Senegalese capital hosts international conference on ‘Islam and Peace

Senegalese capital hosts international conference on ‘Islam and Peace

A two-day international conference on “Islam and Peace” opened on Tuesday in Dakar, with the presence of Senegalese President Macky Sall, APA notes here. Organized by Jamhiyatu ...

Junior doctors’ agitation for salaries dominates Ghanaian media

Junior doctors’ agitation for salaries dominates Ghanaian media

A section of the Ghanaian media on Tuesday focused attention on the agitation by junior doctors for their unpaid salaries accumulating for over 11 months now. The Ghanaian Times ...

Namibian President leads land servicing campaign

Namibian President leads land servicing campaign

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has on Monday visited several areas in the nation's capital Windhoek to inspect the available land where the servicing of residential plots will ...

Congo’s ruling party urges citizens to vote massively during referendum

Congo’s ruling party urges citizens to vote massively during referendum

Congo's ruling party has urged citizens to vote massively in a referendum after reaching a consensus at the inclusive national dialogue held from 13 to 17 July in Sibiti, reports ...

Lesotho girl wins Rugby World Cup official Match Ball delivery competition

Lesotho girl wins Rugby World Cup official Match Ball delivery competition

Realeboha Pholosi, a 12 year old Mosotho girl, has won the competition to deliver the official Match Ball for the Rugby World Cup 2015 to be held in England in October this year, ...

Ghana: Aggrieved junior doctors agitate for payment of salary arrears

Ghana: Aggrieved junior doctors agitate for payment of salary arrears

Some junior doctors in Ghana on Monday converged at the office of Ghana's Controller and Accountant General's Department in the capital, Accra, to press home their demands for 11 ...

Lesotho should give more consideration to the use of sign language – Minister

Lesotho should give more consideration to the use of sign language – Minister

Lesotho's Minister of Social Development Molahlehi Letlotlo says it is high time that sign language was considered as indispensable means of communications, APA can report. Speaking ...

Liberia, UNDP launch national implementation toolkit

Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched a National Implementation Toolkit in Monrovia, reports said on Tuesday.The Quick guide Toolkit provides simple steps on the national implementation business processes for use by implementing partners involved in UNDP funded programs and projects. It also seeks to enhance ...

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Senegalese capital hosts international conference on ‘Islam and Peace

A two-day international conference on “Islam and Peace” opened on Tuesday in Dakar, with the presence of Senegalese President Macky Sall, APA notes here. Organized by Jamhiyatu Ansaarud-Din Association (JAD) in Senegal, this conference focused on the theme ‘Contribution of Islam to bring about lasting world peace'. “In this conference, we want to see a new beginning of Islamic action in the worldâ€�, ...

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One person killed in factory explosion in Lagos

An explosion that rocked Golden Penny Flour Mills in Surulere area of Lagos State on Monday killed one person. The cause of the explosion, which created panic around the busy Eric Moore area of the state before the arrival of fire fighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, was yet to be ascertained. According to Nigeria's Tribune newspaper, the Fire fighters, who arrived at the scene of the incident, ...

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Ghana’s drugs authority takes measures to protect consumers

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana is making frantic efforts to protect Ghanaian drug consumers, APA learns here Tuesday. Issaka Kwofie, the officer in charge of drug monitoring, said the authority was currently educating pharmacists, importers and other players in the industry to adhere to drug storage temperatures to protect the safety of such essential drug consumers. Speaking on local radio in ...

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Junior doctors’ agitation for salaries dominates Ghanaian media

A section of the Ghanaian media on Tuesday focused attention on the agitation by junior doctors for their unpaid salaries accumulating for over 11 months now. The Ghanaian Times published a picture of the leader of the doctors, Dr. Attafuah Kissi walking with Ghana's Employment and Labour Relations Minister, with a caption, "Gov't, Junior doctors strike deal." The Finder said, "Govt to pay Junior doctors ...

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Liberia begins another countdown to being Ebola-free

Liberia has started a new 42-day countdown to be once again declared Ebola-free following the latest outbreak in Margibi County. Laboratory tests have confirmed that the last two known suspected Ebola cases have proved negative of the virus, a health ministry press statement issued at the weekend said. The World Health Organization began a new 42-day countdown 24 hours after the second negative test result, ...

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Press focuses on increase in external debt, gas reserves, drop in external trade

The increase in Nigeria's external debt, the estimated gas reserves and the decline in external trade are some of the stories in Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday. The Vanguard newspaper reported that Nigeria's external debt stock as at second quarter 2015 stood at about $10.3 billion, up by 10 percent over $9.5bn recorded in the first quarter of the year. This Day newspaper reported that the Department of ...

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Namibian President leads land servicing campaign

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has on Monday visited several areas in the nation's capital Windhoek to inspect the available land where the servicing of residential plots will commence on Wednesday.Geingob visited Goreangab and Cimbebasia areas as part of government promise to service 200 000 plots countrywide under a massive urban land servicing project, with the first phase scheduled to take place from ...

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NAmibian land activists not interested in politics

The leader of Affirmative Repositioning movement, Job Amupanda has dismissed speculations that their demand for affordable land was a ploy to sabotage President Hage Geingob and his administration.The youthful politician turned land activist said there is no third force behind their demand for cheaper urban for the majority of Namibians, “but because we believed that President Geingob was capable of ...

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Ethiopia: IGAD condemns terror attack in Somalia

It is with profound sorrow that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) learnt of the Al Shabab terror group attack on the Al Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday where several innocent people lost their lives and many injured. In a statement issued on Monday, IGAD offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who perished in this cruel act of terror and to the government and the ...

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