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ALERT IN GHANA OVER ISIS TERRORIST GROUP RECRUITMENT

It's only fair to share...  Global Risk Insights, a human right organization, on Wednesday raised an alert that ISIS terrorist group has started recruiting youths in Ghana. The study says potential recruits are enticed by Islamic state’s promise of a “lavish lifestyle in Syria and Iraq” and better living conditions for family left behind. The organization attributed ISIS’ success to ...

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AFDB UNVEILS NEW DEAL FOR ENERGY IN AFRICA. A BLUE PRINT TO GET RID OF AFRICA’S ENERGY POVERTY BY 2025

It's only fair to share...  The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) unveiled its landmark initiative to solve Africa huge energy deficit by 2025 at a High Level Stakeholder Consultative Meeting attended by business and political leaders at its headquarters in Abidjan on 17 September 2015. The “New Deal for Energy in Africa,” which charts the way for a transformative partnership ...

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BURKINA FASO: COUP LEADERS RELEASE BURKINA FASO INTERIM PRESIDENT

It's only fair to share...Burkina Faso’s military has reportedly released the country’s interim president after he was detained during a coup that dissolved his government. The military released a statement Friday saying that Michel Kafando has been released from military custody. The move came after international condemnation and demands for his release. The interim prime minister was also detained and ...

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UN TO NAME MEMBER STATES WHOSE TROOPS COMMIT SEXUAL ABUSE

It's only fair to share...Countries whose troops commit sexual abuse while on UN peacekeeping missions will be named and their soldiers repatriated, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting of member states on Thursday. Ban Ki-moon outlined the measures to UN countries that send soldiers on peacekeeping missions after a spate of accusations of sexual abuse in recent months. ...

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DEMAND FOR WOOD IN AFRICA COULD TRIPLE BY 2050, STRAINING THE CONTINENT’S DWINDLING FOREST RESOURCES, WARNS UN REPORT

It's only fair to share...Integrating informal sectors into official economy could protect forests by promoting sustainable management and boosting productivity. The demand for forest products and services in Africa is growing rapidly, fuelled by a growing population and an expanding economy. By 2050, domestic demand for industrial round wood could double or even triple from the current annual level of ...

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NIGERIA’S FEMALE WRESTLERS SWEEP ALL AFRICA GAMES MEDALS

It's only fair to share...It was indeed a super day yesterday for Team Wrestling at the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville as eight Nigerian female wrestlers made a clean sweep of medals in their weight categories. In the end, the ladies contributed five gold and three silver medals to Nigeria’s medals haul. President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation and ...

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Uganda: Al-Bashir Affirms Sudan and Uganda Support to Peace Efforts in South Sudan State

It's only fair to share...Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has reiterated Sudan and Uganda support to efforts of peace in all African countries , particularly in State of South Sudan. President Al-Bashir said during a joint press conference with the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni at Khartoum Air Port Wednesday at the end of his visit ...

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Guinea: Media Regulatory Body Bans Phone-in Programmes

It's only fair to share... PRESS RELEASE Guinea’s media regulatory body, Haute Autorité de la Communication (HAC) has asked all public and private radio stations to stop all phone-in programmes during the period of the electioneering campaign in the run-up to the presidential election of October 11, 2015. In a release issued on September 7, 2015, the HAC also banned ...

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SEVERAL DEAD AS DANGEROUS FLOODS HIT SIERRA LEONE CAPITAL

It's only fair to share...At least seven people have died with hundreds made homeless as swathes of Sierra Leone’s capital were submerged by massive flooding after hours of torrential rain, emergency management officials said Thursday. Residents described how waters destroyed their homes, swept away household goods and damaged vehicles as Freetown, an overcrowded city of 1.2 million, were pounded overnight. ...

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COUP IN BURKINA FASO, PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER TAKEN HOSTAGE

It's only fair to share...There was exchange of gunfire in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou after Members of Burkina Faso’s Presidential Guard (RSP) on Thursday announced the dissolution of the government on national television, saying President Michel Kafando had been ousted. President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Isaac Zida were taken hostage during a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace by ...

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