Nigeria: IntegratE – Breaking Down Barriers in the Uptake of Family Planning Services in...

"I don’t want to be pregnant at this age. I want to continue my education". Says 17-year-old Precious Haruna as she comes out of a patent medicine store in her Karatudu community in Chikum Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Precious has come for a counselling session about the injectable contraceptive method she is using. She has just graduated from secondary school and says she is looking forward to her tertiary education. She says she..

West Africa: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya –...

Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Issoufou shared an African perspective on issues related to security and economic development at the 17th Rhodes Forum taking place on Rhodes Island i..

Nigeria: Soyinka – I Don’t Hate Any Leader

Lagos — Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday said that he does not hate any politician or political leader in Nigeria. "I just hate what they do, that's all," he said. Soyinka spoke at the Freedom Park in Lagos during a pre-launch event of his latest book, "Beyond Aesthetics" and launching of "Beautiful: The Exposition," an Arts collection. While giving a brief insight into the book, he said he had promised to stop mentioning som..

Rwanda: Rwanda Planning Massive Vaccination Campaign Against Ebola

Rwanda is planning a big vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) for adults, adolescents, and children aged two years living within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak. A statement released after Thursday's Cabinet meeting indicates that the Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, informed the Cabinet about this development. By press time Saturday, however, efforts to get details such as when the campaign could sta..

Rwanda: I Will Recommend My Friends to Visit Rwanda – David Luiz

Arsenal Football Club star David Luiz says that he has had a wonderful experience during his visit to Rwanda and promised to recommend his friends to visit the country. "I've enjoyed everything in Rwanda since my first day, and I definitely would wish to come back in the future." The Brazilian defender said in a press conference that marked the end of his two-day visit at Kigali Convention Centre on Saturday evening. Among other places, L..

Rwanda: Secret to a Happy Wedding – Don’t Count On Contributions

Tina came across a business lady in town who sells nice shoes at a fair price. She couldn't resist but to ask for her mobile phone number so that they keep communicating whenever she brings in new stock. The following day, the sales lady called Tina and they had a chat. Basically about life but not business. In a week's time, they had built and enhanced a friendship, not really very close friendship, but friends who could talk on the p..

Kenya: Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi Returns to Her Office After 13 Months

Embattled Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has returned to her office on Wednesday morning 13 months after her dramatic eviction. Ms Elachi, who was escorted by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ward representatives and some Jubilee MCAs, her return will "bring back sanity" in the House. She made her grand entrance some minutes before 8am amid tight security around the assembly's precincts. The former nominated senator..

Kenya: Willy Kimani Murder – Video of Killing Field to Play in Court

The trial of four police officers and an informer accused of killing human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver continues Tuesday morning with a video, showing the spot where they were killed, expected to be played in court. The 41-minute video will also show where the bodies were retrieved from in Athi River in Ol-Donyo Sabuk area, Machakos County. The recording was made as Mr Peter Ngugi, the former police informer who ma..

Rwanda: Over 19,000 TVET Students Begin Practical Exams

Over 19,000 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students Tuesday began their practical examinations at 142 sites across the country and are expected to be concluded by September 25. The exams, now known as Rwanda TVET Qualification Framework (RTQF) Level 5, were launched by the Minister of Education, Dr Eugene Mutimura, at Nyamirama TVET in Kayonza District. According to Leonard Manirambona, the National Coordinator of TVET p..

Cameroon: Cameroon Can’t Afford to Continue Ignoring Crime in Fisheries Sector

Cameroon's maritime fisheries, both artisanal and industrial, are largely dominated by foreign fishers. Industrial fishing is carried out entirely by foreign trawlers predominantly, from China and Nigeria, in partnership with Cameroon fish entrepreneurs. They are licensed to commercially exploit fish stocks beyond 3 nautical miles of the coastline. Their main catch includes croakers, oysters and a variety shrimp species. Similarly, about 8..

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