S/Sudanese troops ‘withdraw’ from disputed area

S/Sudanese troops ‘withdraw’ from disputed area

The Sudanese government has said that South Sudan's troops have pulled out of disputed areas along the two countries' common border.The commissioner of Bahar Al-Arab locality in ...

Ghana: Thousands participate in deer hunting festival

Ghana: Thousands participate in deer hunting festival

Thousands of people from all walks of life on Saturday thronged Ghanaian Central Regional city of Winneba to participate in the unique Deer Hunting Festival celebrated annually by ...

Nigeria’s  Nollywood actor dies at 66

Nigeria’s Nollywood actor dies at 66

Nigeria's Nollywood actor Peter Bunor, who two years ago lamented being neglected by his colleagues, was said to have died on Friday, months after he survived a stroke attack.The ...

Nigeria army rescue additional 200 women, children

Nigeria army rescue additional 200 women, children

Nigeria's Defence Headquarters has said another set of 234 women and children have been rescued at the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest, bringing the number of those rescued ...

Nigeria: Press highlight demand for minimum wage, fight against corruption, fuel scarcity

Nigeria: Press highlight demand for minimum wage, fight against corruption, fuel scarcity

The demand for increase in minimum wage by labour, the incoming government's disdain for corruption and lingering fuel scarcity were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on ...

Ivorian ex-combatants vacate barracks following president appeal

Ivorian ex-combatants vacate barracks following president appeal

At least 2 000 Ivorian ex-fighters have vacated military sites and other public and private places they had been illegally occupying in the wake of the violent post-election crisis ...

Body of Gabon opposition politician arrives home

Body of Gabon opposition politician arrives home

The body of the Gabonese opposition politician, Andre Mba Obame, who died on 12 April in Yaounde (Cameroon), has arrived on Friday afternoon in his native north of the ...

S/Sudanese troops ‘withdraw’ from disputed area

The Sudanese government has said that South Sudan's troops have pulled out of disputed areas along the two countries' common border.The commissioner of Bahar Al-Arab locality in East Darfur State, Salim al-Hassan, disclosed that the SPLA had withdrawn from the Samaha border area. Samaha is one of the five disputed areas between the two countries since the cessation of South Sudan from Sudan in July 2011. ...

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Nigerian press headlines disarray in ruling party

The official planned prosecution of electoral offenders in the 2015 general elections, disarray in the ruling People's Democratic Party after losing elections, and lobby for AfDB's presidency were major items in Nigerian newspapers on Sunday.Vanguard reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission would set up a tribunal where electoral offenders will be prosecuted. This Day said as it is with a ...

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Ghana: Thousands participate in deer hunting festival

Thousands of people from all walks of life on Saturday thronged Ghanaian Central Regional city of Winneba to participate in the unique Deer Hunting Festival celebrated annually by the chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area.The two Asafo Companies (warriors) namely Dentsefo and Tuafo set off as early as 4 am to the reserved forest nearby the city to search for the animal. The group that would catch the ...

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Nigeria’s Nollywood actor dies at 66

Nigeria's Nollywood actor Peter Bunor, who two years ago lamented being neglected by his colleagues, was said to have died on Friday, months after he survived a stroke attack.The actor's popular son, Peter Jr confirmed the death of his father, disclosing that he died in the wee hours of Friday. He passed away on Friday after battling with stroke for several years. His son, Peter Jr, who is also an actor took ...

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Nigeria army rescue additional 200 women, children

Nigeria's Defence Headquarters has said another set of 234 women and children have been rescued at the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest, bringing the number of those rescued to 668 in one week.This information is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade Director of Defence Information. He said those rescued had been evacuated to screening centres. ''This set is in ...

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Nigeria: Press highlight demand for minimum wage, fight against corruption, fuel scarcity

The demand for increase in minimum wage by labour, the incoming government's disdain for corruption and lingering fuel scarcity were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.Vanguard reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Friday condemned the sealing of the National Stadium, Surulere to prevent workers from celebrating Workers' Day, as it demanded N90, 000 as minimum wage for workers. ...

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Ivorian ex-combatants vacate barracks following president appeal

At least 2 000 Ivorian ex-fighters have vacated military sites and other public and private places they had been illegally occupying in the wake of the violent post-election crisis 2010-2011, president Ouattara announced Friday.“2,000 out of the 4,000 former fighters have already left after my appeal,� the Ivoirian head of State declared on the occasion of the celebration of the Labor Day marked on 1st ...

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Body of Gabon opposition politician arrives home

The body of the Gabonese opposition politician, Andre Mba Obame, who died on 12 April in Yaounde (Cameroon), has arrived on Friday afternoon in his native north of the country.Hundreds of thousands of his supporters flocked to Ewormokok local airport to pay respect to the former Executive Secretary of the opposition National Union party. The vice-presidents of the party, Casimir Oye Mba and Jean Eyeghe ...

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S/Leone MPs warn employers over minimum wage

The special select committee on labour an industrial relations have cautioned business and other employing agencies to abide by the country`s recently enacted law on minimum wage. After over a decade, the country in January this year began implementing a new minimum wage which requires employees to pay workers at least Le 500, 000 (US$100) per month. Before now the minimum waged had been officially at Le21, ...

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Ghana: Erratic power supply overshadows May Day

Ghana's army of workers from all walks of life on Friday joined their counterparts in the world to celebrate May Day calling on the government to find a solution to the current power crisis which has resulted in retrenchment.Placards conveying bitterness over the erratic power supply overshadowed others by other workers who converged at the Black Stars Square to celebrate the occasion. Another issue which ...

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