Nigeria : Insurgents attack on Borno village ‘‘repelled ‘

Nigeria : Insurgents attack on Borno village ‘‘repelled ‘

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Sunday that its fighter jets successfully combined with ground troops to repel the latest Boko Haram attack on Bita village in Borno State.In a ...

Thousands in S/Sudan facing starvation – agencies

Thousands in S/Sudan facing starvation – agencies

Some 35, 000 South Sudanese displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country are in danger of starvation following a blockade of river transport which prevents foods from reaching ...

Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

The former ruling People's Democratic Party's face off with secretariat staff, the failure of a planned rural electricity project and the review of Court Marshal sentences were the ...

S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

The director of the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, the US embassy in Freetown said in a statement.It said in ...

Nigeria: Press zoom suicide attack on market, deportation of Nigerians, petrol price

Nigeria: Press zoom suicide attack on market, deportation of Nigerians, petrol price

The female suicide bomber attack in Maiduguri, deportation of 2,000 Nigerians from Cameroon and sale of petrol above official price were some of the stories in Nigerian newspapers ...

Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

A group of 120 park rangers have completed an intense two-months training aimed at equipping them with paramilitary skills and knowledge to provide quality security to Rwanda's ...

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

The government of Botswana said on Friday that it has learnt with deep concern of the killing of a collared and protected lion by an American national, a certain Walter James ...

Seven insurgents killed in Borno – police

The Nigeria Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of seven people believed to be Boko Haram insurgents involved in an attack on Malari village in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.Mr Aderemi Opadokun, the Commissioner of Police, said in Maiduguri that, ``Information available indicates that suspected terrorists attacked Malari village in Konduga local government area on Saturday ...

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Guinea’s private audiovisual media elects new head

The founder of the private Sabary FM radio, Sanou Kerfala Cisse has been elected with a sizeable majority to become the President of the Union of the Free Radio and Television stations in Guinea (URTELGUI). He beat his main rival, Aboubacar Camara, the head of “La Voix de l'Afrique�, official sources told APA on Sunday. At the end of the elective congress of his association, which defends the interests ...

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Niger Delta oil thieves rounded up

The Joint military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta's Operation Pulo Shield claimed it arrests 18 suspected oil thieves and destroyed 31 illegal oil refineries in multiple raids since July. In a statement on Sunday Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, Media Coordinator of the JTF, in Yenagoa stated that troops deployed at Iguododo community and Chanomi Escravos in Orhionmwon and Warri South West Local Government Areas of ...

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Nigeria : Insurgents attack on Borno village ‘‘repelled ‘

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Sunday that its fighter jets successfully combined with ground troops to repel the latest Boko Haram attack on Bita village in Borno State.In a statement, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Dele Alonge said a large number of insurgents were killed in the operation. Alonge vowed the NAF would continued to provide combat air ...

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Thousands in S/Sudan facing starvation – agencies

Some 35, 000 South Sudanese displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country are in danger of starvation following a blockade of river transport which prevents foods from reaching refugees, according to relief agencies.Reports monitored by the African Press Agency on Sunday quoted humanitarian aid workers in Upper Nile State as saying that displaced people have been suffering for lack of food since ...

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Five killed in Benghazi clashes

Overnight clashes between forces loyal to the internationally recognised government and rebels in Libya have left at least five people dead, medical sources revealed on Sunday. According to medics, 12 people mostly civilians were wounded after clashes erupted in Ajdabiya on Saturday. The hostilities have been taking place near the Brega oil port as government fighter jets pounded positions held by militants ...

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Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

The former ruling People's Democratic Party's face off with secretariat staff, the failure of a planned rural electricity project and the review of Court Marshal sentences were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Sunday.Vanguard newspaper said the battle between the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the secretariat staff deepened on Saturday as the workers alleged that the National ...

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Ebola vaccine clinical trials effective in Guinea

The results of a clinical trial effected in Guinea has shown that a vaccine against Ebola dubbed “Ebola VSV-EBOV” has proved to be “highly effective” and that a final product was “within reach”, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.“It's a very promising development,â€� WHO's Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan said in a press statement. According to her, these results were obtained ...

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EU donates €16.5m toward irradiating polio in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has donated €16.5 million to help in fight against Polio in the Kebbi state, northwest Nigeria, said Dr. Abubakar Koko, the Director of Kebbi state Primary Health Care Development Agency (KPHCDA).Koko made the disclosure on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi at an interactive session with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on how to sustain the prevention of polio in line with global ...

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S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

The director of the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, the US embassy in Freetown said in a statement.It said in the statement that Dr. Tom Frieden, who is due to arrive in Freetown on Sunday, will spend three days in the country. His visit, according to the statement, is part of a tour of the three West African nations hardest hit by the ...

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