Egypt court fines 68 activists for protesting without permit

Egypt court fines 68 activists for protesting without permit

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered 68 activists on trial for acts of violence that occurred during the commemoration of the January 2011 uprising to pay a fine of 50,000 Egyptian ...

OIC special envoy visiting Banjul

OIC special envoy visiting Banjul

The special envoy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the Sahel, Barisu Masure is on a visit to Banjul which began on Monday. The OIC envoy Tuesday morning held ...

Libya: Tripoli-based gov’t sacks premier

Libya: Tripoli-based gov’t sacks premier

Libya's General National Congress based in Tripoli has dismissed prime minister Omar Al Hassi during a session of the congress on Tuesday.The spokesman for the congress Omar ...

Malawi: Regulatory body unveils maximum tobacco price

Malawi: Regulatory body unveils maximum tobacco price

Malawi's Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), the country's tobacco regulatory body has released minimum and maximum buying prices for tobacco leaf at the Auction Floors on ...

Cameroon gets CFA176b to rehabilitate road

Cameroon gets CFA176b to rehabilitate road

The government of Cameroon along with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Japan ...

Hundreds of illegal migrants arrested in Eq/Guinea

Hundreds of illegal migrants arrested in Eq/Guinea

Hundreds of illegal immigrants have been arrested in Equatorial Guinea by the police and gendarmerie as part of a general crackdown on undocumented migrants from other African ...

Malawi praised for decision to destroy ivory stockpile

Malawi praised for decision to destroy ivory stockpile

Malawi's decision to torch four tonnes of ivory next Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), reports said on ...

Egypt court fines 68 activists for protesting without permit

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered 68 activists on trial for acts of violence that occurred during the commemoration of the January 2011 uprising to pay a fine of 50,000 Egyptian pounds each.The defendants were on trial for breaching the protest law, assembly and complicity in acts of violence. They were only found guilty of the first charge and were acquitted of the latter two. Their defence team intends ...

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OIC special envoy visiting Banjul

The special envoy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the Sahel, Barisu Masure is on a visit to Banjul which began on Monday. The OIC envoy Tuesday morning held talks with Gambian Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy at State House in Banjul. Speaking to journalist shortly after their closed door meeting, the OIC official said the purpose of his trip is to improve cooperation between the Gambia ...

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Libya: Tripoli-based gov’t sacks premier

Libya's General National Congress based in Tripoli has dismissed prime minister Omar Al Hassi during a session of the congress on Tuesday.The spokesman for the congress Omar Hamaidan told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday that the premier was sacked over corruption charges brought against by the Central Bank. He added that 70 members of the congress and some ministers in the government of asked ...

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Malawi: Regulatory body unveils maximum tobacco price

Malawi's Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), the country's tobacco regulatory body has released minimum and maximum buying prices for tobacco leaf at the Auction Floors on Tuesday.Burley tobacco minimum price is at MK379 (85 cents) to MK2 007 (US$4.50) per kilogram (kg), Flue-cured tobacco buying price is at MK129 (25 cents) to MK1,784 (US$4) per kg while Dark fire is at MK446 (US$1) to MK1,516 (US$3.40) per ...

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Cameroon gets CFA176b to rehabilitate road

The government of Cameroon along with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed four loan agreements totaling CFA 176 billion to rehabilitate national road Number 15.The 248.6 km-long stretch shall open up the corridor linking Central and Adamawa regions. The ...

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Hundreds of illegal migrants arrested in Eq/Guinea

Hundreds of illegal immigrants have been arrested in Equatorial Guinea by the police and gendarmerie as part of a general crackdown on undocumented migrants from other African countries launched on Monday.The operation is still ongoing as Malabo began deporting the illegal migrants to their respective countries of origin. Hundreds of Africans are detained in Malabo and Bata police stations. Police went door ...

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Malawi praised for decision to destroy ivory stockpile

Malawi's decision to torch four tonnes of ivory next Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), reports said on Tuesday.According to Jason Bell, Director of IFAW Southern Africa, this move made Malawi to stand out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to ...

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ICRC condemns killing of staff member in Mali attack

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed dismayed at the death of one of its staff in Mali during an attack on Monday morning on a Red Cross truck near the town of Gao. According to a statement issued Monday, the ICRC aid truck was attacked near Gao, leaving one ICRC staff member dead and a member of the Mali Red Cross injured. The ICRC expressed its strong condemnation of the attack ...

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18 media organisations sanctioned for political advert breaches

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned over 18 media organisations operating in the country for breaches in political advertorials in the build up to the general elections. A statement by the Director/Head, Public Affairs of NBC, Awwalu Salihu, on Tuesday in Abuja indicted prominent broadcast stations such as the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), African Independent ...

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Uganda: US vows to root out terrorism

United States is committed in supporting Ugandan's efforts to combat international terrorism, the US Embassy in Kampala said in a statement on Tuesday.The US issued the statement following the killing of Uganda's Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi. Kagezi, who was driving back home from work, was shot at point-blank range three times by men on a motorcycle as she purchased vegetables from a roadside ...

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