Gambia: GRTS Celebrates 19 years of broadcasting

Gambia: GRTS Celebrates 19 years of broadcasting

Gambia's Radio and Television Services (GRTS), which was established on 19 December, 1995, is celebrating its 19th anniversary.Speaking on the occasion, the Senior Manager of TV ...

Gambian dissident urges Jammeh to free prisoner

Gambian dissident urges Jammeh to free prisoner

An exiled Gambian Politician in the United States Mr Falai Baldeh, has urged the Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh to release Amadou Sanneh a critic of his regime and open a new chapter to ...

Egypt: Dozens of Islamists get 15 years prison sentence for arson

Egypt: Dozens of Islamists get 15 years prison sentence for arson

Egyptian Court has sentenced dozens of Islamists to over 15 years in prison for having set fire to churches and police stations after the dismissal of former president, Mohamed ...

Nigeria approves sale of state-run telecom companies

Nigeria approves sale of state-run telecom companies

Nigeria's National Council on Privatisation on Thursday formally ratified the sale of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and its subsidiary Mobile Telecommunications Limited to ...

Nigerian gov’t seals deal with Nollywood actors on film production

Nigerian gov’t seals deal with Nollywood actors on film production

The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the winners of the second batch of the Film Production Fund component of the Project ACT Nollywood ...

UN envoy condemns renewed waves of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria

UN envoy condemns renewed waves of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria

- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Ibn ...

Arrest of robber, death of a mother and child highlight Ghanaian press

Arrest of robber, death of a mother and child highlight Ghanaian press

Ghanaian newspapers were on Friday dominated by the arrest of an armed robber and the burning to death of a mother and her child in Accra. The Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide ...

Gambia: GRTS Celebrates 19 years of broadcasting

Gambia's Radio and Television Services (GRTS), which was established on 19 December, 1995, is celebrating its 19th anniversary.Speaking on the occasion, the Senior Manager of TV Programme Kebba Dibba, describe the day as momentous, noting that GRTS has gone through a rapid transformation by sending signals across the world, with a multimillion dollar state of the earth satellite being launch for the TV. He ...

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Gambian dissident urges Jammeh to free prisoner

An exiled Gambian Politician in the United States Mr Falai Baldeh, has urged the Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh to release Amadou Sanneh a critic of his regime and open a new chapter to dialogue with Gambian oppositions.According to a statement from the Gambian Embassy in Washington, Mr Baldeh made the calls recently during a dialogue meeting between the embassy and Gambian dissidents in the US. The exiled ...

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Egypt: Dozens of Islamists get 15 years prison sentence for arson

Egyptian Court has sentenced dozens of Islamists to over 15 years in prison for having set fire to churches and police stations after the dismissal of former president, Mohamed Morsi, legal source in Cairo disclosed on Friday. At least 61 other defendant has been acquitted, according to the same source. The Prosecutor's Office said about 40 people has been implicated in attacks on Catholic worshipers and ...

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Nigeria approves sale of state-run telecom companies

Nigeria's National Council on Privatisation on Thursday formally ratified the sale of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and its subsidiary Mobile Telecommunications Limited to NATCOM Consortium.The ratification was given at the council's fourth meeting, presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Atedo Peterside, a member of the council told journalists on ...

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Nigerian gov’t seals deal with Nollywood actors on film production

The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the winners of the second batch of the Film Production Fund component of the Project ACT Nollywood Intervention Fund.The Film Production Fund is one of the three components of the Presidential Intervention Fund for the Nigerian movie industry, Project ACT Nollywood. Nigeria's Thisday newspaper report on Friday said some film ...

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UN envoy condemns renewed waves of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria

- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has condemned the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria and the continuous violence against innocent civilians, notably with reporting of large abductions of women and children. In a statement issued ...

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Arrest of robber, death of a mother and child highlight Ghanaian press

Ghanaian newspapers were on Friday dominated by the arrest of an armed robber and the burning to death of a mother and her child in Accra. The Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide newspaper gave prominence to the arrest of an armed with a banner “Robber Re-Enacts Killing of Bank Manager in Kumasi� and one of the four persons believed to have robbed and murdered the manager of the Abrepo Branch of Ecobank at ...

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Press agog with killings, abduction of women by insurgents, currency control

The killing of 32 persons and abduction of women and children, President Goodluck Jonathan's confession on contradictory national policy advice and review of foreign exchange trading are leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday.The Guardian newspaper reported that in another round of massacre, suspected Boko Haram terrorists stormed Gumsuri village in Borno State, killing 32 residents and destroying ...

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US citizen arrested in Uganda over counterfeit currency

A United States federal court has placed charges of counterfeiting and conspiracy against Ryan Gustafson, also known as “Willy Clock,” a US citizen who was arrested in Uganda with fake US dollars. According to the charges instituted Thursday, Gustafson produced both the counterfeit notes and administered the Community X network. US embassy spokesperson Dan Travis said the arrest of Gustafson was a result of ...

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W/Bank approves over $170m to revamp health infrastructure in Sahel region

The World Bank has approved $170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa's Sahel region, the Washington-based lender said on Friday.According the statement, the Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development ...

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