DRC TV station shut down

DRC TV station shut down

Lubumbashi Jua Radio-Television (RTLJ), a TV station broadcasting from Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ...

Wary Kenyans demand more from security forces

Wary Kenyans demand more from security forces

Kenyans have demanded more security cover from the country's police and army in the wake of the deadly shooting of 28 bus commuters in Mandera County, not far from the Somali ...

Gambians fault proposed airport project

Gambians fault proposed airport project

Gambians have criticised a proposed project for the building of a second airport, saying it should be down the pecking order of priorities given the social problems blighting the ...

48 fish vendors killed in Nigerian insurgency

48 fish vendors killed in Nigerian insurgency

At least 48 fish vendors in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria have been killed apparently by Boko Haram insurgents who went on the rampage earlier this week.Abubakar Gamandi, the ...

Somalia in solidarity with Kenya after attack

Somalia in solidarity with Kenya after attack

Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has professed his country's solidarity with Kenya over the killing of 28 bus passengers on their way from Mandera to Nairobi early on ...

Gambia kick-starts nationwide Malaria survey

Gambia kick-starts nationwide Malaria survey

The Gambia government in conjunction with the Medical Research Council (MRC) has kick-started a nationwide Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS).The survey which began on Saturday is being ...

W/African health workers begin five-day training on combating Ebola disease in Ghana

W/African health workers begin five-day training on combating Ebola disease in Ghana

Health workers from six countries in the West African sub-region will begin a five-day training session from Monday, November 24, 2014 in Accra, Ghana.A statement by the ECOWAS ...

DRC TV station shut down

Lubumbashi Jua Radio-Television (RTLJ), a TV station broadcasting from Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been shut down indefinitely, official sources confirmed.According to a statement from the Department of Media and Communication aired on state Radio Television Nationale Congolaise, on Saturday, RTJL is suspended for having broadcasted a ...

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Wary Kenyans demand more from security forces

Kenyans have demanded more security cover from the country's police and army in the wake of the deadly shooting of 28 bus commuters in Mandera County, not far from the Somali border.Speaking in the wake of Saturday's attack for which al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, Collins Chanzu, a relative of one of the victims, echoed the sentiment of the public when he called on the government to take mastery of the ...

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Gambians fault proposed airport project

Gambians have criticised a proposed project for the building of a second airport, saying it should be down the pecking order of priorities given the social problems blighting the country. The government of President Yahya Jammeh last month announced it was in talks with Turkish officials over the building of a new airport to complement the current one constructed in 1996. However, in an exclusive interview ...

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48 fish vendors killed in Nigerian insurgency

At least 48 fish vendors in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria have been killed apparently by Boko Haram insurgents who went on the rampage earlier this week.Abubakar Gamandi, the head of the fish vendors association in the area was quoted by local media on Sunday as saying the attack took place near the Chadian border when a group of gunmen descended on the fishing village of Doron Baga. He recounted that ...

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Somalia in solidarity with Kenya after attack

Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has professed his country's solidarity with Kenya over the killing of 28 bus passengers on their way from Mandera to Nairobi early on Saturday.In a statement put out on Saturday, the PM declared that Somalia and Kenya share a common commitment against the campaign of violence by Islamists to ensure security and stability in the region. “My heart goes out to our ...

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Gambia kick-starts nationwide Malaria survey

The Gambia government in conjunction with the Medical Research Council (MRC) has kick-started a nationwide Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS).The survey which began on Saturday is being supported by the Global Fund. According to Gambian health authorities, the survey is meant to avail the government and partner institutions in the sector, a reliable data on the level of malaria prevalence. It will also help ...

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W/African health workers begin five-day training on combating Ebola disease in Ghana

Health workers from six countries in the West African sub-region will begin a five-day training session from Monday, November 24, 2014 in Accra, Ghana.A statement by the ECOWAS Commission on Saturday in Abuja said that after the training sessions, they would be integrated with the Ministries of Health in the three countries most affected by the Ebola disease - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It added that ...

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Sudan: UN names new envoy for Abyei disputed area

The United Nations has named a new envoy for the UN mission deployed to monitor the situation in the disputed rich oil region of Abyei between Sudan and south Sudan.The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said in a statement on Saturday that he had appointed the Ethiopian Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha as force commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). He succeeds Lt. Gen. Yohannes ...

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S/African deputy minister leads Mandela Sports Day activities

South African Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela walked 9.4km on Saturday as part of the 2014 Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day, the Presidency has said.According to the Presidency, Manamela partnered with Dignity Dreams, a non-governmental organisation which makes a huge difference in the daily lives of South Africa's schoolgirls by providing reusable sanitary towels that can be used for ...

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Tunisia’s HAICA bans diffusion of election result before closure of polls

Tunisia's independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) reiterated ban for media to give out polls results during presidential elections.This move was made in a bid to not influence voters' choices before the vote, Hichem Snoussi HAICA's member underlined, adding, however, that “polls'dissemination is authorized after closure of the last polling station on Tunisian territory.� HAICA ...

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