S/Africa: ANC welcomes Malema’s MPs suspension from House

S/Africa: ANC welcomes Malema’s MPs suspension from House

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party (ANC)'s numerical strength was on Friday put to work.The ANC on Friday suspended the opposition leader Julius Malema and his ...

France must set example in Ebola crusade – Holland

France must set example in Ebola crusade – Holland

French President François Holland, in a short official visit to Guinea before attending the 15th OIF Summit in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday said his country must show ...

Malawi names Madona as goodwill ambassador for child welfare

Malawi names Madona as goodwill ambassador for child welfare

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday appointed an American pop singer Louise Ciccon popularly known as Madonna as the country's Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare. ...

Egypt: At least 3 officers, 2 civilians killed in demonstration

Egypt: At least 3 officers, 2 civilians killed in demonstration

Demonstrations held by Egypt's Islamist opposition have so far claimed the lives of three army officers as well as three protesters, news reports and government officials said on ...

S/Leone gears up for World AIDS Day celebrations

S/Leone gears up for World AIDS Day celebrations

The National AIDS Secretariat of Sierra Leone has announced a line-up of events for next week's celebration of World AIDS Day.The event which takes place on December 1 globally, was ...

S/Leone to assess effect of Ebola on gender

S/Leone to assess effect of Ebola on gender

The Sierra Leone government, in collaboration with the international aid agencies Oxafam and UN Women will embark on an assessment mission to ascertain how much gender, particularly ...

S/Leone:  Junior doctors express concern over high deaths among colleagues

S/Leone: Junior doctors express concern over high deaths among colleagues

An umbrella body representing junior doctors in Sierra Leone has expressed concern over frequent cases of doctors getting infected with the Ebola virus and demanded action from the ...

S/Africa: ANC welcomes Malema’s MPs suspension from House

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party (ANC)'s numerical strength was on Friday put to work.The ANC on Friday suspended the opposition leader Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Front MPs from Parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's presentation in the House three months ago. The MPs are accused of misconduct, following their heckling of Zuma on 21 August for refusing to refund ...

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France must set example in Ebola crusade – Holland

French President François Holland, in a short official visit to Guinea before attending the 15th OIF Summit in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday said his country must show example in the crusade against the Ebola epidemic. For Mr. Holland, in addition to providing financial resources what his country could bring in material aid, the human presence remains the most significant. Consequently, it is a duty ...

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Malawi names Madona as goodwill ambassador for child welfare

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday appointed an American pop singer Louise Ciccon popularly known as Madonna as the country's Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare. According to a brief statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) available to APA, the president's appointment is with immediate effect. "It has pleased the president to appoint Madonna due to her passion for caring ...

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Egypt: At least 3 officers, 2 civilians killed in demonstration

Demonstrations held by Egypt's Islamist opposition have so far claimed the lives of three army officers as well as three protesters, news reports and government officials said on Friday.The Health Ministry said one army officer and two civilians were killed during clashes between police and demonstrators. One army officer was also shot dead by passengers of a passing-by unlicensed car in Gesr al-Suez, east ...

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S/Leone gears up for World AIDS Day celebrations

The National AIDS Secretariat of Sierra Leone has announced a line-up of events for next week's celebration of World AIDS Day.The event which takes place on December 1 globally, was set aside to remember people living with HIV/AIDS and provide sensitization so as to let people know about the dangers of the disease and how to avoid it. In Sierra Leone, the commemoration will start on Sunday, November 30, with ...

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S/Leone to assess effect of Ebola on gender

The Sierra Leone government, in collaboration with the international aid agencies Oxafam and UN Women will embark on an assessment mission to ascertain how much gender, particularly women, have been affected by the ongoing Ebola epidemic.The survey will not just look at death numbers but also how many bread winners have died, said Charles Vandy, Director of Gender at the Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare ...

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S/Leone: Junior doctors express concern over high deaths among colleagues

An umbrella body representing junior doctors in Sierra Leone has expressed concern over frequent cases of doctors getting infected with the Ebola virus and demanded action from the government to limit, if not stop it.The junior Doctors Association of Sierra Leone (JUDASIL) says the number of health care workers getting infected and dying of the disease has become "very alarming", especially among their ...

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Suicide bomb rocks Kano Mosque, scores killed

There was pandemonium on Friday when a suicide bomber detonated multiple explosions at the Kano Central Mosque during the Jumaat prayers.The blast killed scores of worshippers with many others sustaining injuries. The Jumaat Mosque is located near the palace of the Emir of Kano where residents scampered for safety. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Boko Haram has been behind a spate of ...

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Malawi: Madonna pledges to build paediatric unit

Pop star Madonna has pledged to fund the construction of a state-of-the art Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit at Malawi's main referral hospital in Blantyre. Her charity organisation,Raising Malawi, Director Sarah Ezzy, said Friday that Madonna's organization will build and donate the two-storey free standing facility at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in collaboration with the Ministry ...

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Rwanda: New Catholic bishop named

Pope Francois has named Bishop Celestin Hazikimana as the new bishop for the Catholic diocese of Gikongoro in Southern Rwanda, the country's press agency reported.Bishop Hazikimana replaces His Eminence Augustin Misago who was once prosecuted for participating in the genocide before his death in 2012. Gikongoro's new bishop was born in Kigali on 14 August 1963. Prior to his appointment, Bishop Hazikimana ...

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