Egypt: Three alleged terrorists killed

Egypt: Three alleged terrorists killed

The Egyptian Armed Forces Thursday announced the killing of three suspected terrorists who attempted a raid on a security checkpoint in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.The ...

Cameroon: Death toll in twin terror attacks at 19 – official

Cameroon: Death toll in twin terror attacks at 19 – official

At least 19 people were killed and 141 other injured when suspected Boko Haram militants launched twin attacks on the Cameroonian market town of Kerawa on Thursday morning, ...

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free for second time

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free for second time

The World Health Organization Thursday declared Liberia Ebola-free for the second time.The declaration for the second time follows an outbreak of the disease in Lower Margibi County ...

Egypt: 31 Brotherhood members sentenced to life

Egypt: 31 Brotherhood members sentenced to life

The Sohag Criminal Court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced 119 Muslim Brotherhood defendants accused of torching a church in Upper Egypt two years ago to sentences ranging from ten ...

Arab lenders in Liberia to assess road project

Arab lenders in Liberia to assess road project

Delegates from the Arab Lenders are in Liberia to assess the Gbarnga-Mendikorma road connecting Lofa County with the rest of the country.According to a statement seen by APA on ...

Libya’s GNC to participate in UN-supervised talks

Libya’s GNC to participate in UN-supervised talks

The General National Congress, the ruling legislative body in the Libyan capital Tripoli, has confirmed its participation in the conference taking place in Geneva under UN ...

Mozambique: Main hospital decries shortage of nurses

Mozambique: Main hospital decries shortage of nurses

The Maputo Central Hospital (HCM) Wednesday warned that it is already facing an acute shortage of nurses which is adversely affecting its function as the largest health facility in ...

Egypt: Three alleged terrorists killed

The Egyptian Armed Forces Thursday announced the killing of three suspected terrorists who attempted a raid on a security checkpoint in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.The military also seized weapons which the three used in a drive-by shooting. No military injuries were reported. Armed forces spokesperson, Mohmaed Samir published in his Facebook account a picture, supposedly of the three bodies, ...

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Cameroon: Death toll in twin terror attacks at 19 – official

At least 19 people were killed and 141 other injured when suspected Boko Haram militants launched twin attacks on the Cameroonian market town of Kerawa on Thursday morning, according to the latest official figures.Minister of Communication and government spokesman, Issa Bakary Tchiroma, told a press conference earlier on Thursday that the attacks were “a desperate act by a terrorist organization that is ...

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52 Egyptians deported from Italy

A total of 52 Egyptians deported by Italy on Thursday for illegally entering the country by sea have arrived in Cairo, a statement by the authorities confirmed.They arrived in Cairo on an Egyptian plane from Catania, and informed the Egyptian authorities that they were arrested once they entered Italian territory. Egypt has received waves of Egyptians repatriated from Italy and Saudi Arabia a few times this ...

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Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia flown to Entebbe

The bodies of ten Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers killed by al-Shabaab in Somalia on Tuesday have been flown to the Entebbe military base.The soldiers were killed in an attack on the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) Janaale military base by Shabaab militias on Tuesday. While receiving the bodies on Thursday, the chief of staff in the Ugandan army Brigadier Leopard Kyanda said the ...

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WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free for second time

The World Health Organization Thursday declared Liberia Ebola-free for the second time.The declaration for the second time follows an outbreak of the disease in Lower Margibi County that claimed three lives days after the country was first declared Ebola-free by the WHO. Making the declaration in Monrovia Thursday, a senior WHO official pledged the organization's commitment to continuing support for ...

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S/Leone: Anti-Ebola chief takes pay rise

The Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone`s National Ebola Response Center said his salary increase has been approved by parliament. Rtd Major Alfred Palo Conteh will receive $12, 000 from now on until December. He was quoted saying Thursday that President Ernest Bai Koroma had extended the mandate of the NERC to December, after which the Ministry of Health and Sanitation is expected to assume control of ...

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Egypt: 31 Brotherhood members sentenced to life

The Sohag Criminal Court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced 119 Muslim Brotherhood defendants accused of torching a church in Upper Egypt two years ago to sentences ranging from ten years and life in prison.Only 68 of the total defendants were in court on Thursday, while the rest were sentenced in absentia. The verdicts were, life sentence for 31, 15 years in prison for 57 and 10 years for 31. The mob attack on ...

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Somali govt appoints new army chief

The government of Somalia has confirmed the appointment of General Mohamed Aden Ahmed as the new Chief of Somali Armed Forces.Announcing the appointment after a meeting by the cabinet in Mogadishu on Thursday, the government described General Ahmed as a suitable choice for the fledgling Somali armed forces which is being reconstituted. The Somali Armed Forces were completely dismantled I the course of ...

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Arab lenders in Liberia to assess road project

Delegates from the Arab Lenders are in Liberia to assess the Gbarnga-Mendikorma road connecting Lofa County with the rest of the country.According to a statement seen by APA on Thursday, the Finance and Development Minister had hosted the delegation which comprises OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, the Saudi Fund for Development(SFD), Abu Dabi ...

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Twin bombings target Cameroon’s far-north

The Cameroonian city of Kerawa in the far-north was on Thursday morning targeted by two suicide bombings allegedly committed by the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, APA can report from local sources.Sources speaking on telephones said the first attack took place at 10 a.m. in the city's market which left several people dead and others wounded. By mid-day, the exact number of casualties was not determined. ...

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