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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Ghana to allow live broadcast at collation center for December election

Television cameras will be allowed to provide live coverage inside the collation center at the headquarters of Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) for the first time, local media quoted EC chairperson Charlotte Osei as saying on Thursday. Osei, who was...

Libya military spokesman says Khalifa Haftar forces control 70% of country’s territories

Spokesman for the Libyan National Army said on Wednesday that his forces have controlled 70 percent of the country's territories. "After retrieving the majority of homeland, we pledge to fight hard until the entire soil of Libya is freed...

Libya military spokesman says Khalifa Haftar forces control 70% of country’s territories

Spokesman for the Libyan National Army said on Wednesday that his forces have controlled 70 percent of the country's territories. "After retrieving the majority of homeland, we pledge to fight hard until the entire soil of Libya is freed...

Kenya moves to focus on Africa to grow exports

Kenya plans to focus on Africa in order to boost growth of exports, an official said on Wednesday. Export Promotion Council (EPC) Director Solomon Boit told journalists in Nairobi that Kenya is pursuing a number of bilateral and multilateral...

UN says Somali pirates now focus on smaller vessels

It has been almost three years since Somali pirates successfully hijacked a large commercial vessel but they retain the capacity and intent to resume the attacks and have lately shifted to targeting smaller foreign fishing boats, according to U.N....

Blast in Goma east Congo DR kills child, injures 32 Indian peacekeepers

An explosion killed a child and injured 32 Indian peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma on Tuesday, the U.N. mission there said. The blast hit the peacekeepers while they were out on a morning...

Kenya launches new agricultural policy to sustainably manage resource

Kenya has launched a national agricultural soil management policy to help in sustainable management of the resource, a senior government official said. Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Blue Economy Willy Bett said on Monday that the policy...

18 killed in road accident in northwestern Tanzania

At least 18 people died in an accident in northwestern Tanzania's region of Shinyanga, police said Monday. Jumanne Murilo, Shinyanga Regional Police Commander, said the accident occurred at Nsalala village, Tinde ward in Shinyanga Rural District along the busiest...

Maputo upbeat on debt crisis but investors are not so sure

Mozambique's finance minister has a plan to deal with a debt crisis that threatens to derail one of Africa's most promising frontier economies but investors are far from convinced. Adriano Maleiane told money managers in Maputo last week an...

Young Central African Republic refugees future threatened by child marriage

Alone, hungry and traumatized having watched her parents die in war-torn Central African Republic, 14-year-old Koulsoumi believed the worst was behind her when she was taken in by a family in Cameroon after fleeing across the border last year....
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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