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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    One-fourth of Centrafricans displaced by conflict: UN – Citizen

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    CitizenOne-fourth of Centrafricans displaced by conflict: UNCitizenSimmering unrest and clashes in the chronically unstable Central African Republic has led a “record number” of 1.1 million people — about a fourth of the population — to flee their homes, the UN said Friday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...CAR Refugee, Displacement Crisis Hits Record HighVoice of AmericaRising violence in Central African Republic uproots record 1.1 millionReutersUNHCR warns CAR displacement at record high, funding among lowest anywhereReliefWeball 7 news articles »

  • 15 September

    What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions? – BBC News

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    BBC NewsWhat is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?BBC NewsThousands of people have fled Ethiopia's Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped. Dozens of people are ...Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashesMinneapolis Star TribuneEthiopia struggling to resolve Oromia-Somali crisisAnadolu AgencyEthiopia's ethnic crisis

  • 15 September

    Tension in Kaduna as fear of reprisal grips Igbos – The Nation Newspaper

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    CHANNELS TELEVISIONTension in Kaduna as fear of reprisal grips IgbosThe Nation NewspaperHundreds of Igbo traders in Kaduna metropolis momentarily closed shops Friday following rumour of a looming reprisal by youths after the Jumat service. The rumoured attack was said to be a response to reported killings of Hausa/Fulanis in Abia State by ...Igbo traders close shops in Kaduna as Muslim leaders sue for peaceTheCableNorthern elders accuse Ohaneze, Igbo elders of backing IPOB in Biafra agitationsRipples NigeriaTension as

  • 15 September

    Motive Behind UTAG’s Strike Action Revealed – News Ghana

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    News GhanaMotive Behind UTAG's Strike Action RevealedNews GhanaIn a document circulated by the UTAG UEW secretary on 12th September 2017, it is lamely stated that, the Acting VC is going to trigger a clause in one of UEW's statutes, to dismiss lecturers taking part in UTAG's so-called total strike action. This ...and more »

  • 15 September

    Education Dept develops protocol on corporal punishment – Eyewitness News

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    Eyewitness NewsEducation Dept develops protocol on corporal punishmentEyewitness NewsBasic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says it's evident that corporal punishment is still prevalent in some schools, despite being banned more than 20 years ago. Basic education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. Basic Education ...Corporal punishment on the rise, says MotshekgaNews24Motshekga gives upcoming final matric exams thumbs upeNCAProtocol on corporal punishment in schools out for comment soon – MotshekgaCitizenAllAfrica.com -Gears Of Bizall 10 news articles »

  • 15 September

    Obasanjo To Buhari, Negotiate With Kanu Before It’s Too Late – The Whistler

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    The WhistlerObasanjo To Buhari, Negotiate With Kanu Before It's Too LateThe WhistlerPresident Muhammadu Buhari must reach out to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before it gets too late, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned. “I don't see anything wrong in that [Buhari meeting with Kanu]. I would ...IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer writes UNPremium TimesOpinion: IPOB Terrorists, Baseless Hate For Buhari And Sentiments Of Ndị Igbo, By Chukwuemerie UduchukwuSaharaReporters.comSouth East governors proscribe Kanu-led IPOBDaily TrustThe Eagle

  • 15 September

    Renewed violence in CAR drives record levels of displacement – UNHCR

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    UNHCRRenewed violence in CAR drives record levels of displacementUNHCRBRIA, Central African Republic – Pierre is tired, both mentally and physically. Escalating violence in the Central African Republic has forced him to bundle up his family and few belongings and run for his life once again. “We are tired of fleeing ...One-fourth of Centrafricans displaced by conflict: UNCitizenCAR Refugee, Displacement Crisis Hits Record HighVoice of AmericaRising violence in Central African Republic uproots record 1.1 millionReutersReliefWeball 7 news articles »

  • 15 September

    Makhosi Khoza to boycott disciplinary proceedings – News24

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    News24Makhosi Khoza to boycott disciplinary proceedingsNews24Durban – ANC MP Makhosi Khoza on Friday said she will not be attending her ANC KwaZulu-Natal disciplinary hearing set for Sunday following a High Court ruling declaring the party's provincial leadership invalid. Khoza's previous disciplinary hearing, ...Opposition must butt out of KZN violenceIndependent OnlineKhoza says disciplinary action against her is null

  • 15 September

    More than 50 feared dead as boat capsizes – The Australian

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    The PunchMore than 50 feared dead as boat capsizesThe AustralianMore than 50 people are feared dead after a boat capsized in Nigeria's northwestern Kebbi State. The boat, which was carrying at least 100 passengers, was travelling from neighbouring Niger and sunk Wednesday in a remote area in the Bagudo local ...Nigeria boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency servicesBBC NewsNigeria boat capsize: At least 33 dead, 23 still missingOneindia33 dead, 30 missing as boat capsizes in Kebbi stateNAIJ.COMGazette Review -The Hindu -Daily Post Nigeriaall 9 news articles »

