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October, 2017

  • 23 October

    Central African Republic’s message to UN: ‘The only thing we want is peace’ – UN News Centre

    UN News CentreCentral African Republic's message to UN: 'The only thing we want is peace'UN News CentreIt was once known as the 'Bridge of Death,' the frontline between warring factions in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Legendary tales were shared of the bridge being drenched in blood, with even Government security forces scared to ...OIC seeks urgent

  • 23 October

    US Mulls South Sudan Pressure, Cutting Aid May Not Work: UN Envoy – U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World ReportUS Mulls South Sudan Pressure, Cutting Aid May Not Work: UN EnvoyU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of First Vice President Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in Juba, South Sudan, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jok Solomun/File Photo Reuters.Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for US policy hintsBusiness InsiderRoundup: Ethiopia aims to become Africa's manufacturing hubXinhuaOne of Africa's least connected countries is giving foreign travelers free Wi-FiQuartzAnadolu Agency -STRATFOR -TODAY.NG -teleSUR Englishall

  • 23 October

    Breaking: Southern govs unite on true federalism, devolution of powers – Vanguard

    VanguardBreaking: Southern govs unite on true federalism, devolution of powersVanguardFor the first time in 12 years, Governors of the Southern States of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos, where they unanimously reiterated the call for true federalism and devolution of powers to States. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in a group ...Southern governors agitate for restructuring, unity of NigeriaP.M. NewsSouthern Nigerian governors call for devolution of powersPremium TimesSouthern governors converge in Lagos, rekindles restructuring debateTheNewsGuruCHANNELS TELEVISION -Independent Newspapers Limitedall 9 news articles »

  • 23 October

    Acting Interior CS Matiang’i directs county chiefs to firmly deal with those inciting Kenyans to violence – The Standard

    The StandardActing Interior CS Matiang'i directs county chiefs to firmly deal with those inciting Kenyans to violenceThe StandardActing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has warned that stern action will be taken against anyone intimidating poll officials. Addressing regional commissioners and their county counterparts, Dr Matiang'i warned that any person

  • 23 October

    Dunford pledges more transparency on Niger attack – The Hill

    The HillDunford pledges more transparency on Niger attackThe HillThe top general in the United States pledged Monday to keep the public, the media and Congress informed of the investigation into the ambush in Niger as questions continue to swirl about the circumstances of the attack. Yet, Chairman of the Joint ...Top US general reveals new info on Niger ambushCNNUS General Says Niger Probe Continues With Details ElusiveBloombergTop US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on NigerWPXI PittsburghUSA TODAY -CBS News -Citizen -New York Postall 36 news articles »

  • 22 October

    Education department confident #NSCExams2017 will run smoothly – Independent Online

    Independent OnlineEducation department confident #NSCExams2017 will run smoothlyIndependent OnlinePretoria - The Basic Education Department (DBE) has put final preparations in place and is ready to administer the 2017 grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations starting this week, the department said on Sunday. "[The] DBE, together with ...Minister wishes matriculants wellSouth African Broadcasting Corporationall 3 news articles »

  • 22 October

    #LifeEsidimeni families on warpath over Qedani Mahlangu’s absence – Independent Online

    Independent Online#LifeEsidimeni families on warpath over Qedani Mahlangu's absenceIndependent OnlineA family member is brought to tears during the hearing into the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha. Johannesburg - Where is Qedani Mahlangu? This is the big question that aggrieved family members attending the hearing into at least 118 ...DA: Qedani Mahlangu can now be subpoenaed to appear before Esidimeni hearingsEyewitness NewsThis is what former Gauteng health

  • 22 October

    2019: Atiku’s supporters endorse Buhari, Bindow re-election – TVC News

    TVC News2019: Atiku's supporters endorse Buhari, Bindow re-electionTVC NewsImage result for 2019: Atiku's supporters endorse Buhari, Bindow re-election Prominent supporters of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and some Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State have passed a vote of confidence ...Atiku's home state, Adamawa endorses Buhari, Gov Bindow for re-electionDaily Post Nigeria2019: Adamawa APC endorses Buhari, Bindow for re-electionNAIJ.COMall 4 news articles »

  • 22 October

    Helicopter debris found as search for bodies continue – Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    Kenya Broadcasting CorporationHelicopter debris found as search for bodies continueKenya Broadcasting CorporationThe debris of the ill-fated helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru with five people on board has been washed up the shore but bodies are yet to be found. Rescue operators have also recovered a first aid kit and Pilot's bag from the debris as efforts to ...Lake Nakuru plane crash victims identifiedCapital FM KenyaIn Kenya

  • 22 October

    African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes in Kenya – News24

    News24African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes in KenyaNews24Nairobi - A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it. The incident happened in Etosha National Park after suspect Luteni Muharukua and other alleged poachers illegally ...Suspected poacher injured by charging rhino in Namibia's Etosha National ParkSky

