Football – Ten-man West Ham pegged back, violence hits Europe

West Ham, who qualified for the Europa League due to their fair play record, had a player sent off in a 2-2 draw with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday while crowd trouble shamed the ...

Liberia: New Ebola outbreak “under control”

Liberia: New Ebola outbreak “under control”

Liberia's Ministry of Health has announced that the latest Ebola outbreak has been contained with no confirmed case at the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs).The head of the Incident ...

Football – Newcastle seal Mbemba swoop

Football – Newcastle seal Mbemba swoop

Newcastle have completed the signing of Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday. The Magpies agreed the deal in principle with Belgian club ...

Africa wants Islam of peace and solidarity-President Macky Sall

Africa wants Islam of peace and solidarity-President Macky Sall

Senegal's President Macky Sall on Tuesday said “Africa wants an Islam of peace and tolerance.'' President Sall made the remarks while opening the international conference on "Islam ...

Rwanda’s Central bank blames weakening franc on “speculators”

Rwanda’s Central bank blames weakening franc on “speculators”

The Rwandan franc (Rwf) has reached its lowest of 735 against the US Dollar, with the central bank warning that is likely to continue depreciating as it succumbs to pressure from ...

W/Bank provides Mozambique $50m for education

W/Bank provides Mozambique $50m for education

The Washington-based World Bank will provide $50 million to support education in Mozambique, as part of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Education in the country, APA ...

Namibian President leads land servicing campaign

Namibian President leads land servicing campaign

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has on Monday visited several areas in the nation's capital Windhoek to inspect the available land where the servicing of residential plots will ...

1966: The day England won the World Cup

Desperate fans of the England football team can simply think back with sentimentality on one year: 1966. This was the year Bobby Moore's team vanquished West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup last on 30 July, after a nail-gnawing and unbelievable match. In any case, two goals from Geoff Hurst in additional time  more...

30 July 2015 at 4:06 pm UTC

Malawi confiscates over 100 kg of ivory

Malawi Police in the capital Lilongwe have confiscated over 100 kilograms of ivory worth $200,000 destined for Jakarta, Indonesia, reports said on Thursday.Police Publicist at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Sapulain Chitonde, said the ivory was well packed in three heavy bags which were partly wrapped  more...

July 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm UTC

Botswana film-production firm receives African award

The chief executive of Botswana film production firm Dee-Zone Production, Thabiso Maretlwaneng has been awarded the 2015 African Achievers Award, APA learnt here on Tuesday.Speaking in an interview, Maretlwaneng explained that he was recognized for contributing to the development of Africa through television  more...

July 28, 2015 at 9:34 am UTC

Commission inaugurates committee to review Nigeria’s sports policy

Nigeria's National Sports Commission on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated a 12-man committee to review the 2009 National Sports Policy in line with contemporary sports administration. Inaugurating the committee, Alhasan Yakmut, the Director-General of NSC, said the non-implementation of the national sports policy  more...

28 July 2015 at 5:44 pm UTC

University of Bondoukou to open by late 2018 – President

The University of Bondoukou (416 km in the North-east of Abidjan) will open its doors in 2018, President Alassane Ouattara announced on Thursday.“The University of Bondoukou (305 hectares) is a beautiful site. The total clean-up, the customary rights cost FCFA80 millions and the compensation processes for  more...

30 July 2015 at 5:06 pm UTC

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