Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

The former ruling People's Democratic Party's face off with secretariat staff, the failure of a planned rural electricity project and the review of Court Marshal sentences were the ...

S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

The director of the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, the US embassy in Freetown said in a statement.It said in ...

Nigeria: Press zoom suicide attack on market, deportation of Nigerians, petrol price

Nigeria: Press zoom suicide attack on market, deportation of Nigerians, petrol price

The female suicide bomber attack in Maiduguri, deportation of 2,000 Nigerians from Cameroon and sale of petrol above official price were some of the stories in Nigerian newspapers ...

Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

Rwanda trains 120 park rangers to fight poaching

A group of 120 park rangers have completed an intense two-months training aimed at equipping them with paramilitary skills and knowledge to provide quality security to Rwanda's ...

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

Botswana joins Zimbabwe iconic lion killing row

The government of Botswana said on Friday that it has learnt with deep concern of the killing of a collared and protected lion by an American national, a certain Walter James ...

Unprotected CAR Muslims forced to abandon their religion – Amnesty Int’l

Unprotected CAR Muslims forced to abandon their religion – Amnesty Int’l

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western Central African Republic (CAR) have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a ...

Botswana leader expresses concern with prevalence of serious crime

Botswana leader expresses concern with prevalence of serious crime

Botswana President Ian Khama said Friday that many of the concerns from Botswana is that despite the best efforts of the police, during 2015, there has been a disturbing increase in ...

Nigerian press headline politics, court marshal, others

The former ruling People's Democratic Party's face off with secretariat staff, the failure of a planned rural electricity project and the review of Court Marshal sentences were the main stories in Nigerian newspapers on Sunday.Vanguard newspaper said the battle between the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the secretariat staff deepened on Saturday as the workers alleged that the National ...

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Ebola vaccine clinical trials effective in Guinea

The results of a clinical trial effected in Guinea has shown that a vaccine against Ebola dubbed “Ebola VSV-EBOV” has proved to be “highly effective” and that a final product was “within reach”, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.“It's a very promising development,â€� WHO's Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan said in a press statement. According to her, these results were obtained ...

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EU donates €16.5m toward irradiating polio in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has donated €16.5 million to help in fight against Polio in the Kebbi state, northwest Nigeria, said Dr. Abubakar Koko, the Director of Kebbi state Primary Health Care Development Agency (KPHCDA).Koko made the disclosure on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi at an interactive session with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on how to sustain the prevention of polio in line with global ...

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S/Leone: US’ CDC boss due in Freetown today

The director of the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, the US embassy in Freetown said in a statement.It said in the statement that Dr. Tom Frieden, who is due to arrive in Freetown on Sunday, will spend three days in the country. His visit, according to the statement, is part of a tour of the three West African nations hardest hit by the ...

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Gambia hosts Nigeria on friendly football match Saturday

Former Gambian veteran footballers will play against their Nigerian counterparts on a friendly match, later on Saturday.According to officials of Gambia Football Federation, the game is aimed at fostering relation between the two countries and provides the platform to share technical knowledge in sport, considering the current low trend of football in Gambia. The former Nigerian internationals led by former ...

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S/Leone: New health media network launched

A new media group has been set up to help fight health issues in Sierra Leone, according to Focus 1000, a civil society organisation. The Kombra Media Network (KMN) will comprise about 50 journalists who on Friday ended a three day intensive training on ethics in reporting on health issues. The training was organised by Focus 1000 which advocate for quality health delivery for babies in their first 1000 ...

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S/Leone: Cinema owners appeal for lifting of emergency

A group representing owners of public video viewing have appealed to Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma to lift or relax the State of Emergency, reports said on Saturday. The National Union of Sports Centers (NUSC), as the group calls itself, is concerned that with the pending commencement of the English football premier league season, their sufferings are bound to continue with no business. Since ...

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Nigeria: Press zoom suicide attack on market, deportation of Nigerians, petrol price

The female suicide bomber attack in Maiduguri, deportation of 2,000 Nigerians from Cameroon and sale of petrol above official price were some of the stories in Nigerian newspapers on Saturday.Guardian said that Boko Haram's female suicide bomber attacked Gambouru Market in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno State on Friday morning, by detonating a hidden Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a tricycle, killing ...

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Ghana Broadcasting Corporation marks 80th anniversary

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on Friday celebrated its 80th anniversary, taking its listeners and its website visitors through the evolution of the station.On Friday, various programmes were done including one in Hausa language, where the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, offered Muslim prayers for the GBC. The Director General of GBC, Major (Retired) Albert Don Chebe, praised past ...

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S/Africa issues stern warning to ruthless wildlife hunters

With neighbouring Zimbabwe's death of Cecil the Lion clearly in mind, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has sternly warned ruthless game hunters that they would not escape the “paws of justice” from the country.The minister said this in response to a lawmaker's statement on Friday during a joint sitting of Parliament in Cape Town. Member of Parliament Narend Singh expressed disgust at ...

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