Seleka military chief held in Cameroon

Seleka military chief held in Cameroon

Mahamat Aboubakar, believed to be the military commander of the Seleka rebel movement in the Central African Republic is being held in an undisclosed place in Yaounde, neigbouring ...

Liberia: DHL indicted for “drugstrafficking

Liberia: DHL indicted for “drugstrafficking

The Liberian government has indicted five persons along with the management of DHL for the trafficking, distribution, delivery, dispensation and transportation of controlled ...

S/Africa: Opposition MPs fail to stop Zuma, booted out of House

S/Africa: Opposition MPs fail to stop Zuma, booted out of House

South African President Jacob Zuma's first appearance in parliament after his recent two damning court rulings got off to a bumpy start, with opposition parliamentarians from the ...

Sudanese-Saudi mineral investments dominates media on Thursday

Sudanese-Saudi mineral investments dominates media on Thursday

Thursday's Sudanese newspapers have focused on the Sudanese-Saudi investments and the new mineral agreements signed on Wednesday between the two countries. The Saudi minister of ...

Kenya: Envoys’ plea, Odinga’s threat to boycott 2017 polls, others grab headlines

Kenya: Envoys’ plea, Odinga’s threat to boycott 2017 polls, others grab headlines

Envoys plea to opposition to shun violence over the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Odinga threats to boycott 2017 general elections as well as Odinga ...

Soro elected to chair Afro-Arab parliamentary body

Soro elected to chair Afro-Arab parliamentary body

Cote d'Ivoire's National Assembly Speaker, Guillaume Soro was on Wednesday elected Chairman of the Afro-Arab Parliamentary Conference for a two-year term.He was chosen during the ...

Liberia: PREVAIL wants health workers take Ebola vaccine

Liberia: PREVAIL wants health workers take Ebola vaccine

Liberia's current Ebola Natural History Study (ENHS) which is focused on the enrollment of Ebola survivors and their close contacts is being extended to health workers who often ...

Ugandan legislator champions law on alcohol control

A Ugandan legislator is planning to table a bill before the country's parliament with the aim of regulating alcohol consumption and production.Betty Nambooze said on Thursday that the proposed Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2016 seeks to regulate time and age for alcohol consumption, advertisement and exploitation of the people by reckless and greedy businesses. Nambooze said the bill also seeks to set the ...

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Liberia holds special discourse on terrorism

Liberia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the auspices of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, will hold a special panel discussion under the topic: “The Threat of Terrorism in the West African Region and the Need for Greater Collaboration among West African Nations.”According to a Foreign Ministry statement issued in Monrovia on Thursday, the forum which will be held at the C. Cecil Dennis ...

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S/Leone media award back after two-year absence

After a two-year absence, due to the fallout resulting from the Ebola epidemic, the annual journalism award organized by the Independent Media Commission (IMC) in Sierra Leone is back as a headline act.The award which recognizes excellence in the media was last held in 2013. The Commission said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in 2014 forced it to suspend the event which also wasn't held in 2015. IMC ...

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Mozambique urged to probe mass graves

The Human Rights National Commission in Mozambique is demanding a full investigation into the discovery of bodies scattered in the bush in the central provinces of Manica and Sofala.The two provinces were the epicenters of recent skirmishes between government security forces and armed militias linked to the main opposition Renamo party. According to local media reports monitored by APA on Thursday, this ...

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Seleka military chief held in Cameroon

Mahamat Aboubakar, believed to be the military commander of the Seleka rebel movement in the Central African Republic is being held in an undisclosed place in Yaounde, neigbouring Cameroon after his arrest in the eastern border town of Ngaoui on 29 April, APA can report from security sources Thursday.Abubakar had fled after clashes on the night of 24 to 25 April, 2016 involving his organization with the ...

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Botswana witnesses decline in malaria cases

There has been a drastic drop in malaria cases from over 8, 000 in 2000 to about 300 cases in 2015 in Botswana, state run Dailynews reported on Thursday.The paper quoted the Assistant Minister of Health, Dr Alfred Madigele as saying that the country continued to make strides towards eliminating malaria completely by 2018. He was further quoted as saying that Botswana was among the eight countries in the SADC ...

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Fire kills two Gambian toddlers in New York

Two children of Gambian extraction are now known to have been killed in a fire incident in the Bronx area of New York City, APA can report Thursday.According to the Wednesday edition of {SMBC News}, a daily newspaper published in New York, the mother, Haja Conteh, 26, had left her two children, 18-month-old Aminata Jabbie and two-year-old Jainaba Jabbie in her apartment to go to a local laundromat at the ...

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B/Faso to host “Sotigui Night” movie awards from 6 to 7 May

"The night of Sotigui Awards" intended to honor African actors and film-makers and those from the diaspora, will be held on 6 and 7 May 2016 under the theme "the Professionalization of acting in Africa", organizers said on Wednesday.Organized by "Em Communication", the event is held under the joint sponsorship of Ramatoulaye Ndiaye Diallo, the Malian minister of Culture, Handicrafts and Tourism and her ...

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Cameroon football League: Coton Sport up in third place

Coton Sport of Garoua secured a precious victory Wednesday at home against the club Botafogo Douala (2-0), allowing it to leap from 5th to 3rd place in the standing of the Cameroonian football and be just 2 points behind the leader UMS Loum, which conceded a 1-1 stalemate to New stars of Douala.At just two rounds before the end of the first leg phase of the competition, UMS and Union Douala, which inflicted ...

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Liberia: DHL indicted for “drugstrafficking

The Liberian government has indicted five persons along with the management of DHL for the trafficking, distribution, delivery, dispensation and transportation of controlled substances.The indictees: Comfort Wleh, Uache Ude, Charles Akaolisa, Gabriel Doe and Andrew Neh, are expected to be arraigned before Criminal Court 'C' at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia to ascertain their plea of guilty or not guilty ...

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