Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinean newspapers were absent from stands while privately-owned radios were off the air on Tuesday in protest against last Friday's murder of journalist Mohamed Diallo at the ...

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt has donated $2 million towards humanitarian efforts in the young state of South Sudan, the Egyptian ambassador to south Sudan said in a press release issued on Monday.The ...

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Australian woman Jocelyn Elliot, who was kidnapped along with her husband Ken on 15 January 2016 by Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) before being released over the weekend, has ...

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country's population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, and ...

Briton to appear in S/African court for drug dealing -Police

Briton to appear in S/African court for drug dealing -Police

A 50-year-old Briton is to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of drug dealing, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has said.Richards is due to ...

S/Africa: Corruption Watch joins opposition parties in Nkandla case

S/Africa: Corruption Watch joins opposition parties in Nkandla case

Corruption Watch, a South African NGO, has been granted leave to intervene as amicus curiae, or a friend of the court, in Tuesday's application by the opposition Economic Freedom ...

Kenya, Tanzania in joint securityhunt for rhino killers in the Masai Mara

Kenya, Tanzania in joint securityhunt for rhino killers in the Masai Mara

A joint Kenyan and Tanzanian security operation to track down killers of a black rhino in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the Rift Valley is underway, Kenya Wildlife Service ...

Mozambique opposition threatens to block key roads

Mozambique's main opposition Renamo party has announcede plans to set up road blocks on key highways in the centre of the country to search vehicles believed to be carrying members of the defence and security forces whom they accuse of abducting and killing its members, APA learns here on Tuesday.Addressing a media briefing late on Monday in the central port city of Beira, the Renamo head of mobilization in ...

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Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinean newspapers were absent from stands while privately-owned radios were off the air on Tuesday in protest against last Friday's murder of journalist Mohamed Diallo at the headquarters of the opposition party UFDG in the outskirts of Conakry.Even the State-owned radio shows its solidarity to the press blackout day by broadcasting only music program instead of its usual. This "Press Blackout Day" was ...

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Burkina Faso issues int’l arrest warrant for Ivorian parliamentary speaker – Official

The military tribunal in Ouagadougou (TMO) said, during a meeting with journalists, that the Speaker of the Ivorian National Assembly, Guillaume Soro, could be arrested if he went to a country which has signed agreements to this effect with Burkina Faso. “When an arrest warrant is issued, it goes to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which will transmit this warrant to its counterparts in the other countries. ...

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Ugandan authorities hand over stolen vehicles to UK officials

The Uganda Revenue Authority has handed over 27 top of the line vehicles allegedly stolen from the United Kingdom (UK) to police officers of the UK's Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service. The cars, mostly Audis, BMWs and Range Rovers were recovered from various vehicle bonds in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) earlier on Tuesday handed over the vehicles to officials from the UK ...

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Nigeria gives business starter packs to ex-militants

About 3,232 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have received business starter packs after their training as entrepreneurs and secured employment for 400 beneficiaries of the Oil and Gas International Foundation (OGIF). The amnesty programme was instituted to uplift ex-militants in the Niger Delta, who dropped their arms to embrace the programme. A statement signed by Mr. Owei Lakemfa, ...

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Swaziland to fulfill ILO benchmarks in June – Sources

Swaziland may regain its African Growth and Opportunity (AGOA) status as it promises to meet all five benchmarks set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) by June, APA reports on Tuesday. As of now Swaziland met three and the remaining two are the amendment of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the amendment of the Public Order Act which should allow for the full recognition of the freedom of ...

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Closure of clinics, Ghana’s high debt profile dominate media

The closure of three clinics at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and comments from the IMF that Ghana's debts are extremely high dominate the media on Tuesday. The Daily Graphic said critical care was in danger, following the closure of three surgical clinics at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to the disappointment of many patients, who turned up at those centres for treatment. It said the hospital authority ...

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Press focuses on autopsy report, search for opposition politician

Autopsy report that former Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation managing director Harry Greaves died from drowning and the continued search for opposition politician Simeon Freeman dominate the headlines in the Tuesday editions of Liberian newspapers. According to media reports, the autopsy report performed by two pathologists from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science has attributed the death of ...

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Robert Guei trial: Journalist arrested for disturbance

Marcel Dozogno, an Ivorian journalist was placed in custody and taken to the Military Detention House in Abidjan (MAMA) on Monday for using his mobile phone during the trial for the murder of late junta leader, Robert Guei.The reporter of the news daily LG info, which has a close affinity with the radical opposition was covering the General Robert Guei trial. His mobile phone was confiscated before he was ...

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Cameroon applies to host Africa’s highest memorial building

Cameroon has applied for the right to host the highest bronze memorial building ever built in Africa, the project's initiators told a press conference at the Ministry of Communications in Yaounde.Known as the “Mother of Humanity Monument�, the initiative is driven by Nijart International, the Mother of Humanity Monument Foundation Inc. and American celebrities from across the movie, television, music, ...

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