S/Africa: Zuma urges S/Africans to unite to turn round economy

S/Africa: Zuma urges S/Africans to unite to turn round economy

South African President Jacob Zuma has moved to assure South Africans, uneasy about the current unfavourable economic conditions, that they should not be despondent, but rather the ...

EAC election observer mission arrives in Uganda

EAC election observer mission arrives in Uganda

The East African Community (EAC) election observer team has officially been launched in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, for Uganda's general, elections to be held next week. The ...

Sirleaf’s remarks and AFL anniversary dominate Liberian newspapers

Sirleaf’s remarks and AFL anniversary dominate Liberian newspapers

-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's remarks and the keynote address by the new foreign minister at the 59th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia and the justification by ...

Ghana: 45 suspected rioters arrested in Kumasi

Ghana: 45 suspected rioters arrested in Kumasi

The Ghana Police Service in the Ashanti Region in central Ghana has arrested 45 people in connection with violence that broke out at Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi, the regional capital, ...

Another Ugandan rebel leader handed over to US forces in CAR

Another Ugandan rebel leader handed over to US forces in CAR

Another Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been handed over to United States forces stationed in that country. A police ...

Sudanese media focus on appointment of Machar as South Sudan VP

Sudanese media focus on appointment of Machar as South Sudan VP

Sudanese newspapers were on Friday dominated by the appointment of opposition leader Riek Machar as first Vice President for South Sudan, inf fulfillment of the recent peace ...

UN chief appoints Senegalese officer as CAR mission force commander

UN chief appoints Senegalese officer as CAR mission force commander

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the United Nations ...

Malawi Parliament to meet for budget review on February 22

Malawi Parliament has announced that it will reconvene for three weeks in the capital Lilongwe for mid-year national budget review scheduled to start on February 22.Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya said Saturday that apart from reviewing the national budget, members will also discuss the much awaited Access to Information (ATI) bill which was sent back to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional ...

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South Africa can’t afford two political cities-President

With his country facing a serious economic crisis, South African President Jacob Zuma has told MPs that they should consider choosing between the administrative capital of Pretoria or the political capital of Cape Town as the country's only united capital city in order to cut costs of running government.“The biggest expenditure that we would like parliament to consider is the maintenance of the two ...

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S/Africa: Zuma urges S/Africans to unite to turn round economy

South African President Jacob Zuma has moved to assure South Africans, uneasy about the current unfavourable economic conditions, that they should not be despondent, but rather the country should work together to turn the situation around.In his State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town Thursday night, and watched by millions of people on live TV, Zuma reiterated that the tough global and domestic ...

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EAC election observer mission arrives in Uganda

The East African Community (EAC) election observer team has officially been launched in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, for Uganda's general, elections to be held next week. The 50-member team selected from EAC national human rights commissions, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), civil society groups, youth ambassadors and the EAC secretariat is to be headed by Tanzania's former president Ali Hassan ...

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Sirleaf’s remarks and AFL anniversary dominate Liberian newspapers

-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's remarks and the keynote address by the new foreign minister at the 59th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia and the justification by opposition politician Simeon Freeman for fleeing the country, dominate the headlines in the Friday editions of Liberian newspapers. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her remarks on Armed Forces Day which is held on February 11 each ...

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Ghana: 45 suspected rioters arrested in Kumasi

The Ghana Police Service in the Ashanti Region in central Ghana has arrested 45 people in connection with violence that broke out at Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi, the regional capital, APA learns here Friday. A report by the Daily Guide newspaper on Friday said the people arrested are believed to be leading members of the riot that broke out between Muslim youths and traditional authorities resulting in the ...

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Another Ugandan rebel leader handed over to US forces in CAR

Another Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been handed over to United States forces stationed in that country. A police source in Obo, a city in eastern CAR where Ugandan and US forces tracking the LRA are based identified the rebel commander as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group. The source added that Odek's identity had been confirmed by himself ...

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Sudanese media focus on appointment of Machar as South Sudan VP

Sudanese newspapers were on Friday dominated by the appointment of opposition leader Riek Machar as first Vice President for South Sudan, inf fulfillment of the recent peace agreement signed to end the South Sudan civil war. Sudan Tribune (English) newspaper quoted the decree appointing rebel leader, Riek Machar as South Sudan's first vice president in accordance with last year's peace accord.‬‬ In the ...

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UN chief appoints Senegalese officer as CAR mission force commander

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). A statement issued here says Lieutenant General Keïta succeeds Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta of Cameroon, who passed away on 30 November ...

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Ghanaian media focus on arrest of alleged killer of MP

The media in Ghana on Friday focused on the arrest of a man suspected to have murdered the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North Constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu. The Daily Graphic and Times both devoted their front pages to the story, publishing a picture of the suspect, whose name has been withheld for security reasons. The reports say three cell phones were found on him allegedly ...

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