Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu hotel

Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu hotel

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay, on Saturday condemned Fridays terrorist attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu .The attack left ...

Kenya suspends four cabinet secretaries pending graft probe

Kenya suspends four cabinet secretaries pending graft probe

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries named in a report tabled by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.he suspended cabinet secretaries are Felix ...

Liberia: Latest  Ebola positive patient dies

Liberia: Latest Ebola positive patient dies

Liberia's state radio Saturday reported that the latest confirmed Ebola patient has died.44-year old Ruth Tugbeh was confirmed positive of the Ebola virus on March 20, frustrating ...

Nigeria: Over 2 250 candidates contest presidential, national assembly elections

Nigeria: Over 2 250 candidates contest presidential, national assembly elections

At least 2,551 candidates from 28 political parties are running for Nigeria's presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday with reported initial hic cup which ...

Nigerians vote in hotly contested president elections

Nigerians vote in hotly contested president elections

Nigerians are turning out en masse on Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.Seeking a second elected term, President Goodluck Jonathan ...

UK jails two Africans over gun/cocaine crime

UK jails two Africans over gun/cocaine crime

Two African men are among “dangerous London gang” jailed in the United Kingdom after police found stash of guns and cocaine hidden in children's wrapping paper, reports said on ...

Press awash with Nigeria’s general elections

Press awash with Nigeria’s general elections

The conduct of the long awaited presidential and National Assembly elections dominated the Nigerian media on Saturday as front pages zoomed in on different aspects of the ...

Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu hotel

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay, on Saturday condemned Fridays terrorist attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu .The attack left many civilians dead, including the federal government's permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari. Gunmen detonated bombs and sprayed people with bullets as they raided the ...

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Kenya suspends four cabinet secretaries pending graft probe

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries named in a report tabled by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.he suspended cabinet secretaries are Felix Kosgey (Agriculture), Davis Chirchir (Energy), Michael Kamau (Transport) and Kazungu Kambi (Labour). Uhuru also asked principal secretaries and State corporations heads to step aside pending investigations into allegations facing ...

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Liberia: Latest Ebola positive patient dies

Liberia's state radio Saturday reported that the latest confirmed Ebola patient has died.44-year old Ruth Tugbeh was confirmed positive of the Ebola virus on March 20, frustrating Liberia's goal of being declared as Ebola-free after going more than 20 days without a single case. According to LBS, Miss Tugbeh died at about 9:00 AM on Friday. The patient was undergoing treatment at the Monrovia Medical Unit ...

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Nigeria: Over 2 250 candidates contest presidential, national assembly elections

At least 2,551 candidates from 28 political parties are running for Nigeria's presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday with reported initial hic cup which affected the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.The president and his family were initially rejected by voter cards reader in their constituency in Otuoke in Bayelsa state, but were accredited 30 minutes after the failure was ...

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Nigerians vote in hotly contested president elections

Nigerians are turning out en masse on Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.Seeking a second elected term, President Goodluck Jonathan is facing off against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari in a tense race with an electorate divided along ethnic, regional and in some cases religious lines. Nearly 60 million voters are registered for the first election in ...

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UK jails two Africans over gun/cocaine crime

Two African men are among “dangerous London gang” jailed in the United Kingdom after police found stash of guns and cocaine hidden in children's wrapping paper, reports said on Saturday.Ghanaian-born Fred Jones-Lartey, 34; and 28-year-old Nigerian national, Babatunde Arogundade, are among the London-based gangsters sentenced to a total of 43 years imprisonment for gun and drugs offences at the Old Bailey ...

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Press awash with Nigeria’s general elections

The conduct of the long awaited presidential and National Assembly elections dominated the Nigerian media on Saturday as front pages zoomed in on different aspects of the elections.The Guardian newspaper's headline story captured that the long awaited moment is here at last as millions of Nigerians go to the polls to elect a new president and reported that the contest boils down to incumbent President ...

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Motorola offers public security techs to Cameroon

U.S. firm Motorola Solutions has offered to provide Cameroon with high-tech public security equipment to monitor the country's cities, an official source told APA on Friday. Dubbed ‘Safer Cities', the technologies are meant to connect “police officers, the center against crime operating on real time, the next generation of patrol vehicles and the integrated multimedia communication center.� Motorola ...

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Germany gives €13m to IGAD fund

The German Economic Cooperation and Development has announced a €13 million fund for the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) during a signing ceremony between the two in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.The fund is to support IGAD's drought resilience program in cross border areas where vulnerability to inclement weather is high due to growing risk of exposure to climate shocks and persistent ...

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Gambia’s telecoms company to undergo organizational change – official

The Gambia government and the World Bank have reached a financing deal to implement a Human Resource Planning Audit and Strategy Development for the Gambia Telecommunication Company (GAMTEL). According to a press release issued by the West Africa Regional Communication Infrastructure Program (WARCIP) seen by APA on Friday, there was need to embark on an organizational change, to transform and reposition ...

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