Rwanda to host Africa digital divide conference

Rwanda to host Africa digital divide conference

An international conference to discuss the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in various commercial and Public service delivery will open in the Rwandan capital ...

Ebola: S/Leoneans demand change in burial strategy

Ebola: S/Leoneans demand change in burial strategy

There have been calls Wednesday for the Sierra Leone government to review its burial policy as complaint of maltreatment of Ebola victims grows.The Political Parties Registration ...

UNMIL extends Liberia mandate over Ebola

UNMIL extends Liberia mandate over Ebola

The United Nations has extended its mission to Liberia due to the health crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Karin ...

Ebola in S/Leone “not retreating”

Ebola in S/Leone “not retreating”

The international humanitarian organization Save the Children has warned that Ebola is not on the retreat in Sierra Leone where an estimated 765 new cases were reported last week.In ...

Nigerian First Lady wary of insurgency

Nigerian First Lady wary of insurgency

As children join low-key celebration of Nigeria's 54th year of independence, First Lady, Patience Jonathan has demanded young people to be on a state of high alert in the face of ...

Nigeria’s role in anti-Ebola fight priceless – Sirleaf

Nigeria’s role in anti-Ebola fight priceless – Sirleaf

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described Nigeria's role in the fight against the further spread of the Ebola disease as invaluable to the affected countries in the ...

UN official’s Somalia visit headlines youth development

UN official’s Somalia visit headlines youth development

Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN secretary general's envoy for youth on Wednesday arrived in Mogadishu, on a two-day visit during which the future of the country's young population will be ...

Rwanda to host Africa digital divide conference

An international conference to discuss the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in various commercial and Public service delivery will open in the Rwandan capital city Kigali on Thursday.Rwanda's Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana told journalists on Wednesday that the conference will attract researchers, policymakers and business operators from around 100 countries. The ...

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Ebola: S/Leoneans demand change in burial strategy

There have been calls Wednesday for the Sierra Leone government to review its burial policy as complaint of maltreatment of Ebola victims grows.The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), the body which regulates political parties' activities in the country, is the latest to join the call as part of its report from monitoring the recently concluded three days nationwide lockdown. The lockdown held ...

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UNMIL extends Liberia mandate over Ebola

The United Nations has extended its mission to Liberia due to the health crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Karin Landgren confirmed. Addressing a press briefing in Monrovia Wednesday, Landgren said the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will now end on September 15, 2015 as a result of the Ebola outbreak. Ms. Landgren ...

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Ebola in S/Leone “not retreating”

The international humanitarian organization Save the Children has warned that Ebola is not on the retreat in Sierra Leone where an estimated 765 new cases were reported last week.In a statement on Wednesday, the group claimed five people in Sierra Leone are infected with the disease every one hour. “At the current rate, 10 people every hour will be infected with Ebola in the country before the end of ...

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Nigerian First Lady wary of insurgency

As children join low-key celebration of Nigeria's 54th year of independence, First Lady, Patience Jonathan has demanded young people to be on a state of high alert in the face of security challenges caused by a five-year insurgency.Speaking at the children`s party organized in Abuja on Wednesday to mark the day, Mrs Jonathan said the country's task against growing insecurity should cover children who should ...

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Nigeria’s role in anti-Ebola fight priceless – Sirleaf

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described Nigeria's role in the fight against the further spread of the Ebola disease as invaluable to the affected countries in the region.In a message congratulating Nigeria on her 54th independence anniversary on Wednesday President Sirleaf said the government of in Abuja has made vital contributions in supporting Liberia's effort to deal with the epidemic ...

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UN official’s Somalia visit headlines youth development

Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN secretary general's envoy for youth on Wednesday arrived in Mogadishu, on a two-day visit during which the future of the country's young population will be the main focus.The Somali government said in a statement that Alhendawi will meet the acting President who is also the parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawar and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed. Mr.Alhendawi who met the UN ...

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Revelers besiege Lagos beach to mark Nigeria anniversary

The Suntan Beach in the slave port city of Badagry in Lagos State on Wednesday recorded a large turnout of revelers who trooped out to celebrate Nigeria's Independence Day.The beach was filled up with visitors from various parts of the country despite the heavy downpour of rain. Mr Nuru Mohammed, a seller of grilled meat popularly known as suya, said he had benefitted from brisk business, making more than ...

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Puntland forces dislodge Al Shabaab insurgents

Officials in the semi-autonomous Somali state of Puntland have revealed that their forces in a fierce battle on Wednesday dislodged Al-Shabaab fighters from the Galgala Mountains near the Red Sea coast. The fighting erupted after Al-Shabaab launched an attack on a military encampment that resulted in heavy damage. Colonel Osman Hassan Indho of the Puntland forces said that the fighting lasted nearly two ...

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Malawi Parliament approves $13mn loan for cancer centre

The Malawi Parliament on Wednesday authorised the government to borrow MK5.2 billion (US$13 million) from the Opec Fund for International Development to construct a national cancer centre in the capital Lilongwe. Speaking on the project, the Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe hailed members of parliament for unanimously passing the bill saying the centre if constructed will help the nation in dealing with ...

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