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Senegalese/Togolese graduate in West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on Friday graduated 63 Senegalese and 62 Togolese in disaster preparedness and management under the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI)

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WACCI holds workshop for African Centres’ of Excellence

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana (UG) has organised a two-day workshop for the five World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence (ACEs) in agriculture

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Botswana court orders government to treat HIV-positive foreign prisoners

Botswana’s Court of Appeal has told that country’s Government that it has a legal obligation to provide foreign prisoners who are HIV-positive with antiretrovirals (ARVs) at the state’s expense

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Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health warnings

Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health warnings

Asbestos is a severe cancer-causing agent, causing about half of all deaths from occupational-related types of cancer

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South Africa: Suspend those behind the Marikana killings and subsequent cover-up

All members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) implicated in the Marikana killings and subsequent cover-up must be suspended immediately pending the outcome of further investigations, said Amnesty International today

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Hilton Worldwide Agrees First Hotel To Open In Botswana

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Fleming Asset Management Botswana, on behalf of Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, to open the mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone

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Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western CAR have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published today

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ECOWAS holds workshop on renewable energy efficiency

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), has organised a five- day training workshop for Anglophone West African entrepreneurs and technicians in the clean cooking industry

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Gambia: Prisoner release should include all those detained for expressing dissent

The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country , Amnesty International said today

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Cameroon: Indiscriminate attacks mark dangerous turn in regional conflict

Twin suicide bombings in Maroua, northern Cameroon, yesterday, are part of a growing pattern of armed groups such as Boko Haram targeting civilians as the regional conflict grows ever more dangerous, said Amnesty International today

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Nigeria: APC hails President Buhari’s successful U.S. tour, rejection of gay marriage

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage on their successful three days successful tour of the United States of America which ended with their return to the country this morning

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EU supports Regional Maritime University to train experts

The European Union (EU) has extended support to the Regional Maritime University, to help deliver more ground-breaking training programmes to enable maritime experts deal fully with sea crime along the coast of theGulf of Guinea

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West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative launched

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has launched the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI), in Accra, towards combating disaster outbreaks in the sub-region

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Imo State calls for laws to promote development and integration

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Nigeria’s Imo State, has called for the adoption of regional laws that facilitate the realisation of the objectives of the ECOWAS

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ECOWAS Court Judges calls for reforms

Judges of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have called for the amendment of the Court’s Rules of Procedure to take cognizance of its expanded mandate relating to the protection of the human rights of community citizens

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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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