UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

The United Kingdom is hosting activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day' as part of a ‘Modern Slavery Bill' introduced to the British Parliament earlier this year. The Bill - one of the ...

Prominent Congolese journalist dies

Prominent Congolese journalist dies

The death has been reported of the chairman of the National Union of Congolese Media Practitioners (UNPC) / Katanga section, Kazadi Galeka, who died last week-end at Kolwezi (300 km ...

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 ...

Regional experts call for efforts to tackle root cause of animal diseases in Africa

Regional experts call for efforts to tackle root cause of animal diseases in Africa

Animal resources experts from 13 countries across Africa are currently meeting in Kigali, the Rwandan capital for a four-day gathering to discuss key issues affecting cattle in a ...

Guinean envoy expresses dismay at state of Sierra Leonean prisons

Guinean envoy expresses dismay at state of Sierra Leonean prisons

The Guinean ambassador to Sierra Leone on Tuesday expressed dismay at the treatment of his countrymen in Sierra Leone's prisons. Mr. Foday Camara was particularly critical 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 ...

Sierra Leone authorities investigating ‘contaminated’ rice importation

A ship loaded with rice said to be contaminated and unfit for human consumption is under investigation after the Sierra Leone police intercepted it in the country's territorial waters. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ali Badara Mansaray, said Monday the outcome of the investigation will determine  more...

October 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm UTC

UK hosts activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day

The United Kingdom is hosting activities marking ‘Anti-Slavery Day' as part of a ‘Modern Slavery Bill' introduced to the British Parliament earlier this year. The Bill - one of the first in the world specifically tackling modern slavery; reflects the UK's determination to play a leading role. It will give  more...

October 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm UTC

Regional experts call for efforts to tackle root cause of animal diseases in Africa

Animal resources experts from 13 countries across Africa are currently meeting in Kigali, the Rwandan capital for a four-day gathering to discuss key issues affecting cattle in a move to prevent a spread of the Foot and Mouth disease in the region, officials revealed Tuesday in Kigali. According to the  more...

October 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm UTC

No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

South African health authorities reported Monday that there were still no suspected or confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.“The outbreak continues to accelerate. According to the World Health Organisation, half of the nearly 5,000 cases occurred in  more...

October 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm UTC

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