UN aid worker shot in Kenya refugee camp

UN aid worker shot in Kenya refugee camp

A UN aid worker was shot and seriously injured when gunmen hijacked a United Nations vehicle in Dadaab Refugee Camp near the Somali border on Wednesday morning.The UN Refugee ...

Measles, others dominate Ghanaian press

Measles, others dominate Ghanaian press

Ghanaian newspapers on Wednesday gave prominence to headlines about no case of measle-related death in Ghana for the past ten years, stern warning from the newly elected opposition ...

AU talks tough on S/Sudan killings

AU talks tough on S/Sudan killings

The African Union has used tough rhetoric to condemn the killing of civilians in the South Sudanese town of Bentiu, describing it as a criminal act which shall never be condoned. In ...

Gambia plans to airlift accident-hit minister

Gambia plans to airlift accident-hit minister

Arrangements are in high gear in Banjul to evacuate Gambian minister Bala Garba Jahumpa to Spain after fracturing his backbone in an accident involving a presidential motorcade on a ...

Nigerian press headline power cut, Boko Haram

Nigerian press headline power cut, Boko Haram

The worsening and darker period ahead in the power sector as the electricity company admitted the helplessness of the situation and the recruitment by Boko Haram in neighboring ...

Mali: Mujao says French hostage killed

Mali: Mujao says French hostage killed

Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, the Frenchman abducted by the militant Islamist movement in Mali Mujao has been killed, the group announced. A senior member of the movement told ...

Nigeria: Kaduna airport reopens

Nigeria: Kaduna airport reopens

The Kaduna airport which was closed due to technical difficulties on Sunday has reopened, the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) announced on Wednesday.The agency had ...

UN aid worker shot in Kenya refugee camp

A UN aid worker was shot and seriously injured when gunmen hijacked a United Nations vehicle in Dadaab Refugee Camp near the Somali border on Wednesday morning.The UN Refugee Agency-UNHCR deputy country representative Abel Mbilinyi said that the attack injured a UN official who has been airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment. “One of our staff members was shot during the attack however as at now, ...

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Measles, others dominate Ghanaian press

Ghanaian newspapers on Wednesday gave prominence to headlines about no case of measle-related death in Ghana for the past ten years, stern warning from the newly elected opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) leaders to prospective presidential aspirants and the use of dud cheques by customers of the electricity distribution company.The Ghanaian Time focused the report that Ghana for the past decade has not ...

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AU talks tough on S/Sudan killings

The African Union has used tough rhetoric to condemn the killing of civilians in the South Sudanese town of Bentiu, describing it as a criminal act which shall never be condoned. In a strongly worded statement on Wednesday, AU Chairperson, Dr Dlamini Zuma said the recent killings and general deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan was worrying the continental body and demanded that ...

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Gambia plans to airlift accident-hit minister

Arrangements are in high gear in Banjul to evacuate Gambian minister Bala Garba Jahumpa to Spain after fracturing his backbone in an accident involving a presidential motorcade on a tour of the country. Media sources in Gambia claimed the Road and Transport minister will be flown to the Senegalese capital Dakar later on Wednesday en route to Spain where he will receive further medical attention. Police ...

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Nigerian press headline power cut, Boko Haram

The worsening and darker period ahead in the power sector as the electricity company admitted the helplessness of the situation and the recruitment by Boko Haram in neighboring countries are some of the stories that made headlines in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.The Vanguard reported that the resolution of the country's epileptic power situation appears to be far-fetched as the power distribution ...

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Mali: Mujao says French hostage killed

Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, the Frenchman abducted by the militant Islamist movement in Mali Mujao has been killed, the group announced. A senior member of the movement told journalists on Tuesday that Leal who was abducted in 2012 is no longer alive “for the simple reason that his country France is our enemy�. It was not stated when Leal had died but report suggested that he may have been tortured to death ...

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Nigeria: Kaduna airport reopens

The Kaduna airport which was closed due to technical difficulties on Sunday has reopened, the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) announced on Wednesday.The agency had closed the airport due to a fire incident that destroyed major facilities in its air control tower. Tuesday's reopening followed the successful deployment of air traffic facilities at the airport early on Monday. Engineers of the ...

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Namibian press spotlight Swapo nightmare, others

The Swapo party's 50/50 gender representation nightmare, and haggling over the citizenship of Namibia's police chief status have dominated headlines in local newspapers on Wednesday.The discussion around the 50/50 gender representation at all structures of the ruling Swapo is expected to spark fireworks this weekend during the party's first Central Committee meeting for this year, The Namibian reported. In ...

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Uganda: LRA commander captured in CAR

A commander of Uganda's Lord Resistance Army has been captured by African Union troops in the Central African Republic.According to a statement by the African Union on Wednesday, Lt. Charles Okello was apprehended on 21 April West of River Kotto, about 20km West of Bakuma in the southeastern part of the country. The statement said Okello was captured during the heat of a battle to rescued three women and ...

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S/Sudan opposition accuses Kiir for massacre

The South Sudan SPLM/SPLA military leadership has distanced itself from what its described as "repeated and baseless accusations"over the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bentiu.A statement on Tuesday by the SPLM/A spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Lul Koang said the allegations were fabricated by enemies of war and aimed at ``tarnishing our image, name and reputation.`` Koang said the government forces and their ...

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