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Multi-stakeholder forum on Africa’s security underway

Stakeholders working in the areas of peace and security are dialoguing to find home-grown African solutions to the growing insurgency on the continent

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Majority Leader calls for openness in African Parliaments

Majority Leader calls for openness in African Parliaments

Mr Alban Bagbin, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has called on African parliaments to be open to the public to facilitate good democratic governance on the continent

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Central Africa supports ECOWAS to combat Boko Haram

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on Tuesday pledged their unflinching support to the Economic Community of West African States( ECOWAS) in fighting against the Islamic terrorist group; Boko Haram, in Nigeria and beyond

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ECOWAS Community Development Programme to Mobilize 21 billion Dollars

The ECOWAS Community Development Programme (CDP) is set to mobilize about 21 billion U.S Dollars to enable them finance over 200 projects that cuts across various sectors of the economy in the West African Sub-region

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TB Joshua Named Yoruba Man Of The Decade

TB Joshua Named Yoruba Man Of The Decade

One of the most popular pastors in Ghana, Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua, has been named the ‘Yoruba man of the decade’ for his contributions to humanity

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Nigeria: Attan calls for the revival of reading culture

The chairman, correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists Imo State council, Mr Attan Agbkwuru has called on the public to imbibe the culture of reading and giving books as a gift

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Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a total of 833 confirmed health worker infections had been reported in the three intense-transmission countries; of which there had been 488 reported deaths

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ECOWAS Ministers to deliberate on persons without nationalities

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would jointly host the first Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa from February 23 to 25, in Cote d’Ivoire. Statelessness is a situation whereby an individual residing in a […]

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Ebola-ravaged communities in Guinea to benefit from food security

Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, would receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating income. This was attained through an agreement involving the World Bank, the Government of Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organisation […]

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Video: Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives first interview, call for release of fellow journalists held by Egypt

Video: Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives first interview, call for release of fellow journalists held by Egypt

• In his first interview since being freed, Peter Greste calls on Egypt to release Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy • Says there was a mix of emotion boiling inside when he was released In his first interview since being freed from an Egypt jail after 400 days in captivity, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste […]

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Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue, the Deputy Director of the French Institut de Microbiologie et des Maladies Infectieuses IMMI

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8 Nigerian pirates to be processed for court

8 Nigerian pirates to be processed for court

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) sources say they will process Nigerian pirates for a preliminary court hearing by Friday following evidence they hijacked ship MT Mariam

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Nigeria’s Jonathan storms Ghana with election billboards

Nigeria’s Jonathan storms Ghana with election billboards

Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan has stormed Ghana with his election campaign billboards

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Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released

Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released

The Mauritanian authorities must release three activists – including a prominent opposition politician – jailed today for holding anti-slavery rallies, Amnesty International said

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Nigeria Election 2015: I Will Not Vote For Buhari Because Of Osinbajo – Pastor

Nigeria Election 2015: I Will Not Vote For Buhari Because Of Osinbajo – Pastor

Another Redeemed Pastor, Bribena Efiye, has come out to comment on the current political battle being waged within the house of God as Nigeria’s 2015 tension-soaked elections steadily draw closer.

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Liberians say ‘no’ to big hugs and handshakes to keep Ebola at bay

Liberians say ‘no’ to big hugs and handshakes to keep Ebola at bay

At the entrances to private and public buildings in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, a new custom has emerged since the outbreak of the Ebola virus: visitors wash their hands upon entering and exiting

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