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Cameroon army

6 killed in attacks in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions

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Two Cameroonian security forces members and six armed separatists were killed on Thursday in three incidents in the country's two crisis-hit English regions of...
Flooding

Flooding kills 4 in Sierra Leone

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Four people including a mother and her one-year-old child were reported dead Thursday after flooding caused by torrential rain in Sierra Leone. ...
UN Security Council

Kenya’s bid for non-permanent seat at UN Security Council to boost regional peace

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Kenya is lobbying for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council to enhance its role as a vanguard for peace, stability and development...
jail bars

Local police thwart attempted jailbreak in central Nigeria

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Local police on Thursday thwarted an attempted jailbreak in the central Nigerian city of Keffi, when inmates went berserk, according to a prisons spokesperson. ...
Zimbabwean police

Zimbabwean police warns opposition protests to be violent

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Zimbabwean police warned Thursday that the mass demonstrations planned by the opposition beginning this Friday in Harare will turn violent, and urged citizens to...
health

South Sudan, China sign deal on health infrastructure

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South Sudan and China have signed meeting minutes on field feasibility study for the modernization and expansion of China-aided Juba teaching hospital in...
farmers

Kenyan farmers mull adoption of new technologies to boost yields

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A two-day farmers' forum kicked off on Thursday in Kenya's northwest region, focusing on the adoption of new technologies to boost yields. ...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Former Tanzanian leader urges SADC to cut dependence on donor funding

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Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Thursday urged the 16 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to cut dependence on foreign...
Kenya Wildlife Service

French woman charged with illegal possession of wildlife trophy

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A French woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charges of being in illegal possession of ivory trophy and was fined 1 million shillings...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibian president to visit Tanzania, attend SADC summit

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Namibian President and Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Hage Geingob will travel to Tanzania for the 39th Ordinary Summit of the...

Dry spell, human activities put Kenyan rivers on deathbed

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A dry, cracked and desolate sunken bed is what is left at the place where the waters of a tributary of River Athi, south...
Soldier

3 Nigerian soldiers killed in gunfight with Boko Haram

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Three Nigerian soldiers were killed following a gunfight with Boko Haram in the country's northeastern state of Borno, according to military sources and local...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

S. African Parliament seeks legal advice on constitutionality of universal healthcare bill

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South Africa's Parliament said on Thursday it was seeking urgent legal advice from Office of the State Attorney on the constitutionality of the controversial...
agricultural productivity

Zambian farmers to attend World Agriculture Expo in Guangzhou

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About 50 farmers, including agro-dealers and agro-processors, have shown interest to attend the 2019 Guangzhou World Agricultural Expo, one of the organizers said on...

Namibia’s Ondangwa airport to be renamed after liberation hero Toivo Ya Toivo

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Namibia's Ondangwa airport will be officially renamed to Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, in honor of the country's late liberation struggle hero on Aug. 22. ...
drought

Namibia receives about US$7 million in donations for drought relief

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Namibia has received 104 million Namibian dollars (about 6.9 million U.S. dollars) in donations towards its drought relief program, the Namibian prime minister said...
South Africa

S. African government concerns about looting of foreigners’ shops

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The South African government on Thursday expressed concerns over the looting of shops owned by foreigners. On Wednesday night several foreigners' shops...
aviation

Zimbabwe civil aviation regulator ventures into horticulture around country’s busiest airport

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is inviting potential investors to bid for the development and operation of horticulture facilities at its busiest...
Forestry Commission

Ghana to assist Liberia in forestry management

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Ghanaian authorities pledged here on Thursday, their readiness to assist the Republic of Liberia in its forestry management. Chairman of the governing...
Namibia and Nigeria

Namibia, Nigeria pledge to enhance cooperation

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Namibia and Nigeria are mulling a plan to enhance economic cooperation for the benefit of the two states, said Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh, New Nigerian...
Banks

Nigeria’s apex bank injects US$364 million into forex market

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Nigeria's apex bank has intervened in the Inter-Bank market to the tune of 364 million U.S. dollars to sustain liquidity in the Foreign Exchange...
Female Farmers

Small farmers in Kenya embrace drip irrigation as costs decline

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Joseph Musali's quarter-acre farm in Katani, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, is a spectacle to behold as it hosts hundreds of flowering...
Nairobi Securities Exchange

Bullish Kenya’s stocks sustain rise

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The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover and key index rose Tuesday as the market appeared to be headed for a major bull-run after two...
tourist

Tanzania plans to improve roads in nature reserves to lure tourists

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Tanzania plans to revamp roads getting into the forest reserves located in southern part of the east African nation to ease movement of tourists,...
Volleyball

2018 World Cup Qualifiers for National Women’s Volleyball Begins

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The senior National Women's Volleyball team, the Black Spikers will travel to Cote d'Ivoire for the first round of the 2018 World Cup qualification....
German Bundesliga

Preview: Bayern starts off fresh Bundesliga season

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Traditionally, the reigning Bundesliga champions have the honour of getting the new season underway and once again Bayern Munich will be involved in the...
CSIR-SARI

CSIR’s Role in Ghana Beyond Aid

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Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very...
SEND Ghana

Free School Uniforms Implementation Must Be Decentralized

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The implementation of the Free School Uniform Programme is facing some distribution challenges, making it impossible for most beneficiaries to sort and get their...
Homowo

Haatso Mantse Unveils 2017 Homowo Festival

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Nii Amarh Sogbla IV, Haatso Mantse, has called on the Government to sustain the recent efforts and gains made in the fight against illegal...
Facebook

Ministry Cautions Public on Recruitment Scam

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The Ministry of the Interior has alerted the public that Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior has no Facebook account or any...