UN’s Darfur peacekeepers to wind up operations

UN’s Darfur peacekeepers to wind up operations

The United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is set to downsize its personnel by the end of March as a part of a gradual withdrawal from the troubled Sudanese ...

Khalifa Haftar named Libya’s army chief

Khalifa Haftar named Libya’s army chief

General Khalifa Haftar was on Monday appointed Chief of Staff of the internationally recognized Libyan army, according to sources in Tripoli.Haftar was appointed by Aghila Saleh ...

Ghana presents 1,000 laptops for ICT trained teachers in basic schools

Ghana presents 1,000 laptops for ICT trained teachers in basic schools

Ghana has presented 1,000 laptop computers to 1,000 ICT trained teachers in basic schools in the Central Region, top government official said on Monday.Speaking at a ceremony to ...

Cuba helps S/African army build technical capacity

Cuba helps S/African army build technical capacity

A technical team from Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces has arrived in South Africa to help the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to service and maintain its military ...

LRA commander’s trial: ICC assures witnesses’ protection

LRA commander’s trial: ICC assures witnesses’ protection

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda has said the ICC will guarantee protection for all witnesses in the trial of Lord's Resistance Army ...

Liberia tightens Ebola preventive measures at borders

Liberia tightens Ebola preventive measures at borders

Liberia's Health Ministry has instituted measures at all its border points to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in those areas.According to the Deputy Ebola Incident ...

Ugandan army claims LRA casualties in CAR

Ugandan army claims LRA casualties in CAR

The Ugandan Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has claimed that its soldiers have killed five Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Quanda located inside the Central African Republic. The ...

UN’s Darfur peacekeepers to wind up operations

The United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is set to downsize its personnel by the end of March as a part of a gradual withdrawal from the troubled Sudanese region. UNAMID confirmed in a statement seen by APA on Monday that positions comprising international and local staff are to be abolished. “By 31 March 2015, 791 posts will be abolished; including 214 international, 320 UN ...

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Khalifa Haftar named Libya’s army chief

General Khalifa Haftar was on Monday appointed Chief of Staff of the internationally recognized Libyan army, according to sources in Tripoli.Haftar was appointed by Aghila Saleh Issa, chairman of the internationally recognized House of Representatives in his capacity as mission commissioner of the Libyan army's Chief of Staff. He has also been elevated to the rank of Marshal and is to take the oath before ...

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Ghana presents 1,000 laptops for ICT trained teachers in basic schools

Ghana has presented 1,000 laptop computers to 1,000 ICT trained teachers in basic schools in the Central Region, top government official said on Monday.Speaking at a ceremony to present the laptops on Monday, the Central Regional Minister Aquinas Tawiah Quansah said the move was in a bid to equip students, pupils and teachers with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to meet challenges of ...

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Cuba helps S/African army build technical capacity

A technical team from Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces has arrived in South Africa to help the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to service and maintain its military vehicles and build internal technical capacity, Defence Ministry spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said on Monday.The technicians have already started working in various centres of the SANDF across the country, Dlamini said. The arrival ...

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LRA commander’s trial: ICC assures witnesses’ protection

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda has said the ICC will guarantee protection for all witnesses in the trial of Lord's Resistance Army commander, Dominic Ongwen.Bensouda gave the assurance during a visit to Barlonyo Memorial Site in northern Uganda where she urged all victims to consider testifying against Ogwen in the impending trial, APA can report Monday. The visit ...

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Liberia tightens Ebola preventive measures at borders

Liberia's Health Ministry has instituted measures at all its border points to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in those areas.According to the Deputy Ebola Incident Manager for Operations at the Ministry of Health, Thomas Nagbe, the measures taken at the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast borders with Liberia include the placement of thermometers and buckets with chlorinated water for the ...

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Ugandan army claims LRA casualties in CAR

The Ugandan Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has claimed that its soldiers have killed five Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Quanda located inside the Central African Republic. The rebels, still unidentified by name, were trekking through the area, 75 kilometers North of Mboki in CAR when they were attacked by UPDF troops, a statement from the army on Monday explained. The incident took place near Obo, the ...

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S/Leone VP urges vigilance over Ebola

Sierra Leone's Vice President in quarantine over the deadly Ebola virus Monday called for vigilance amidst concern over his health.Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana said people should not be complacent amidst reports of a drop in cases given that one case was still as threatening as any number. He was speaking from quarantine at his home in the west end of the capital, Freetown. The VP stressed that he ...

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S/Leone defends exportation of blood Serum

Sierra Leone officials Monday defended the decision to transport blood serum from Ebola victims for further studies. An official at the National Laboratory Services (NLS) said it was necessary for the benefit of future outbreaks. Dr Abdul Kamara, Manager of the NLS, said it was prudent to use the current Ebola outbreak to study for the possibility of preventing future occurrences. He was responding to ...

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Health insurance scheme for Nigerian entertainment industry for launch soon

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) is set to be launched in Lagos.According to Nigeria's Leadership newspaper report on Monday, the scheme, which is approved to function by the NHIS as the sole government regulatory agency for health insurance in Nigeria, has two private plans – standard and ultra – and both are at affordable premiums. The NEIHIS also covers all employees of ...

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