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Congo-Kinshasa: UN Urges Calm Amid Conflicting Death Tolls

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Urges Calm Amid Conflicting Death Tolls

The UN has called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to exercise maximum restraint in the wake of deadly anti-government protests, as conflicting reports emerged over the number of people killed in the violence. Police said on Wednesday that 32 people had been killed during clashes in the capital Kinshasa on Monday […]

Agatu Community Drags Government To Court

Agatu Community Drags Government To Court

The victims of alleged herdsmen’s brutality in Agatu Local Government of Benue have prayed the ECOWAS Court to compel the Federal Government to pay them N10 billion as compensation. This is contained in an originating application filed by the affected members of the Agatu Community and made available by the court to the News Agency […]

Ugandan Leads UN Campaign On Girl-Child Education

Ugandan Leads UN Campaign On Girl-Child Education

The United Nations child-at-school youth ambassadors have started a youth-for-gender-equality and girl-at-school campaign to push governments around the world to give teenage girls priority in education. The drive was part of the side events at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York. Led by the Ugandan representatives in the Global Youth Ambassadors, Mr […]

Botswana: Ransome Advocates for More Women in Politics

Botswana: Ransome Advocates for More Women in Politics

British High Commissioner to Botswana, Ms Katy Ransome, says it is important to have more women in politics because they bring different perspective on issues and things that they discuss. Speaking at a reception to welcome 44 women from 11 constituencies, who attended the first of the five women in politics workshops, September 16, Ms […]

NCS Seizes Rice Worth N597.7bn • Intercepts N20m Fake Antibiotics, Anti-Malaria drugs

NCS Seizes Rice Worth N597.7bn • Intercepts N20m Fake Antibiotics, Anti-Malaria drugs

Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it seized rice worth N597.7 billion brought into the country through the borders between January, 2016 and August, 2016. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Wale Adeniyi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the worth […]

African Development Bank Reiterates Commitment to Support Women’s Empowerment in the Sahel

African Development Bank Reiterates Commitment to Support Women’s Empowerment in the Sahel

The African Development Bank has reiterated its commitment to support women’s empowerment and creation of employment opportunities for the women and youth in the Sahel. Speaking during a high-level side event convened by the Government of Burkina Faso and the United Nations Fund for Population at the UN Headquarters in New York, Alberic Kacou, AfDB […]

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

When two farmers’ groups convened in Namugongo village, Kamuge Sub-county in Pallisa District, it was at the house of Jesca Fida Outa, one of the members. In the cowshed, were the animals, which they were to receive from Send a Cow Uganda, a development NGO. The Outa family and 19 other beneficiaries were yearning for […]

Uganda: How Injections Almost Killed Iganga Girl

Uganda: How Injections Almost Killed Iganga Girl

When Winnie Nalubanga, 20, checked into a clinic with a fever, she expected relief. Instead, the injection she received made her situation worse when her skin developed blisters and peeled off. Nalubanga, a senior six candidate at Iganga Parents Secondary School, had caught a fever and gone to Hope Medical clinic in Iganga for treatment. […]

Minister Threatens To Sack Principals Over Unauthorised Fees

Minister Threatens To Sack Principals Over Unauthorised Fees

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has threatened to sack the principal of any Federal Government College who charges above authorised fees.The warning comes on the heels of reports of hike in fees at some Unity Schools nationwide. A statement issued yesterday by the ministry quoted the minister as saying that principals must adhere strictly […]

Dangote Named Co-Chair of US-Africa Business Centre

Dangote Named Co-Chair of US-Africa Business Centre

In a show of commitment on collaboration by the business communities in the United States and across Africa, the United States Chamber of Commerce has named Aliko Dangote, Africa’s most successful businessman, co-chair of its US-Africa Business Centre. Dangote will serve alongside Jay Ireland, President/CEO of GE Africa, as a leader for the US-Africa Business […]