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Boko Haram

Chadian government declares state of emergency in Lake Chad Region

The state of emergency gives power to the governor of the Lake Chad Region to prohibit the movement of people and vehicles in certain...
Kenya

Kenya seeks to scale up small firm competence

Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) CEO Patrick Mwangi said that the modern equipment will be used to promote value addition in the sector. "The...

Kenya urges small firms to increase exports volumes

by David Musyoka Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development, said the government has worked on the structural problems that hinder entrepreneurs...

Disgruntled Kenyan teachers’ morale plunges after pay rise cancelled

Like thousands of other teachers in the East African nation, Sibilwa was anticipating the Court of Appeal would rule in their favour in a...
YFM Dialogues with the Youth

Kenyan government partners with private sector to bridge youth skills gap

Senior officials said the government has rolled out a raft of policy and fiscal incentives to encourage companies train fresh graduates and strengthen their...
Kenya

Kenya to launch new curriculum for training drivers

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) chairperson Lee Kinyanjui said the new curriculum will replace the old model of equipping drivers with techniques of...
Boko Haram

6 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

A group of Boko Haram militants laid bombs in the town of Amchidire in Far North Region with the intention to to kill Cameroonian...
Measles

Measles outbreak kills 5 in central Nigeria state

Most of the cases recorded were from children between nine months to five years whose parents refused to vaccinate them during previous national measles...
exams

Namibia scraps exam fees for junior, senior secondary schools

Hanse-Himarwa told media Sunday that parents would only pay hostel fees following the decision taken in 2013 by the government to ban school fees...
Gas Cylinders

Burkina Faso’s government bans use of butane gas in vehicles

In a statement, the government said the measure follows its commitment to fight against use of butane gas in vehicles during the annual meeting...

Gabon to be special guest at African economic forum in Benin

The Beninese government has invited Gabon to take part in an economic forum on investment in Africa that will be held between Nov. 24...
Burkina Faso

Campaigns for Burkina Faso’s presidential polls open

According to CENI, 14 candidates will contest the presidential elections. At the same time, 18 political coalitions will take part in the elections which...
Inflation

Inflation hits Kenya’s upcountry, lower income citizens harder

by Bedah Mengo Kenya's year-on-year overall inflation in October stood at 6.72 percent, up from 5.97 percent in September on account...

Southern African Customs Union HQ opens Thursday

SACU members are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The union's executive secretary, Paulina Elago Monday said the event will...

Nigerian navy arrests 15 suspected oil thieves

The suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal bunkering, Capt. Olusegun Soyemi, Executive Officer at Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, said in...
South African President Jacob Zuma listens to a question raised by a journalist during a media briefing after his meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

South African presidency defends plan to purchase VIP jet

The jet that will be purchased by the Department of Defence for the use by Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa would belong to...

Nov. 9 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

AMMAN -- The number of victims killed by a Jordanian police in Amman on Monday rose to five after a Jordanian civilian died from...
trade

Nov. 9 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1630 GMT

CANBERRA -- The Australian Senate on Monday passes legislations surrounding the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), clearing the final hurdle to enact the agreement....
bomb blast

Nov. 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

YAOUNDE -- At least 5 people were killed and several others were injured Monday in two suicide bomb blasts in Cameroon's Far North Region,...

Nov. 9 Leading German Newspapers Summary

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: -- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has sparked off a dispute in Germany's ruling coalition with his attempt to examine the...
Kidnap

Nov. 9 world news summary at 0045 GMT

BELGRADE -- Two employees of the Serbian embassy were kidnapped on Sunday in Libya, the Serbian Foreign Ministry confirmed in a press release. The...
Miss Abigail Bacerre

BACI Goes Home To Wa On Thank You Visit

Miss Abigail Bacerre, winner of the 2014 Ghana?s most beautiful, has arrived in Wa, the Upper West Regional capital on a ?thank you? visit. She...

Mr. Sorfo Azorka Takes Northern Regional NDC Chair

Mr Awudu Sorfo Azorka has been elected as Northern Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to steer the affairs of the party...