S/Africa repatriates Nakasa’s remains

S/Africa repatriates Nakasa’s remains

The much-awaited remains of fallen South African journalist Nathaniel Nakasa have arrived in Durban, with plans for his funeral under discussion between his family and government ...

Unrest rocks Liberia’s Ebola-hit West Point

Unrest rocks Liberia’s Ebola-hit West Point

Residents of the West Point Community in Liberia have thrown rocks at vehicles of the area's commissioner as they vented strong opposition to a decision by the government to put the ...

George Weah commits to anti-Ebola crusade

George Weah commits to anti-Ebola crusade

Former Liberian international football star, George Weah has called on African footballers to commit themselves to the fight against the Ebola epidemic which has swept through West ...

CAR’s Anti-Balaka dismisses deputy coordinator

CAR’s Anti-Balaka dismisses deputy coordinator

Central African Republic's Anti-Balaka militia group has announced that its Deputy Coordinator, Sebastien Wenezoui had been dismissed from his position, reports said on ...

DRC: 500 Angolans in voluntary return home

DRC: 500 Angolans in voluntary return home

A band of 500 Angolan refugees who had settled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has voluntarily left Kinshasa to return to their home country, sources close to the ...

Juba: Editor freed, radio station still off air

Juba: Editor freed, radio station still off air

The news editor for Radio Bakhita FM, Ochen David who was arrested last weekend for allegedly blaming government troops over a fresh wave of fighting with rebels has been ...

Nigerian military: end of Boko Haram insurgency in sight

Nigerian military: end of Boko Haram insurgency in sight

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has said that the end of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is in sight.Addressing officers and soldiers at the 82 ...

S/Africa repatriates Nakasa’s remains

The much-awaited remains of fallen South African journalist Nathaniel Nakasa have arrived in Durban, with plans for his funeral under discussion between his family and government officials, government officials said on Wednesday.Nakasa, whose remains arrived in Durban from New York City to a special ceremony at the King Shaka International Airport, is expected to be interred at the city's Heroes' Acre, ...

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Unrest rocks Liberia’s Ebola-hit West Point

Residents of the West Point Community in Liberia have thrown rocks at vehicles of the area's commissioner as they vented strong opposition to a decision by the government to put the area in isolation and restrict movements.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Wednesday announcement isolating the community and Dolo Town as epicenters of the disease angered residents who last weekend ransacked an Ebola isolation ...

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George Weah commits to anti-Ebola crusade

Former Liberian international football star, George Weah has called on African footballers to commit themselves to the fight against the Ebola epidemic which has swept through West Africa killing 1, 229 people in five months.Guest of 20h Foot on an encrypted channel on Tuesday, George Weah spoke about his involvement in the campaign against the outbreak which strongly affects his country Liberia, where over ...

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CAR’s Anti-Balaka dismisses deputy coordinator

Central African Republic's Anti-Balaka militia group has announced that its Deputy Coordinator, Sebastien Wenezoui had been dismissed from his position, reports said on Wednesday.Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, Anti-Balaka's general coordinator, said in a statement issued on Wednesday that Wenezoui was removed from his position for number of wrongdoings, including "treason, fake identity and insubordination�. ...

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DRC: 500 Angolans in voluntary return home

A band of 500 Angolan refugees who had settled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has voluntarily left Kinshasa to return to their home country, sources close to the Congolese Home Affairs ministry disclosed on Wednesday. Tuesday's return is part of an earlier scheduled voluntary repatriation exercise of Angolans settled in Kinshasa in the past which was suspended due to the 2012 legislative polls in ...

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Juba: Editor freed, radio station still off air

The news editor for Radio Bakhita FM, Ochen David who was arrested last weekend for allegedly blaming government troops over a fresh wave of fighting with rebels has been freed.Staff working for the station confirmed on Wednesday that David was released on Tuesday but it is not clear when the radio would back on air. Radio Director Albino Tokwaro and two other staff of the station who were detained on ...

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Nigerian military: end of Boko Haram insurgency in sight

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has said that the end of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is in sight.Addressing officers and soldiers at the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu in south-eastern Nigeria during a familiarisation tour of the Division on Tuesday, Minimah disclosed that the Nigerian military has concluded arrangements to procure more weapons that would enable ...

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CAR Muslims, peacekeepers skirmises leave two dead

Clashes between Muslims and peacekeepers in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Wednesday morning have left two people dead and several others wounded, sources told APA.The skirmishes took place near the KM5 district shopping mall on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday with gunfire from heavy automatic weapons and grenade explosions punctuating clashes ignited when several Muslims took to the ...

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Liberia’s Sirleaf declares nationwide curfew over Ebola

Liberia President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has decalred a nationwide curfew which takes effect on Wednesday, August 20 as a measure to combat the deadly Ebola virus.According to President Sirleaf, the curfew will last from 9 p.m to 6.00 a.m every day. She said despite efforts exerted by her government to combat the virus it continues to wreak havoc in the country. "It has thus become necessary to impose ...

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Nigerian senior medical doctor dies of Ebola

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has announced the death of Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who was the first doctor that attended to late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, reports said on Wednesday.Dr. Adadevoh, an experienced consultant physician and endocrinologist, was before her death, a Lead Consultant with First Consultants Medical Centre, Lagos. She came into the limelight shortly after the ...

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