Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - More troops are to be deployed to the troubled Central Africa Republic (CAR) to provide “renewed vigiour” in the fight against rebel groups.
Accra, Ghana - The following are the results of the 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup matches played on Friday and Saturday.
Accra, Ghana - The following are the results of the second round 2014 Orange CAF Champions League matches played on Friday and Saturday.
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire - The Ivorian Press Agency (AIP), the first public service medium in Cote d'Ivoire, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on 20 March, organizers told PANA here.
Libya will launch a one-week nationwide poliomyelitis vaccination campaign from 15 March, the director of the national disease centre, Dr. Bedreddine Béchir al-Najjar, said here Saturday.
Port-Louis, Mauritius - The Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will be the Chief Guest of honour on the occasion of the Mauritian 46th National Day Celebrations on Wednesday, PANA reported Saturday from here.
Nairobi, Kenya - Reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has said.
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Business at the West African regional stock exchange (BRVM) ended Friday on the rise, the second straight day, with the BRVM index 10 rising from 259.84 to 262.64 points, an increase of 1.08%, PANA reported Saturday.
Pretoria, South Africa - Directors of Crime Stoppers International (CSI) meet this weekend in Cape Town with South African law enforcement agents with whom they will discuss global crime trends ahead of their annual conference to be held in South Africa later this year.
Tunis, Tunisia - About 400 Tunisian jihadists have returned from fighting in the Syrian war, the Interior Minister, Lutfi Jeddou, revealed here, saying the development has sparked fears that the battle-hardened militants could fuel Islamist violence back home.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - As some Tanzania’s dailies this week kept their attention on the Constituent Assembly, some others observed that the legislature is yet to start the agenda it was convened for three weeks ago.
Lusaka, Zambia - With the debate on the constitution taking centre stage, the media in Zambia, however, this week draw the public’s attention to the International Women’s Day, commemorated 8 March, urging the public to celebrate and honour all women and girls.
Ghana names squad for Women's World Cup - Ghana on Friday named its final squad for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
Accra, Ghana - Ghana’s 57th independence celebration, commencement of school blocks for free senior high school education and the arrival of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, after more than six months’ stay abroad after he lost the 2012 presidential election and a court suit to overturn the results, were some of the stories reported in the media this week.
Conakry, Guinea - The Japanese government on Thursday granted Guinea US$122,000 to build a primary school block in Pita, central Guinea.
New York, US - UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Valerie Amos, on Thursday stressed the need for urgent action to confront the challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR).
Rome, Italy - The chairman of the Libyan National General Congress (CGN-Parliament), Nouri Abou Sahmein, on Thursday appealed to the international community to continue supporting his country until the establishment of rule of law and institutions.
Weather-related events and increased demand came into play as the FAO Food Price Index registered its sharpest increase since mid-2012, averaging 208.1 points in February 2014, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday.
New York, US - Ahead of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday released a set of recommendations for countries to ensure that women, girls and couples have access to the tools needed to avoid unwanted pregnancies, thereby improving health and allowing for better family planning.
Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have officially presented their joint single tourist visa to the world at the ongoing International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, in an effort to attract a portion of tourists globally, officials said on Thursday.