Somalia: Abducted foreign journalist released

Somalia: Abducted foreign journalist released

German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the city of Galkayo in January 2012 has been freed, the Committee to Protect Journalists ...

Darfur peacekeepers’ attackers jailed

Darfur peacekeepers’ attackers jailed

A Sudanese court has convicted and jailed for the first time three people found guilty of attacking UN peacekeepers in Darfur earlier this year. The three accused were convicted of ...

Liberia: Govt warns against evicting Ebola health workers

Liberia: Govt warns against evicting Ebola health workers

The government of Liberia has warned landlords and house owners against evicting health workers currently working at Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) from their homes.The government said ...

Zambia’s largest opposition party ponders over its future

Zambia’s largest opposition party ponders over its future

After a string of disastrous loses during a number of parliamentary by elections, Zambia's opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has announced it will withdraw from ...

Low nutrition status worries Zambian government

Low nutrition status worries Zambian government

The government of Zambia has expressed concern at the country's recent ranking as having the second lowest nutrition status among African countries. Vice President Guy Scott said on ...

Kenyatta urges Africans to liberate their thinking for prosperity

Kenyatta urges Africans to liberate their thinking for prosperity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday called on the people of Africa to liberate their thinking to harness the enormous resources in the continent. Speaking at the Africa ...

African first ladies want minimum age of marriage for girls raised to 18 years

African first ladies want minimum age of marriage for girls raised to 18 years

African first ladies have called on governments in Africa to harmonise legislations and raise the minimum age of marriage for girls to 18 years. The first ladies who met at the ...

Somalia: Abducted foreign journalist released

German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the city of Galkayo in January 2012 has been freed, the Committee to Protect Journalists confirmed Tuesday.Moore had traveled to Somalia in early January 2012 after receiving a Pulitzer grant to report for The Atlantic magazine on piracy in Somalia and was kidnapped on the road to the local airport by Somali pirates on ...

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Darfur peacekeepers’ attackers jailed

A Sudanese court has convicted and jailed for the first time three people found guilty of attacking UN peacekeepers in Darfur earlier this year. The three accused were convicted of committing armed robbery and sentenced to three years in jail. One of the accused was also convicted of rape, with an additional sentence of five years in prison. The United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has ...

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Liberia: Govt warns against evicting Ebola health workers

The government of Liberia has warned landlords and house owners against evicting health workers currently working at Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) from their homes.The government said it is concerned about information that landlords and house owners are giving tenants who are health workers working at ETUs notices to leave their homes for fear that they will contaminate other tenants and their children. The ...

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Zambia’s largest opposition party ponders over its future

After a string of disastrous loses during a number of parliamentary by elections, Zambia's opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has announced it will withdraw from participating in future by elections to give the party an opportunity to re-organize itself. The MMD is the country's biggest opposition party but its fortunes on the political scene have been declining since its ejection from power ...

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Low nutrition status worries Zambian government

The government of Zambia has expressed concern at the country's recent ranking as having the second lowest nutrition status among African countries. Vice President Guy Scott said on Tuesday during a nutrition symposium in Lusaka that the latest finding that the nutrition status among Zambians was very low in comparison to other African countries was worrying. Scott said the government has taken the findings ...

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Kenyatta urges Africans to liberate their thinking for prosperity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday called on the people of Africa to liberate their thinking to harness the enormous resources in the continent. Speaking at the Africa Rising forum in New York where he was a chief guest and a panelist, President Uhuru said though most of Africa gained independence as states more than five decades ago, many were yet to liberate their thinking. He said a majority of ...

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African first ladies want minimum age of marriage for girls raised to 18 years

African first ladies have called on governments in Africa to harmonise legislations and raise the minimum age of marriage for girls to 18 years. The first ladies who met at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on the sidelines of the ongoing General Assembly session, said raising the minimum age for marriage will empower women and would ultimately benefit the whole society. In a communiqué released ...

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More shipments for US response to Ebola epidemic arrive in Liberia

More than 50 US military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists, have been brought in as part of the advance team of the US military mission to Liberia. Also, a total of three C-17 US military aircraft have so far flown into Liberia with assorted military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight. The cargo includes heavy duty engineering equipment, medical supplies, and other items. ...

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More than 30 die in Sudan boat sinking

More than 30 people have been killed in Sudan when a boat they were travelling in drowned in the River Nile, Sudanese police confirmed on Tuesday. The Sudanese police in the Nile State said in a press release that the 37 from the village of Hagar Alasal died while they were crossing the river to another village on the eastern bank of the river. “The small ferry boat had overloaded with passengers and cargo ...

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Malian media to choose new members of regulatory body

Media professionals in Mali will on Wednesday elect their three representatives at the next High Authority of Communication (HAC) due to replace the current High Council of Communication (CSC). The electoral mode of the three representatives will be secret with a single round, according to the Malian Communication minister. Five candidates from the same number of professional media outlets are competing for ...

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