S/Africa: Zuma wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali

S/Africa: Zuma wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali

South African President Jacob Zuma has extended best wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujarati and other Asian religious communities celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the ...

Gambia meets int’l civil aviation standards -Official

Gambia meets int’l civil aviation standards -Official

The Gambia government has claimed that the country has met international aviation standard after enhancing security on the country's main entry points such as the Banjul ...

Ebola: S/Leone curfew after riot

Ebola: S/Leone curfew after riot

The Sierra Leone police has imposed an indefinite curfew in the eastern diamond-rich Kono District following clashes between riotous youth and police.According to reports on ...

Seven million Sudanese need relief aid – UN

Seven million Sudanese need relief aid – UN

Around seven million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2014, the UN said on Wednesday. United Nations Secretary-General's Humanitarian Envoy Abdullah al ...

Rwanda army gives free healthcare in Burundi

Rwanda army gives free healthcare in Burundi

A Rwandan army medical team which is currently participating in a series of regional joint military drills in Mwaro province in Central Burundi is providing free healthcare to local ...

Over 100, 000 flee S/Sudan conflict – UN

Over 100, 000 flee S/Sudan conflict – UN

Over 100,000 South Sudan refugees had fled to neighbouring Sudan since the outbreak of violence last December, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António ...

ECOWAS, AfDB seal grant deal on Ebola response initiatives

ECOWAS, AfDB seal grant deal on Ebola response initiatives

The ECOWAS Commission and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday in Abuja signed a grant protocol agreement for $300,000 towards the coordination of Ebola Crisis Response ...

S/Africa: Zuma wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali

South African President Jacob Zuma has extended best wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujarati and other Asian religious communities celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Light, on Wednesday.Diwali honours the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil, of knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and thoughtlessness, according these communities' beliefs. On this Holy Day, devotees in ...

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Gambia meets int’l civil aviation standards -Official

The Gambia government has claimed that the country has met international aviation standard after enhancing security on the country's main entry points such as the Banjul International Airport and introducing a new biometric passport.The new document was launched on Tuesday by Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh. Speaking at the launching in Banjul, VP Njie Saidy said the ...

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Ebola: S/Leone curfew after riot

The Sierra Leone police has imposed an indefinite curfew in the eastern diamond-rich Kono District following clashes between riotous youth and police.According to reports on Wednesday, two people were shot dead during the clashes. Tuesday's incident was sparked by the decision of health authorities to collect a sick elderly woman suspected of contracting Ebola. The woman's son, said to be a staunch ruling ...

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Seven million Sudanese need relief aid – UN

Around seven million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2014, the UN said on Wednesday. United Nations Secretary-General's Humanitarian Envoy Abdullah al Matouq and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antà³nio Guterres launched a humanitarian appeal to the international donors to help the Sudanese people. Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum after a three-day visit to Sudan Dr. Al ...

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Rwanda army gives free healthcare in Burundi

A Rwandan army medical team which is currently participating in a series of regional joint military drills in Mwaro province in Central Burundi is providing free healthcare to local residents in the region.A statement issued by the army in Kigali on Wednesday that the armed forces are undertaking a multi-dimensional field training exercise codenamed “Ushirikiano Imara 2014” involving Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, ...

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Over 100, 000 flee S/Sudan conflict – UN

Over 100,000 South Sudan refugees had fled to neighbouring Sudan since the outbreak of violence last December, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum on Wednesday Guterres claimed that at least 1,000 new refugees arrive from South Sudan every week. The UN envoy who visited Sudan's White Nile State, where more than 50,000 ...

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ECOWAS, AfDB seal grant deal on Ebola response initiatives

The ECOWAS Commission and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday in Abuja signed a grant protocol agreement for $300,000 towards the coordination of Ebola Crisis Response Project in the most affected countries in the region – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.A statement by the ECOWAS Commission on Wednesday in Abuja said that the grant was under the bank's multinational crisis response technical ...

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Rotary gives Ethiopia $2m to fight polio

Ahead of the October 24 observance of World Polio Day 2014, Rotary has announced $2 million in grants to combat polio in Ethiopia, reports said on Wednesday. Rotary said in a statement that the funds – part of its broader contribution of $44.7 million to end the paralyzing disease worldwide-will be used by UNICEF to support high quality polio immunization campaigns. “We are pleased it appears we have ...

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Cuban medical team arrives in Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus

A Cuban medical team arrived in Liberia Wednesday to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country. The 49-member team comprising 20 doctors and 29 nurses arrived at the Roberts International Airport. According to the Cuban ambassador to Liberia who was at the airport to receive the team, the all-male team includes doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, intensive care doctors, general ...

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Labour strike, AFCON and sodomy dominate Ghanaian press

A strike call by labour unions, the call on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to cancel 2015 AFCON and a gay doctor are some of the topical news items in the Ghanaian newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times and Daily Guide devoted their front pages to a planned nationwide strike by the labour unions in Ghana over pension money with Graphic reporting that a number of labour unions ...

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