Mozambique: Cholera disinformation leads to rioting

Mozambique: Cholera disinformation leads to rioting

An angry mob vandalized and looted a cholera treatment centre in the central Mozambican city of Quelimane at the weekend after a rumour spread that staffs were extracting body parts ...

Irish firm repatriates S/African workers over anti immigrants violence

Irish firm repatriates S/African workers over anti immigrants violence

The Irish company Kenmare Resources says it has temporarily repatriated South African workers from its dredge mine in Moma district, on the coast of the northern Mozambican province ...

Zulu king denies triggering South Africa attacks

Zulu king denies triggering South Africa attacks

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, denied Monday having ordered his supporters to attack foreigners in South Africa saying the remarks he made in March 23 was distorted and ...

Two Malawians killed in S/Africa’s xenophobia attacks

Two Malawians killed in S/Africa’s xenophobia attacks

Two Malawian nationals have been confirmed dead while over 3000 have been affected by the xenophobia attacks in South Africa, reports said on Monday. Minister of Information, ...

Sierra Leone journalists’ umbrella body unveils annual awards

Sierra Leone journalists’ umbrella body unveils annual awards

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on Monday unveiled a new annual award that is aimed at rivaling the one conducted by the official regulatory body; the Independent ...

HRW accuses Senegalese authorities of failure to prosecute child abusers

HRW accuses Senegalese authorities of failure to prosecute child abusers

– Senegal has prosecuted only a handful of cases involving children who are trafficked and forced to beg by abusive teachers in Quranic schools despite a decade-old law outlawing ...

UN rapid reaction force deploys in Liberia

UN rapid reaction force deploys in Liberia

The United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) began Monday in Liberia a deployment exercise of military elite of the Rapid Reaction Force (FRR), the UN mission said in a ...

Mozambique: Cholera disinformation leads to rioting

An angry mob vandalized and looted a cholera treatment centre in the central Mozambican city of Quelimane at the weekend after a rumour spread that staffs were extracting body parts from patients, the local media reported on Monday.Private daily newspaper, O Pais reports that after the death of one of the cholera patients, relatives were misinformed that there were parts missing from the body and the rumour ...

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Irish firm repatriates S/African workers over anti immigrants violence

The Irish company Kenmare Resources says it has temporarily repatriated South African workers from its dredge mine in Moma district, on the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula for their safety following anti-immigrant attacks back home, APA learns here on Monday.The Company said in a statement emailed to APA that it has taken the step as a precautionary measure “due to unrest regarding ...

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Zulu king denies triggering South Africa attacks

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, denied Monday having ordered his supporters to attack foreigners in South Africa saying the remarks he made in March 23 was distorted and misinterpreted. South African media accused the Zulu King, who rules over a population of 12 million people or 22 percent of the South African population, of having delivered speech calling foreigners to leave the country. During a rally in ...

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Two Malawians killed in S/Africa’s xenophobia attacks

Two Malawian nationals have been confirmed dead while over 3000 have been affected by the xenophobia attacks in South Africa, reports said on Monday. Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa told reporters in the capital Lilongwe on Monday that government has arranged the repatriation of the bodies from South Africa to their home district in Mangochi, southern part of the country. "We ...

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Sierra Leone journalists’ umbrella body unveils annual awards

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on Monday unveiled a new annual award that is aimed at rivaling the one conducted by the official regulatory body; the Independent Media Commission (IMC). Relations between the IMC and the journalist body had been strained after the selection of the members of the media regulator against the wishes of SLAJ which has indicated it would not recognize the IMC ...

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HRW accuses Senegalese authorities of failure to prosecute child abusers

– Senegal has prosecuted only a handful of cases involving children who are trafficked and forced to beg by abusive teachers in Quranic schools despite a decade-old law outlawing the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of 40 Senegalese organizations, said here Monday. Tens of thousands of children face rampant abuse and ...

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UN rapid reaction force deploys in Liberia

The United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) began Monday in Liberia a deployment exercise of military elite of the Rapid Reaction Force (FRR), the UN mission said in a statement on Monday.“The elite force is expected in Liberia in 48 hours,� the statement says. This exercise is carried out in accordance with FRR operating concept and as part of the cooperation between UNOCI and the United ...

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Over 500 volunteers sign up for Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

Only 500 volunteers have so far signed up for the Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone, officials of the US Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) said in Freetown on Monday. The trial which commenced earlier in the month was planned to cover 6000 volunteers, mainly healthcare workers. The first phase was conducted on the 9th and 10th April and in the Western Area (Freetown). The trial is jointly being done by ...

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Ugandan leader blames rise in terrorism on Africa’s failed states

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said the increasing number of religious fundamentalists and terrorist groups in Africa is a result of failed states on the continent. Addressing the closing session of the 4thTana High Level Forum on security in Africa held in the Ethiopian capital over the weekend, Museveni noted that African states should strengthen their institutions and be able to provide solutions ...

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More than 500 protesters besiege South African High Commission in Abuja

More than Nigerian protesters besieged the South African High Commission in Abuja on Monday, demanding an end to xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. The protesters gave South Africa 24 hours to stop the killings or face the wrath of Nigerians. A co-ordinator of the protest Deji‎ Adeyanju urged the South African government to stop the killings forthwith. “We want a situation in which the South ...

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