B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

A Boko Haram spying network which was meant to organize a daring attack on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been busted, the Department of State Service (DSS) ...

Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

The ten members of Boko Haram and their accomplices who appeared before a Special Criminal Court in the Chadian capital Ndjamena, have been handed down death sentences at the end of ...

Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Almost the entire array of Sudanese newspapers on Saturday have been awash with articles about an agreement between Khartoum and Washington over the partial lifting of American ...

S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

The warring sides in South Sudan have declared a permanent ceasefire which comes into effect on Saturday in accordance with the details of the peace agreement signed by President ...

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

The three Al-Jazeera journalists at the centre of an ongoing trial in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison after they were convicted for “spreading false news”. ...

Nigerian press highlights refinery’s closure, others

Nigerian press highlights refinery’s closure, others

The closure of the Warri refinery over a shortage of crude oil, the payment of allowance and fees of ex-militants and endorsement of $18 billion centenary city project were some ...

S/Leone to construct homes for soldiers

S/Leone to construct homes for soldiers

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has told members of the national armed forces that he has laid the foundation block for a project to construct houses at the Peacekeeping ...

B/Haram attack on Abuja airport foiled

A Boko Haram spying network which was meant to organize a daring attack on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been busted, the Department of State Service (DSS) claimed.A DSS statement on Saturday said several individuals associated with the network including its ring leader have been rounded up. The interrogation of a key suspect identified as Sulaiymon Abdulraman from Kogi had provided ...

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Chad: B/Haram members, accomplices handed death sentences

The ten members of Boko Haram and their accomplices who appeared before a Special Criminal Court in the Chadian capital Ndjamena, have been handed down death sentences at the end of their three-day trial on Friday.Mahamat Mustapha alias Bana Fanaye, Abakar Ibrahim, Umar alias Sheik, Adam Ali Mbami Ali Allamy, Alhadj Tchallé Mbodou Ali Tchari, Kati Alhadji Mali, Mani Mal Tarbey and Abani Bada will be shot. ...

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Sudanese press awash with US sanctions talk

Almost the entire array of Sudanese newspapers on Saturday have been awash with articles about an agreement between Khartoum and Washington over the partial lifting of American sanction which has been in place since 1997. The lifting will include some agricultural Sudanese exports to U.S, including the gum Gaur and Sesame. The Arabic language Alray Alaam newspaper disclosed that the US has agreed to ...

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S/Sudan: Warring sides declare permanent ceasefire

The warring sides in South Sudan have declared a permanent ceasefire which comes into effect on Saturday in accordance with the details of the peace agreement signed by President Salva Kiir last Wednesday and his rival Riek Machar a week earlier.President Kiir on Friday issued a republican order announcing the permanent ceasefire with the rebels with effect from midnight 29 August to meet the IGAD imposed ...

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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists returned to jail

The three Al-Jazeera journalists at the centre of an ongoing trial in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison after they were convicted for “spreading false news”. Previously imprisoned for over a year, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, who were present at Saturday's High Court proceeding are set to return to prison to serve their jail terms. The third journalist, Peter Greste, was deported to ...

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Nigerian press highlights refinery’s closure, others

The closure of the Warri refinery over a shortage of crude oil, the payment of allowance and fees of ex-militants and endorsement of $18 billion centenary city project were some leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.The Vanguard reported that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, had shut down the Warri Refineries due to operational challenges and shortage of crude oil. This Day ...

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S/Leone to construct homes for soldiers

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has told members of the national armed forces that he has laid the foundation block for a project to construct houses at the Peacekeeping Training Center outside the capital Freetown.Speaking on Friday Koroma said the houses will be hosting men on training or waiting to be deployed on peacekeeping missions abroad. Sierra Leone has deployed about three missions in ...

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Nigerian troops destroy “B/Haram weapons factory”

Troops of the Nigerian army's 25 Task Force Brigade say they have discovered and destroyed a weapons factory in Borno State suspected to have been created by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The facility was an Improvised Explosives Device- (IED) making factory said Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations on Friday. According to him, three people suspected to be a Boko Haram contact ...

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S/Africa wages “war on water leaks”

With South Africa losing more than $700 million worth of water annually due to leaking taps and pipes, the government of President Jacob Zuma has embarked on a massive drive to curb the problem, APA has learnt.This was evident when Zuma led a delegation consisting of national and regional ministers to the launch of the War on Water Leaks programme in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The campaign is designed to ...

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S/Leone: Campaign against Ebola stigmatization underway

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has said Ebola survivors represented the best hope for victory against the epidemic and therefore they deserved honor.He was speaking on Friday as he officially unveiled a billboard showing Ebola survivors in Freetown. The billboard is one of several put up across the country as part of a campaign against stigmatizing survivors of the disease which has claimed over ...

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