“Atlantic Dialogues” kick off in Marrakech

“Atlantic Dialogues” kick off in Marrakech

The third edition of a three-day forum dubbed "Atlantic Dialogues", began in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, attracting about 350 eminent personalities from 45 countries, APA can ...

Beit el Maqdes blamed for deadly Sinai attacks

Beit el Maqdes blamed for deadly Sinai attacks

The Egyptian security forces have accused the Ansar al Beit Maqdes group of carrying out Friday's attacks on al-Arish city in Egypt's north Sinai killing 27 soldiers.Security ...

Rwanda suspends BBC over genocide documentary

Rwanda suspends BBC over genocide documentary

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended the permit of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast on Rwandan FM after a controversial documentary ...

S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

A leading cement manufacturer in Sierra Leone has warned of the danger of cement shortage in the country which it blamed on the Ebola epidemic. Leocem Sierra Leone Limited said in a ...

UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

British Prime minister David Cameron has secured a €1 billion funding pledged at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight ...

Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel, the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said.Abati said in a ...

Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was at the heart of discussions held Friday between Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana ...

“Atlantic Dialogues” kick off in Marrakech

The third edition of a three-day forum dubbed "Atlantic Dialogues", began in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, attracting about 350 eminent personalities from 45 countries, APA can report. This year's gathering under the patronage of King Mohammed VI is meant as an international forum that promotes the sharing of ideas, strategic partnership and co-development between the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. ...

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Beit el Maqdes blamed for deadly Sinai attacks

The Egyptian security forces have accused the Ansar al Beit Maqdes group of carrying out Friday's attacks on al-Arish city in Egypt's north Sinai killing 27 soldiers.Security officials said the attackers had used mortar fire from armored vehicles, leaving 25 other soldiers wounded and were subsequently taken to a military hospital. Army reinforcements have been sent to the province while a hunt for the ...

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Rwanda suspends BBC over genocide documentary

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended the permit of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast on Rwandan FM after a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.The documentary entitled "Rwanda's Untold story" was aired early in October by the British public broadcaster. In a statement issued in Kigali on Friday, Rwandan officials said they have received complaints ...

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S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

A leading cement manufacturer in Sierra Leone has warned of the danger of cement shortage in the country which it blamed on the Ebola epidemic. Leocem Sierra Leone Limited said in a statement on Friday that increased concern by shippers caused by the ongoing Ebola epidemic means the number of cargo ships coming to Freetown had dropped. It said this could mean materials needed to manufacture and package the ...

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UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

British Prime minister David Cameron has secured a €1 billion funding pledged at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight Ebola in West Africa.The Department for International Development (DFID) said in a statement on Friday that as part of the commitment, the UK had boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by £80 million, ...

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Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel, the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said.Abati said in a statement on Friday in Lagos ‎that President Jonathan would before leaving for Israel, participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Seme-Krake Joint Border Control Post on Friday. He added that President ...

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Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was at the heart of discussions held Friday between Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.The AU Commission boss declared at the end of the meeting that her organization is soliciting from African governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...

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Swiss NGO throws weight behind CAR reconciliation efforts

A delegation of the Switzerland-based international NGO Interpeace Initiative led by its Coordinator Bernard Aravelo met members of the Central African Republic's transition in the presence of the head of the organ, Alexandre Ferdinand Nguendet.Thursday's meeting at the headquarters of the transition parliament in Bangui focused mainly on the CAR people's expectations on the issues of social cohesion and ...

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Sierra Leone: 2013 Human Rights report launched

Sierra Leone`s Human Rights Commission has called for speedy trial to clear a backlog of cases at the country`s judiciary.Brima Abdullai Sheriff, the Commission`s Chairperson, made the call Thursday at the launch of its 2013 Status of Human Rights report which also captured a number of rights issues including the failure of the government to act on its outstanding recommendations, as well as the relationship ...

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S/Leone: Journalists oppose president’s nominations to regulatory body

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has rejected the government's nominees to serve in the Independent Media Commission (IMC), the media's regulatory body.The terms of the commissioners of the institution have expired and its chairman, who was entitled to re-run for another term, decided not to. According to the Act which brought the IMC into being, SLAJ is mandated to identify and propose ...

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