Over 125 Sudanese died in Libya in 2014 – minister

Over 125 Sudanese died in Libya in 2014 – minister

At least 125 Sudanese have died in Libya this year in circumstances of insecurity, a senior official reported in Khartoum on Thursday.The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Karti told ...

Cameroon to allay tourists’ security fears

Cameroon to allay tourists’ security fears

The government of Cameroon has announced the implementation of a new strategy to promote the country as a tourist destination despite threats on its borders.The announcement was ...

Conakry: Fire guts Ebola logistics depot

Conakry: Fire guts Ebola logistics depot

A logistics and humanitarian relief depot in the fight against the Ebola epidemic located inside Conakry's international airport was on Thursday gutted by fire, according to ...

African leaders discuss Sahel security

African leaders discuss Sahel security

Five heads of state and representatives from six other countries gathered Thursday in the Mauritanian capital as part of the “Processus de Nouakchott” forum which brings together 11 ...

Kenya building collapse death toll rises

Kenya building collapse death toll rises

The death toll from a collapsed four-storey building in Central Nairobi has risen to six people, officials said on Thursday.According to the Kenyan Red Cross on Thursday, some ...

Botswana ministry denies Khama family benefited from tenders

Botswana ministry denies Khama family benefited from tenders

The Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security on Thursday denied allegations that Minister Shaw Kgathi lied to parliament last week when answering a question from MP Pius Mokgware ...

Kenya begins Ebola Vaccine trials

Kenya begins Ebola Vaccine trials

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) researchers in Kilifi County in the country's coastal region have started the human testing of a vaccine designed to protect against ...

Over 125 Sudanese died in Libya in 2014 – minister

At least 125 Sudanese have died in Libya this year in circumstances of insecurity, a senior official reported in Khartoum on Thursday.The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Karti told the Sudanese parliament that the number of may be higher thanks to incomplete data of victims. “There is lack of accurate statistics on the number of Sudanese in Libya, because of the dire insecurity, and the complex political ...

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Cameroon to allay tourists’ security fears

The government of Cameroon has announced the implementation of a new strategy to promote the country as a tourist destination despite threats on its borders.The announcement was made in Yaoundé on Thursday at the end of the 11th session of the National Tourism Council (CNT) presided over by Prime Minister Philemon Yang. The strategy will consist in reassuring tourists through an active presence of Cameroon ...

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Conakry: Fire guts Ebola logistics depot

A logistics and humanitarian relief depot in the fight against the Ebola epidemic located inside Conakry's international airport was on Thursday gutted by fire, according to reliable sources in the Guinean capital.According to a witness, the depot belonging to the World Food Program (WFP) was crammed with medical kits and other equipment required for the campaign against the epidemic. Another witness told ...

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African leaders discuss Sahel security

Five heads of state and representatives from six other countries gathered Thursday in the Mauritanian capital as part of the “Processus de Nouakchott” forum which brings together 11 nations to discuss the issue of security in the Sahel, APA can report. They include, apart from the Mauritanian leader, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the presidents of Senegal, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso, Macky Sall, Ibrahim Boubacar ...

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Kenya building collapse death toll rises

The death toll from a collapsed four-storey building in Central Nairobi has risen to six people, officials said on Thursday.According to the Kenyan Red Cross on Thursday, some people may still be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure with each passing hour reducing the chance of finding survivors among them. It confirmed on twitter that two more corpses have been retrieved, bringing the death ...

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Botswana ministry denies Khama family benefited from tenders

The Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security on Thursday denied allegations that Minister Shaw Kgathi lied to parliament last week when answering a question from MP Pius Mokgware relating to reports that President Ian Khama's family could have used inside information to win military tenders while he was still commander of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF).Mokgware had asked the minister about the number of ...

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Kenya begins Ebola Vaccine trials

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) researchers in Kilifi County in the country's coastal region have started the human testing of a vaccine designed to protect against Ebola.The first dose of the VSV�Ebola vaccine was administered to a health worker on Wednesday evening at the Kilifi County Hospital. The Phase 1 trials are part of a wider World Health Organization (WHO) led consortium (VEBCON) funded ...

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Malawi launches campaign to end violence against women, children

Malawi has launched a three-year campaign to slash by 15 percent the number of cases of sexual violence against women, girls and children by 2017.Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati said Thursday the United2Act Campaign would ensure that women and girls are safe and free from violence. "Sexual violence against women and girls remains an obstacle to reaching many developments in the ...

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Kenyans MPs engage in physical fight over security bill

Kenya's Parliament was on Thursday transformed into a boxing ring after the members traded kicks and blows during a special sitting set to pass a bill seeking to revise and update the country's Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014. Before the debate of the bill, now on its third reading, commenced, opposition MPs grabbed and tore Order Papers and started chanting “Bado Mapambano� (Kiswahili for the ...

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Cameroon kills 116 Boko Haram members – Army

The Cameroonian army has claimed to have killed 116 members of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram on Wednesday morning in the localities of Amchide and Limani (far north), as its troops were “strongly” reacting to an ambush. According to spokesman of the Ministry of Defence, Lt. Col. Didier Badjeck, interviewed by the national radio, the response by the defense forces caused some damage in Nigerian territory, ...

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