S/Sudan: Troops on the alert after talks fail

S/Sudan: Troops on the alert after talks fail

The authorities in South Sudan have ordered the army to be on a high state of alert after peace talks in Ethiopia between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar failed on ...

Egypt: 10 militants killed, 12 injured in North Sinai raid

Egypt: 10 militants killed, 12 injured in North Sinai raid

Egyptian military air strikes have killed at least 10 members of Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and injured 12 others in the North Sinai's town of Sheikh Zuweid on ...

Police boss’s alleged scam shocks Ghanaians

Police boss’s alleged scam shocks Ghanaians

A cross-section of Ghanaians on Friday expressed shock and dismay over news that police chief Patrick Timbilla was behind a recruitment scam a week ago. Over 200 people had trooped ...

Malawi NGO secures € 10,000 to feed flood victims

Malawi NGO secures € 10,000 to feed flood victims

Circle for Integrated Community Development (CICOD) a local organization in Malawi has secured a €10,000 grant from Germany's Sign of Hope, intended to nourish 1,350 vulnerable ...

Remains of 39 Cameroon soldiers returned to families

Remains of 39 Cameroon soldiers returned to families

The remains of 39 Cameroonian soldiers killed by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram and Central African Republic rebels have been returned to their families on Friday.The ...

Zuma vows to improve public transport

Zuma vows to improve public transport

The South African government would continue to improve the country's public transport system, including its security, President Jacob Zuma told commuters on Friday.Zuma, speaking as ...

Nigeria’s teledensity hits 100 percent – data

Nigeria’s teledensity hits 100 percent – data

Nigeria's teledensity or telephone penetration has finally hit a 100 percent mark, according to the Communications Commission's (NCC).The NCC's Monthly Subscriber Data released in ...

S/Sudan: Troops on the alert after talks fail

The authorities in South Sudan have ordered the army to be on a high state of alert after peace talks in Ethiopia between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar failed on Friday.Sources in Juba said government troops are preparing to defend their positions and possibly go on the offensive in search of a military outcome to the 15-month conflict. According to the sources the SPLA government has ...

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Egypt: 10 militants killed, 12 injured in North Sinai raid

Egyptian military air strikes have killed at least 10 members of Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and injured 12 others in the North Sinai's town of Sheikh Zuweid on Friday, army sources said.Apache helicopters raided two houses believed to shelter the suspected Ansar members south of Sheikh Zuweid, the sources added. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis changed its name to Sinai Province after pledging ...

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Police boss’s alleged scam shocks Ghanaians

A cross-section of Ghanaians on Friday expressed shock and dismay over news that police chief Patrick Timbilla was behind a recruitment scam a week ago. Over 200 people had trooped to five regional police training schools with admission letters hoping to begin training as police recruits in Accra, Kumasi, Pawlugu, Koforidua and Ho. It was later alleged that Timbilla may have collected money from the victims ...

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Malawi NGO secures € 10,000 to feed flood victims

Circle for Integrated Community Development (CICOD) a local organization in Malawi has secured a €10,000 grant from Germany's Sign of Hope, intended to nourish 1,350 vulnerable people in Chikwawa a district hit hard by floods.According to CICOD Executive Director, Amos Tizora on Friday, the NGO has noted that the severity of the floods and the coping measures by the victims and care givers as well as the ...

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Remains of 39 Cameroon soldiers returned to families

The remains of 39 Cameroonian soldiers killed by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram and Central African Republic rebels have been returned to their families on Friday.The handover was made during a farewell ceremony held at the army headquarters in Yaoundé, APA can confirm. 38 of the victims were killed in the Far North region between December 2014 and January 2015, while their comrade, a warrant officer, ...

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Zuma vows to improve public transport

The South African government would continue to improve the country's public transport system, including its security, President Jacob Zuma told commuters on Friday.Zuma, speaking as part of his Presidential Siyahlola Service Delivery Monitoring Programme, undertook unannounced visits to various public transport facilities around Pretoria to assess the standard and state of public transport infrastructure in ...

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Nigeria’s teledensity hits 100 percent – data

Nigeria's teledensity or telephone penetration has finally hit a 100 percent mark, according to the Communications Commission's (NCC).The NCC's Monthly Subscriber Data released in Abuja on Friday said teledensity stood at 100.59 percent by the end of January 2015 as the active lines/phone numbers on the telecommunications operators' networks reach 140,822,483. Teledensity measures the percentage of a ...

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S/Leone’s ruling party expels vice president

The governing All Peoples Congress (APC) party in Sierra Leone has expelled the country's sitting Vice President, sources said Friday.Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana was expelled by a decision taken at a high profile meeting by the National Advisory Council, the second highest decision making body of the party, in Freetown. The VP, who is currently in quarantine following the death of one of his body ...

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Egypt: 9025 arrive in Cairo from Libya via air

Cairo International Airport received Friday 306 Egyptians coming from Libya through Djerba Airport in Tunisia; total number of arrivals via air reached 9025 on board of 35 flights.Cairo airport has been receiving daily flights carrying hundreds of Egyptian nationals who escaped the security unrest in Libya after 20 Egyptian Copts were beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) group in the troubled North African ...

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S/Africa: Cash injection for rhino protection project

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has allocated $240,000 to the country's Rhino Protection Programme (RPP) to assist with the care of injured and orphaned rhinos as a result of poaching, APA can report Friday.This move is in partnership with the local Peace Parks Foundation (PPF). “We appreciate the support of the RPP in helping rhinos that have been injured and orphaned as a result of poaching ...

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