Fresh clashes in S/Sudan as talks stall

Fresh clashes in S/Sudan as talks stall

Fresh fighting has erupted in troubled South Sudan on Thursday as peace talks which opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between rival leaders stalled.Multiple sources confirmed that new ...

Gambia betting ban under fire

Gambia betting ban under fire

The banning of all betting firms in The Gambia has left hundreds of their employees becoming jobless overnight, many of them expressing misgivings over the move.In an exclusive ...

Tripoli airport targeted by air strikes

Tripoli airport targeted by air strikes

The main airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli has come under air strikes from jet fighters commissioned by the internationally recognised government based in the eastern city of ...

Kenya: African network for women leaders on environment launched

Kenya: African network for women leaders on environment launched

Women ministers and leaders from Africa meeting at the Africa Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) launched a new network, Thursday, that aims at enhancing ...

Kenyan First Lady’s ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative wins UNFPA plaudit

Kenyan First Lady’s ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative wins UNFPA plaudit

The Regional Director of United Nations Population Fund Dr. Julitta Onabanjo has commended First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for leading the nation in saving the lives of women and ...

Chadian President urges Boko Haram leader to surrender

Chadian President urges Boko Haram leader to surrender

Chadian President Idriss Deby has urged Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to surrender or be killed. Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper report on Thursday said that the Chadian leader ...

Ghanaians gear up independence anniversary celebrations

Ghanaians gear up independence anniversary celebrations

Over 30, 000 school children, students, security personnel and other civil society groups are gearing up for Ghana's 58th Independence Anniversary celebrations scheduled for Friday. ...

Fresh clashes in S/Sudan as talks stall

Fresh fighting has erupted in troubled South Sudan on Thursday as peace talks which opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between rival leaders stalled.Multiple sources confirmed that new skirmishes broke out in Western Bahr Algazal and Upper Nile states. A South Sudanese official claimed that rebels loyal to Riek Machar had attacked Raja County in Western Bahr al Ghazal State. The County Commissioner, James ...

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Gambia betting ban under fire

The banning of all betting firms in The Gambia has left hundreds of their employees becoming jobless overnight, many of them expressing misgivings over the move.In an exclusive interview with APA on Thursday, one Omar Barrow, a former staff of PMU, one of the biggest lottery companies in The Gambia said his life has been turned upside-down by the closure. Barrow said joining the growing army of jobless ...

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Tripoli airport targeted by air strikes

The main airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli has come under air strikes from jet fighters commissioned by the internationally recognised government based in the eastern city of Tobruk.Witnesses in Tripoli said on Thursday that last night's bombings targeted the airport but caused light damage. Security sources in Tripoli said the bombs had landed at an open section of the Maitiga airport. They said due to ...

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Kenya: African network for women leaders on environment launched

Women ministers and leaders from Africa meeting at the Africa Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) launched a new network, Thursday, that aims at enhancing representation and involvement of women in decision-making in areas related to the environment and sustainable development continent wide.The newly established African Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment will lead the ...

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Kenyan First Lady’s ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative wins UNFPA plaudit

The Regional Director of United Nations Population Fund Dr. Julitta Onabanjo has commended First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for leading the nation in saving the lives of women and children.She said the Beyond Zero campaign is now a brand which has moved to other nations taking similar progressive initiatives to reduce maternal and child mortality. “We have really been pleased to witness what you are doing. It ...

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Chadian President urges Boko Haram leader to surrender

Chadian President Idriss Deby has urged Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to surrender or be killed. Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper report on Thursday said that the Chadian leader told a news conference in N'djamena on Wednesday that he knew the whereabouts of the terrorist leader. “Abubakar Shekau must surrender. We know where he is. If he doesn't give himself up, he will suffer the same fate as his ...

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Ghanaians gear up independence anniversary celebrations

Over 30, 000 school children, students, security personnel and other civil society groups are gearing up for Ghana's 58th Independence Anniversary celebrations scheduled for Friday. The various groups are engaged in their final rehearsal for the national assignment. The police band and the army band have also wrapped up their exercise ahead of the celebrations. President John Dramani Mahama is expected to ...

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Burkinabe gov’t gives green light for exhumation of Sankara’s remains

- The Burkinabe government has approved the opening of the late President Thomas Sankara's tomb in a bid to carry out forensic examination on his remains, APA learns from the report of the Council of Ministers' meeting held on Thursday. A decree issued at the end of the meeting reads: ''the heirs of the late Thomas Isidore Noà«l Sankara, the President of Burkina Faso from 4 August 1983 to 15 October 1987 ...

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Liberia releases from hospital last confirmed Ebola patient

Liberia on Thursday discharged the only remaining confirmed Ebola patient from the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit in the northern Monrovia suburb of Paynesville, which was held amidst pomp and pageantry. In remarks at the colorful ceremony, the head of the Incident Management System, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said Liberia has passed 12 days without any new confirmed Ebola case. He said the ...

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Liberia releases last confirmed Ebola patient

Liberia has on Thursday discharged the only remaining confirmed Ebola patient from the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit in the northern Monrovia suburb of Paynesville.The release of the gentleman was held amidst pomp and pageantry. The Head of the Incident Management System, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said at the colourful ceremony that Liberia had passed 12 days without any new confirmed Ebola ...

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