  • 15 September

    Disputes put October 17 poll in doubt – Daily Nation

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    Daily NationDisputes put October 17 poll in doubtDaily NationKura Yangu, Sauti Yangu members demonstrate in Nairobi on September 13, 2017 asking the electoral agency to suspend its secretariat over poor poll conduct. IEBC is the body mandated to conduct elections. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA ...Guard against vile attempts to sabotage fresh presidential pollThe StandardAukot wants Chebukati, Chiloba outCitizen TV (press release)all 16 news articles »

  • 15 September

    Ghana Launches Free High School Education – Voice of America

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    Voice of AmericaGhana Launches Free High School EducationVoice of AmericaEducation at the secondary high school level is now free in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the launch of the program Tuesday, calling it a necessary investment in the nation's future workforce. The response was enthusiastic, with parents ...Investing for future generations through free educationMyjoyonline.comall 6 news articles »

  • 14 September

    Government to launch Agricultural Marshall Plan in November – Ghana News Agency

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    Ghana News AgencyGovernment to launch Agricultural Marshall Plan in NovemberGhana News AgencyGeneva (Switzerland), Sept.14, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Government would launch an Agricultural Marshall Plan in November to enhance food production. He said the Plan would focus on the use of scientific skills and ...and more »

  • 14 September

    Privately managed schools call for inclusion in free SHS – Graphic Online

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    Graphic OnlinePrivately managed schools call for inclusion in free SHSGraphic OnlineMr Joseph Dzamesi (right) explaining a point. Those with him are Mr I.K. Mensah (2rd right) and other executives of the Conference of Heads of Private Second-cycle Schools. Previous Article Marijuana exports could generate revenue for Ghana — Prof.Private schools to sack graduate teachers over Free SHSYEN.COM.GHGov't's free SHS will surely kill private schoolsPrimenewsghanaall 12 news articles »

  • 14 September

    Kenya: Supreme Court chief targeted for removal – Anadolu Agency

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    Anadolu AgencyKenya: Supreme Court chief targeted for removalAnadolu AgencyA Kenyan ruling party MP is trying to oust the judge whose court frustrated the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Claiming majority support among his fellow MPs, Ngunjiri Wambugu on Thursday filed a petition with Kenya's High Court to remove from ...MP: Ngunjiri Wambugu's petition exposes Jubilee plan

  • 14 September

    Glowing tributes for Moi Girls’ fire victims – The Standard

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    The StandardGlowing tributes for Moi Girls' fire victimsThe StandardMoi Girls High School students hold potraits of their colleagues who died after their dormotory caught fire on September 2. Photo: Elvis Ogina, Standard. The grim faces were in sharp contrast with the Moi Girls High School mantra, 'Light and Life', as ...Sad send-off for 9 school fire victimsDaily NationMoi Girls School inferno victims honouredKenya Broadcasting CorporationUhuRuto, Sonko pump KSh 12 million to Moi Girl's school after fire tragedyTUKO.CO.KEAllAfrica.com -eNCAall 29 news articles »

  • 14 September

    Sagay: No honour, no vision, no integrity — stop addressing senators as distinguished – TheCable

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    TheCableSagay: No honour, no vision, no integrity — stop addressing senators as distinguishedTheCableItse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says Nigerian senators should not be addressed as “distinguished” because they have “no honour, no vision, no integrity”. Last week, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of ...Sagay to senators: You don't deserve to be addressed as 'distinguished'NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)How the elite cause poverty in the North – SagayThe Nation NewspaperSagay: Don't

  • 14 September

    How Masters student bravely fought off robbers to save her thesis – AppsforPCdaily

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    AppsforPCdailyHow Masters student bravely fought off robbers to save her thesisAppsforPCdailyA young South African woman has courageously fought back after two armed men tried to steal her handbag, which contained her master's thesis. Medical scientist Noxolo Ntuli is seen clutching onto her bag as two men chase and threaten her with a gun ...South Africa: Student Fights Armed Attackers To Save ThesisNewburgh GazetteUniversity student fights back against armed attackers to save thesisHiTechFactsall 6 news

  • 14 September

    Ghana’s Vice-President: vital diversify out of commodities – UNCTAD

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    UNCTADGhana's Vice-President: vital diversify out of commoditiesUNCTADGhana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all and a "Marshall Plan" for farmers, according to the West African nation's Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Speaking at the ongoing high-level session of UNCTAD's Trade ...Government to launch Agricultural Marshall Plan in NovemberGhana News Agencyall 6 news articles »

  • 14 September

    Sierra Leone: One Month After The Mudslide – SaharaReporters.com

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    SaharaReporters.comSierra Leone: One Month After The MudslideSaharaReporters.comOn August 14, exactly one month ago, a mudslide demolished parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is estimated that about 800 people were killed and at least 7,000 are now displaced. by Sahara Reporters, New York Sep 14, 2017. On August 14, exactly one ...Flooding, mudslides leave communities devastated, pregnant

  • 14 September

    Jimmy Wanjigi says his life in danger, demands state security – The Standard

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    The StandardJimmy Wanjigi says his life in danger, demands state securityThe StandardBusinessman Jimmy Wanjigi wants police to provide him with security at his own cost. Photo: George Njunge, Standard. Billionaire businessman Jimmy Wanjigi says his life is in danger. Mr Wanjigi has written to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, ...and more »