Scores killed in Kano attack

Scores killed in Kano attack

Islamist militants on Wednesday afternoon attacked the College of Education in Kano in northern Nigeria using explosives and guns, killing scores of people, the police have ...

Gambia: EU in crusade over women’s rights

Gambia: EU in crusade over women’s rights

The European Union (EU) said it is furthering its campaign to reduce all forms of violence against women and also enhance their economic status, rights and welfare in The ...

Liberia: ArcelorMittal clarifies support against Ebola

Liberia: ArcelorMittal clarifies support against Ebola

ArcelorMittal has clarified that it has renovated a 60-bed Ebola Unit in Liberia's Nimba County as part of its contribution towards efforts aimed at dealing with the outbreak. In a ...

Over $23m USAID boost for ECOWAS programmes

Over $23m USAID boost for ECOWAS programmes

ECOWAS and the US Agency for International Aid (USAID) will strengthen their existing strategic objective agreement with the addition of two components valued at $23.6million to ...

UN appoints new deputy envoy for Darfur

UN appoints new deputy envoy for Darfur

The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid ...

UN earmarks $90m for Malian refugees in B/Faso

UN earmarks $90m for Malian refugees in B/Faso

A budget of $90 million (CFA 45 billion) has been allocated to Malian refugees who fled to Burkina Faso since the crisis in their country in 2011, the UN humanitarian coordinator ...

Liberia Ebola-related deaths at 1,424 – Report

Liberia Ebola-related deaths at 1,424 – Report

Liberia's Ebola-related deaths since the epidemic began in the country in March has reached 1, 424, according to a report by the Ministry of Health. The report released on Wednesday ...

Scores killed in Kano attack

Islamist militants on Wednesday afternoon attacked the College of Education in Kano in northern Nigeria using explosives and guns, killing scores of people, the police have confirmed.The police have not given casualty figures, but eyewitnesses said that many people are feared dead and several others injured after the attack, the latest in a series of raids in the city by the insurgents in recent months. ...

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Gambia: EU in crusade over women’s rights

The European Union (EU) said it is furthering its campaign to reduce all forms of violence against women and also enhance their economic status, rights and welfare in The Gambia.Madam Agnes Guillaud, EU charge d' affaires in Banjul said on Wednesday that issues of women rights including female genital mutilation and other harmful traditional practices should be effectively addressed for the country to ...

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Liberia: ArcelorMittal clarifies support against Ebola

ArcelorMittal has clarified that it has renovated a 60-bed Ebola Unit in Liberia's Nimba County as part of its contribution towards efforts aimed at dealing with the outbreak. In a statement on Wednesday to set the records straight after a report by APA suggesting that a 22-bed unit was built, the steel and mining giant said the facility will serve as both an isolation unit and an Ebola Treatment Center. It ...

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Over $23m USAID boost for ECOWAS programmes

ECOWAS and the US Agency for International Aid (USAID) will strengthen their existing strategic objective agreement with the addition of two components valued at $23.6million to promote regional stability and improve the region's trade competitiveness.According to a statement by the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, the revised agreement will be signed at a ceremony on Thursday at the ECOWAS ...

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UN appoints new deputy envoy for Darfur

The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Mr. Bashua will replace Mr. Ibn Champas who has been appointed at the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Offices for West Africa. The mission said in ...

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UN earmarks $90m for Malian refugees in B/Faso

A budget of $90 million (CFA 45 billion) has been allocated to Malian refugees who fled to Burkina Faso since the crisis in their country in 2011, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper confirmed. Piper said Tuesday after an audience with President Blaise Compaore, that he was there to express his gratitude to the Burkinabe leader for the close partnership and solidarity by his country ...

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Liberia Ebola-related deaths at 1,424 – Report

Liberia's Ebola-related deaths since the epidemic began in the country in March has reached 1, 424, according to a report by the Ministry of Health. The report released on Wednesday showing the latest update on the situation of the epidemic in the country, said the figure concerns deaths in confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola. The report entitled the Ebola Situation Report covers March 22 ...

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ICC reforms Trial Chamber I for Gbagbo trial

The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Wednesday reconstituted the Trial Chamber I, which will be in charge of trying former Ivorian leader, Laurent Gbagbo. According to an ICC statement seen by APA, “the Trial Chamber I is now composed of Judges Cuno Tarfusser (Italy), Olga Herrera-Carbuccia (Dominican Republic) and Geoffrey Henderson (Trinidad and Tobago)." The trial chamber confirmed by ...

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S/Sudan withdraws ban on foreign workers

South Sudanese officials have claimed that a decree banning foreigners from working in the country was released prematurely. The official decree from the ministry of Labor, Public Service announced that all foreigners working in South Sudan should leave the country by the second week of October. However, the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Barnaba Marial and Labor and Public Services, Ngor Kolong told a joint ...

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Zambian ruling PF in-fighting hurting development programmes – CSO

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) needs to end in-fighting among its members if it is to successfully implement its development agenda for the country and address the numerous challenges facing poor and vulnerable groups, a civil society group said Wednesday.Speech For Growth (SFG) said the PF infighting was becoming a source of concern for many and derailing the implementation of national programmes. SFG ...

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