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Nigeria launches project on water, sanitation

The Nigerian government on Tuesday launched a project to ensure access to adequate water supply and sanitation in the country. The...
Urban migration

Nigeria moves to curb illegal migration

Nigeria on Tuesday launched a gun boat in southern state of Cross River to enhance maritime patrol and check cases of illegal migration and...

Letshego helps Botswana fight non-communicable diseases

Pan African financial service provider Letshego listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange has partnered with Primary Care International and government to improve the delivery...
drones for medical delivery

Ghana’s parliament approves deal for drone technology for medical delivery

Ghana's Parliament on Tuesday approved a deal that will allow the use of Unarmed Aerial Vehicles, known ordinarily as drones, for medical delivery. ...
maternal death

UNFPA secures US$3.5 million to cut maternal mortality in Somalia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Monday it has secured 3.5 million U.S. dollar grant for reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia. UNFPA Representative...
infrastructure

Namibia holds African infrastructure development week

Namibian Ministry of Information Communication (MICT) on Monday kicked off the PIDA (Programme for Infrastructural Development in Africa) week in Namibia's coastal city of...
stock market

S. Africa’s JSE closes lower, pulled by industrial, resources stocks

Share prices on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed lower on Monday, pulled down by big industrial stocks and resources. The JSE's all share index...
accident

53 people injured as bus overturns in Zambia

Fifty-three people have been injured, six seriously, after a bus they were traveling in overturned in Chongwe district, east of Lusaka, the country's capital,...
deforestation-

Private investor supports Ghana to restore 100,000 hectares of degraded forest

Forest plantation management company, Form International, through its local subsidiary, Form Ghana is teaming up with government of Ghana to restore 100,000 hectares or...
President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony

Ghanaian president urges African governments to prioritize SDGs with urgency

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday challenged African governments to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to move the continent beyond aid. Speaking...
Hunger Report

AfDB approves new project to fight hunger in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a new project aimed at transforming Africa's agriculture, a researcher said on Monday. Kenton Dashell, the International Institute...
Drugs

Rwanda launches digital portal for pharmaceutical services

Rwanda on Monday launched an online pharmaceutical regulatory services portal aimed at increasing efficiency and transparency of pharmaceutical services. The online portal named Pharmaceutical Regulatory...
Ghana Police

Ghana:Unknown Gunmen Kill Four in Nanjon

Unidentified gunmen opened fire in a market, killing four people and injuring 10 others late Sunday in the northern Ghana town of Nanjon, police...
Swine flu

Ghana on high alert after reported cases of swine flu

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned of an outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1, in the country, local media reported on Monday. The alert...

Burundi’s attorney general admits 7 extrajudicial killings after attacks on military camps

"Seven combatants were captured at Mujejuru after an attack against Mujejuru military camp on Dec. 11, 2015 and were later discovered killed. Two military...
farm

Angolan province eyes Chinese investment in farming

Welcoming Chinese Ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, who was on a visit to Malanje on Friday, Malanjie Governor Norbberto Dos Santos said the province...
Kenya

Kenya mulls merging of universities as quality wanes

The country has witnessed sharp growth in higher education in both public and private sectors, with the number of institutions rising from 58 to...

Kenya Airways cancels flights to Burundi due to unrest

In a statement, the national carrier said it took drastic action because of the halted operations at the international airport in Burundi. ...
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Kenya, Liberia ink pacts to bolster bilateral ties

The agreements, which were witnessed by visiting Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her host President Uhuru Kenyatta, were on the establishment of a...
Kenya

Kenya heightens security ahead of national fete

Regional Commissioner for Nairobi, Njoroge Ndirangu said adequate security has been put in place to ensure an incident-free fete as well as to delegates...
Zambia map

Zambian parliament adopts constitution amendment bill

The lawmakers debated the 2015 Constitution Amendment Bill throughout the night and adopted it on Friday morning except for part three which is the...

Burundian army kills 12 in military barracks attack

"Since early today (Friday), assailants attacked some military barracks in Ngagara and Musaga in the capital Bujumbura and the 120th brigade at Mujejuru in...
economy

Economy takes center-stage as Zimbabwe ruling party begins annual meet

Running under the theme "Consolidating people's power through Zim-Asset," the conference will hear presentations from various portfolio committees on how the party and...

UNHCR says there are over 320,000 refugees in Cameroon, promises aid

"New refugees are coming into Cameroon almost every day. This is due to the ongoing violence and insecurity in north-eastern Nigeria caused by the...

Chadian soldiers deployed in Nigeria, Niger to return

Bakari urged his fellow citizens to come out in large numbers to welcome the soldiers who have accomplished their mission. On Nov. 7,...