Gambian deportees arrive from Libya

Gambian deportees arrive from Libya

An unspecified number of Gambian migrants deported from Libya last week have arrived in Banjul, APA can report Monday.The migrants who were languishing in detention centres in Libya ...

Senegal to send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia

Senegal to send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia

Senegal will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia to support Operation “Decisive Storm” in response to a request from Riyadh, Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister, Mankeur Ndiaye told ...

S/Leone: New social program to benefit 126 000 people

S/Leone: New social program to benefit 126 000 people

Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) had established a Social Protection Policy in 2011 which has culminated into a ...

Lesotho takes third position in regional games tournament – official

Lesotho takes third position in regional games tournament – official

The public relations officer of the Lesotho Institute of Sports Association (LISA) Teboho Pholo has on Monday commended Lesotho's performance in the Confederation of Schools Sports ...

Botswana energy supplier warns of electricity outages

Botswana energy supplier warns of electricity outages

The Botswana Power Corporation (BCP) has warned on Monday that the electricity supply system remains vulnerable this week due to low generation capacity. In a statement issued here ...

CAR: Bangui reconciliation forum opens with over 500 participants

CAR: Bangui reconciliation forum opens with over 500 participants

More than 500 participants from all social strata of the Central African Republic (CAR) are scheduled to take part in the national reconciliation forum which opens on Monday in ...

Ghanaian press highlights mayor’s award and menace of Fulani herdsmen

Ghanaian press highlights mayor’s award and menace of Fulani herdsmen

The Ghanaian press on Monday highlighted stories of the Accra Mayor's award and a minister's warning to Fulani herdsmen to leave the Volta Region. The Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian ...

Gambia: EU Commission launches media award

The office of the European Union Commission in Banjul on Monday launched the 2015 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for journalists with the best reports on development, and poverty alleviation.The EU said the move is meant to highlight the achievements registered by the organization as the major donor in this drive worldwide. The motto identified for this year's prize is ‘Today's stories can change our ...

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Gambian deportees arrive from Libya

An unspecified number of Gambian migrants deported from Libya last week have arrived in Banjul, APA can report Monday.The migrants who were languishing in detention centres in Libya were returned through the Senegalese capital Dakar over the weekend. There were also dozens of Senegalese nationals among the returnees from Libya where tens of thousands of black Africans still remain, desperate to cross the ...

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Senegal to send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia

Senegal will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia to support Operation “Decisive Storm” in response to a request from Riyadh, Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister, Mankeur Ndiaye told MPs on Monday.Mr. Ndiaye said that “the terms and arrangements for the deployment" were discussed by the two countries chiefs of army staff.â€� The “Diambarsâ€� (Wolof word for brave warriors) will join the ten-nation coalition ...

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Botswana: Mixed reaction about fleeing Zimbabweans

There have been mixed reactions in Botswana to displaced Zimbabwean nationals fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa to the country for and seeking job opportunities, APA learnt on Monday.Speaking to Yarona FM radio station, some members of the public condemned the migration citing safety concerns, and high unemployment rates for Batswana. "We don't want to fight for jobs with them. The unemployment ...

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ECOWAS to partner with FEMUA in deepening regional integration

The ECOWAS Commission has pledged to strengthen partnership with the organizers of the Urban Music Festival (Festival des Musiques Urbaines d'Anoumba FEMUA), as a way of deepening integration of the region using culture and music. Speaking at the opening of the just-ended 8th Edition of the Festival at Anoumabo, Abidjan, Cote d�Ivoire, the President of the Commission, Mr. Kadr� D�sir� Ouedraogo, ...

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S/Leone: New social program to benefit 126 000 people

Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) had established a Social Protection Policy in 2011 which has culminated into a Social Safety Net programme.According to a statement issued on Monday by the World Bank, the programme, which is aimed at supporting extremely poor households and vulnerable communities throughout the Ebola-hit country, was launched ...

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Lesotho takes third position in regional games tournament – official

The public relations officer of the Lesotho Institute of Sports Association (LISA) Teboho Pholo has on Monday commended Lesotho's performance in the Confederation of Schools Sports and Association of Southern Africa (COSSASA) held over the weekend in which it took third position. Pholo disclosed that the Lesotho athletics team got five gold medals, five silver medals and six bronze medals, making a total of ...

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Botswana energy supplier warns of electricity outages

The Botswana Power Corporation (BCP) has warned on Monday that the electricity supply system remains vulnerable this week due to low generation capacity. In a statement issued here Monday, BPC said an initiative to alleviate power supply challenges; a Demand Side Management program will be fully implemented from Monday for four hours until further notice. “While this program was planned to commence last ...

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Measles outbreak kills 11 children in northern Liberia – sources

-Measles has claimed the lives of 11 children in Henry Town in north-western Gbarpolu County in northern Liberia. The Liberia News Agency correspondent in the county quotes health officials as saying that the disease claimed the lives of the 11 children within one week. Meanwhile, the Ministry of health and the Liberia National Red Cross Society in the county over the weekend commenced a training workshop on ...

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Nigeria: Sizeable number of rescued girls are pregnant – official

The rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State showed on Sunday that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, while unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno State as at last Saturday at 214. Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper report on Monday said that the Executive Director, United ...

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