UN mission’s DRC mandate renewed

UN mission’s DRC mandate renewed

The United Nations extended on Thursday the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for one year.The decision is coupled with a 10 percent reduction of its ...

China intensifies efforts to help Africa fight poaching – official

China intensifies efforts to help Africa fight poaching – official

A Chinese official Meng Xianlin who is the executive director-general of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Import and Export Management Office of China has said his country ...

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

The Sudanese authorities have prohibited local media from covering any news related to the Ebola virus.Press sources who asked not to be mentioned for security reasons confirmed to ...

Al-Jazeera journalists confined to Nigeria hotel

Al-Jazeera journalists confined to Nigeria hotel

The authorities in Nigeria have confined two Al-Jazeera journalists to their hotel room and forbade them from leaving, according to the Committee to Protect Journalist quoting a ...

Botswana pushes for transparency over ivory stockpiles

Botswana pushes for transparency over ivory stockpiles

Botswana's Wildlife Minister, Tshekedi Khama on Thursday said he would push for 30 countries attending the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in Kasane village in the north of the ...

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwean surgeons will next week perform the country's first major operation to separate conjoined twins, an official said Wednesday.Harare Central Hospital clinical director ...

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum ...

UN mission’s DRC mandate renewed

The United Nations extended on Thursday the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for one year.The decision is coupled with a 10 percent reduction of its peacekeepers whose participation in joint operations with the Congolese army against FDLR rebels (Democratic Forces for the  more...

March 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm UTC

Nigeria’s two top presidential candidates sign accord

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) and opposition Maj-Gen. Muhammedu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday signed another peace accord on non-violence. The agreement was signed ahead of the Saturday's presidential election. The  more...

March 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm UTC

Addis: African experts meeting over continent’s 2063 agenda

African experts on finance, planning and economic development are meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with the aim of crafting the first ten-year implementation plan of the continent's 2063 agenda."The focus will be concertizing the conceptual framework of the first ten-year plan of Agenda 2063,  more...

March 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm UTC

S/Africa observes World TB Day

South Africans, led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will join the rest of the international community in commemorating the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day whose main ceremony will be in North West Province on Tuesday, a health official has said.The occasion is an opportunity for affected persons and the  more...

March 24, 2015 at 11:09 am UTC

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