WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases of the deadly virus.Reacting to the declaration, President ...

Gambia to review environmental protection plans

Gambia to review environmental protection plans

The Gambia government through the National Environment Agency (NEA), has revealed plans to review and upgrade its national implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent ...

Sudan’ ruling party to shortlist presidential candidates for next elections

Sudan’ ruling party to shortlist presidential candidates for next elections

The leadership council of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is scheduled to meet next Monday to select the party's presidential candidates for the general election due to ...

Five Somali soldiers die in car crash in Mogadishu

Five Somali soldiers die in car crash in Mogadishu

-At least five Somali soldiers have ben killed and dozens wounded after their vehicle overturned in Mogadishu, as it was running at high level speed, officials said here Monday. ...

Ghanaians react to Mahama’s indecision over hosting of 2015 AFCON

Ghanaians react to Mahama’s indecision over hosting of 2015 AFCON

Following media report on Monday that President John Dramani Mahama has insisted that Ghana is yet to take a decision on a request from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ...

Launching of development projects dominate Gambian newspapers

Launching of development projects dominate Gambian newspapers

Stories emanating from the launching of several development projects in the Greater Banjul Area, as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh's ...

Africa’s richest man pledges support to Liberia’s Ebola fight

Africa’s richest man pledges support to Liberia’s Ebola fight

-Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged to support Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus disease. According to a presidential mansion ...

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases of the deadly virus.Reacting to the declaration, President Goodluck Jonathan urged Nigerians to remain fully alert and vigilant against the re-entry of the Ebola virus Disease into the country. The presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, told journalists on Monday in Abuja that ...

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Gambia to review environmental protection plans

The Gambia government through the National Environment Agency (NEA), has revealed plans to review and upgrade its national implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).A statement by the NEA seen by APA on Monday, stated that The Gambia as a signatory of the ratified convention would prepare a national Implementation Plan (NIP) outlining the situation of POPs in the ...

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Sudan’ ruling party to shortlist presidential candidates for next elections

The leadership council of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is scheduled to meet next Monday to select the party's presidential candidates for the general election due to be held in April 2015. The NCP announced in a statement available to APA that five people have been selected as candidates for the presidency ahead of the scheduled general convention on 23 October. The leadership council meeting ...

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Five Somali soldiers die in car crash in Mogadishu

-At least five Somali soldiers have ben killed and dozens wounded after their vehicle overturned in Mogadishu, as it was running at high level speed, officials said here Monday. Mohamed Yusuf, spokesperson of the Somali national security ministry told APA that the soldiers were out on patrol operations to Afgoiye town about 30 kilometers south of Mogadishu. He added that two Somali Members of Parliament who ...

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Ghanaians react to Mahama’s indecision over hosting of 2015 AFCON

Following media report on Monday that President John Dramani Mahama has insisted that Ghana is yet to take a decision on a request from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), social media have been flooded with various comments lambasting the president for not taking a decisive position. According to a news item posted on the Ghanaweb.com, Ghana has been ...

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Launching of development projects dominate Gambian newspapers

Stories emanating from the launching of several development projects in the Greater Banjul Area, as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh's accession to power dominate Monday newspapers in the Gambia. The Daily Observer reported the commissioning of a multi-million Dalasi road linking the town of Brikama and its satellite villages on Friday and the laying of the foundation ...

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Africa’s richest man pledges support to Liberia’s Ebola fight

-Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged to support Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus disease. According to a presidential mansion press statement issued here on Sunday, Dagote made the pledge in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Friday. He volunteered to assist the country with medical personnel and other human and material ...

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AU special representative calls for calm and restraint in south-central Somalia

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has expressed sadness with news coming in from the central Hiiran region that armed men and rioters blocked and attacked AMISOM peacekeepers on Sunday morning while they were on a reconciliation mission in the area.A communiqué issued here Monday says the AMISOM forces were bound for ...

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Nigerian press focuses on unemployment, negotiations with insurgents, others

Redefining Nigeria's unemployment data, wider negotiations with Boko Haram insurgents and the sect's factions threat to peace talks and probe of legislators over $50,000 alleged bribe are the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Monday. The Guardian reported that as Nigeria operated one of the world's longest man-hour benchmarks in aggregating employment figures of its active workforce, the government ...

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French forces issue stern warning to northern Mali terror groups

The French-led counter-terror operation in Mali, Barkhane on Sunday issued a firm warning to the terrorist groups active in northern Mali, declaring that their criminal acts thwarting people's freedom and claiming the lives of peacekeepers shall not go unpunished. The Sahel region-focused operation made the warning in a statement published on the heels of the killing of UN peacekeepers deployed in the ...

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