Mozambique, S/Africa to review MoU for miners

Mozambique, S/Africa to review MoU for miners

Maputo and Pretoria will next month revisit a long-standing Memorandum of Understanding on mine workers leaving Mozambique to work in South African mines.State-controlled media ...

Ghana’s opposition NPP leader breaks silence on party crisis

Ghana’s opposition NPP leader breaks silence on party crisis

The leader of Ghana's largest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday broke his silence over the internal wrangling of the party which ...

Uganda: EU withdraws election observers from Burundi

Uganda: EU withdraws election observers from Burundi

The European Union has suspended its electoral observation mission in Burundi saying conditions for democratic elections are not met. The EU has been supporting Burundi in its ...

Gambian press zooms on Jammeh’s 50th birthday celebrations

Gambian press zooms on Jammeh’s 50th birthday celebrations

The continuation of events marking the celebrations of President Yaya Jammeh's 50th birthday anniversary, the expulsion of a Lebanese businessman and the launching of a Trans-Gambia ...

Uganda: Tanzania to host EAC emergency summit on Burundi crisis

Uganda: Tanzania to host EAC emergency summit on Burundi crisis

The Tanzanian President and chairperson of the East African Community heads of state, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has convened an emergency summit on the situation in Burundi to take ...

Former South African leader denies FIFA bribery allegations

Former South African leader denies FIFA bribery allegations

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki on Friday denied to allegations that the South African authorities paid bribes to officials of FIFA to host the 2010 World Cup. “As ...

Kenya to host regional conference on terrorism

Kenya to host regional conference on terrorism

Kenya is set to hold a regional conference on countering violent extremism from 25-27 June, local media reported on Friday.Speaking during a meeting with members of the diplomatic ...

Libya: DAECH seize Sirte airport

The Islamic State (DAECH) has taken control of the airport in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte after clashes with forces allied to the internationally unrecognized government in Tripoli.“Our forces withdrew Thursday evening from the airport that fell into the hands of DAECH,� Katiba 116 Forces spokesman, Mohammed Shami admitted. DAECH actually occupies large parts of Sirte, the hometown of former Libyan ...

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MONUSCO will make gradual withdrawal from DRC – Kobler

The UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) will make a gradual withdrawal from the country, the UN mission head Martin Kobler said in Kinshasa on Friday.Speaking at the Peacekeepers Day celebration, Kobler declared: “MONUSCO, like all peacekeeping operations, does not intend to last long in DRC�. He noted: “It will leave DRC, but we do not want to leave the country in a non-stabilized situation.� ...

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Rwanda confirms readmission to Central African bloc

Rwanda has confirmed readmission to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) after an absence of eight years,.The mission to rejoin was spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which disclosed that it sought to tap the potential of the bloc in presenting economic resources and investment attractions to Rwanda. Its membership was approved on Monday during an annual Conference of Heads ...

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S/Leone: Cost of biometric passport causes public anger

The cost for a proposed new passport has sparked public anger in Sierra Leone after the Immigration department announced it was preparing a new, biometric passport to replace the current one with a cost of Le500, 000 (US$100).Many say the money, representing 500% increment, is too excessive. Since the announcement recently, criticism in the media has exploded and a civil society organization took the lead in ...

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Nigeria: Six killed in Borno suicide attack

The Nigeria Police Command on Friday confirmed the killing of six persons when a suicide bomber attacked the venue of a wedding ‘fatiha' in Tashan Alade in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State in northern Nigeria.The spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Mr Aderemi Opadokun, said in Maiduguri that no fewer than 30 people were also injured during the attack. ``I confirm the report on an alleged ...

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Mozambique, S/Africa to review MoU for miners

Maputo and Pretoria will next month revisit a long-standing Memorandum of Understanding on mine workers leaving Mozambique to work in South African mines.State-controlled media reported on Friday that the MoU would be reviewed on the hiring of hand labor for South African mines, which is currently estimated to stand at below 43,000 people. "We have taken very significant steps. Next month experts from the ...

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C/Ivoire: Suspected bird flu hits Bouake poultry farm

Suspected bird flu has been discovered in a traditional poultry farm in Bouake (379 km north of Abidjan), accommodating over hundreds of chickens, Ivorian minister of Livestock and Fishery Resources, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani announced on Friday.“We have found a suspected risk of bird flu after taking samples from a poultry farm located at Koko district, in Bouaké, following mass mortalities recorded on 18 ...

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Maiduguri will be new army command centre – Buhari

Nigeria's newly installed civilian President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the military's command and control headquarters will be relocated from Abuja to the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency.In his inaugural address after taking the oath of office on Friday, 74-year old Buhari observed that victory over the insurgents cannot be achieved by operating the Command and ...

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Liberia: Movie star warns against Ebola stigmatization

A celebrated African movie star from Ghana visiting Liberia has appealed to Liberians to be receptive of Ebola survivors rather than stigmatize them in their already traumatized situation.Joseph Van Vicker, a Liberian movie star resident in Ghana, made the appeal at the John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital Friday where he led a parade organized by the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) as part of the 41st ...

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Gabon’s population estimated at 1.802 million

The population of Gabon is estimated at 1.802.728 inhabitants, according to the results of the General Census of Population and Housing (RGPL) conducted in 2013 and validated by the Constitutional Court, the government said in a statement.However, according to the statement, those figures are still preliminary and in accordance with international standards, controls are in progress to for the final results. ...

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