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Fifa punishes Nigeria for ineligible player in World Cup qualifying

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:56
Fifa punishes Nigeria for fielding Abdullahi Shehu when he should have been suspended in their 1-1 draw with Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
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Sierra Leone:Parliament Passes New Healthcare Law

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:52
[Concord] E Sesay -Parliament last Wednesday unanimously passed into law the Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme (SLeSHI), a law that would assure affordable, timely and quality healthcare delivery for all and sundry across the country.
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Ghana:Three Key Trends for African Economic Growth in 2018

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:42
[Business Day] DIGITAL innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies.
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Ghana:What's Wrong With the Agricultural Sector?

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:39
[Business Day] Agriculture plays crucial role in the Ghanaian economy, and provides the main source of food, income and employment to their rural populations.
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EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:36
The EU says its work to help migrants has actually made the situation better, not worse.
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Gambia:Govt Strengthens National Security Structures

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:34
[The Point] The National Security adviser at the Office of the President has disclosed that The Gambia is in the process of rebuilding and strengthening national political and security structures.
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Gambia:Bank Official Reveals Jammeh Account Details

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:30
[The Point] Mr. Ayodele Bolaji, managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank, reappeared before the Janneh Commission in relation to accounts belonging to the former president.
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Liberia:Restaurants, Others Risk Closure Over Food Safety

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:27
[NEWS] The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and National Codes Committee of Liberia has launched food safety inspection exercise.
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Petrosol's 'Full Quantity Campaign' adjudged Marketing Campaign of the Year

Joy FM News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:12
Petrosol’s 'Full Quantity Campaign' was adjudged the Marketing Campaign of the Year, 2016, at the Ghana Oil and Gas Awards event held recently in Accra.
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Africa:Toyin Ojora Saraki named as Universal Health Coverage Global Champion

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:56
[Wellbeing Foundation] Abuja -As the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum convenes in Tokyo, this week, bringing together over 300 high-level policymakers, including heads of state and ministers of health and finance, Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), has been named as a UHC Global Champion.
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Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:50
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
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West Africa:'Integrity Idol' Celebrates Honest Civil Servants in West Africa

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:21
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Sometimes my colleagues push me away because I have integrity. They say I am hard to deal with, that I won't change"
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Africa:CAF President Sends Condolences Following Benjamin Massing's Death

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:58
[CAF] CAF President Ahmad has sent a message of condolence to the president of the Normalisation Committee following the death of Benjamin Massing, who passed away on Sunday, 10 December 2017.
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Nigeria:Bad Weather - Travel Disruptions Continue As Airlines Cancel Flights

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:44
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Travels chaos continues on Monday nationwide as more flights were cancelled as a result of hazy weather even as hundreds of passengers were stranded at the nation's airports, findings by Daily Trust have shown.
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Prepaid crisis: Traumatised ECG customers demand compensation

Joy FM News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:12
Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana affected by the recent prepaid crisis are demanding compensation from the power distributor.
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South Sudan clashes 'kill 170'

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:08
Hundreds of homes have also been burnt, forcing the president to declare a state of emergency.
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South Africa:Detaining Me Longer Could Kill Me - Dutch Arms Dealer Arrested in Cape Town

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:50
[News24Wire] A Dutch arms dealer, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor and of crimes against humanity, says his further police detention in Cape Town could prove fatal.
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Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:41
Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.
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Liberia:ECC Wants Supreme Court Clarify Mandate to NEC

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:14
[Observer] The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has called on the Supreme Court of Liberia to clarify some of the directives to the National Elections Commission (NEC) as contained in its Thursday, December 7 opinion.
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Opportunity International marks International Day of Persons with Disability

Joy FM News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:12
The Management and staff of Opportunity International Savings and Loans (OISL) organised a five-kilometre health walk and spent the rest of the day with students and staff of Akropong School for the Blind to celebrate the International Day for Persons with Disability.
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