Gambian media focus on ex-minister’s trial, other stories

Gambian media focus on ex-minister’s trial, other stories

The announcement of additional court charges for the former Presidential Affairs Minister and Secretary General at the office of the president, Momodou Sabally by the state ...

African prosecutors hold general assembly in DR Congo capital

African prosecutors hold general assembly in DR Congo capital

– African prosecutors have been meeting since Wednesday in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the framework of the 9th General Assembly of the Association of ...

Gambia’s ex-presidential affairs minister faces more criminal charges

Gambia’s ex-presidential affairs minister faces more criminal charges

State prosecutors on Wednesday brought in more criminal charges against the former head of the Civil Service and Presidential Affairs minister, Momodou Sabally, at the High Court in ...

China and Mali sign contract to set up $3mn analysis lab in Bamako

China and Mali sign contract to set up $3mn analysis lab in Bamako

– Mali's Mines minister, Boubou Cisse, presently on a working visit to China, on Wednesday signed a contract with the Chinese authorities for the construction of a three million ...

AI opposes Netherlands’ attempts to return Somalis to conflict areas

AI opposes Netherlands’ attempts to return Somalis to conflict areas

The repeated attempts by the Netherlands to forcibly return Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and ...

Eight injured in grenade attack in north-eastern Kenya

Eight injured in grenade attack in north-eastern Kenya

Eight people were Wednesday night injured in Bula Punda area of Garissa in north-eastern Kenya after assailants threw a hand grenade at them. According to media reports, the ...

Media has important role in weather information – Muluzi

Media has important role in weather information – Muluzi

Malawi's Natural Resources Minister Atupele Muluzi said Wednesday that the media has an important role to help disseminate information on weather, climate and climate change in the ...

Gambian media focus on ex-minister’s trial, other stories

The announcement of additional court charges for the former Presidential Affairs Minister and Secretary General at the office of the president, Momodou Sabally by the state prosecutor in Banjul and the inauguration of a new Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Gambia dominated Thursday newspapers in the Gambia. The Point reported that the Director of Public Prosecutions S.H. Barkun on Wednesday ...

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African prosecutors hold general assembly in DR Congo capital

– African prosecutors have been meeting since Wednesday in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the framework of the 9th General Assembly of the Association of African Prosecutors (APA). Participants in the meeting are expected to discuss the cooperation between African states in the fight against serious crimes in relation with the 1949 Geneva Convention, war crimes, genocide and crimes ...

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Gambia’s ex-presidential affairs minister faces more criminal charges

State prosecutors on Wednesday brought in more criminal charges against the former head of the Civil Service and Presidential Affairs minister, Momodou Sabally, at the High Court in Banjul. The charges have now increased from three to eight. He is now charged with two counts of economic crimes; three counts of abuse of office; two counts of neglect of official duty and one count of giving false information ...

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China and Mali sign contract to set up $3mn analysis lab in Bamako

– Mali's Mines minister, Boubou Cisse, presently on a working visit to China, on Wednesday signed a contract with the Chinese authorities for the construction of a three million dollars analysis laboratory, APA learns in the Malian capital. The contract was signed with the firm CGCOC (overseas construction group) in the presence of the Chinese vice-minister of Territory and Natural Resources Mr. Wang Min. ...

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AI opposes Netherlands’ attempts to return Somalis to conflict areas

The repeated attempts by the Netherlands to forcibly return Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International(AI) said here Thursday. The Dutch government has insisted that Somalis can be forcibly sent to the most perilous areas of the country, including those where ...

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Eight injured in grenade attack in north-eastern Kenya

Eight people were Wednesday night injured in Bula Punda area of Garissa in north-eastern Kenya after assailants threw a hand grenade at them. According to media reports, the assailants threw the grenade inside a food kiosk where the eight were seated. The North Eastern regional Central Investigations Department boss Musa Yego confirmed the incident, adding that the assailants are unknown and still at large. ...

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Media has important role in weather information – Muluzi

Malawi's Natural Resources Minister Atupele Muluzi said Wednesday that the media has an important role to help disseminate information on weather, climate and climate change in the country.Speaking during the official opening of a training workshop on reporting on weather and climate services, Muluzi said the media fraternity should be engaged when producing and disseminating weather and climate products for ...

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S/Africa: Zuma wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali

South African President Jacob Zuma has extended best wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujarati and other Asian religious communities celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Light, on Wednesday.Diwali honours the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil, of knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and thoughtlessness, according these communities' beliefs. On this Holy Day, devotees in ...

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Gambia meets int’l civil aviation standards -Official

The Gambia government has claimed that the country has met international aviation standard after enhancing security on the country's main entry points such as the Banjul International Airport and introducing a new biometric passport.The new document was launched on Tuesday by Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh. Speaking at the launching in Banjul, VP Njie Saidy said the ...

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Ebola: S/Leone curfew after riot

The Sierra Leone police has imposed an indefinite curfew in the eastern diamond-rich Kono District following clashes between riotous youth and police.According to reports on Wednesday, two people were shot dead during the clashes. Tuesday's incident was sparked by the decision of health authorities to collect a sick elderly woman suspected of contracting Ebola. The woman's son, said to be a staunch ruling ...

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