Ghanaian media headline NPP conference, GJA awards & others

Ghanaian media headline NPP conference, GJA awards & others

The Ghanaian media on Monday focused on the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)'s super delegates' congress to trim the number of the presidential aspirants from seven to five, ...

S/Africa appoints first woman to head Africa’s biggest airport

S/Africa appoints first woman to head Africa’s biggest airport

The biggest and busiest airport in Africa, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, will be led by a female head for the first time since the dawn of democracy 20 years ago, ...

Airtel takes ICT awareness campaign to rural Nigerian communities

Airtel takes ICT awareness campaign to rural Nigerian communities

One of Nigeria's leading telecommunications companies, Airtel Nigeria, has announced an empowerment initiative that focuses on creating awareness to encourage the use of Information ...

Kenya bound Tanzania plane wreckage found, no survivors

Kenya bound Tanzania plane wreckage found, no survivors

The Kenya bound Tanzanian Safari Express plane that had gone missing was Monday found crashed at Serengeti National Park about 15 miles to the Kenya-Tanzania border, killing all the ...

Kenya bound Tanzania plane goes missing

Kenya bound Tanzania plane goes missing

An aircraft with three passengers that had left Mwanza, Tanzania, for Magadi in Kenya has gone missing, local media reported on Monday.The aircraft, registration 5YSXP and operated ...

Nigerian editors call for adequate funding for electoral body

Nigerian editors call for adequate funding for electoral body

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called for adequate funding of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable the commission conduct free, fair and credible ...

ICC lines up witnesses to testify against Kenya’s D/President

ICC lines up witnesses to testify against Kenya’s D/President

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has lined up nine witnesses to testify against Deputy President William Ruto at his case which resumes on Monday.The nine witnesses who are ...

Ghanaian media headline NPP conference, GJA awards & others

The Ghanaian media on Monday focused on the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)'s super delegates' congress to trim the number of the presidential aspirants from seven to five, Ghana Journalists Awards (GJA) and the Black Satellites qualification to the African Youth Championship in Senegal next year. The Daily Graphic gave prominence to the NPP delegates' congress and reported that the special electoral ...

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S/Africa appoints first woman to head Africa’s biggest airport

The biggest and busiest airport in Africa, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, will be led by a female head for the first time since the dawn of democracy 20 years ago, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) announced on Monday. Acsa said the appointment of Bongiwe Pityi as the new General Manager of OR Tambo International Airport was with effect from 1 September 2014. Acsa's chief executive ...

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Airtel takes ICT awareness campaign to rural Nigerian communities

One of Nigeria's leading telecommunications companies, Airtel Nigeria, has announced an empowerment initiative that focuses on creating awareness to encourage the use of Information and Communication Technology in the rural areas across the country. In a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, Airtel said that the initiative was part of a strategic effort to empower more Nigerians in line with its key objective ...

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Kenya bound Tanzania plane wreckage found, no survivors

The Kenya bound Tanzanian Safari Express plane that had gone missing was Monday found crashed at Serengeti National Park about 15 miles to the Kenya-Tanzania border, killing all the three occupants.All the three occupants were burnt beyond recognition in the air craft that was headed for Magadi in Kenya from Mwanza, Tanzania when it crashed on Sunday night. The wreckage of the plane was sighted in the forest ...

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Kenya bound Tanzania plane goes missing

An aircraft with three passengers that had left Mwanza, Tanzania, for Magadi in Kenya has gone missing, local media reported on Monday.The aircraft, registration 5YSXP and operated by Safari Express Limited, had left Mwanza Airport on Sunday at around 4.26pm( local time). Upon reaching an altitude of 14,000 feet, it lost communication with the the radar at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The area ...

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Nigerian editors call for adequate funding for electoral body

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called for adequate funding of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable the commission conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2015 and beyond.The NGE made the statement in a communiqué issued on Monday in Lagos on the 10th All Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC) in Katsina in northern Nigeria which brought together more than 250 editors from ...

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ICC lines up witnesses to testify against Kenya’s D/President

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has lined up nine witnesses to testify against Deputy President William Ruto at his case which resumes on Monday.The nine witnesses who are said to have vital information linking the Deputy President in the 2007/08 post -election violence are set to testify via video-link in an undisclosed location in Nairobi. Ruto, who jetted out of the country on Sunday night, will be ...

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Nigeria: Jonathan to attend AU terrorism meeting in Kenya

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is set to participate in a meeting of the African Union's Peace and Security Council scheduled to hold in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday. A statement from Jonathan's office on Sunday said the Nairobi meeting, which is a follow-up to talks by him and other African leaders in Pretoria, South Africa in May on joint action against terrorism, would receive and consider the report ...

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Zambia steps up Ebola prevention

The Zambian government has increased its budget to prepare for and prevent a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola fever in the country.Ministry of Health Director for Contagious Disease Prevention, Elizabeth Chizema told journalists on Sunday that the government had increased the allocation to fight the disease from the initial 10 million Zambian Kwacha (1.5 million US dollars) to K116 million ($18.7 ...

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Guinea to boost response strategy against Ebola

Guinea has unveiled plans to launch the second phase of its communication strategy within 72 hours to respond better to Ebola, which has claimed nearly 500 lives since December, reports said Sunday. According to the Interdepartmental Commission for Ebola Response, in a press conference, the new communication strategy aims to inform and sensitize the entire population in the course of two months. Religious ...

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