AMISOM military operations coordination committee meets in Nairobi

AMISOM military operations coordination committee meets in Nairobi

The Military Operations Coordination Committee of AMISOM, met in Nairobi to discuss the military situation in Somalia, consider AMISOM needs and its future plans, Ethiopia' Ministry ...

Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinean newspapers were absent from stands while privately-owned radios were off the air on Tuesday in protest against last Friday's murder of journalist Mohamed Diallo at the ...

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt donates $2m to S/Sudan humanitarian efforts

Egypt has donated $2 million towards humanitarian efforts in the young state of South Sudan, the Egyptian ambassador to south Sudan said in a press release issued on Monday.The ...

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Kidnapped Australian woman arrives in Burkina Faso

Australian woman Jocelyn Elliot, who was kidnapped along with her husband Ken on 15 January 2016 by Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) before being released over the weekend, has ...

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country's population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, and ...

Briton to appear in S/African court for drug dealing -Police

Briton to appear in S/African court for drug dealing -Police

A 50-year-old Briton is to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of drug dealing, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has said.Richards is due to ...

S/Africa: Corruption Watch joins opposition parties in Nkandla case

S/Africa: Corruption Watch joins opposition parties in Nkandla case

Corruption Watch, a South African NGO, has been granted leave to intervene as amicus curiae, or a friend of the court, in Tuesday's application by the opposition Economic Freedom ...

Liberia: Autopsy report attributes Greaves’ death to drowning

A provisional autopsy report has attributed former Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation managing director Harry Greaves' death to drowning in salt water, reports said on Tuesday.The autopsy was conducted by a team of forensic pathologists from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science in U.S.A to establish the cause of death of the former managing director whose lifeless body was discovered on a beach in ...

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Ethiopia, USAID launch five-year “Communication for Health” initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ethiopia's Ministry of Health jointly inaugurated a new activity “Communication for Health” designed to strengthen evidence-based health communication in Ethiopia.A statement released on Tuesday by the US embassy in Addis Ababa said the USAID activity will support the Ethiopian health sector to guide families in making better health choices ...

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AMISOM military operations coordination committee meets in Nairobi

The Military Operations Coordination Committee of AMISOM, met in Nairobi to discuss the military situation in Somalia, consider AMISOM needs and its future plans, Ethiopia' Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday in statement.The meeting was chaired by the AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira. Other present included the AU Commissioner for Peace and ...

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Namibian MPs back from recess

Namibian lawmakers in the National Assembly are back following a recess since November last year, reports said on Tuesday.They are expected to deliberate on 40 Bills during the Third Session of the Six Parliament. The new session was officially opened by President Hage Geingob on Thursday under the theme “Striving towards Gender Equality and raising awareness against Gender-based Violence.� Speaker Peter ...

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Mozambique opposition threatens to block key roads

Mozambique's main opposition Renamo party has announcede plans to set up road blocks on key highways in the centre of the country to search vehicles believed to be carrying members of the defence and security forces whom they accuse of abducting and killing its members, APA learns here on Tuesday.Addressing a media briefing late on Monday in the central port city of Beira, the Renamo head of mobilization in ...

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Guinea observes media blackout day over journalist’s death

Guinean newspapers were absent from stands while privately-owned radios were off the air on Tuesday in protest against last Friday's murder of journalist Mohamed Diallo at the headquarters of the opposition party UFDG in the outskirts of Conakry.Even the State-owned radio shows its solidarity to the press blackout day by broadcasting only music program instead of its usual. This "Press Blackout Day" was ...

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Burkina Faso issues int’l arrest warrant for Ivorian parliamentary speaker – Official

The military tribunal in Ouagadougou (TMO) said, during a meeting with journalists, that the Speaker of the Ivorian National Assembly, Guillaume Soro, could be arrested if he went to a country which has signed agreements to this effect with Burkina Faso. “When an arrest warrant is issued, it goes to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which will transmit this warrant to its counterparts in the other countries. ...

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Ugandan authorities hand over stolen vehicles to UK officials

The Uganda Revenue Authority has handed over 27 top of the line vehicles allegedly stolen from the United Kingdom (UK) to police officers of the UK's Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service. The cars, mostly Audis, BMWs and Range Rovers were recovered from various vehicle bonds in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) earlier on Tuesday handed over the vehicles to officials from the UK ...

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Nigeria gives business starter packs to ex-militants

About 3,232 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have received business starter packs after their training as entrepreneurs and secured employment for 400 beneficiaries of the Oil and Gas International Foundation (OGIF). The amnesty programme was instituted to uplift ex-militants in the Niger Delta, who dropped their arms to embrace the programme. A statement signed by Mr. Owei Lakemfa, ...

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Swaziland to fulfill ILO benchmarks in June – Sources

Swaziland may regain its African Growth and Opportunity (AGOA) status as it promises to meet all five benchmarks set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) by June, APA reports on Tuesday. As of now Swaziland met three and the remaining two are the amendment of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the amendment of the Public Order Act which should allow for the full recognition of the freedom of ...

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