Staff, 3:00 pm
From CNN. Written by Aminu Abubakhar and Joshua Berlinger At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured in Cameroon when Boko Haram militants opened fire on a bus late Thursday, local time, residents said. The attack took place in Waza, a region bordering northeast Nigeria. The Islamist group, which dominates swaths of […]
Staff, 2:00 pm
From Yahoo! Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was ready to launch military operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels in its east after most missed a deadline to disarm and return home or go into exile. A six-month ultimatum set by regional leaders expires at midnight and just 300 of the estimated 1,5000 rebels […]
Staff, 1:00 pm
From Yahoo Burkina Faso has said it would help determine whether the body buried in the grave of a beloved ex-president is really his, as his family and supporters have long demanded. “The state decided to provide means to the family of President Thomas Sankara to proceed with the search of his grave,” President Michel […]
Staff, 11:00 am
From World Bulletin Perceived coordination between Egypt and Algeria to support the Polisario Front – which has long fought Morocco over the Western Sahara region – along with recent attacks on Rabat by Egypt’s media, appear to be behind Moroccan state TV’s increasingly critical tone vis-à-vis Egypt’s leadership. “The visit to Algiers last week by […]
Staff, 10:00 am
From BBC The deadly Ebola outbreak will be ended in 2015, the outgoing head of the UN team fighting the disease has said. Anthony Banbury said the number of Ebola cases would be brought down to zero by the close of this year, but admitted that the end was “not close”. “We are engaged in […]
Staff, 9:00 am
From CBC. South Africa lost a record number of rhinos in 2014 as big animals across Africa were relentlessly poached to meet rising demand for horn and ivory in newly affluent Asian countries or to provide meat to fighters in the bush. From South Sudan, where conservationists say elephants are being slain by both government […]
Staff, 12:45 pm
Assuming a gradual strengthening of the world economy and improvements in political and social stability in those African countries currently affected by conflicts, the African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015. Foreign direct investments (FDI) and external financial flows play an increasingly important role in Africa’s development and economic growth prospects.
Staff, 12:24 pm
Seychelles residential and commercial properties have earned recognition at the recent International Property Award held in Dubai. The London based International Property Awards (IPA) assesses and awards the best developers worldwide. The projects submitted are first judged on a regional basis after which the best are eligible to represent their respective regions and stand a chance to win an International Property Award.
Staff, 6:20 pm
Tele-density in Algeria has been calculated at 115% by end-November this year. Telecommunication authorities from the North African country have stated that the number of mobile telephony subscribers has reached near 45,5 million. A report by the Algerie Presse Service (APS) quotes Mohamed Toufik Bessai, President of the Regulatory Authority of Post and Telecommunications (ARPT), as confirming that the subscriber figure includes over 8 million 3G customers.
Staff, 6:08 pm
An outbreak of Ebola cases in a western Liberia county threatens the country’s goal of recording no new cases of the disease by the end of the year. From Dec. 1 to 25, some 49 cases of Ebola were reported in Grand Cape Mount County. This included 27 confirmed cases, nine probable and 13 suspected, said Tolbert Nyensuwah, assistant minister for preventive services and the head of Liberia’s Ebola response.