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Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

BBC Africa - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:39
The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.
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Gambia:French Naval Vessel Docks At Banjul Port

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
[Foroyaa] A French naval vessel numbered 'F790', on December 9th 2017, docked at the Old Wharf of the Banjul port with the French Ambassador and senior naval officers on board.
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Gambia:NAMs Dissatisfied With Budget Allocation for Youth

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21
[Foroyaa] Some members of the National Assembly have expressed their dissatisfaction over the budget allocated for youth in the 2018 draft budget estimates. The budget allocated for the Ministry of Youth and Sport is D53, 110,784.
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Gambia:'Loans Are Opportunities to Deal With Challenges'-Finance Minister

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
[Foroyaa] Mr. Amadou Sanneh, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, has indicated that taking a loan to finance programs does not mean that the country is selling its independence or is weak; that it should rather be seen as an opportunity to deal with a challenge.
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Gambia:Real's Coach - Sale of Key Stars Affecting us

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
[Foroyaa] The sale of key players including strikers have left former league champions Real de Banjul on a snail-pace progress.
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Gambia:Sheikh Sidia Bayo Arrested, Arraigned

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
[Foroyaa] Sheikh Sidia Bayo, a Gambian born but brought up in France, was on Thursday 7th December arrested at the Banjul International Airport, before departure from the country. His arrest came when a warrant was issued by the courts for failing to comply with the High Court judgment against him, which he did not abide by. In the judgement he was fined by the Court, to pay D1,709,546.45 together with another person, but are yet to comply with the judgment. When the case was called before Justice Buba Jawo of the B
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Gambia:Farmers Call On Government to Address Problem Pose By Migratory Birds

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:20
[Foroyaa] Farmers in Jarra East, have called on Government to address the issue of the migratory birds that is devastating their rice fields, thus escalating their food insecurity.
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Allianz Ghana appoints Darlington Munhuwani to strengthen operations

Joy FM News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:12
Allianz Ghana has appointed Darlington Munhuwani to assume the role of CEO of the company, responsible for non-life insurance.
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Ghana:How to Realise the SDGs - Akufo-Addo

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:08
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is urging leaders on the African continent to see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment in the African peoples.
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Liberia:"Let Her No Be No" - Activists Warn Against Gender Based Violence

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:03
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia, (WONGOSOL), under the National theme: "Tackling Violence against Women Beyond Borders," climaxed the 16 Days of Activism, in ending violence against women at their offices in Congo Town, Monrovia.
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Liberia:Churches Urge Electoral Body to Implement Court Mandate

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:01
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has commended all major stakeholders in the election process and the Government of Liberia for ensuring that a smooth transition of political powers is carried out.
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Liberia:Govt Calls for Free, Open Safe Cyberspace

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:58
[NEWS] Liberia has joined other nations in calling for a free, open and safe cyberspace that will allow digital trade and other activities which enhances sustainable economic development and growth.
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Nigeria:U.S. Ambassador Explains Why Nigeria Not Part of G-20

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:05
[This Day] Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, on Monday said abysmal economic performance and over-reliance on petrodollars formed the core reasons Nigeria had not been invited to join G-20, an international forum of the world's largest advanced and emerging economies.
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Nigeria:How Painkillers, Kidney Disease Increase Obesity, Diabetes Risk

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:59
[Guardian] New research from the largest study of its kind reveals patients taking painkillers alongside medication for heart disease, stroke or diabetes are 95 per cent more likely to become obese as the sedative drugs make people inactive and affect their metabolism.
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Nigeria:Heart Failure - the Leading Cause of Death in New Mothers From Northern Nigeria?

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:57
[Vanguard] Peripartum cardiomyopathy (a type of heart failure that occurs during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after delivery in young women) was one of the issues discussed at the just concluded Heart Failure awareness event, supported by Novartis on the 24th of November, 2017. Consultant cardiologists from all over Nigeria and several representatives from media houses in the country were present to discuss heart failure, risk factors and its impact on the lives of patients and the economy.
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Cameroon:Pressure Mounts On Govt to Release Author

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:44
[East African] Yaoundé -Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on lighting from a fight in Douala.
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Liberia:Authorities Tight-Lipped Over Run-Off and Electoral Roll Clean-Up

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:32
[RFI] Liberia's election commission has yet to make an announcement for the date of the second round run-off vote, four days after a Supreme Court ruling dismissed irregularities that could have forced a re-run. The electoral body is expected to announce a new date for the run-off and outline measures for a technical clean-up of the country's voter register.
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Nigeria:State Speakers Raise Hope On Passage of 'Not Too Young to Run' Bill

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:31
[This Day] Abuja -With the endorsement by the two chambers of the National Assembly, speakers of states legislatures in the country have promised a speedy passage of the "Not Too Young To Run" bill, which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.
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Nigeria:Six Soldiers Killed in Boko Haram Ambushes

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:29
[This Day] Ibadan -At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Tuesday.
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Nigeria:Once a Jewel, Now in Ruins

Allafrica.com - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:23
[This Day] In this piece, Seriki Adinoyi chronicles how the Jos main market was built, its destruction by fire, and the efforts by succeeding governments to rebuild it.
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