Nigerian oil workers suspend nationwide strike

Nigerian oil workers suspend nationwide strike

Nigerian oil workers have suspended their nationwide strike on Friday after a meeting with officials of the Ministries of Labour and Petroleum Resources in Abuja.The oil workers, ...

S/Leone Ebola: Global Shapers launches anti-stigma campaign

S/Leone Ebola: Global Shapers launches anti-stigma campaign

The Sierra Leone chapter of the international association of young and aspiring entrepreneurs, Global Shapers Freetown Hub, has launched a campaign to discourage growing ...

Angola to host first ever ‘African Mayor Awards

Angola to host first ever ‘African Mayor Awards

All roads will lead to the Angolan capital Luanda where the United Cities and Local Governments-Africa (UCLG–A) will jointly launch first ever "African Mayor Awards” in ...

Sahel G5 summit opens in Mauritania

Sahel G5 summit opens in Mauritania

An extraordinary summit of Sahel G5 leaders opened in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Friday.Present at the opening were presidents Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, ...

UK condemns Nigeria killings, abductions

UK condemns Nigeria killings, abductions

The United Kingdom has condemned the killing and mass abduction of civilians in Northern Nigeria. In an official statement on Friday London said it is appalled by the attack on the ...

Gambia: HIV, road safety contracts attract over $495,500

Gambia: HIV, road safety contracts attract over $495,500

The National Roads Authority (NRA) and The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) have signed a sensitization contract amounting to about $ 495,570.The project, to run for a ...

G/Bissau: Woman jailed for FGM

G/Bissau: Woman jailed for FGM

A court in Bissau has sentenced a woman to three years in jail coupled with a fine of CFA 500,000 for letting her three daughters undergo female genital mutilation in September, ...

Nigerian oil workers suspend nationwide strike

Nigerian oil workers have suspended their nationwide strike on Friday after a meeting with officials of the Ministries of Labour and Petroleum Resources in Abuja.The oil workers, who are members of the of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), began the national strike on Monday to protest among other ...

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S/Leone Ebola: Global Shapers launches anti-stigma campaign

The Sierra Leone chapter of the international association of young and aspiring entrepreneurs, Global Shapers Freetown Hub, has launched a campaign to discourage growing stigmatization directed at Ebola survivors.Sierra Leone has recorded 1262 survivors from the deadly hemorrhagic fever disease, as the December 18 figures. However, instead of being celebrated, survivors are stigmatized against, said Mr Alieu ...

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Angola to host first ever ‘African Mayor Awards

All roads will lead to the Angolan capital Luanda where the United Cities and Local Governments-Africa (UCLG–A) will jointly launch first ever "African Mayor Awards” in January.Organizers explained in the UK capital, on Friday that the event – scheduled for 5- 6 March 2015; aims to celebrate the achievements and excellence in the development of African cities. The inaugural 2015 "José Eduardo dos Santos ...

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Sahel G5 summit opens in Mauritania

An extraordinary summit of Sahel G5 leaders opened in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Friday.Present at the opening were presidents Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger, Idriss Deby of Chad and Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso. In his opening speech, President Ould Abdel Aziz stressed the need to adopt institutional blueprints of the Sahel G5 ...

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UK condemns Nigeria killings, abductions

The United Kingdom has condemned the killing and mass abduction of civilians in Northern Nigeria. In an official statement on Friday London said it is appalled by the attack on the village of Gumsuri in Borno State which resulted in the death of over 30 people and the abduction of nearly 200 others. “This was a cowardly attack and a stark reminder of the threat faced by Nigerian communities from Boko ...

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Gambia: HIV, road safety contracts attract over $495,500

The National Roads Authority (NRA) and The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) have signed a sensitization contract amounting to about $ 495,570.The project, to run for a period of three years, will center on awareness creation and prevention on HIV/AIDS, Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs), road safety and gender issues. The Daily Observer on Friday reported that the project was signed recently in ...

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G/Bissau: Woman jailed for FGM

A court in Bissau has sentenced a woman to three years in jail coupled with a fine of CFA 500,000 for letting her three daughters undergo female genital mutilation in September, reports said Friday.The same penalty was given to the cutter while the father of one of the girls received a 12 prison sentence and a fine of CFA 187.000. The defendants were reported to the judicial authorities by an anonymous ...

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Cameroon: AFD allocates CFA 9.8 billion towards sectoral training

The government of Cameroon and the French Development Agency (AFD) on Friday signed an agreement for a debt relief and a development contract (C2D) grant amounting to CFA 9.8 billion for the creation of sectoral vocational training centers (CFPS), APA can report.The budget is earmarked for the building of two industrial maintenance and transportation/logistics businesses and agribusiness centres in Douala ...

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Botswana on alert after S/Africa measles outbreak

The Botswana Ministry of Health said the country is being put on high alert following an outbreak of measles in neighbouring South Africa.In a statement seen by the African Press Agency on Friday, the ministry said all its public health facilities are being readied to provide the necessary health service to deal with any case measle in Botswana. “As we approach the festive season when travel is very likely ...

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Five Zimbabwe families relocated after flooding

At least five families have been relocated from Zimbabwe's Mutare following flooding that occurred on Wednesday night, state radio reported Friday.The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said some houses were swept away. The families were relocated to a local school where they are being assisted by the Zimbabwe Red Cross which has provided them with blankets and cooking utensils. The flooding claimed the life ...

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