Police recruitment and brawl in parliament dominate Liberian newspapers

Police recruitment and brawl in parliament dominate Liberian newspapers

-The announcement by the Liberia National Police that it will recruit at least 8,000 new officers for 2017 and a brawl between two members of the upper house of Liberia' bicameral ...

Lesotho women’s rights are continually violated – official

Lesotho women’s rights are continually violated – official

The Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV/AIDs (LENEPWHA) organised a one day workshop on Friday to sensitise women about their fundamental human rights that they said are ...

Hundreds of illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast – sources

Hundreds of illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast – sources

Two small boats were overturned on the Libyan coast as they headed for Europe with near 500 illegal migrants, APA learns Friday from corroborating sources in Tripoli. One of the ...

Scuffles between senior officials over Darfur tender dominates Sudanese media

Scuffles between senior officials over Darfur tender dominates Sudanese media

Sudanese newspaper on Friday focused on the clashes that erupted between some Sudanese officials including ministers over tenders related to development projects in Darfur. The ...

ISIS recruitment, presidential press corps accident dominates Ghanaian press

ISIS recruitment, presidential press corps accident dominates Ghanaian press

The recruitment of some Ghanaian youth into the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the controversy surrounding the presidential press corps accident and others on Friday ...

South African women veterans set to be honoured – Minister

South African women veterans set to be honoured – Minister

As South Africa's Women's Month celebrations draw to a close, the country will honour 500 women military and struggle veterans from across the Nelson Mandela Metro at a ceremony on ...

China, Israel biggest arms suppliers to S/Sudan – UN

China, Israel biggest arms suppliers to S/Sudan – UN

A UN panel of experts has disclosed that most of the weapons flow to South Sudan since the eruption of its conflict in December 2013 was from China and Israel.In its latest report ...

MRU member states end Ebola strategy discussions in Liberian capital

Delegates from the four Mano River Union (MRU) member countries on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) collaboration group have ended the Monrovia EVD conference with a joint communiqué in which they advanced several recommendations. The delegates from Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone in the communique recommended developing a harmonized framework for adherence to ethical standards during health ...

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Police recruitment and brawl in parliament dominate Liberian newspapers

-The announcement by the Liberia National Police that it will recruit at least 8,000 new officers for 2017 and a brawl between two members of the upper house of Liberia' bicameral parliament during session dominated the headlines in the Friday editions of Liberian newspapers. According to Deputy Police Director for Operations Prince Mulbah, the 8,000 new officers are expected to boost the numerical strength ...

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Lesotho women’s rights are continually violated – official

The Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV/AIDs (LENEPWHA) organised a one day workshop on Friday to sensitise women about their fundamental human rights that they said are continually being violated, APA can report. Addressing the workshop in Maseru, LENEPWHA Communications and Advocacy Officer Mampeke Mokela said they have realised that there is a gap when it comes to the issue of respecting the human ...

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Hundreds of illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast – sources

Two small boats were overturned on the Libyan coast as they headed for Europe with near 500 illegal migrants, APA learns Friday from corroborating sources in Tripoli. One of the boats were carrying about 50 persons and issued a distress signal very early on Thursday whereas the other one sank later that day with about 400 migrants. The Libyan coastguards started instant searches for survivors but it seems ...

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Scuffles between senior officials over Darfur tender dominates Sudanese media

Sudanese newspaper on Friday focused on the clashes that erupted between some Sudanese officials including ministers over tenders related to development projects in Darfur. The newspapers further concentrated on the disputes over the Qatari Fund which sponsored the Darfur peace agreement. Alsudani (Arabic) newspaper said that an open clash has suddenly erupted between Sudanese officials in Khartoum on ...

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Lesotho official expresses concern over rise in cervical cancer cases

Lesotho's Sexual and Reproductive (SRH) Programmes Manager, Motsoanku Mefane has expressed her Ministry's concern about the high statistics of HIV/AIDS patients who were found living with cervical cancer in the southern part of the country, APA learns here on Friday. The SRH manager said they are planning to train nurses to conduct Visual Inspection Ascetic Acid (VIA) to help in the fight against cervical ...

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ISIS recruitment, presidential press corps accident dominates Ghanaian press

The recruitment of some Ghanaian youth into the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the controversy surrounding the presidential press corps accident and others on Friday made the newspaper headlines in Ghana. The Daily Graphic quotes the Ghana National Security Coordinator, Mr. Yaw Donkor confirming that only two Ghanaians had joined the ISIS as opposed to media speculations that 10 people were ...

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South African women veterans set to be honoured – Minister

As South Africa's Women's Month celebrations draw to a close, the country will honour 500 women military and struggle veterans from across the Nelson Mandela Metro at a ceremony on Saturday, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said. “The event will recognise the sacrifices and role played by women in the struggle for freedom and equality,” the minister said. As a token of ...

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Press focuses on petroleum refinery licences, appointments of key officials

Government's approval of 65 new licences for establishment of refineries, appointment of key government officials and the reduction in crude oil lifters are some of the major stories in Nigerian newspapers on Friday. The Vanguard newspaper reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has granted licences to 65 Nigerian companies to construct modular refineries. After weeks of suspense, President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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Reward for terror suspect’s arrest, election dates dominate Kenyan newspapers

A two million shillings ($20,000) reward for wanted Al-Shabaab suspect Rukia Mbarak Faraj, whether to hold general elections in December or August 2017 and a warning from the opposition that the constitution is under threat from the government, dominated Kenyan newspapers Friday. “Police offer Sh2m ($20,000) reward for Al-Shabaab suspect Rukia Mbarak Faraj,” reported the Daily Nation, adding that police have ...

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