Healthcare workers’ benefits and IMF funding dominate Liberian media

Healthcare workers’ benefits and IMF funding dominate Liberian media

-Two news stories that dominate the headlines in the Wednesday editions of Liberian newspapers are the announcement of hazard and death benefits for health workers and the ...

Namibian, South American boxers in international boxing duel

Namibian, South American boxers in international boxing duel

Namibian boxers and their South American counterparts had a war of words during a public face-off on Wednesday morning, which heightened expectations ahead of the international ...

Nigerian Senate stops electoral body from creating new polling units

Nigerian Senate stops electoral body from creating new polling units

Nigeria's upper legislative body, the Senate has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the implementation of the controversial policy of creation of ...

Liberian govt requests non-essential employees to remain at home

Liberian govt requests non-essential employees to remain at home

The Liberian government has requested all non-essential government employees to continue to remain at home until otherwise instructed, as a measure to decongest all public ...

UN Ebola team visit, World Cup probe dominate Ghanaian media

UN Ebola team visit, World Cup probe dominate Ghanaian media

The Ghanaian press was on Wednesday dominated by the media briefing of the UN Ebola team, World Cup probe and tariff increase by the Utility Commission. The Daily Graphic and ...

South African leader visits child-headed homes, pledges support

South African leader visits child-headed homes, pledges support

South African President Jacob Zuma has visited three households in the Mbali township of Pietermaritzburg, where he spoke to members of child-headed families, the Presidency said on ...

Namibian press focuses on PM’s new vehicle fleet

Namibian press focuses on PM’s new vehicle fleet

The Namibian press on Wednesday zoomed in on the purchase of new top-of-the-range SUVs for the Prime Minister, the stand-off between the SME Bank and immigration authorities and ...

Healthcare workers’ benefits and IMF funding dominate Liberian media

-Two news stories that dominate the headlines in the Wednesday editions of Liberian newspapers are the announcement of hazard and death benefits for health workers and the endorsement of US$130 million by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Following the death of scores of health workers who succumbed to the deadly Ebola virus while trying to save lives and the ...

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Namibian, South American boxers in international boxing duel

Namibian boxers and their South American counterparts had a war of words during a public face-off on Wednesday morning, which heightened expectations ahead of the international boxing bonanza scheduled to be held at Windhoek's Independence Arena on Saturday. Ten bouts are lined up for the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy during the fight night dubbed ‘Final Punch to the World Title'. ...

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Nigerian Senate stops electoral body from creating new polling units

Nigeria's upper legislative body, the Senate has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the implementation of the controversial policy of creation of additional polling units across the country. The Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Andy Ubah told journalists on Tuesday in Abuja that a letter had been written and addressed to the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega to ...

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Liberian govt requests non-essential employees to remain at home

The Liberian government has requested all non-essential government employees to continue to remain at home until otherwise instructed, as a measure to decongest all public institutions. According to a presidential mansion press statement issued late on Tuesday, the employees will however continue to receive full pay and benefits. The release said during this period, non-essential government employees are ...

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UN Ebola team visit, World Cup probe dominate Ghanaian media

The Ghanaian press was on Wednesday dominated by the media briefing of the UN Ebola team, World Cup probe and tariff increase by the Utility Commission. The Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times focused on the press briefing held by the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Tuesday with different headlines. The Graphic went to town with a banner “Presence of Ebola team in Ghana – No ...

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South African leader visits child-headed homes, pledges support

South African President Jacob Zuma has visited three households in the Mbali township of Pietermaritzburg, where he spoke to members of child-headed families, the Presidency said on Wednesday. According to his office, one of the outstanding moments for the President was a visit to a home where an orphaned young man had the responsibility of raising his three siblings while studying. “Thulebone Maphumulo is ...

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Namibian press focuses on PM’s new vehicle fleet

The Namibian press on Wednesday zoomed in on the purchase of new top-of-the-range SUVs for the Prime Minister, the stand-off between the SME Bank and immigration authorities and President Hifikepunye Pohamba's retirement home. In its main headline titled "Geingob rolls in new MLs", the Namibian Sun revealed that cabinet had authorised the purchase of three new Mercedes Benz ML SUVs that are fitted with ...

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Mozambican leader returns donated vehicle

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza will return a luxury car offered to him as a gift by the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) last week, his office announced here Tuesday. A statement from Guebuza's office said the president would not accept the gift as it violated the country's laws. Mozambique's Law on Public Probity passed last year states that public servants may not receive gifts ...

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G/Bissau: Three-day mourning over landmine tragedy

The government of Guinea Bissau has declared two days of national mourning, following Friday's explosion of an anti-tank mine on a public transport vehicle killing 22 passengers and injuring 16 others.The government made the decision at the end of an emergency meeting on the circumstances surrounding the accident, which occurred on the road between Bissora and Encheia in the north of the country. During the ...

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China grants DRC $900,000 to fight Ebola

The Chinese government has disbursed $900,000 to help the Democratic Republic of Congo's fight the Ebola epidemic, which has ravaged the north-east of the country, an official source informs APA on Sunday.A funding agreement was signed on Friday in Kinshasa between Congo's International and Regional Cooperation vice-minister, Dismas Mangbengu and China's ambassador to the DR Congo, Wang Ying Wu. President ...

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