U.S plans Nigeria maritime security assistance

U.S plans Nigeria maritime security assistance

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, on Wednesday disclosed plans by his government to support the West African country ensure maritime security and safety. Entwistle ...

Strike cripples Niger’s health care system

Strike cripples Niger’s health care system

Health workers in Niger have been on a 48 hour-strike throughout the country since Tuesday.Health services are at the barest minimum as they respond to a call for a strike by the ...

UNICEF seeks freedom of abducted girls in Nigeria

UNICEF seeks freedom of abducted girls in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of 100 school girls kidnapped from their hostel in Borno State on Monday. The Fund ...

Mali to appoint chief negotiator with rebels

Mali to appoint chief negotiator with rebels

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, on Wednesday announced his intention to appoint without delay a chief negotiator to handle peace talks with rebel groups occupying the ...

Kenya to deport over 200 illegal migrants

Kenya to deport over 200 illegal migrants

The Kenya police on Wednesday announced it would deport 225 illegal immigrants from various countries arrested during an ongoing security crackdown.412 others are set to be ...

No confirmed Ebola case in Mali

No confirmed Ebola case in Mali

The health authorities in Mali have claimed that none of the dozen suspected Ebola cases reported in the country have tested positive for the virus.Nine blood samples and one cell ...

Sudan: Bashir’s opponents slam restrictive decree

Sudan: Bashir’s opponents slam restrictive decree

The Sudanese opposition under the National Consensus Forces (NCF), has condemned a new presidential decree that does not allow parties to hold meetings without prior approval.NCF ...

U.S plans Nigeria maritime security assistance

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, on Wednesday disclosed plans by his government to support the West African country ensure maritime security and safety. Entwistle told the opening ceremony of “OBANGAME EXPRESS 2014 Exercise� that the US was prepared to support Abuja beef up security along its maritime borders. He added: “The US remains absolutely committed to collaborating with and ...

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Strike cripples Niger’s health care system

Health workers in Niger have been on a 48 hour-strike throughout the country since Tuesday.Health services are at the barest minimum as they respond to a call for a strike by the Single Trade Union of Health Workers and Social Action (SUSAS). The SUSAS is demanding that Nigerien government make prompt payment of salary arrears and after promotions, reclassifications of health workers and social welfare ...

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UNICEF seeks freedom of abducted girls in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of 100 school girls kidnapped from their hostel in Borno State on Monday. The Fund released a statement in Abuja on Wednesday condemning the abduction by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents. It also expressed deep concern about the persistent trend of attacks on innocent children Nigeria's northeast ...

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Mali to appoint chief negotiator with rebels

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, on Wednesday announced his intention to appoint without delay a chief negotiator to handle peace talks with rebel groups occupying the north of the country.“The appointee should develop a sense of the state and the homeland, and have a proven political courage,� President Keita said during the first Council of Ministers meeting of his new cabinet. According to ...

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Kenya to deport over 200 illegal migrants

The Kenya police on Wednesday announced it would deport 225 illegal immigrants from various countries arrested during an ongoing security crackdown.412 others are set to be transferred to designated refugee camps while 313 have so far been arraigned in court, in an operation dubbed� Usalama Watch� Swahili for security watch. "The government policy is that all illegal aliens must be deported to their ...

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No confirmed Ebola case in Mali

The health authorities in Mali have claimed that none of the dozen suspected Ebola cases reported in the country have tested positive for the virus.Nine blood samples and one cell sample taken from a dead person have been examined but did not establish any link to the disease, according to the Malian minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Mr. Ousmane Kone speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday. The source ...

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Sudan: Bashir’s opponents slam restrictive decree

The Sudanese opposition under the National Consensus Forces (NCF), has condemned a new presidential decree that does not allow parties to hold meetings without prior approval.NCF chairman Faroug Abu Eisa told APA during an interview on Wednesday described the decree as a “serious setback� to the political process. Under the decree which came into effect on Monday, political parties are not allowed to ...

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African nations commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent without safe water and 644 million without basic toilets. Around 20 countries, including 14 from Sub-Saharan Africa, have promised to provide all citizens with access to safe water, basic toilets and hygiene by 2030. Sixteen ...

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Nigeria press zoom violence, abduction of 100 school girls…

Newspapers, radio and television stations woke the nation up on Wednesday with gory stories of latest activities of insurgents, including the abduction of 100 secondary school girls, the removal of fuel subsidy and the U.S. travel warning to citizens in Nigeria.The Guardian newspaper and many others Borno State is in the news again for the bad reason as suspected Boko Haram gunmen in unmarked Toyota Hilux ...

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Nigeria police confirm attack, abduction of school girls

The Borno State Police Commissioner Lawal Tanko has confirmed that the gunmen who attacked Chibok town in Borno State in northern Nigeria on Tuesday were Boko Haram members .Although the police officer did not give further details, but it was gathered that more than 100 Secondary school girls were abducted by the gunmen during the attack on the town. According to some eyewitnesses, the gunmen numbering about ...

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