MSF raises the alarm of humanitarian situation in South Sudan as conflict escalates

MSF raises the alarm of humanitarian situation in South Sudan as conflict escalates

Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilians to widespread violence and severely restricting the provision of desperately needed aid, the international medical ...

Kenyan security forces foil imminent Al-Shabaab attack – official

Kenyan security forces foil imminent Al-Shabaab attack – official

Kenyan security forces comprising the army and police on Thursday evening thwarted a terrorist attack by al-Shabaab militants targeting a village in Garissa County in northern ...

ISIS recruitment on the rise in Sudan-Official

ISIS recruitment on the rise in Sudan-Official

Recruitment drives for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are on the rise in Sudan, a senior official in Khartoum warned on Thursday.The Sudanese minister of Higher ...

Kenya gears up to host beatification  ceremony of a Catholic nun

Kenya gears up to host beatification ceremony of a Catholic nun

Kenya is gearing up to host an international religious ceremony on Saturday that will see the beatification of Sister Irene Nyaatha, a Christian missionary who died in 1930 in ...

UNFPA donates computers to Lesotho parenthood body

UNFPA donates computers to Lesotho parenthood body

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated computers to the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA), APA learns here Thursday. The Country Representative of UNFPA ...

S/Leonean leader orders halt to land grabbing around university campus

S/Leonean leader orders halt to land grabbing around university campus

Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma has ordered authorities at the University of Sierra Leone to immediately address the protracted issue of land grabbing around the ...

Gambia gears up for ‘African Liberation Day’ commemoration

Gambia gears up for ‘African Liberation Day’ commemoration

The Gambia is preparing the ground for the celebration of African Liberation Day to be observed on the 25th May, in a bid to show the country's long anticipated zeal and efforts in ...

Namibian hunting season opens

Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya on Thursday announced the commencement of Namibia's hunting season following cabinet approval.The hunting period is from 1 May-31 August 2015 for the registered conservancies and should take place on commercial farms of not less than 1,000 hectares, which are enclosed with game-proof fence. For the commercial farms enclosed with adequate or ...

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MSF raises the alarm of humanitarian situation in South Sudan as conflict escalates

Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilians to widespread violence and severely restricting the provision of desperately needed aid, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said here Friday. An upsurge of violence in Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile states has resulted in the suspension of medical services, destruction of health structures and evacuation ...

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Botswana’s economic challenges blamed for under-aged sex trade

Economic challenges are said to be the leading cause of the rise in the number of under-age sex workers in Botswana, Yarona FM radio station reported here on Friday. Qouting the Acting Coordinator of the sex work advocacy project – SISONKE, Kealeboga Shabane, the radio station reported that children under 18 years of age often enter the sex work trade because of financial hardships in their homes. Shabane ...

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Five Ethiopians killed by Saudi’s aerial bombardment in Yemen – official

Five Ethiopian refugees who were living in Yemen were killed by aerial bombardment conducted by the Saudi Airforce, Ethiopia's government Communications Affairs Office has disclosed. In a statement it released on Friday, the office said the government is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Ethiopian citizens following the aerial bombardment conducted on a refugee camp in Harad District in ...

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Kenyan security forces foil imminent Al-Shabaab attack – official

Kenyan security forces comprising the army and police on Thursday evening thwarted a terrorist attack by al-Shabaab militants targeting a village in Garissa County in northern Kenya. The militants had attempted to hoist their flag in Yumbis village in Ijara but were repulsed by security officers who arrived at the scene after villagers alerted the police. “Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the ...

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S/Sudan: Death toll increases to five in UN base shelling

The victims of the mortar shells landed at the UN base in South Sudan has been increased to five, the UN radio operating in south Sudan reported.The radio stated that the number of civilians killed when two mortar shells landed in the UN base has risen from four to five. ‘'A second mortar bob hit and damaged a water installation ran by the Indian battalion in the camp'' it pointed out. Meanwhile the UN ...

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ISIS recruitment on the rise in Sudan-Official

Recruitment drives for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are on the rise in Sudan, a senior official in Khartoum warned on Thursday.The Sudanese minister of Higher Education Sumaya Abu-Kushawa accused unnamed entities of actively recruiting students to join ISIS. Last March, several British media outlets confirmed reports that nine medical students of Sudanese origin entered Syria via Turkey to work ...

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S/Sudanese journalist gunned down

A South Sudanese journalist working for a local radio has been killed by unknown gunmen in Akobo area, the director of the station confirmed on Thursday.The journalist Pow James Raeth who based in Akobo area in South Sudan was killed on Wednesday in an attack by an unknown group. Raeth has been working as a correspondent for Radio Tamazuj since early April and had previously also reported for UN Radio Miraya ...

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Malawi: Portuguese firm eyes revival of abandoned project

A Portuguese based company, Mota Engil officials are expected to arrive in Malawi next week to hold talks with Malawian President Peter Mutharika over the abandoned $50 million project in the lakeshore district of Mangochi.The company was supposed to construct a five-star hotel and a golf course but the project was abandoned after disagreements with the community on the land. Mota-Engil Malawi Public ...

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Malawi to play Mozambique in COSAFA quarter-final

Malawi's football team, the Flames on Thursday left for South Africa to play Mozambique in the COSAFA Cup quarter-final showdown scheduled for Monday May 25.Speaking upon departure at Chileka International Airport, Coach Young Chimodzi expressed optimism that the team will do better during the match against their opponents. "After undergone good preparations, we expect them to make the nation proud by ...

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