Ethiopian premier attends African leaders malaria alliance summit

Ethiopian premier attends African leaders malaria alliance summit

A high-level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn left on Wednesday for Tanzania to attend the African Leaders Malaria Alliance summit of Heads of State ...

Gambian press focuses on MOU on food hygiene, legislative  bills

Gambian press focuses on MOU on food hygiene, legislative bills

The signing of an MOU on food hygiene by the Gambian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the tabling of some bills in the National Assembly were the headline stories in ...

Mozambique opposition chief announces creation of Peace Commission

Mozambique opposition chief announces creation of Peace Commission

The leader of Mozambique's opposition Renamo party Afonso Dhlakama, has announced the creation of a commission of Peace, Democracy and Economic and Social Development, the local ...

Africa’s first Facebook HQ opens in Jo’burg

Africa’s first Facebook HQ opens in Jo’burg

The social media site Facebook has announced the opening of its main headquarters in Africa in the South African city of Johannesburg. Facebook said its new office in South Africa ...

Huge business opportunities in Africa’s cocoa sector-AfDB

Huge business opportunities in Africa’s cocoa sector-AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) are poised to boost business opportunities in Africa's cocoa sector, according to a statement ...

Disgruntled soldiers fire shots around Burkinabe presidential palace

Disgruntled soldiers fire shots around Burkinabe presidential palace

Soldiers from Burkina Faso's Presidential Security Regiment (RSP) opened fire in air on Monday night near the presidential palace, sources confirmed on Tuesday morning. According to ...

Ghanaian leader grants amnesty to 900 prisoners

Ghanaian leader grants amnesty to 900 prisoners

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has granted general amnesty to 900 prisoners across the country, APA learns here on Tuesday. The gesture is part of activities marking the 55th ...

US sets up crisis communication centre in Abuja

The United States has established a Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) at its embassy headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria. A delegation of the Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday paid a familiarization visit to the newly established centre. The embassy officials led by Steve Vestel used the opportunity to congratulate Nigeria's Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd) on his appointment as the Executive Secretary of ...

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UK condemns IS attack in Egypt

The United Kingdom has condemned Wednesday's attack in Egypt and sent its condolences to families of those affected.In an official statement issued in London - shortly after the attack by Islamic State militants in North Sinai, the UK Foreign Office said: “We condemn the deplorable terrorist attacks in North Sinai today that have resulted in the deaths of so many Egyptian soldiers�. "Our thoughts are ...

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Ethiopian premier attends African leaders malaria alliance summit

A high-level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn left on Wednesday for Tanzania to attend the African Leaders Malaria Alliance summit of Heads of State and Government.The African Leaders Malaria Alliance Chairperson, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said earlier the integrated effort of the governments in the continent is crucial to prevent malaria. The PM is expected to ...

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Ghanaians to endure 51% electricity tariff increase

Ghana's electricity consumers are expected to pay up to 51% more in the month of July, APA learns here Wednesday. The upward review in tariffs, according to the Public Regulatory Utility Commission (PURC), has become necessary owing to the continued decline of the Ghana Cedi against the US dollar. The Commission further announced a 15% increase in water but said that of electricity would be deferred owing to ...

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Ghana’s ex-electoral commission boss decorated with national honour

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday conferred the “Companion of the State of Order of Ghana on the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan, APA learns here. The honour was conferred on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra as part of activities marking the Republic Day celebrations. Dr. Afari Djan served as EC boss since 1992, retired in June this year and has ...

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AUC- IFRC hold joint consultative forum on disaster response

The joint consultative meeting of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), on facilitation and regulation of disaster response, opened on Wednesday, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting is held under the theme “How to Accelerate Progress in improving the facilitation and regulation of International Disaster ...

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African Union Commission appoints first woman Secretary General

The African Union Commission has appointed a new Secretary General Ms. Djeneba Diarra, the first woman to occupy this position in the Union's history. The handing over ceremony between Ambassador Jean Mfasoni, outgoing Secretary General, and Ms. Djeneba Diarra, incoming Secretary General took place Tuesday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. On behalf of the Chairperson of the Commission, Ambassador Smail ...

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Gambian press focuses on MOU on food hygiene, legislative bills

The signing of an MOU on food hygiene by the Gambian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the tabling of some bills in the National Assembly were the headline stories in Gambian newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Observer reported that The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA), meant to control food ...

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Nigerian govt urged to resettle, reintegrate victims of insurgency

The embattled North-East Governors in Nigeria have received the report of the region's transformation strategy and urged the Federal Government to resettle, reintegrate the victims of insurgency scattered across the region.The region had been devastated by insurgency since 2009, leading to the death of more than 15,000 people, displacement of people and destruction of property. Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of ...

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Press focuses on changes in electoral commission, arrest of Boko Haram’s leader

The appointment of the acting Chairman for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), arrest of Boko Haram's leader in Niger and the advice against panic buying of petrol are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.The Vanguard newspaper reported that it was the end of an era on Tuesday when the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. ...

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