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Egyptian jail causes Al Jazeera journalist to miss birth of son

Egyptian jail causes Al Jazeera journalist to miss birth of son

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed will become a father again today. His unjust imprisonment has however meant that he will not be at his wife Gehan’s side when she gives birth to their baby boy

UN to increase Ebola response in Sierra Leone

The United Nations is committed to the surge Ebola response in Sierra Leone, but warns that reduction of flights would hamper the response

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Nigeria: Olejeme praises Uduaghan

The Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has praised the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for setting high standards in sports, security and management of public finances, promising to continue where the governor will stop in 2015

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World Bank says Ebola is not an African Problem

Two representatives of international institutions have said Ebola was not an African problem but a humanitarian one that occurs in a small part of Africa

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Obama urged to stem illicit financial flows from Africa

United States President Barack Obama has been urged to stem the flow of the $55.6 billion that has left Africa illegally each year over the last decade, and to address America’s role as a major facilitator of such outflows

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Ebola Cure? T.B. Joshua Sends 4,000 ‘Anointing Water’ To Sierra Leone

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua announced in his service today that 4,000 bottles of his ‘Anointing Water’ had reached Sierra Leone and were received by ‘government officials’, to spiritually fortify the country in their fight against the deadly disease, Ebola

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Obama to host US-Africa summit from August 4 to 6 2014

President Obama is to host the first ever US-Africa Leaders’ Summit from August 4 to 6, 2014 in Washington DC

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Nigeria releases cassava with higher vitamin A

Three newly improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots, have been released by the Nigerian government, stepping up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among women and children in the country

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Hunting for Eurobonds

Attracted by the prevailing low interest rates, cash-strapped African countries looking to borrow money on international private markets are increasingly turning to Eurobonds as the instrument of choice

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Germany has defeated Argentina 1-0 in their 2014 Fifa World Cup encounter to win their fourth world title

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“The Internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity,” declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit, held in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, last October to discuss the future of broadband in Africa

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Africa cannot move forward without a change – President Kagame

Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, has said that Africa can achieve its goals and objectives through unity and good leadership

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Cultural practices are a threat to contain Ebola

Some African cultural practices and traditional beliefs are said to be a major threat to the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, a World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Director has said

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African Government can boost investment through trade negotiations

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2014 has urged African governments to have a coherent approach to the various trade negotiations and agreement they have engaged in, to ensure the outcomes are mutually supportive of economic transformation and development on the continent

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ECOWAS countries must unite to combat Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) as part of efforts to prevent a further spread of the Ebola virus within the shortest possible time, has urged ECOWAS countries to develop a comprehensive inter-country operational response

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African farmers seeking new jobs?

Petty trading is gradually becoming a means of adapting to climatic change for farmers in Africa

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