Former Namibian leader resigns from active politics

Former Namibian leader resigns from active politics

- Namibia's former president and the Mo Ibrahim Prize laureate Hifikepunye Pohamba has resigned from active politics, a month after stepping down at the end of his second term as ...

Angry Mozambicans expel South African Workers in retaliation to violence

Angry Mozambicans expel South African Workers in retaliation to violence

Mozambican workers at the Ressano Garcia boarder post with South Africa, have expelled South Africans from their workplaces, and barricaded the road to the frontier in retaliation ...

Gabon receives EU funding for air surveillance of its protected areas

Gabon receives EU funding for air surveillance of its protected areas

The European Union (EU) has donated CFA 1.35 billion francs to the Gabonese National Agency of National Parks (ANPN) to enable it to implement and enhance air monitoring of the ...

Islamist video shows execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians

Islamist video shows execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians

The Islamic State (IS) has released a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya, APA learns here Sunday from media sources. Sources indicate ...

Burkina Faso to host West-African ombudsman on “solidarity mission”

Burkina Faso to host West-African ombudsman on “solidarity mission”

- Mediators from the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) countries are expected Monday in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital for a "solidarity ...

Another boat tragedy claims some 700 lives off the Libyan coast – sources

Another boat tragedy claims some 700 lives off the Libyan coast – sources

–At least 700 migrants are believed to have died when the boat transporting them capsized Saturday night off the Libyan coast, Italian media report Sunday. According to the United ...

Nigerian press focus on South Africa evacuation plans, communal clashes

Nigerian press focus on South Africa evacuation plans, communal clashes

Nigerian newspapers on Sunday focused on plans to evacuate Nigerian citizens from South Africa over xenophobic attacks, the bloody clash of communities over pond and embattled ...

Former Namibian leader resigns from active politics

- Namibia's former president and the Mo Ibrahim Prize laureate Hifikepunye Pohamba has resigned from active politics, a month after stepping down at the end of his second term as president, APA has learned on Sunday. Pohamba, who led this southern African nation for 10 years until last month, announced his resignation as president of the governing SWAPO party during the party's 55th anniversary celebrations ...

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Angry Mozambicans expel South African Workers in retaliation to violence

Mozambican workers at the Ressano Garcia boarder post with South Africa, have expelled South Africans from their workplaces, and barricaded the road to the frontier in retaliation to the anti-immigrant violence taking place in South Africa, APA learns here on Sunday. Infuriated by the attacks against foreign workers in South Africa, the Mozambican workers in certain companies have demanded that the South ...

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Gabon receives EU funding for air surveillance of its protected areas

The European Union (EU) has donated CFA 1.35 billion francs to the Gabonese National Agency of National Parks (ANPN) to enable it to implement and enhance air monitoring of the thirteen national parks, sources said here Sunday. The funding, which is part of the support sector governance program (PAGOS) should also allow the ANPN to create and operate advisory committees of local management system of national ...

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Islamist video shows execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians

The Islamic State (IS) has released a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya, APA learns here Sunday from media sources. Sources indicate that the video footage shows one group of men being beheaded on a beach and another group being shot in the head in a desert. The victims are believed to be members of the Ethiopian Church seized in Libya by IS-linked militants. The ...

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Burkina Faso to host West-African ombudsman on “solidarity mission”

- Mediators from the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) countries are expected Monday in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital for a "solidarity mission", official sources told APA. According to the source, the "solidarity mission aims at encouraging the present authorities in Burkina Faso to successfully carry out the transition while upholding the values of peace and ...

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Another boat tragedy claims some 700 lives off the Libyan coast – sources

–At least 700 migrants are believed to have died when the boat transporting them capsized Saturday night off the Libyan coast, Italian media report Sunday. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the boat sank after covering some 110 kilometres after it left the Libyan coast, bringing death toll to at least 1,500 since the beginning of the year. It said that about 1000 ...

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Nigerian press focus on South Africa evacuation plans, communal clashes

Nigerian newspapers on Sunday focused on plans to evacuate Nigerian citizens from South Africa over xenophobic attacks, the bloody clash of communities over pond and embattled governor's plea against impeachment. The Punch reported that Nigeria will begin evacuation of its citizens from South Africa this week over xenophobic attacks and has directed those interested in returning home to contact the Nigerian ...

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Ghanaian police tighten security around South African mission in Accra

The Ghanaian Police Service have tightened security around the South African mission in Accra following xenophobic attacks on migrants in South Africa in which some Ghanaians have allegedly lost their lives, for fear of reprisals. Greater Accra Police Public Relations Officer, Afua Tenge, told state radio on Saturday that about 30 police personnel have been dispatched to the High Commission with an armoured ...

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Gambian court issues arrest warrant for dissident politician

A magistrates' court in the Gambian capital, Banjul, on Friday issued an arrest warrant for an exiled Gambian politician who allegedly beat up a close associate of President Yahya Jammeh. Sheikh Sidia Bayo, leader of the National Transitional Council of the Gambia (NTCG) and the Gambian Alliance Democratic Party is alleged to have ordered his security team to beat up Gambian businessman Amadou Samba in a ...

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Mozambique admits to miss digital migration deadline

Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Rebelo has admitted that the government will miss the deadline of 17 June to complete the analogue to digital migration for the country's television and radio stations, APA learns here on Saturday.According to the local media, Rebelo, added that, given the impossibility of completing the transition in time, the analog signals will not be ...

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