S/Leone appeals to reluctant health workers

S/Leone appeals to reluctant health workers

The Sierra Leone Health Ministry has appealed to health workers to return to work amidst reports that hospitals were being deserted.Lack of protective gears in hospitals has been ...

S/Leone unveils ambitious emergency Fund

S/Leone unveils ambitious emergency Fund

A group of young Sierra Leoneans has unveiled an ambitious project which seeks to end "chronic" dependence on foreign donors by the country whenever there is an emergency situation, ...

S/African Parliament reflects on Women’s Month

S/African Parliament reflects on Women’s Month

The sacrifices that South African women made in a 1956 protest march paved the way to a free and democratic South Africa, a Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan ...

Sierra Leone shuts down another key hospital over Ebola

Sierra Leone shuts down another key hospital over Ebola

Authorities in northern Sierra Leonean have temporarily closed down a major health facility over fears it could be a source of the Ebola virus.The Magbeseni Hospital in the town of ...

Nigerian bourse seeks enhanced investor protection

Nigerian bourse seeks enhanced investor protection

In a bid to maintain the integrity of the capital market and further protect investors in Nigeria, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has formally announced its intention to sever ...

Zambian opposition leader under pressure to step down

Zambian opposition leader under pressure to step down

The opposition Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD) leader is under pressure to step down as president of the party over alleged inefficiency.Members of the party have formed a ...

Botswana documents sex workers experiences

Botswana documents sex workers experiences

Botswana's Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs on has said it has launched a booklet and DVD “Documenting the Voices of Female Sex Workers in Botswana.”The project combined print ...

S/Leone appeals to reluctant health workers

The Sierra Leone Health Ministry has appealed to health workers to return to work amidst reports that hospitals were being deserted.Lack of protective gears in hospitals has been blamed for the growing number of Ebola infections among health workers. And to make matters worst, nurses, the most vulnerable group, have become the target for ridicule by an increasingly frustrated public who see them as vectors ...

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S/Leone unveils ambitious emergency Fund

A group of young Sierra Leoneans has unveiled an ambitious project which seeks to end "chronic" dependence on foreign donors by the country whenever there is an emergency situation, reports said on Thursday.Through the 'Citizens Emergency Response Fund', to be manned by private, non-political individuals, the group wants Sierra Leonean citizens to be the sole sponsor of effort to tackle the Ebola epidemic. ...

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S/African Parliament reflects on Women’s Month

The sacrifices that South African women made in a 1956 protest march paved the way to a free and democratic South Africa, a Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has said in remembrance of the occasion.“Those women were not only fighting for political emancipation but economic empowerment, equal representation, access to justice, land rights and others, as articulated in the ...

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Sierra Leone shuts down another key hospital over Ebola

Authorities in northern Sierra Leonean have temporarily closed down a major health facility over fears it could be a source of the Ebola virus.The Magbeseni Hospital in the town of Lunsar, in the Port Loko District, is frequented by patients from as far as neighboring Guinea, prompting fears that the Guineans could be possible vectors for the deadly hemorrhagic fever. Port Loko has been identified among ...

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Nigerian bourse seeks enhanced investor protection

In a bid to maintain the integrity of the capital market and further protect investors in Nigeria, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has formally announced its intention to sever all connections with any dealing member firm that is inactive for six consecutive months.Ms. Tinuade Awe, the head of the Legal and Regulation Division of the NSE said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the powers of the NSE ...

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Zambian opposition leader under pressure to step down

The opposition Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD) leader is under pressure to step down as president of the party over alleged inefficiency.Members of the party have formed a National Task Force on the Reconstruction of MMD that aims among things, to force the party leader Nervous Mumba to step down. They hope that fresh party elections will be held to elect a new president after Mumba's departure. ...

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Botswana documents sex workers experiences

Botswana's Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs on has said it has launched a booklet and DVD “Documenting the Voices of Female Sex Workers in Botswana.”The project combined print and video to capture the experiences of sex workers in areas such as motivation for entry into sex work, access to health and HIV prevention material. The Labour and Home Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary, Ikwatlhaeng Bagopi, ...

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Gyan readies for UNAids mission to Malawi

Ghana National Football Team captain Asamoah Gyan is scheduled to visit Malawi on August 28 to promote UNAids' 'Protect the Goal Project' mission.Local media said Wednesday that the Black Stars skipper will meet President Peter Mutharika where Protect the Goal ball will be symbolically signed. "UNAids and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have partnered in Protect a Goal project to scale up information on ...

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Zambian ruling party sweeps bye elections

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has w=on an overwhelming victory in Tuesday's bye elections, winning the parliamentary seat and 18 ward seats.The elections were called by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) following a number of deaths and resignations of local government seats. The Mangango parliamentary seat in Western Province was nullified by the Supreme Court because of corruption during the ...

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Malawi youth group appeals for alcohol ban

A local youth organisation, Youth and Children Rights Shield (YCRS) in Malawi has appealed to Parliament to pass a law banning liquor in sachets in order to make them inaccessible to young people.YCRS Executive Director Bright Kampaundi told journalists in the capital Lilongwe on Wednesday that increased access to spirits packed in sachets endangers the youth population. "These sachets have negatively ...

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