B/Faso’s leader expresses desire to reform army

B/Faso’s leader expresses desire to reform army

Burkina Faso's President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has expressed his desire to reform the country's national army, calling for end to divergences within the military.Speaking with ...

At least 40 S/Sudanese die of AIDS near border with Congo-Official

At least 40 S/Sudanese die of AIDS near border with Congo-Official

At least forty people have died of AIDS-related illnesses in South Sudan troubled state of Western equatorial state which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local ...

Sudan: 16 protesting women activists ‘detained and beaten

Sudan: 16 protesting women activists ‘detained and beaten

Sixteen Sudanese female activists were detained and beaten for protesting in Khartoum against the rising costs of basic commodities, a leading social campaigner has claimed.Amal ...

Car bomb rocks Minusma’s Timbuktu base

Car bomb rocks Minusma’s Timbuktu base

A base in Timbuktu occupied by personnel of the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been rocked by a car bomb in an apparent terrorist attack.The car was speeding toward ...

Mozambique seeks $500m to expand water supply network

Mozambique seeks $500m to expand water supply network

The Mozambican Minister for Public Works and Water Resources, Carlos Bonete has said the government is seeking $500 million to finance expansion programmes for the country's water ...

Senegal’s Cisse Lo elected ECOWAS Parliamentary Speaker

Senegal’s Cisse Lo elected ECOWAS Parliamentary Speaker

Senegalese MP, Moustapha Cisse Lo was on Thursday elected Speaker of Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria, his country's National ...

Mozambique: Renamo militia accused of burning Sofala homes

Mozambique: Renamo militia accused of burning Sofala homes

A senior member of the ruling Fremilo government in Mozambique has accused a militia affiliated with the Renamo movement of carrying out a scorch earth policy of burning homes in ...

B/Faso’s leader expresses desire to reform army

Burkina Faso's President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has expressed his desire to reform the country's national army, calling for end to divergences within the military.Speaking with senior executives of the National Armed Forces (FAN) in Ouagadougou on Thursday, President Kaboré, who holds the Defense Ministry portfolio, asked the armed forces to focus only on peace and strengthening Burkina's security. ...

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Nigeria suspends Helicopter brand

Following the crash of the helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopter Ltd on Wednesday in Lagos, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the suspension of the operation of Bristow Helicopters Limited's Sikorsky S-76C++ type helicopter until further notice. The Director-General of the NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman, told journalists in Lagos that the suspension was necessary to enable the ...

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UN calls for immediate end to military escalation in Darfur

United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has called for an immediate end to hostilities between the government and rebels around the Marra Mountains in Darfur that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in the region.He warned in a press release extended to APA on Friday that, in the last two weeks, tens of thousands of civilians have ...

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Minister canvasses all year round farming

The Nigerian government has warned that if the country fails to embark on all year round farming, Nigerians will starve to death by 2050. Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe said in Abuja that with the rate the country was going, the population would by 2050 rise to 509 million and the present mode of farming would not sustain the increasing population in the country. He noted the urgent need for all ...

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Newspaper owners join fight against corruption

The Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has reiterated its commitment to the fight against corruption in the country , insisting that it had always been in the vanguard of the fight and that it was not ready to stop now. The President of the Association, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji. Lai Mohammed , on Thursday in Lagos that the association would ...

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Mozambique police dismantle 283 criminal gangs in Maputo

The provincial governor of Maputo City, Lolanda Cintura has said police dismantled 283 criminal gangs in Maputo city last year, 140 of whom used firearms to carry out their crimes, the local media reports here on Friday.Cintura is quoted by state controlled Mozambique News Agency (AIM) as saying the Maputo police had solved 7,551 crimes in 2015, which was 81 per cent of crimes, reported, and had made 7,234 ...

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US to assist Liberia with investigations on Greaves’ death

Liberia's Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has disclosed that the Government of Liberia has negotiated for the bringing in of criminal investigators from the US to assist with the investigation of Harry Greaves' suspicious death.He also revealed that a team of forensic pathologists from the Debraska Institute of Forensic Science in the U.S are expected to come to assist in the investigation. According ...

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At least 40 S/Sudanese die of AIDS near border with Congo-Official

At least forty people have died of AIDS-related illnesses in South Sudan troubled state of Western equatorial state which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local official disclosed on Friday.The commissioner of Ezo county of Western Equatoria state Luciano Bakinde revealed that the health situation in his state is deteriorated due to the ongoing insecurity in the country since December 2015 ...

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Libya suspends flights to Sudan

The internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk has announced the suspension of flights to Sudan citing security concerns.Reports monitored from Khartoum on Friday disclosed that Libya's Interior ministry ordered a stop to flights linking the two neighbours for reasons of insecurity. The order comes into effect from Februar, the spokesman for the Libyan Interior Ministry Colonel Abdul Hakim ...

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Sudan: 16 protesting women activists ‘detained and beaten

Sixteen Sudanese female activists were detained and beaten for protesting in Khartoum against the rising costs of basic commodities, a leading social campaigner has claimed.Amal Habbani told APA on Friday that the protesters were rounded up by Sudanese security units on Thursday and were released hours later with wounds and bruises after being beaten by soldiers. Habbani said she was among those detained ...

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