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Sudan and UN sign new agreement on reintegrating ex-fighters

As many as 13,500 ex-fighters of armed movements that signed Abuja Agreement and Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) are to be reintegrated...

Britain records a drop in number male smokers

ONS released the latest figures to mark the annual No Smoking Day, aimed at encouraging even more people to quit tobacco. ...
Israeli-Palestinian

March 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

JERUSALEM -- Police said a civilian was critically wounded when two attackers opened fire from a vehicle on Wednesday morning at a light rail...

EU gives COMESA €1.3 million to fight money laundering

The funding is part of the larger EU sponsored 37.5 million euro program that was developed to combat piracy and maritime security in 2014....
debt

Zambian government defends move to raise debt ceiling

Recently, the parliament approved Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda's proposal to raise the debt ceiling from 60 billion Zambian Kwacha to 160 billion Kwacha. ...
Strike

Burkina Faso’s top hospital hit by strike

The protest is purposed to denounce "the unprecedented decline of working conditions and the deplorable situation in the hospital center", human and animal health...

Ghanaian student extols benefits of learning Chinese language

Charles Delali Adeglah was admitted into the university four years ago to study Sociology and Chinese after obtaining Grade Nine in the West African...
President Mahama in a photograph with the ERERA delegation at the flagstaff house

Ghana pledges support for West African regional power market

The President gave the assurance during a meeting with a five-member delegation led by the authority's Acting Chairperson, Ifey Ikeonu at the Flagstaff House,...

Ghana’s EC to pilot biometric voter registration

"The Electoral Commission has upgraded the Biometric Registration Kits (BVR Kits) for the impending limited voter registration and subsequent registration exercises," said a statement...
newspapers

March 9 Leading German Newspapers Summary

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that the results of the EU-Turkey summit were a "very...

Business normalizes in Kenya’s restive Mandera amid relative calm

"We are getting most of our supplies from Somalia through Mogadishu port at low prices but any time there is an attack the...

Kenyan police nab 23 Ethiopians for illegal stay

Robinson Lyambila, a divisional police commander, said the aliens, who had arrived in the city on Tuesday night, were found hiding in a...
power

Kenya-Tanzania electricity line to begin construction in May

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Acting CEO Fernandes Barasa told Xinhua in Nairobi that the process of selecting the contractor for the Kenyan side will...
hydro-power

Zimbabwe partners Indian firms to build hydro-power plant

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of Gairezi power station -- signed this week between ZPC, its local project developer Intratek, and two...
Paul Kagame

Guinea, Rwanda seek to reinforce ties

Kagame was received by his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde at the Conakry international airport. Rwanda's ambassador to Guinea,...

March 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- At least eight persons were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked government offices in Gereshk district of southern Afghanistan's province of...
Israeli-Palestinian

March 9 world news summary at 0030 GMT

TEL AVIV, Israel -- One Israeli was killed and nine others were injured in stabbing attacks carried out by one attacker in Jaffa, where...
Tourists

Kenya to attract more tourists at global forum

Tourism cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, who will lead Kenya's tourism sector to the ITB, is to showcase what the country has to offer and...

Bill Clinton keeps silent over wife’s email scandal

by Matthew Rusling Questions are mounting over 2016 U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton's private email account as the Democratic front-runner remains silent on the...
environment

South Africa hosts environment protection meeting

The 13th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting opened in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in southeastern South Africa on Monday. The meeting, which will last...

Former South African president Mbeki meets top presidential candidates in Nigeria

Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki is in Nigeria to meet with the country's top presidential candidates for the March 28 and April...

Zambian leader to undergo specialized treatment abroad

Doctors have recommended that Zambian President Edgar Lungu undergo specialized treatment abroad for the problem of narrowing of the food pipe he has been...

African leaders endorse science funding for the continent

African Union Heads of State and Government have endorsed the establishment of an Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), a statement...

Tanzanian president urges for improved auditing to end corruption

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday urged accountant generals in eastern and southern Africa to conduct serious auditing on procurement which accounted for 70...

Namibian businesses concerned about “artificial” land shortages

Private businesses representatives body, the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has expressed serious concern about the lack of adequate serviced land in...

Zimbabwe fuel import bill to drop by 13 pct in 2015

Zimbabwe's fuel import bill is expected to decline by 13 percent in 2015 to 1.217 billion U.S dollars from 1.394 billion dollars last year...

Togo gets loan for road renovation

The Abu Dhabi Fund for International Development (ADFD) has provided grants and concessional loan of 6 billion CFA francs (about 9.93 million U.S. dollars)...
ILO

Global labor body urges Kenya to end strikes

The International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday urged Kenya to embrace dialogue in order to reduce strikes. ILO Director for Kenya Alexio Musindo told a...
Dumsor

Research group urges end to Ghana’s energy crisis

The West African Network For Peace- Building (WANEP), a sub-regional security research and peace- building organization, has urged the Ghanaian government to adopt urgent...
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Kenya’s mobile firm launches money transfer service to Tanzania

Kenya's largest mobile phone firm, Safaricom on Monday launched money transfer service to Tanzania. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said the mobile firm has partnered with...