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Guinea-Bissau must put stop to coup d’états-Official

Guinea-Bissau must put stop to coup d’états-Official

The chairman of Guinea Bissau National People Congress (NPC) declared on Wednesday that the new authorities would neither tolerate coup d'état in the country nor grant amnesty to ...

UN compound attacked in northern Mali

UN compound attacked in northern Mali

A UN compound located in Aguelhoc, in northeastern Mali, about 150 km from the Algerian border, has been hit by rockets without causing any casualties, the UN Mission stabilization ...

Kenya lagging behind on health related MDG’s- First lady

Kenya lagging behind on health related MDG’s- First lady

Kenya's first lady, Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday regretted Kenya is off track in achieving Millennium Development Goals( MDG's) 4 and 5 on maternal and child health.Speaking in ...

Namibia introduces measures to contain foot, mouth disease

Namibia introduces measures to contain foot, mouth disease

The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban of livestock movement in and out of the Zambezi Region, following a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the ...

Economies of Ebola-hit countries under threat-Expert

Economies of Ebola-hit countries under threat-Expert

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa could crush the fragile economies of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Jorge Castilla, an ...

Britain commits £10m to S/Leone’s anti Ebola effort

Britain commits £10m to S/Leone’s anti Ebola effort

The United Kingdom has pledged £10 million to Sierra Leone, saying it remains strongly committed to helping the country deal with its ongoing Ebola epidemic.UK High Commissioner in ...

Uganda: Population census begins Thursday

Uganda: Population census begins Thursday

Uganda's tenth National Population and Housing Census gets underway on Thursday for all people residing in the country.A statement from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and ...

Guinea-Bissau must put stop to coup d’états-Official

The chairman of Guinea Bissau National People Congress (NPC) declared on Wednesday that the new authorities would neither tolerate coup d'état in the country nor grant amnesty to coup plotters.Cipriano Cassama made the statement on the sidelines of a ceremony in honor of the Political Committee of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC). Cassama promised that his ...

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UN compound attacked in northern Mali

A UN compound located in Aguelhoc, in northeastern Mali, about 150 km from the Algerian border, has been hit by rockets without causing any casualties, the UN Mission stabilization reported Wednesday.“Yet again, UN peacekeeping forces are the target of cowardly and unjustified attacks,� MINUSMA said in a statement where it also appeals to all “actors� of the Malian crisis to show restraint. The ...

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Kenya lagging behind on health related MDG’s- First lady

Kenya's first lady, Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday regretted Kenya is off track in achieving Millennium Development Goals( MDG's) 4 and 5 on maternal and child health.Speaking in Nairobi, she expressed regret that although most maternal and child mortality can be avoided, Kenya is far from achieving the said goals adding that the country loses 5,500 mothers yearly. “With less than 500 days remaining, Kenya ...

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Namibia introduces measures to contain foot, mouth disease

The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban of livestock movement in and out of the Zambezi Region, following a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the north-eastern region.Veterinary officials during a routine livestock inspection in the area discovered the disease in the Kabbe South Constituency on August 21, and the ministry has since launched an investigation to ascertain the extent ...

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Economies of Ebola-hit countries under threat-Expert

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa could crush the fragile economies of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Jorge Castilla, an epidemiologist with the European Union Commission's Department for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)."Markets are not functioning, revenues are down, foreign exchange levels are down, airlines are not coming in, projects are being canceled, business ...

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Britain commits £10m to S/Leone’s anti Ebola effort

The United Kingdom has pledged £10 million to Sierra Leone, saying it remains strongly committed to helping the country deal with its ongoing Ebola epidemic.UK High Commissioner in Freetown Peter West said the fund will be deployed through programs earmarked by its international development arm, the Department For International Development (DFID). The UK envoy made the disclosure as part of a statement at a ...

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Uganda: Population census begins Thursday

Uganda's tenth National Population and Housing Census gets underway on Thursday for all people residing in the country.A statement from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on Wednesday says censuses in Uganda have remained the main source of demographic and socio-economic data for evidence based planning and decision making. The country's last census was conducted in September 2002, ...

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UNICEF makes second medical airlift to Liberia

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has airlifted 100 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies to Liberia's Roberts International Airport, the second in as many days.The airlift of medical supplies is to strengthen national efforts to combat the deadly Ebola epidemic that has infected thousands in Liberia since March. The shipment of emergency supplies which arrived in the country on Tuesday, was ...

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S/Leone: District authorities criticise Ebola lab closure

The local authorities in Sierra Leone's Kailahun District, where WHO closed its Ebola virus testing laboratory on Tuesday, have condemned the move.A senior official on Wednesday described the move as akin to abandonment. Alex Bonafa, chairman of the Kailahun District Council, who also heads the local task force on Ebola in the district, said they were unhappy with the way the aid workers left the district. ...

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Assembly Speaker should face justice – Niger govt

The government of Niger has called for the Speaker of the country's National Assembly Hama Amadou to face justice over a baby-smuggling scandal.The government has since submitted to the assembly a letter to that effect, official sources revealed Wednesday at the end of a Council of Ministers meeting. The letter was submitted by Justice Minister and government spokesman upon the request of the Chief ...

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