Guinean president makes minor cabinet reshuffle

Guinean president makes minor cabinet reshuffle

The Guinean president, Alpha Conde has reshuffled his cabinet with the appointment of two new ministers, APA learns from a decree issued late on Tuesday. Cheick Talib Sylla who was ...

Trial of senior members of former Ivorian ruling party postponed

Trial of senior members of former Ivorian ruling party postponed

The trial of Cote d'Ivoire's ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo and 83 other senior members of the former ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) which was due to kick off Wednesday has been ...

HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease, malaria deadlier than Ebola in Africa – survey

HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease, malaria deadlier than Ebola in Africa – survey

While recent fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa have gripped the world, more people have died of HIV/AIDS in Africa in 2012 than any other cause of death, ...

Al-Shabaab stones boy to death alleged for adultery in southern Somalia

Al-Shabaab stones boy to death alleged for adultery in southern Somalia

The Somali militant group Al Shabaab has publicly stoned to death a teenage boy identified as Hassan Ali Ahmed who they accused of committing adultery in Lower Shabelle region in ...

Somali civil society groups urge vigilance against Ebola outbreak

Somali civil society groups urge vigilance against Ebola outbreak

-Somali civil society groups have expressed concern about the possibility of Ebola getting into the country through the Sierra Leonean contingent as part of the African Union ...

South Sudan rivals sign framework agreement in Tanzania

South Sudan rivals sign framework agreement in Tanzania

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Myardit and his rival Riek Machar have signed a framework agreement in Tanzania with the aim of resolving the ten month old crisis in the new state. ...

Press highlights independent candidacy, sale of oil blocks by Shell, others

Press highlights independent candidacy, sale of oil blocks by Shell, others

National Assembly's approval of independent candidacy in future elections, conclusion of sale of major oil blocks in Nigeria by Shell and the assurance that Nigeria is not broke by ...

Guinean president makes minor cabinet reshuffle

The Guinean president, Alpha Conde has reshuffled his cabinet with the appointment of two new ministers, APA learns from a decree issued late on Tuesday. Cheick Talib Sylla who was until now the general manager of the hydro-electric dam project at Kaleta is named Energy minister replacing Idrissa Thiam who was appointed to that post after the 2013 legislative polls. Mahmoud Cisse a judge at the state ...

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Trial of senior members of former Ivorian ruling party postponed

The trial of Cote d'Ivoire's ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo and 83 other senior members of the former ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) which was due to kick off Wednesday has been postponed indefinitely, APA learns here. They are being prosecuted by the Ivorian judiciary for breach of state security. The security presence around the court situated down town Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital was not ...

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HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease, malaria deadlier than Ebola in Africa – survey

While recent fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa have gripped the world, more people have died of HIV/AIDS in Africa in 2012 than any other cause of death, according to the 2014 Africa Survey to be released October 28th in Johannesburg. A press release issued here Wednesday says Good Governance Africa (GGA) publishes the Africa Survey, a comprehensive annual collection of social, ...

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Al-Shabaab stones boy to death alleged for adultery in southern Somalia

The Somali militant group Al Shabaab has publicly stoned to death a teenage boy identified as Hassan Ali Ahmed who they accused of committing adultery in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The Al Shabaab said in a statement published on their website that the boy was found guilty of raping a girl with a gun in Lower Shebelle in Somalia. Meanwhile, an Al Shabaab court has also convicted the family of ...

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Somali civil society groups urge vigilance against Ebola outbreak

-Somali civil society groups have expressed concern about the possibility of Ebola getting into the country through the Sierra Leonean contingent as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. Mohamed Hashi, a civil society activist said their outcry came following reports that Sierra Leonean soldiers waiting to be deployed as peacekeepers in Somalia have been quarantined after one of them ...

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South Sudan rivals sign framework agreement in Tanzania

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Myardit and his rival Riek Machar have signed a framework agreement in Tanzania with the aim of resolving the ten month old crisis in the new state. The different factions of the ruling party in South Sudan, the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the agreement with the aims of addressing the root causes of the conflict that erupted in mid-December and plunged ...

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Press highlights independent candidacy, sale of oil blocks by Shell, others

National Assembly's approval of independent candidacy in future elections, conclusion of sale of major oil blocks in Nigeria by Shell and the assurance that Nigeria is not broke by finance minister made the headlines in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.The Guardian newspaper reported that the two chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment for independent candidates in ...

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Rwanda hosts national symposium on breast cancer management

- A national symposium on breast cancer management opened in Kigali on Wednesday under the aegis of Rwanda's Ministry of Health. The participants will discuss several issues concerning the characteristics and presentation of patients with breast cancer in Rwanda as well as the results from the latest population-based survey that was conducted in Rwanda and Sierra Leone regarding the prevalence of breast ...

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S/Leoneans launch campaign against Ebola stigmatization

A campaign aimed at discouraging discrimination against victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been launched. The 'Beauty for country campaign' is the brainchild of three Sierra Leonean ladies, one of whom is a former broadcaster, according to reports on Tuesday. Sierra Leoneans have been tormented by reports of their compatriots and citizens from Guinea and Liberia being stigmatized in foreign ...

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Mali peace accord expected by year’s end

Peace talks between the government and armed groups in northern Mali could culminate in an accord before the end of the year, according to a source taking part in the negotiations in Algiers. The latest round of talks resumed briefly in Algeria on Monday but kicked off in earnest on Tuesday with the hope that a peace deal will be reached by December. “The international mediation has in any case set ...

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