Mozambique downgrades flood alert

Mozambique downgrades flood alert

The government of Mozambique has downgraded the state of alertness from red to orange, the local media reported on Friday.State-controlled Radio Mozambique said the move followed a ...

Extreme weather conditions a threat to SADC economy – Minister

Extreme weather conditions a threat to SADC economy – Minister

Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has warned that the increased frequency and intensity of floods and other extreme weather events in southern Africa is expected to ...

Ghanaian leader calls for religious tolerance

Ghanaian leader calls for religious tolerance

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama on Friday called for religious tolerance among Ghanaians in the face of heated arguments between the Muslim community and Christians over ...

Gambia: Press highlights Vision 2016, ex-presidential affairs minister’s trial

Gambia: Press highlights Vision 2016, ex-presidential affairs minister’s trial

Vice President's speech on the course of Vision 2016 national target, local radio stations broadcast on the trial of former Secretary General and head of Civil Service and Minister ...

Gambian press highlights Vice President’s address, ex-S/General’s complains

Gambian press highlights Vice President’s address, ex-S/General’s complains

The Gambian media was on Friday dominated by a speech delivered by Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy on the Vision 2016 national target, and the wrong press reports by local radio ...

New Ugandan contingent leaves for Somalia

New Ugandan contingent leaves for Somalia

A 17,000 strong contingent of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UDF) are on Friday joining the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), APA learns here. The soldiers, trained for ...

Senegal’s former ruling party to unveil next presidential candidate on March 20

Senegal’s former ruling party to unveil next presidential candidate on March 20

- The Steering Committee of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS, opposition) on Thursday launched a call for applications for the 2017 presidential election, setting up a process ...

Mozambique downgrades flood alert

The government of Mozambique has downgraded the state of alertness from red to orange, the local media reported on Friday.State-controlled Radio Mozambique said the move followed a general improvement in the weather and a retreat of flood waters in the central and northern regions. Deputy Health Minister Mpuzinho Saide told the station that the government had opted to downgrade the alert from red to orange ...

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Extreme weather conditions a threat to SADC economy – Minister

Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has warned that the increased frequency and intensity of floods and other extreme weather events in southern Africa is expected to adversely affect the agriculture-dependent regional economy.Mumbengegwi, who is also the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, said the rapidly changing and increasingly ...

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Ghanaian leader calls for religious tolerance

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama on Friday called for religious tolerance among Ghanaians in the face of heated arguments between the Muslim community and Christians over certain religious issues that have cropped up recently. Speaking at the 58th Independence Anniversary celebration at Black Star Square in Accra, President Mahama asked Ghanaians to live in unity and not to allow politics, religion and ...

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Gambia: Press highlights Vision 2016, ex-presidential affairs minister’s trial

Vice President's speech on the course of Vision 2016 national target, local radio stations broadcast on the trial of former Secretary General and head of Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs Dr Njogu Bah, are the leading stories in the Gambian press on Friday.The Daily Observer zoomed on the statement made by the Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy in the attainment of the vision 2016 rice ...

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Gambian press highlights Vice President’s address, ex-S/General’s complains

The Gambian media was on Friday dominated by a speech delivered by Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy on the Vision 2016 national target, and the wrong press reports by local radio stations on the trial of former Secretary General and head of civil service Dr Njogu Bah. The Daily Observer zoomed on the statement made by the Vice President on the attainment of the Vision 2016 rice self-sufficiency target. She ...

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New Ugandan contingent leaves for Somalia

A 17,000 strong contingent of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UDF) are on Friday joining the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), APA learns here. The soldiers, trained for over five months at the army peacekeeping operations centre in Uganda, will join the AMISOM force in Mogadishu. Part of their forthcoming challenges will be stopping the increasing bombings in the capital Mogadishu by the ...

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Senegal’s former ruling party to unveil next presidential candidate on March 20

- The Steering Committee of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS, opposition) on Thursday launched a call for applications for the 2017 presidential election, setting up a process from which the next candidate of the former ruling party (2000-2012) will be announced on 20 March 2015. Thus, the party has set up a nine-member vetting committee chaired by the former foreign minister, Madicke Niang, and they are ...

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Namibian MP calls for extradition agreement with Angola to combat poaching

The Namibian parliament has urged the ministries of Justice and Home Affairs to initiate bilateral talks with their Angolan counterpart on extradition in order to effectively combat cross-border wildlife crimes.Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economics, Natural Resources and Public Administration Ben Amathila expressed his concern about incidences of poaching in the National Assembly on Thursday. He ...

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Mano River Union ends national consultative meeting

The Programme Coordinator for the West Africa Agriculture Productivity within the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat, Kenyeh Barley, has urged citizens of the Mano River basin to emulate the best practices instituted by Liberia to eradicate Ebola in the region. Madam Barley said Liberia had been able to strategize to mitigate the impact of Ebola and reduced its spread across the country, noting that it was ...

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South Sudanese demonstrate in Juba against threats of UN sanctions

Thousands of Southern Sudanese have protested on Thursday against the UN sanctions supposed to be imposed on the young state. The protesters, who are believed to be supporters of Juba's ruling SPLM, have demonstrated against plans by the UN to impose sanctions on individuals “obstructing reconciliation or the peace talks�. Eyewitnesses told APA that the pro-SPLM-Juba demonstrators marched to the National ...

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