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Nigeria: MP Mrakpor 'slapped by prison boss aide' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:56

Nigerian MP Onyemaechi Mrakpor

By Africafrique and agencies

The head of Nigeria's prisons service has been summoned to appear before parliament after his security guards allegedly slapped a female MP.

Mauritania:Blogger's death sentence upheld PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:29

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed M'khaitir

By Staff reporter

An appeal court in Mauritania has upheld the death sentence of a blogger convicted of apostasy, but referred his case to the Supreme Court.

Somalia:Operation kills 3 Al-Shabaab militants PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:21

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By Staff reporter

Troops of Somalia and the African Union killed at least three Al-Shabaab militants and injured four others in an operation in the southwestern Somali region of Bakool on Friday morning, an official said.

Morocco:WB grant 200 mln USD for disaster risk management efforts PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:03

By Mohamed Hussain

The World Bank Board of Directors on Thursday approved a 200 million dollars Program for Results operation to support Morocco's disaster risk management efforts.

Chad: President Idriss Deby re-elected with 61.56 pct PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:50

A man resting under a campaign poster of Chad's President Idriss Deby in N'Djamena on 12 April 2016

By Charles Morris

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno has been re-elected in the first round of the April 10 presidential elections with 61.56 percent of the votes cast, provisional results released Thursday night by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) have showed.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 14:53
Mali:West African Development Bank gives textile company 54.8 mln USD loan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:41

Money Dollars

By Staff reporter

The Malian Company for Textile Development (CMDT) has received two loans of 32,920 billion CFA Francs (about 54.8 million U.S. dollars) from the West African Development Bank (BOAD).

South Africa: Consultations on draft mining charter can be extended- Minister PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:15

By Simba Zulu

The 30-day period of consultations with industry players over a new draft of the Mining Charter can be extended, Minister of Minerals Mosebenzi Zwane said on Friday.

DR Congo:Says over 4 bln USD invested in social plan since 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:03

By Michele A. Nsumbu

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) government has since 2012 invested over 4 billion U.S. dollars in the country's social plan, Prime Minister Matata Ponyo has said.

Zambia:Agrees with IMF over steps towards aid program PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 13:39

South End Roundabout Lusaka

By Staff reporter

The Zambian government said on Friday that it had agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on steps to be taken for a support program.

Niger: Meningitis outbreak kills 76 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 13:32


By Staff reporter

An outbreak of meningitis epidemic in Niger has killed 76 people out of a total of 1,049 cases reported since January in the country, an official source said on Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 13:51
DR Congo:Media repression continues as radio journalist assaulted warns RSF PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 13:22

By Elsa Buchanan

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the beating that Radio Tomisa journalist Badylon Kawanda received from members of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s south-western city of Kikwit last week.

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