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4 Sep 2015
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital on Friday, his foundation said, after more than two weeks of medical care to treat a nagging infection. Tutu, 83, has been in and out of hospital in recent months, alarming South Africans who view the veteran anti-apartheid activist and critic of the ruling African National…
4 Sep 2015
AS the plane entered Rwandan airspace, I could see the hilly landscape of the land of a thousand hills called Rwanda. Was I apprehensive as to what new transformation I would encounter? Not at all.
Ebola-Virus
3 Sep 2015
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. "WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population," the UN health agency said in a statement. WHO, which had previously declared…
2 Sep 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in Abuja that Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe must sit down soon to review the activities of their Joint Development Authority with a to making it more efficient and productive. Speaking at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Sao Tome & Principe, Patrice Emery Trovoada, President Buhari said…
2 Sep 2015
The Gambia's Ministry of Information and Communication have revoked the permits issued to some Al-Jazeera journalists to report human interest stories in the country, official sources at the ministry, said. ``The team of Al-Jazeera journalists were in Banjul to film and report on human interest stories but were later turned down by the authorities. ``They…
2 Sep 2015
Kenya's government on Wednesday announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling the worsening insecurity linked to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery said the changes will "strengthen efforts to combat the threat of terrorism and the creeping threat of violent extremism, bring an end to…
2 Sep 2015
Eight contenders including current head-of-state Alpha Conde have been approved as candidates for Guinea's second democratic presidential election, the constitutional court said on Wednesday. The list is a mixture of outsiders and opposition big-hitters including former premiers Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sidya Toure -- but notably omits exiled former junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara. Camara…
2 Sep 2015
At least four people have died in renewed clashes in Burundi, where tensions remain high following President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election, officials and witnesses said Wednesday. Police and witnesses said clashes erupted overnight in several parts of the central African nation's capital Bujumbura, with the night marked by sporadic gunfire and explosions. Police blamed armed…
2 Sep 2015
The Federal Government on Tuesday, donated 20 Hilux vans to Burkina Faso to assist the country conduct its general elections scheduled for October. Mr Bulus Lolo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered the vehicles on behalf of Nigeria. Mr Barthelemy Kere, President, Commission Electorate Nationale Independent of Burkina Faso received the vehicles on…
Ebola-Virus
1 Sep 2015
Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus, medical officials said Tuesday, in a setback for the country's bid to gain Ebola-free status. "We are conducting an epidemiological investigation to trace the extent of the transmission" as the woman ho died…
1 Sep 2015
As the plane entered Rwandan airspace; I could see the hilly landscape of the land of a thousand hills called Rwanda. Was I apprehensive as to what new transformation I would encounter? Not at all. Succinctly put, one comes to accept the fact that Rwanda is a country that is constantly on the move; economically,…
1 Sep 2015
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union base Tuesday before storming the compound, with witnesses reporting many dead, although the AU insisted it had fought off the attack. Eye-witnesses said the Shebab had taken over the camp and were looting the weapons stores, but the AU force in Somalia…

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