Mozambique inmates accused of vandalizing top jail

Mozambique inmates accused of vandalizing top jail

Mozambique's National Prison Service, (SERNAP) has blamed inmates for repeatedly vandalizing the Maputo top security prison, in the suburb of Machava, APA can report.SERNAP said in ...

Rwanda: 20,000 refugees flee restive Burundi

Rwanda: 20,000 refugees flee restive Burundi

Over 20,000 Burundians have poured into neighbouring Rwanda as unrest continues to escalate over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.Nkurunziza revealed his ...

Namibia women warned against marriage of convenience

Namibia women warned against marriage of convenience

Immigration minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has warned young Namibian women to desist from entering into marriage of conveniences with foreign nationals.The Namibian on Monday ...

Burkina Faso to play Cameroon in friendly ahead of 2017 AfCON qualifiers

Burkina Faso to play Cameroon in friendly ahead of 2017 AfCON qualifiers

– The Burkinabe national football team, the Stallions will play on June 6 in Paris, France against Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in a friendly match ahead of the qualifiers for the ...

Cameroon to distribute 12mn mosquito nets to help fight malaria

Cameroon to distribute 12mn mosquito nets to help fight malaria

- An operation will be launched in June to distribute more than 12 million long-duration mosquito nets (MILDA) to the population in an effort to roll back malaria in Cameroon, ...

Nigeria receives over $6m grants to combat insurgency

Nigeria receives over $6m grants to combat insurgency

The Nigerian Government has received two grants totalling N1.2bn (about $6.3m) from the European Union and the Government of Japan to tackle insurgency in the North-East as well as ...

World Bank approves $500m credit for Nigeria’s health services

World Bank approves $500m credit for Nigeria’s health services

The World Bank Group has approved $500m International Development Association credit to improve maternal, child and nutrition health services for women and children in Nigeria.A ...

Mozambique inmates accused of vandalizing top jail

Mozambique's National Prison Service, (SERNAP) has blamed inmates for repeatedly vandalizing the Maputo top security prison, in the suburb of Machava, APA can report.SERNAP said in a media statement to APA on Monday that prisoners, pursuing demands for a lessening of tight security measures, have destroyed some of the jail infrastructure, and have vandalized or set on fire property to other inmates or to ...

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Rwanda: 20,000 refugees flee restive Burundi

Over 20,000 Burundians have poured into neighbouring Rwanda as unrest continues to escalate over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.Nkurunziza revealed his intentions to run for another term although under the constitution, presidents in Burundi can only be elected to two terms in office. Although his allies say his first term does not count since he was appointed by parliament, ...

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Namibia women warned against marriage of convenience

Immigration minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has warned young Namibian women to desist from entering into marriage of conveniences with foreign nationals.The Namibian on Monday quoted her as complaining that young women have misunderstood the concept of marriage which exposes them to risks of being used by foreigners, who often only marry locals in order to acquire Namibian citizenship. “Our girls have ...

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Burkina Faso to play Cameroon in friendly ahead of 2017 AfCON qualifiers

– The Burkinabe national football team, the Stallions will play on June 6 in Paris, France against Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in a friendly match ahead of the qualifiers for the next Africa Nations Cup slated for 2017, sources at the Burkinabe Football Federation announced. The Stallions will take advantage of their preparation period from 30 May to 7 June in Paris, the French capital to cross words with ...

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Cameroon to distribute 12mn mosquito nets to help fight malaria

- An operation will be launched in June to distribute more than 12 million long-duration mosquito nets (MILDA) to the population in an effort to roll back malaria in Cameroon, sources at the ministry of Public Health unveiled Monday. Sponsored by the Global Fund against Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis in the amount of CFA 51 billion francs, the campaign will run until 2017. With more than 4,000 deaths in ...

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Nigeria receives over $6m grants to combat insurgency

The Nigerian Government has received two grants totalling N1.2bn (about $6.3m) from the European Union and the Government of Japan to tackle insurgency in the North-East as well as to improve the level of disaster management in the country.Nigeria's Punch newspaper report on Monday said that the agreement for the release of the grant was signed in Abuja between the Nigerian Government and representatives ...

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World Bank approves $500m credit for Nigeria’s health services

The World Bank Group has approved $500m International Development Association credit to improve maternal, child and nutrition health services for women and children in Nigeria.A statement by the World Bank on Monday in Abuja noted that by improving access to higher quality health services, the new development financing would help Nigeria to achieve its ‘Saving One Million Lives' initiative. The initiative ...

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The Gambia calls for rapid AU response to illegal migration

The Gambia government has expressed concern on the alarming increase in illegal migration leading to tragic deaths of hundreds of young Africans in the Mediterranean Sea on a daily basis, while calling for an urgent action by the African Union (AU) to stop the unfortunate phenomenon.The government of the Gambia made the plea in a press release on Monday, while condemning the xenophobic attacks in South ...

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Pedestrian bridge collapse kills seven in Nigeria

Seven people were killed in Kano in northern Nigeria on Sunday when a pedestrian bridge at Dorayi quarters in Kano collapsed.The Kano State Police Command's Public Relations Officer, Mr. Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident, told journalists that the incident happened around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday when the bridge, which was still under construction, caved in and collapsed on a car, which was passing ...

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Condemnation of xenophobic attacks in South Africa dominates Gambian press

The Gambia government's total condemnation of the recent brutal xenophobic attacks in South Africa, and the sealing of an MOU with a Chinese company, dominate the front pages of Gambian newspapers on Monday. The Point newspaper reported that the Gambia government on Sunday issued a statement showing its strong condemnation of the xenophobic attacks against African imigrants in South Africa, describing it as ...

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