S/Leone not immune to security threats – President Koroma

S/Leone not immune to security threats – President Koroma

Sierra Leone`s President Friday said his country was not immune to security threats and called on its various defense units to ensure greater coordination and cooperation as a way ...

Moz leader warns against police improvising laws

Moz leader warns against police improvising laws

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has warned the police not to improvise measures against crime, but must follow the rules while defending citizens and their property.“You are the ...

US rhino shooter ‘not welcomed’ in Botswana

US rhino shooter ‘not welcomed’ in Botswana

The government in Gaborone on Friday said it notes with alarm a CNN documentary portraying an American hunter, Corey Knowlton, shooting one of the world's most endangered species, a ...

Liberia monitors Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Liberia monitors Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Liberian health authorities are monitoring the Ebola situation in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone to prevent a resurgence of the virus in Liberia, a top government disclosed on ...

Ugandan: Four civilians killed in soldier’s murder suicide

Ugandan: Four civilians killed in soldier’s murder suicide

A Ugandan soldier has shot dead four civilians before killing himself, the army in Kampala confirmed on Friday.According to a statement from the Ugandan army, the incident happened ...

Uganda rounds up over 20 suspected illegal immigrants

Uganda rounds up over 20 suspected illegal immigrants

Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rounded up over 20 illegal foreign workers in Kampala during an impromptu operation on Friday morning. A majority of those rounded up were ...

Ugandan receives more Burundian refugees as crisis persist

Ugandan receives more Burundian refugees as crisis persist

More refugees fleeing the Burundi crisis are continuing to cross into Uganda, APA learns here Friday. According to the head of refugee protection in the office of the Uganda Prime ...

S/Leone not immune to security threats – President Koroma

Sierra Leone`s President Friday said his country was not immune to security threats and called on its various defense units to ensure greater coordination and cooperation as a way of meeting challenges of modern day threats from both within and without. President Ernest Bai Koroma cited "emerging threats" from terrorism, human trafficking, as well as diseases like Ebola as major issues of concern which ...

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Moz leader warns against police improvising laws

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has warned the police not to improvise measures against crime, but must follow the rules while defending citizens and their property.“You are the visible face of those who guarantee law and order, and so you are not authorized to test or to improvise measures, the prevention of crime, and the education of citizens should be your traditional way of working, your modus ...

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Senegal receives healthcare items from Morocco

Senegalese President, Macky Sall has received ten tons of drugs and medical devices from Morocco's visiting King Mohammed VI, APA can report Friday. “The donation from Morocco is a gesture of solidarity with the people of Senegal. It is beneficial for our country's health system and will strengthen our universal health insurance policy,� Health Minister, Pr. Eva Marie Coll Seck said shortly after the ...

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US rhino shooter ‘not welcomed’ in Botswana

The government in Gaborone on Friday said it notes with alarm a CNN documentary portraying an American hunter, Corey Knowlton, shooting one of the world's most endangered species, a black rhino, in Namibia and declared that the shooter was not welcomed to visit Botswana."Mr. Knowlton, whose actions and unconvincing attempts to justify them, is not welcome in Botswana," a statement by the government declared. ...

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Nigeria: Outgoing First Lady pledges to work with incoming First Lady

Nigeria's outgoing First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has pledged to work with the wife of the President-elect, Aisha Buhari, to improve the lives of women across the country. Inaugurating the Defence and Police Officer's Wives Association's (DEPOWA) skills and acquisition centre in Abuja on Thursday, Mrs. Jonathan thanked other women associations for their role in uplifting Nigerian women. “I thank you, ...

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S/Leone: Health minister to champion African disease control council

Sierra Leone`s Health Minister, Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah, has been appointed to chair a committee charged with the setting up of the proposed African Centers for Disease Control (ACDC), the government said Friday.The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, in a dispatch said the decision was taken at meeting on the margins of the World Health Assembly (WHA) drawing to a close in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr Fofanah will ...

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Botswana: Newly built power station safe – official

It is highly unlikely for Botswana's newly built Morupule B Power Plant which was constructed by the China National Electric Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) to explode, Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Executive Jacob Raleru said on Friday.Addressing a press conference Raleru said Morupule B has functional protection devices employed to prevent explosions. Raleru said the plant undergoes periodic inspections ...

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Nigerian Police announce arrest of suspected members of street gangsters

The Police Command in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria announced the arrest of 16 suspected members of `Sara-Suka' group that attacked Rigasa Community in Kaduna and killed one person. Sara-Suka is a notorious street gangsters that terrorise communities in broad daylight usually without provocation. The Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, told journalists on Thursday in Kaduna that the suspects had attacked ...

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Liberia monitors Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Liberian health authorities are monitoring the Ebola situation in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone to prevent a resurgence of the virus in Liberia, a top government disclosed on Friday. Tolbert Nyenswah, the Head of the Incident Management (IMS) System, said the IMS is focusing on strengthening cross-border surveillance, monitoring of border teams and supporting community engagement along the borders to ...

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Ugandan: Four civilians killed in soldier’s murder suicide

A Ugandan soldier has shot dead four civilians before killing himself, the army in Kampala confirmed on Friday.According to a statement from the Ugandan army, the incident happened in the northeastern district of Kaabong on Thursday. The shooting also left seven people injured. The soldier who was not named was reported to have returned from combat operation. The murder suicide comes against the backdrop of ...

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