Botswana IEC allays election rigging fears

Botswana IEC allays election rigging fears

Botswana's Independent Electoral Commision executive secretary Gabriel Seeletso told reporters here on Tuesday that he is not aware of any possible rigging in the upcoming ...

Mali’s separatist groups hold talks in B/Faso

Mali’s separatist groups hold talks in B/Faso

Malian Tuareg and Arab armed groups began Tuesday in Ouagadougou discussions to find common grounds ahead of meeting in September with the Malian government for peace talks in the ...

S/Leonean scholar ‘haunted by underworld’ in Japan

S/Leonean scholar ‘haunted by underworld’ in Japan

The Sierra Leone government says it has put in place modalities to evacuate one of its citizens who is in hiding in Japan, fearing death threats by a Japanese under world.Philip Abu ...

Nigeria sacks deputy governor over poultry

Nigeria sacks deputy governor over poultry

The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, was on Tuesday impeached and removed from office for complains made by Governor Sullivan Chime that his deputy kept poultry ...

Nigeria almost free of Ebola virus-official

Nigeria almost free of Ebola virus-official

Nigeria has successfully treated and discharged all Ebola patients except one case, the country's Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Tuesday.At a press briefing on the ...

Nigeria arrests football federation president

Nigeria arrests football federation president

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, was on Tuesday arrested by the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) just as he was set to preside over ...

Liberia exempts journalists from curfew

Liberia exempts journalists from curfew

The Liberian Government has exempted Liberian journalists from the curfew imposed recently as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country.According to ...

Botswana IEC allays election rigging fears

Botswana's Independent Electoral Commision executive secretary Gabriel Seeletso told reporters here on Tuesday that he is not aware of any possible rigging in the upcoming elections. Seeletso added that he was also unaware of any consultancy hired by any political part to help rig elections. He said he would not accept rigging of election as this would throw the country into turmoil and also tarnish his ...

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Mali’s separatist groups hold talks in B/Faso

Malian Tuareg and Arab armed groups began Tuesday in Ouagadougou discussions to find common grounds ahead of meeting in September with the Malian government for peace talks in the Algerian capital, Algiers.According to the participants, the Ouagadougou meeting will last several days. The spokesperson of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), Mossa Ag Attaher said the talks will focus ...

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S/Leonean scholar ‘haunted by underworld’ in Japan

The Sierra Leone government says it has put in place modalities to evacuate one of its citizens who is in hiding in Japan, fearing death threats by a Japanese under world.Philip Abu Kamara is currently in hiding somewhere at the Tokyo International Airport. He went to Japan under a Japanese government scholarship one year ago. He started complaining three weeks ago after fallen out with the administration of ...

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Nigeria sacks deputy governor over poultry

The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, was on Tuesday impeached and removed from office for complains made by Governor Sullivan Chime that his deputy kept poultry in his residence.The Assembly voted to sack Onyebuchi from office turning down his defence. He had also accused the governor of masterminding his removal for 2015 governorship election. The Assembly accused Onyebuchi of operating ...

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Nigeria almost free of Ebola virus-official

Nigeria has successfully treated and discharged all Ebola patients except one case, the country's Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Tuesday.At a press briefing on the current status of the country on the Ebola virus, Chukwu said that the country recorded 13 cases out of which five died and seven successfully treated and discharged. The Minister clarified that the number of deaths recorded so far ...

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Nigeria arrests football federation president

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, was on Tuesday arrested by the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) just as he was set to preside over the meeting of the 36 states FA Chairmen.No reason was given for the arrest of Maigari who was recently reinstated by government after FIFA intervened in his sack. The 36 chairmen who were heading for the office of the DSS in ...

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Liberia exempts journalists from curfew

The Liberian Government has exempted Liberian journalists from the curfew imposed recently as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country.According to Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, the government has decided to exempt journalists from the curfew because of the nature of their job which is to inform the public about happenings in the country. Minister Samukai made the ...

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CAR’s Djotodja reiterates commitment to peace

Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebel leader Michel Djotodia has expressed his desire to see his country regain peace, spokesman of CAR presidency, Professor Clement Anicet Guiyama Massogo told APA on Tuesday.Djotodia, who was briefly president of the former French colony, went into exile in Benin where over the weekend he received delegation of the transitional government. “The meeting was ...

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Nigeria’s Keshi to resume work ahead of AFCON

Nigeria's fooball coach, Stephen Keshi, is to resume work ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in spite of the fact that he is yet to sign a new contract with the embattled Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).According to a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Patrick Omorodion, the Special Adviser on Media to the Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, the acceptance by Keshi to resume work was due ...

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UN chopper “downed” in S/Sudan

A UN cargo helicopter has crashed in South Sudan, apparently shot down by armed militias.According to the Twitter account of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Tuesday the chopper involved in the crash was an MI-8 helicopter. UNMISS said it went down while on a routine flight near Bentiu apparently targeted by rocket fire. The UN did not elaborate on whether the helicopter has been retrieved and there ...

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