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UN Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

Mr Ban KI-moon, UN Secretary General has urged the world to remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution

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Cameroon: End six-month illegal detention of 84 children held following Quranic school raid

Cameroonian authorities must immediately end the six-month illegal detention of 84 children – some as young as five years-old – who were rounded up during a raid on Quranic schools in the far north of the country, Amnesty International said today

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Liberia still cautious after Ebola-free declaration

One month after being declared free of Ebola Virus transmission by the World Health Organization, Liberia is still celebrating cautiousl

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ECOWAS should forge integration through rail transport- Forum

The Forum for National Equity, a civil society organisation, has challenged the Economic Committee of West Africa (ECOWAS) to exert the political will to link member states with rail lines to strengthen the integration process

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Africa Progress Panel launches Report tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, June 5, the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by Kofi Annan, will launch the 2015 Report on climate and energy at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa

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Video: investigate Nigerian army for war crimes – Amnesty

Human Rights group The Amnesty International has called for the investigation of senior members of the Nigerian military for alleged war crimes in Boko Haram fight

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Gambia: Dozens Held Incommunicado, ‘Disappeared’

Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today

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African leaders urged to make AU effective

The people of Adweso in the Koforidua Municipality, have observed African Union Day with mass sports activities and aerobics, during which over 500 residents of the area took part in a two-hour walk and aerobics to improve their health

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Millions in Nigeria to lose cell phone services

Millions in Nigeria to lose cell phone services

The largest cell phone service provider in Nigeria announced Saturday that services to millions of customers will be interrupted if fuel shortage in the country continues

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‘ECOWAS will prioritise job creation,’President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would in the coming years focus on job creation in the sub- region

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ECOWAS postpones 40th anniversary event

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday announced the postponement of the 40th Anniversary event which was scheduled for May 28, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria

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Africa must take advantage of the Suez Canal – MENA

Khaled Ghobashy, Director in charge of International Relations at the Middle East News Agency (MENA), on Tuesday challenged African countries to take advantage of the prospects of the Suez Canal to transform their local economies

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Djibouti sucked into Yemen crisis

The growing violent conflict in Yemen between the Saudi Arabian-backed forces ranged against Houthi rebels who are supported by Iran is threatening stability in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa

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Prioritize investment in Youth – African Leaders told

Dr Samia Abbas, Secretary-General of the Union of African Journalists, on Monday urged Africa Heads of State, to make investment in the youth a major priority

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Egypt to open information offices across Africa

Mr Salah A. El-Sadek, Chairman, State of Information Service of Egypt, has said the country is opening more information offices across Africa

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African leaders participate in Russia’s Victory Day event

Three African leaders from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt were among the invited global personalities who witnessed this year’s Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany during the World War II in Europe

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