Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

– The Chadian police on Thursday in the N'Djamena neighborhood of Guinebor, seized a large stock of arms and ammunition of different varieties, belonging to Nigerian sect Boko ...

Kenyan-born ‘Oscar-winning actress becomes ‘Wildlife Ambassador

Kenyan-born ‘Oscar-winning actress becomes ‘Wildlife Ambassador

The Kenyan-born Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been unveiled as ‘Wildlife Ambassador', APA learns here on Friday. In a statement issued here, the star of '12 Years A ...

Cameroonian truck drivers continue strike against insecurity in CAR

Cameroonian truck drivers continue strike against insecurity in CAR

- The strike initiated by the Union of Truck Drivers in Cameroon (SCPC) operating the Douala-Bangui corridor in a bid to denounce the harassment from armed gangs from the Central ...

SADC ministers due to discuss regional water challenges

SADC ministers due to discuss regional water challenges

Ministers responsible for water resources in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are expected to meet in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to discuss the continued challenges ...

Botswana raises issue with proposed AU membership fees

Botswana raises issue with proposed AU membership fees

Botswana has expressed reservations on the proposed new subscription fees for membership of the African Union (AU), the Dailynews reports here on Thursday. The Minister of Foreign ...

Latest insurgent attacks, same sex marriage, dominate Nigerian newspapers

Latest insurgent attacks, same sex marriage, dominate Nigerian newspapers

The killing of 10 in latest aatacks by Boko Haram, law against same-sex marriage, and the continued slide of the Nigerian currency against other major currencies were among the main ...

UN report accuses South Sudan gov’t forces of committing heinous atrocities

UN report accuses South Sudan gov’t forces of committing heinous atrocities

The South Sudanese army has been accused of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes, a UN report has disclosed. The report by the United Nations Mission in South ...

Lesotho: University holds prayer session for ex-commander

National University of Lesotho (NUL) community comprising academic and non-academic staff organised a prayer session for the late Lesotho army Commander Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao this Friday, APA can report.Dr. Makoala Marake from NUL said the purpose of the prayer session was to show the world how serious the crime is in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. He said what has been taking place in ...

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Nigeria: Community leaders oppose nuclear plant site

The Leaders Caucus of the Akwa Ibom State in south-eastern Nigeria has rejected plans by the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) to site nuclear power plant in Itu Local Government Area of the state. The Community leaders, led by Senator Anietie Okon, told journalists on Thursday in Uyo, the state capital the rejection was due to disastrous consequences that failure of nuclear plants had brought to even ...

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Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

– The Chadian police on Thursday in the N'Djamena neighborhood of Guinebor, seized a large stock of arms and ammunition of different varieties, belonging to Nigerian sect Boko Haram, perpetrators of a double suicide bombing that killed 36 people and wounded 105 on 15 June 2015 in the Chadian capital. According to the Chadian national television, the weapons were discovered in a place occupied by a modest ...

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Kenyan student jailed for insulting the president freed following an appeal

A Kenyan court on Friday in Nairobi released a university student from prison who was accused of insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on social media. The 25 year old, Allan Wadi who was jailed in January for two years after admitting he insulted the president was released following an appeal lodged by his lawyer. His lawyer argued that Mr. Wadi was not sane when he admitted to the charges that he was guilty ...

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Nigeria names new DG of Department of Security Service

Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Lawal Musa Daura as the new Director General of the Department of State Services. Daura succeeds Ekpeyong Ita, who was relieved of his appointment. The new DG was born in Daura in Katsina State in northern Nigeria on August 5, 1953. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 to 1980 and started his carrier in the State Security ...

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UNDP donates equipment to Ethiopia’s meteorological agency

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed nearly $2 million worth of equipment to the National Meteorological Agency of Ethiopia. In a statement issued on Friday, the equipment, including 40 automatic weather stations, are expected to help strengthen Ethiopia's early warning network to monitor, generate data and feed into early warning systems as well as inform national climate resilient ...

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Kenyan-born ‘Oscar-winning actress becomes ‘Wildlife Ambassador

The Kenyan-born Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been unveiled as ‘Wildlife Ambassador', APA learns here on Friday. In a statement issued here, the star of '12 Years A Slave' bagged her new title as she was completing a homecoming tour of her native East African country during which she gave a poignant speech about the ivory trade in the capital Nairobi. As an ambassador for the conservation group ...

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Ghana purchases 614,000 tonnes of cocoa in 8 months – Minister

Ghana's Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Cassiel Ato Forson, on Thursday informed Parliament that the state purchased over 614,000 tonnes of cocoa within a period of eight months, from October 2014 to May 2015. He stated that although the state budgeted to purchase 950,000 tonnes within the same period, it did not get enough cocoa beans to purchase from farmers, resulting in that low figure. The minister was ...

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Burkinabe police interrogate two French soldiers suspected of pedophilia

- Two French soldiers on a mission in Burkina Faso and suspected of pedophilia on a girl whose parents are friends have been questioned by the Burkinabe police, security sources told APA on Thursday. The interrogations of the 36 and 38 year-old suspects started Tuesday. It all started with a camera forgotten by one of the two soldiers at the 5 year-old girl's home. The footage contains acts of fondling with ...

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Press focuses on insurgents’ killings, failure in electricity transmission

The killing of more than 100 people by insurgents in the North East, the collapse of electricity transmission facilities and the arrest of some traffickers in foreign currency are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday. According to the Vanguard newspaper, Boko Haram militants gunned down 48 Muslim worshippers in two villages in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses and a lawmaker said on ...

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