Zambia begins national mourning for Sata

Zambia begins national mourning for Sata

Zambia has begun an unspecified period of national mourning for President Micheal Sata who died in a London hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 77.Interim President Guy Scott ...

Sierra Leone: New anti-Ebola front man talks tough

Sierra Leone: New anti-Ebola front man talks tough

The recently appointed head of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has been outlining some of his plans to eradicate the epidemic which has killed well over 1000 ...

Over 80% of Nigeria’s 5120km oil pipelines vandalised – official

Over 80% of Nigeria’s 5120km oil pipelines vandalised – official

The Managing Director of Nigeria's Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited, PPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh, has said that 80 percent of the country's 5,120km pipeline network for ...

35 Rwandans expelled from Burundi

35 Rwandans expelled from Burundi

Burundi has confirmed it was repatriating 35 Rwandan migrants to Kigali Thursday as part of a general crackdown on illegal immigration to the country. According to an official in ...

Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

The Burkinabe government has announced on Thursday morning, in a confused situation following violent demonstration and the burning of part of the parliament, that it has given up ...

Etisalat Nigeria records subscriber base of over 20m

Etisalat Nigeria records subscriber base of over 20m

The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, has said that the active subscriber base of the company has hit 20 million with subscriber number growing at 18 ...

Oil workers’ strike, impasse with labour unions dominate Ghanaian media

Oil workers’ strike, impasse with labour unions dominate Ghanaian media

Ghanaian newspapers were on Thursday dominated by the strike by oil workers and the agreement by the 12 labour unions to return to the roundtable talks with the government. The ...

Zambia begins national mourning for Sata

Zambia has begun an unspecified period of national mourning for President Micheal Sata who died in a London hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 77.Interim President Guy Scott announced in a live television and radio address to the nation on Wednesday night that national mourning for the late president had commenced immediately but did not specify how long it would last. Scott did not state when the ...

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Sierra Leone: New anti-Ebola front man talks tough

The recently appointed head of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has been outlining some of his plans to eradicate the epidemic which has killed well over 1000 people in the country and thousands more in West Africa.Former Defense Minister (Rtd) Major Alfred Paulo Conte said Thursday henceforth every dead body from anywhere in the country will be handled like an Ebola patient and will be ...

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Over 80% of Nigeria’s 5120km oil pipelines vandalised – official

The Managing Director of Nigeria's Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited, PPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh, has said that 80 percent of the country's 5,120km pipeline network for petroleum product distribution have been vandalised. According to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper report on Thursday, Momoh said at the Oil Trading and Logistics 2014, African Downstream Expo in Lagos that Nigeria was facing ...

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35 Rwandans expelled from Burundi

Burundi has confirmed it was repatriating 35 Rwandan migrants to Kigali Thursday as part of a general crackdown on illegal immigration to the country. According to an official in Kigali at least three lorries carrying illegal Rwandan migrants were scheduled Thursday afternoon to arrive in the country via the Akanyaru border post located 160 km from the capital. All those expelled from Burundi were given a ...

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Burkinabe government gives up attempts to amend the Constitution

The Burkinabe government has announced on Thursday morning, in a confused situation following violent demonstration and the burning of part of the parliament, that it has given up trying to amend the Constitution which would have allowed President Blaise Compaore to go for another term in 2015 after 27 years in power. Confrontations were taking place between protesters and the security forces in a confusing ...

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Etisalat Nigeria records subscriber base of over 20m

The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, has said that the active subscriber base of the company has hit 20 million with subscriber number growing at 18 percent since January 2014. Willsher said on Wednesday in Lagos that the growth rate was a significant milestone and attributed it to the dedication of staff at the company and the responsiveness of Nigerians to Etisalat's innovative ...

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Oil workers’ strike, impasse with labour unions dominate Ghanaian media

Ghanaian newspapers were on Thursday dominated by the strike by oil workers and the agreement by the 12 labour unions to return to the roundtable talks with the government. The Ghanaian Times and the Daily Graphic gave prominence to the strike action by the oil workers with the Times reporting that Ghanaian workers of MODEC, a company operating the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) at the ...

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Nigeria: Army chief assures security threat will be a thing of the past soon

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, has assured Nigerians that the security threat posed by the Boko Haram Islamic sect will be a thing of the past soon. Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of projects of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Minimah expressed gratitude to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for his unflinching support to the army in fight ...

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VSO launches campaign to counter Ebola misinformation in Sierra Leone

The British international development agency, Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) has announced a project aimed at countering misinformation which it says is discouraging pregnant women from accessing maternal healthcare. Immediately after Sierra Leone's (1991-2002) civil war, it had one of the worst rates of new born and maternal deaths in the world. For instance, by 2009, seven years after the end of the ...

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Kenya: Africa adopts plan on continent’s sustainable transport transition

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday witnessed the adoption of a new historic framework that will set in motion Africa's sustainable transport transition, benefiting health, the environment and overall sustainable development across the continent. The roadmap adopted by African ministers of transport and environment seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ...

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