China supports Mozambique flood victims

China supports Mozambique flood victims

Mozambique has received 10 tonnes of rice from China as part of a donation to victims of floods that have devastated parts of the central and northern regions of the southern ...

Gambia: Opposition threatens to obstruct 2016 polls

Gambia: Opposition threatens to obstruct 2016 polls

Mai Ahmad Fatty leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) party has threatened that there would be political consequences and that the government would pay the price if ...

Egypt’s premier mourns victims of North Sinai attacks

Egypt’s premier mourns victims of North Sinai attacks

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb mourned on Friday victims of the North Sinai deadly attacks which left at least 29 killed and 50 injured late Thursday.“These extremists are ...

Uganda gets first UN digital early warning system in Africa

Uganda gets first UN digital early warning system in Africa

Uganda has become the first African country and third in the world to host the United Nations Global Pulse Lab, a data innovation hub, after its New York headquarters and another ...

Egyptian leader cuts short AU summit participation to deal with Sinai attack

Egyptian leader cuts short AU summit participation to deal with Sinai attack

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi decided on Friday to cut short his participation in the African Union summit in Ethiopia to follow up the terrorist attack that took place in ...

Uganda: EA assembly appoints a committee on genocide ideology

Uganda: EA assembly appoints a committee on genocide ideology

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a resolution on Friday to form a Select Committee on Genocide. The Committee shall in addition look at the security impact on the ...

Kenya: IGAD summit to resolve S/Sudan conflict postponed

Kenya: IGAD summit to resolve S/Sudan conflict postponed

The 29th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that was scheduled to find lasting solutions to the conflict -ravaged South Sudan was ...

China supports Mozambique flood victims

Mozambique has received 10 tonnes of rice from China as part of a donation to victims of floods that have devastated parts of the central and northern regions of the southern African country, state radio reported Friday.According to Radio Mozambique, the grant was made via the China-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and was symbolically delivered by the chairperson of the chamber Ma Shiuyu and the Economic ...

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Gambia: Opposition threatens to obstruct 2016 polls

Mai Ahmad Fatty leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) party has threatened that there would be political consequences and that the government would pay the price if the oppositions' demand for electoral reforms are not met.In a statement issued on Friday, Mr Fatty said he would take all necessary step to hinder any effort to conduct elections in 2016 if the Independent Electoral Commission ...

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Egypt’s premier mourns victims of North Sinai attacks

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb mourned on Friday victims of the North Sinai deadly attacks which left at least 29 killed and 50 injured late Thursday.“These extremists are provoked by the nation's recovery and the assumption of its regional and international position,� he said in a statement. Prime minister called all nations and international human rights organisations, to document and witness ...

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Uganda gets first UN digital early warning system in Africa

Uganda has become the first African country and third in the world to host the United Nations Global Pulse Lab, a data innovation hub, after its New York headquarters and another chapter in Jakarta, Indonesia.Uganda's Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda launched the Pulse Lab Kampala with a call for stakeholders to invest in designing better and more modern early warning and monitoring systems. The UN ...

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Egyptian leader cuts short AU summit participation to deal with Sinai attack

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi decided on Friday to cut short his participation in the African Union summit in Ethiopia to follow up the terrorist attack that took place in Arish in north Sinai on Thursday, said the presidency. At least 29 people were killed and 36 were injured in a series of attacks in Arish on Thursday evening, according to medical sources. “Terrorist elements launched attacks ...

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Uganda: EA assembly appoints a committee on genocide ideology

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a resolution on Friday to form a Select Committee on Genocide. The Committee shall in addition look at the security impact on the Community of genocide ideology including genocide denial. The resolution moved by the Hon AbuBakr Ogle and unanimously supported by Members gives the EALA Commission the go-ahead to nominate seven persons consisting of at least ...

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Kenya: IGAD summit to resolve S/Sudan conflict postponed

The 29th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that was scheduled to find lasting solutions to the conflict -ravaged South Sudan was Thursday afternoon put off to Saturday.The summit was formally postponed after hours of consultations between the Heads of States and Governments from the IGAD bloc on the one side and the two sides of the South Sudan Conflict. President ...

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Press focuses on health sector strike, crude oil sale, Chadian soldiers’ attack

Doctors' assault by striking health workers, China's market for Nigeria's crude oil and Chadian soldiers attack on insurgents are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday.The Guardian reported that doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have alleged ‘violent assault,' ‘physical harassment' and ‘threats to their lives at their duty posts in public health facilities by ...

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Egypt: North Sinai security directorate targeted

Ten mortar shells and a car bomb hit the North Sinai security directorate Thursday evening, in a string of attacks on the governorate, according a source in North Sinai.Six deaths and 18 injuries were reported earlier in the town of al-Arish following three explosions. An army battalion was also targeted in the car bomb attack, the source added. A policeman sustained gunshot wounds to his head on Thursday ...

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Two UNAMID pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Two pilots of the UN peacekeeping Mission in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) have been kidnapped, a senior local official disclosed on Thursday. The governor of Central Darfur, Jaafar Abdelhakam confirmed the incident in a press conference, saying that the State Security Committee had met immediately to discuss the emergency. He revealed that the peacekeepers were taken outside Zalingei, the ...

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