Constitutional amendments blamed on power struggle in Swapo – report

Constitutional amendments blamed on power struggle in Swapo – report

The Namibian' newspaper has blamed a series of constitutional amendments that seek to concentrate more powers in the Presidency on the ongoing power struggle in the ruling Swapo ...

Celtel Niger wins nation’s 3G telephony license

Celtel Niger wins nation’s 3G telephony license

Niger has awarded a third-generation (3G) license to Mobile Phone Company, Celtel Niger which has been operating in the country for 15 years.The government on Tuesday also reviewed ...

African first ladies move to help fight cancer

African first ladies move to help fight cancer

African first ladies have committed to support African research institutes, universities, civil society, and private sector in fighting cancer on the continent. They made the pledge ...

Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

The armies of Namibia and Botswana will be conducting a joint military exercise staring on Sunday at the town of Ghanzi, in western Botswana, the ministry of defence announced.A ...

Anti-corruption, trade deficit, others dominate Gambian press

Anti-corruption, trade deficit, others dominate Gambian press

President Jammeh's statement about the creation of a national anti-corruption commission, The Gambia's ‘high' trade deficit, and the acquittal of the former managing director of the ...

Twin bomb explosions kill 25 in Nigeria

Twin bomb explosions kill 25 in Nigeria

Two bomb explosions on Wednesday rocked Kaduna in North-Central Nigeria with first at popular Kawo market, killing at least 25 persons, official sources said.The casualty figure is ...

Muslims in CAR hail Seleka’s secession plan

Muslims in CAR hail Seleka’s secession plan

Muslim communities in Central African Republic (CAR) have organized a peaceful rally on Wednesday to express their support for the secession plan put forward by Seleka rebels at the ...

Constitutional amendments blamed on power struggle in Swapo – report

The Namibian' newspaper has blamed a series of constitutional amendments that seek to concentrate more powers in the Presidency on the ongoing power struggle in the ruling Swapo Party.Another reason according to the newspaper, was the attempt to dilute parliament and cripple the opposition. The newspaper on Wednesday quoted confidential documents that Dr Hage Geingob, the Prime Minister and Swapo ...

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Celtel Niger wins nation’s 3G telephony license

Niger has awarded a third-generation (3G) license to Mobile Phone Company, Celtel Niger which has been operating in the country for 15 years.The government on Tuesday also reviewed and processed the renewal of the 2G license of Celtel Niger- ltd Company, leader in mobile telephony in Niger, in terms of subscribers. Celtel-Niger- ltd Company is authorized to provide 3G services as soon as its network is ...

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African first ladies move to help fight cancer

African first ladies have committed to support African research institutes, universities, civil society, and private sector in fighting cancer on the continent. They made the pledge on Tuesday during a conference on cancer in Africa and at the end of which they endorsed the Windhoek Declaration of African First Ladies on Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer. In the declaration presented by Namibia's ...

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Namibia and Botswana in joint military exercise

The armies of Namibia and Botswana will be conducting a joint military exercise staring on Sunday at the town of Ghanzi, in western Botswana, the ministry of defence announced.A press statement on Wednesday said that 216 members of the Namibian Defence Force left for Botswana to take part in the military training. The joint exercise that will be running until August 15, 2014 is aimed at enhancing cooperation ...

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Anti-corruption, trade deficit, others dominate Gambian press

President Jammeh's statement about the creation of a national anti-corruption commission, The Gambia's ‘high' trade deficit, and the acquittal of the former managing director of the Gambia Ports Authority, dominated Gambian newspapers on Wednesday.The Standard and The Point newspapers reported that President Yahya Jammeh, in his statement marking the 20th year anniversary of his presidency, hinted that the ...

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Twin bomb explosions kill 25 in Nigeria

Two bomb explosions on Wednesday rocked Kaduna in North-Central Nigeria with first at popular Kawo market, killing at least 25 persons, official sources said.The casualty figure is said to be unprecedented and the State Government has imposed a 24 hours curfew Police Commissioner, Mr. Umar Shehu, confirmed the deaths and extent of damage but details will be released later, Shortly after the Kawo market ...

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Muslims in CAR hail Seleka’s secession plan

Muslim communities in Central African Republic (CAR) have organized a peaceful rally on Wednesday to express their support for the secession plan put forward by Seleka rebels at the Brazzaville Forum.Demonstrators left Professor Abel Goumba roundabout in the 5th arrondissement in the capital, then took the Koudoukou Avenue, passing by the Central mosque before stopping at the Koudoukou roundabout in the 3rd ...

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Kenya nabs Nigerian national for drug trafficking

A Nigerian national was arrested in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Wednesday when narcotics which he was carrying burst in his belly prompting his hospitalization.The middle-aged man had arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi from Lagos while on transit when the incident happened. Head of Anti- Narcotics Unit Hamis Masa said as doctors at the hospital struggled to attend to the Asian bound ...

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Nigeria’s lawmakers move to remove opposition governor again

Nigeria's Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday directed the state's Chief Judge to constitute a panel to investigate Governor Tanko Al-Makura, in readiness for the governor's impeachment.Al-Makura, an opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) governor, is in a similar situation with his counterpart in Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako who was impeached by People's Democratic Party's (PDP) dominated ...

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WHO praises Liberia’s courage and commitment in Ebola fight

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, has praised the courage and commitment of the Liberian Government in the Ebola campaign. The visiting WHO Regional Director for Africa made the commendation Tuesday at the health ministry in the capital Monrovia where he joined President Sirleaf to get a first-hand update of the disease in Liberia. Dr. Sambo encouraged ...

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