Chad gov’t adopts anti-terrorism bill

Chad gov’t adopts anti-terrorism bill

Chad's Prime Minister Kalzeube Payimii Deubet and his cabinet have adopted a draft law on the suppression of acts of terrorism.The bill adopted on Thursday complements the ...

Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

– The Chadian police on Thursday in the N'Djamena neighborhood of Guinebor, seized a large stock of arms and ammunition of different varieties, belonging to Nigerian sect Boko ...

Kenyan-born ‘Oscar-winning actress becomes ‘Wildlife Ambassador

Kenyan-born ‘Oscar-winning actress becomes ‘Wildlife Ambassador

The Kenyan-born Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been unveiled as ‘Wildlife Ambassador', APA learns here on Friday. In a statement issued here, the star of '12 Years A ...

Cameroonian truck drivers continue strike against insecurity in CAR

Cameroonian truck drivers continue strike against insecurity in CAR

- The strike initiated by the Union of Truck Drivers in Cameroon (SCPC) operating the Douala-Bangui corridor in a bid to denounce the harassment from armed gangs from the Central ...

SADC ministers due to discuss regional water challenges

SADC ministers due to discuss regional water challenges

Ministers responsible for water resources in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are expected to meet in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to discuss the continued challenges ...

Botswana raises issue with proposed AU membership fees

Botswana raises issue with proposed AU membership fees

Botswana has expressed reservations on the proposed new subscription fees for membership of the African Union (AU), the Dailynews reports here on Thursday. The Minister of Foreign ...

Latest insurgent attacks, same sex marriage, dominate Nigerian newspapers

Latest insurgent attacks, same sex marriage, dominate Nigerian newspapers

The killing of 10 in latest aatacks by Boko Haram, law against same-sex marriage, and the continued slide of the Nigerian currency against other major currencies were among the main ...

Lesotho: University holds prayer session for ex-commander

National University of Lesotho (NUL) community comprising academic and non-academic staff organised a prayer session for the late Lesotho army Commander Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao this Friday, APA can report.Dr. Makoala Marake from NUL said the purpose of the prayer session was to show the world how serious the crime is in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. He said what has been taking place in ...

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Chad gov’t adopts anti-terrorism bill

Chad's Prime Minister Kalzeube Payimii Deubet and his cabinet have adopted a draft law on the suppression of acts of terrorism.The bill adopted on Thursday complements the government's measures to combat terrorism, following the June 15 twin attacks that targeted the police headquarters and the National Police Academy, killing 36 and injuring 105 in N'jamena. It strengthens Chad's legal system and punish all ...

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UNICEF, WHO to provide vaccines for Lesotho

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisations (WHO) in collaboration with other stakeholders in the health sector will provide Lesotho with vaccines known as Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine-PCV 13 to babies aged 12 months and below, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.According to a press release by the Ministry of Health, these vaccines are very important in improving the lives of ...

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Ramadan in Sudan: Invitation to open meals

40-year old Amal Ahmed had seen it all before in the Sudanese state of Gazira where for as long as she can remember in her adult life. The pulsating rhythm of Ramadan is a given during the course of the holy month for Muslims in Sudan where everything is not only shared but done in open spaces. Although she laments that the modernization in cities such as Khartoum has diluted the purity of the some norms ...

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S/Africa foils ivory smuggling attempt at OR Tembo Airport

South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle ivory worth $400,000 and weighting 267kg while conducting inspections in the cargo area of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, SARS said Friday.“The ivory, which was destined for Vietnam from Zimbabwe, is estimated to have a street value of $400,000 and is one of the biggest interceptions by SARS of ...

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Ghana to shut down more fuel stations

Ghana's Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations on Friday announced that his outfit was determined to close down more fuel stations that have been cited on water-ways.The closures will form part of activities being undertaken by a Taskforce constituted to audit 3,400 fuel stations following an explosion during flooding at the Goil Filling Station near Kwame Nkrumah Circle on June 3 2015 ...

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Cameroon releases 80 children suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers

Cameroon has released over 80 children suspected of being Nigerian Boko Haram's suicide bombers, security sources told APA on Friday.According to the sources, the children have been held for nearly six months in a juvenile center in Maroua, North of Cameroon. These young prisoners, suspected of undergoing terrorist training in Koranic schools in the region, are from villages bordering with Nigeria. Two weeks ...

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Nigeria: Community leaders oppose nuclear plant site

The Leaders Caucus of the Akwa Ibom State in south-eastern Nigeria has rejected plans by the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) to site nuclear power plant in Itu Local Government Area of the state. The Community leaders, led by Senator Anietie Okon, told journalists on Thursday in Uyo, the state capital the rejection was due to disastrous consequences that failure of nuclear plants had brought to even ...

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Chadian police uncover large stocks of weapons in N’Djamena neighbourhood

– The Chadian police on Thursday in the N'Djamena neighborhood of Guinebor, seized a large stock of arms and ammunition of different varieties, belonging to Nigerian sect Boko Haram, perpetrators of a double suicide bombing that killed 36 people and wounded 105 on 15 June 2015 in the Chadian capital. According to the Chadian national television, the weapons were discovered in a place occupied by a modest ...

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Kenyan student jailed for insulting the president freed following an appeal

A Kenyan court on Friday in Nairobi released a university student from prison who was accused of insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on social media. The 25 year old, Allan Wadi who was jailed in January for two years after admitting he insulted the president was released following an appeal lodged by his lawyer. His lawyer argued that Mr. Wadi was not sane when he admitted to the charges that he was guilty ...

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