Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

A $150 million solar project from the United States Trade and Development Agency to Ghana on Friday dominated the Ghanaian newspapers.The Daily Graphic said the solar project would ...

Africa urged to invest in youth to meet development goals

Africa urged to invest in youth to meet development goals

The second session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 2016) ended in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday with an urgent emphasis on the need for ...

Kenyans receptive of refugees, says Amnesty survey

Kenyans receptive of refugees, says Amnesty survey

Most Kenyans would welcome refugees into their country and think their government should do more to help people fleeing war and persecution, according to a global survey ...

Greek Civil Aviation Aut confirm EgyptAir flight MS804 fell into Mediterranean

Greek Civil Aviation Aut confirm EgyptAir flight MS804 fell into Mediterranean

A source in the Greek civil aviation authority confirmed on Thursday the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 people on board while traveling from Paris to Cairo, after the ...

Kenya: Rules to curb exam cheating and IEBC saga, grab headlines

Kenya: Rules to curb exam cheating and IEBC saga, grab headlines

The unveiling of tough rules to curb exam cheating and opposition chief Raila Odinga demands to disband the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) grabbed the headlines ...

Egypt Air flight MS804 goes missing between Paris and Cairo

Egypt Air flight MS804 goes missing between Paris and Cairo

The MS804 Egypt Air flight connecting Paris and Cairo which took off on Wednesday night with 56 passengers on board and ten crew members, has disappeared from radar screens over of ...

Liberia launches six-year roadmap on HIV/AIDS response

Liberia launches six-year roadmap on HIV/AIDS response

The National AIDS Commission of Liberia and partners will Thursday launch the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP) 2015-2020.The document is an evidence-based strategic plan ...

Egyptian leader inaugurates housing units for slum dwellers

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Monday inaugurated the first two phases of the Al-Asmarat project to build around 11,000 housing units for slum dwellers in a suburb of Cairo at a cost of EGP1.5 billion.A visibly euphoric President Sisi vowed that the phenomenon of slums will end within the next two years, noting that his government is exerting great efforts to develop shanties and impoverished ...

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Cameroon detains about 1000 B/Haram fighters

Some 995 fighters of the Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram are being detained in Cameroonian prisons, according to the government Commissioner of the Maroua Military Tribunal.119 of them were tried and sentenced to “long prison terms, generally death sentences� a source close to the case said. Those sanctions are “proportional� to the gravity of their actions which include suicide attacks and looting ...

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Sierra Leonean press zooms on political violence, others

Political violence over the weekend between rival supporters of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party dominates Sierra Leonean newspapers on Monday.One person died in the attack allegedly involving supporters of the two of the leading candidates for the presidential ticket for the party - ex-head of state Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio and John Oponjo Benjamin. Mr. Bio has since condemned the attack ...

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Swazi albinos want hats, sun screen, sun glasses donations

People living with albinism in Swaziland want the nation to donate hats, sun screen and sun glasses to protect themselves against unfavourable weather conditions, APA reports on Monday.In a mass meeting held over the weekend, the albinos also drew strategies and prepared for a show to fight against discrimination, which is also aimed at clearing some myths associated with albinism. “These myths make people ...

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One of 17 Swazi elephants gives birth in US zoo

One of the 17 elephants that were sold and flown to US zoos two months ago, has given birth to a male calf weighting 80kgs with a height of one metre, APA reports on Monday.The calf has not been named yet but a statement released by the Dallas Zoo President and CEO Gregg Hudson states that the elephant will be monitored closely in the first year because it is very delicate at this stage. Reports reveal that ...

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Liberian newspapers zoom plans to unseat house speaker, arrest of two Liberians in Bangkok

Plans to unseat the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the arrest of two Liberians in Bangkok, Thailand for possession of fake U.S dollar notes dominate the headlines in the Monday editions of Liberian newspapers.Reports have it that members of the lower House of Representatives are secretly plotting to unseat Speaker Alex Tyler who is involved in the corruption saga flagged by Global Witness. The ...

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Ghana: Black Satellite face Ethiopia in AYC qualifier

Ghana's Under 20 team, the Black Satellites, will on Sunday face their Ethiopian counterparts in faraway Addis Ababa in their first African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier.As a result, the Ghanaian contingent has left Accra on Thursday evening for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to battle it out with their East African counterpart. The winner of the two-legged tie will advance to the final round of qualifiers from ...

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Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

A $150 million solar project from the United States Trade and Development Agency to Ghana on Friday dominated the Ghanaian newspapers.The Daily Graphic said the solar project would provide electricity to 8,000 households in the Upper West Region and help promote economic growth in the area. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, said at an agreement signing ceremony in Accra Thursday that power ...

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Botswana leader wades into row over sexual abuse of children

Botswana President Ian Khama has appealed to the nation to be disciplined and avoid sexually abusing young girls, the state-run Daily News reported Friday. His comments followed an incident in which a councillor from his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Kemmonye Amon, is reported to have impregnated a 16-year-old student. The issue has seen activists holding demonstrations across the country and ...

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Nigeria’s GSM active subscribers stand at 148.74m

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the number of GSM active voice subscription stood at 148.74 million at the end of the first quarter of 2016. This is contained in the ``Nigerian Telecommunications Sector Summary Report: State Disaggregated Data for first quarter of 2016'' released by the NBS in Abuja on Thursday. The report said that MTN accounted for the largest subscribers of 57.04 million ...

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