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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso appoints head of intelligence agency to face terror attack challenge

The appointment came "less than two months after a jihadist attack killed thirty people in Ouagadougou, the capital city, " a government report said....

AU Commission chairperson discusses Darfur referendum with Sudanese delegation

The DRA Chairman was accompanied by Amin Hassan Omer, Chairman of the Follow-Up Committee for Darfur, said an AU statement on Thursday. ...

Gambian peacekeepers arrive in Banjul after serving 12 months in Sudan

The contingent named Gamcoy 18 has finished its 12- month term in Sudan, replacing the 17th batch of Gambian soldiers deployed for UN Peace...
Intel

Intel says to target Nigerian market with “affordable” tech

In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos, Cigdem Ertem, Intel Africa regional president, said the company had decided to invest mainly in the youth...
Wpid Deported

ANC demands deportation of South African party leader murderer

This came after the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordered that Walus be released on parole. "Walus' imminent release is...
pipeline

Mozambican firms mull building oil pipeline to Zambia

"The two investors want to build an oil pipeline from Mozambique to Zambia. We are still waiting for feedback to give us a clear...
Paul Kagame

Guinea seeks Rwanda expertise in economic, environmental governance

Conde was speaking in Conakry as his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame concluded a visit to Guinea. During the visit, several cooperation agreements...
newspapers

March 10 Leading German Newspapers Summary

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: -- Poland's constitutional court on Wednesday struck down a set of new rules introduced by the government to...
Namibia

Namibian government decision on trophy hunting backed by local NGO

Many communal wildlife conservancies in Namibia, which do not have tourism potential, depend heavily on income from the hunting of selected animals for...

Mauritania leader in Saudi Arabia to witness joint military training

Mauritanian troops, alongside those from other Arab and Muslim countries allied to Saudi Arabia, are taking part in the joint military training. ...
missile

March 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters in an apparent show of force...
Kokompe fire

Fire guts mattress factory in Ugandan capital, kills six

Fire gutted a mattress factory in the Ugandan capital Kampala, killing six people and leaving an unknown number of people injured. Government in a statement...
demonstration

Tema protest leaves scores of demonstrators injured

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in the southern Ghanaian city of Tema, some 38 kilometers east of the capital Accra, during a demonstration...
hackers

Italian website attack raises more red flags on terrorism

by Eric J. Lyman A brief cyber attack on Italy's Tuscan website over the weekend, which was launched by a group claiming to be affiliated...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambia Edgar Lungu to undergo surgery in South Africa

Zambian President Edgar Lungu were admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg Tuesday evening to undergo a possible surgery for a blocked windpipe, hospital...

Nigerian government seeks legislative support to increase foreign investment

The Nigerian government will greatly improve the nation's foreign direct investment if the National Assembly passed its eight reform bills, the Bureau of Public...
Media Freedom

Nigerian official blames media for being stage of political mudslinging

The Nigerian parliament on Tuesday said the country's media regulators had failed to perform their duty of ensuring positive campaigns, but allowed the media...
Senate

Nigerian senate approves report on electoral amendment bill

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday approved report of the Conference Committee on the Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 2010 to...
tourism

Kenya calls upon private sector to finance infrastructure

Kenya on Tuesday called on the private sector to help finance infrastructure development by filling gap that currently stands at 2 billion U.S. dollars...
Namibia Walvis Bay port

Namibia Walvis Bay port expansion on course

Twenty-five percent of the work on the container terminal at Namibia's Walvis Bay port, being done by a Chinese company, has been completed, project...

Rwanda’s CPI rises 0.7 pct in February

Rwanda's consumer price index (CPI) , the main gauge of inflation, rose 0.7 percent year on year in February 2015, down from 1.4 percent...
Rwandan teachers and Hartford English experts during the closing ceremony on Saturday. (Stephen Rwembeho)

Rwanda urges “patriotism” among scholars

The Chief of Rwanda Defence Staff, Patrick Nyamvumba, has called on Rwandan academicians to "embrace the culture of patriotism to lay strong foundation for...

Kenya vows to stamp out corruption despite standoff at agency

The Kenyan government on Tuesday vowed to continue with the fight against institutional corruption in the country despite confusion that engulfed the anti-graft agency...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian president leaves hospital, considers check-up abroad

Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who collapsed at an International Women's Day celebration, was discharged from a local hospital on Monday and will continue his...
Some of the NPP women who have endorsed Nana Addo

NGO says representation of Ghanaian women in politics low

An Accra-based nonprofit organization said representation of women in key democratic institutions in Ghana is still low. According to local media on Tuesday, the...
Zambia map

Zambia to revise law on retirement age

The Zambian government will revise a law that increases the retirement age after it received wide opposition from a cross section of society, the...
Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana

Sierra Leone’s vice president denies allegations against him

Sierra Leone's Vice President Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana on Tuesday denied all the allegations levelled against him that led to his expulsion from the...
White Rhinos

South Africa sets deadline for inputs to committee studying rhino horn trade

The Department of Environmental Affairs on Tuesday set March 13 as the deadline for inputs by organisations, individuals and stakeholders to the Committee of...

Angry ex-combatants protest in western Cote d’Ivoire

Hundreds of angry ex-combatants protested on Monday in the central-western town of Gagnoa in Cote d'Ivoire to demand for the payment of their reintegration...
African women farmers

Kenyan farmers embrace sunflower, soybean as traditional crops fail

Increased demand for edible oil amid failure of traditional crops like maize is pushing Kenyan farmers to plant soybeans and sunflower. Majority of farmers,...