UNHCR needs $34bn to aid Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries

UNHCR needs $34bn to aid Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries

The United Nations Refugee Agency has made a request for US$34 million to assist the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria into ...

Malawi tobacco earns higher than previous year

Malawi tobacco earns higher than previous year

The sale of Malawi tobacco has earned about US$357 million higher than what was realized last year and the market has since been closed. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) Chief ...

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 ...

Nigerian press zooms on South Africa’s seizure of $9mn cash

Nigerian press zooms on South Africa’s seizure of $9mn cash

South Africa's seizure of US$9.3 million undeclared cash found in a Nigerian jet, the Nigerian government's claim of ownership and explanation that the money was meant for arms, was ...

Mozambican leader to address Africa Global Business Forum in UAE

Mozambican leader to address Africa Global Business Forum in UAE

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza is expected to address delegates at the African Global Forum due to take place next month in Dubai, APA learns here on Wednesday. According to a ...

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 ...

UNHCR needs $34bn to aid Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries

The United Nations Refugee Agency has made a request for US$34 million to assist the more than 75,000 people who have since last year fled the violence in northeast Nigeria into Chad, Cameroon and Niger. A statement issued in New York and released in Abuja on Wednesday quotes Babar Baloch, spokesperson for  more...

September 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm UTC

Liberia: Electoral commission wants Senatorial poll delayed

The Liberia National Election Commission (NEC) has requested the national legislature to pass an act postponing the October 2014 special Senatorial election as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola outbreak in the country.NEC spokesman, Joel Kennedy told journalists in Monrovia Tuesday that the epidemic will  more...

September 17, 2014 at 3:29 am UTC

AfDB, Japan reach $307m loan agreement

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a bilateral agreement for a loan to the AfDB of $307 million, reports said on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the AfDB, this is the fifth loan to the AfDB under the Enhanced Private Sector  more...

September 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm UTC

Malawi to host SADC Internet Governance forum

Malawi will host a three-day Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF).The forum scheduled for 17 to 19th September in the capital Lilongwe will increase awareness of internet governance issues in SADC member states. Secretary for Information Chimwemwe Banda said in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday  more...

September 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm UTC

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