  • 22 October

    TB Joshua speaks on Liberia election as George Weah visits church in Lagos [PHOTOS] – Daily Post Nigeria

    Daily Post NigeriaTB Joshua speaks on Liberia election as George Weah visits church in Lagos [PHOTOS]Daily Post NigeriaLeading presidential candidate in Liberia and football legend George Weah attended a service of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), led by Pastor T.B. Joshua on Sunday. During his sermon, Joshua warmly welcomed Weah and spoke directly ...Will TB Joshua become Liberia's kingmaker?TheCableall 3 news articles »

  • 22 October

    President Kenyatta leads national prayers ahead of elections – Capital FM Kenya

    Capital FM KenyaPresident Kenyatta leads national prayers ahead of electionsCapital FM KenyaHe urged Kenyans to uphold peace before, during and after October 26 as he asked them to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right during the fresh presidential election. Photo/PSCU. NAKURU, Kenya Oct 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta ...How First Lady warmed hearts during national prayersNairobi Newsall 4 news articles »

  • 22 October

    [WATCH] ‘Criminals play somewhere else, not in our schools’ – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness News[WATCH] 'Criminals play somewhere else, not in our schools'Eyewitness NewsSethembiso Zulu | Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi engaged with Gauteng scholar patrollers following allegations of sexual assault of 87 girls by a school guard at a school in Soweto. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi · Panyaza Lesufi · MEC ...Financial strains may mean some pupils won't find schools in 2018 - Gauteng MECNews24Gauteng education department facing financial difficulties – MECCitizenMeeting to be held amid sexual assault casesiAfrica.comall 9 news

  • 22 October

    Reports: Russian delegation met with Zuma before Cabinet reshuffle – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsReports: Russian delegation met with Zuma before Cabinet reshuffleEyewitness NewsThe 'Sunday Times' is reporting that the instruction given to Zuma from this so-called top team is that he speed up and conclude a multibillion dollar nuclear deal with the Russians. Russian president, Vladimir Putin and President Jacob Zuma. Picture ...Cosatu and SACP, it's time to walk the unity talkIndependent OnlineThis is how Nzimande knew

  • 22 October

    World Health Organization Revokes Appointment of Mugabe – U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World ReportWorld Health Organization Revokes Appointment of MugabeU.S. News & World ReportFILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. In a statement Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 World ...WHO rescinds 'goodwill

  • 21 October

    South African Christian group visits Israel on peace mission – The Jerusalem Post

    The Jerusalem PostSouth African Christian group visits Israel on peace missionThe Jerusalem PostPresident Reuven Rivlin with Zion Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane in Jerusalem, October 2017. (photo credit:Courtesy). Leaders of the Zion Christian Church, southern Africa's biggest Christian movement, have undertaken a peace mission to Israel.ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally.News24all 2 news articles »

  • 21 October

    MAPOLY lecturers suspend ‘work to rule’ for two weeks – The Punch

    The PunchMAPOLY lecturers suspend 'work to rule' for two weeksThe PunchThe academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State have said they are suspending their 'work to rule' industrial action for two weeks. It will be recalled that they had embarked on the industrial action over a month ago. With this ...Mapoly lecturers suspend strike for two weeksInformation NigeriaMAPOLY Lectures Suspend StrikeCHANNELS TELEVISIONMAPOLY lecturers suspend work-to-ruleTODAY.NGall 6 news articles »

  • 21 October

    Campaign Launched to Bring Gambia’s Jammeh to Justice – Voice of America

    Voice of AmericaCampaign Launched to Bring Gambia's Jammeh to JusticeVoice of AmericaVictims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an "international campaign" to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now ...Gambia: EX Gambian Dictator

  • 21 October

    Liberia’s news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential poll – The Eagle Online

    The Eagle OnlineLiberia's news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential pollThe Eagle OnlineA leading online news magazine in Liberia, Front Page Africa, is reporting that Nigerian pastor, T. B. Joshua, has a major role to play in who emerges the country's president. The first round of election in Liberia did not end conclusively as two ...Despondency in Kenya as Liberia heads to presidential election runoffDaily NationLiberia “A Priority Country” on Western Foreign Policy AgendaGlobal News Networkall 4 news articles »

  • 21 October

    After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in Africa – Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesAfter Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in AfricaLos Angeles TimesAs America increases its military footprint in some of Africa's most dangerous trouble spots, confronting extremist affiliates of Al Qaeda and Islamic State, the risk of intelligence failures and more combat deaths is mounting. U.S. special forces who ...12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack: ministerCitizenAt Least 12 Nigerien Troops Killed in Attack