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West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" - a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

Boxer collapses, dies during training session

Uganda’s professional boxer, Mustafa Katende, collapsed and died during a training session in the capital Kampala.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe in Katsina State on 29th June 2018. President Buhari with President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe, Governor of Katsina Aminu Bello Masari and his deputy Alhaji Mannir Yakubu as he receives in audience President of Togo in Katsina State on 29th June 2018

Faure Gnassingbe: Herders-farmers clashes a problem in West Africa

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema says West African leaders will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some countries in the region.
President Buhari receives in audience President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe in Katsina State on 29th June 2018. President Buhari with President of Togo H.E. Mr Faure Gnassingbe, Governor of Katsina Aminu Bello Masari and his deputy Alhaji Mannir Yakubu as he receives in audience President of Togo in Katsina State on 29th June 2018

ECOWAS: Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem

The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema, has said that leaders of the region will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of farmers/herdsmen clashes in some countries in the region, including Nigeria where scores have died.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Plateau killings: Attacks targeting civilians violate global humanitarian law – UN

The UN on Friday voiced concerns over the violent conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in West and Central Africa, with particular mention of the recent killings in Plateau, Nigeria, saying they contravened global humanitarian law.

Federal government launches HIV/AIDS indicator, impact survey

The Federal Government, on Thursday, launched the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), which, they believe, would end the era of ‘guess work’ in terms of the burden of HIV disease in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari: Absence of data limiting flow of international HIV grant to Nigeria

Lack of adequate data is affecting Nigeria’s ability to compete for international HIV grant, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

WHO sees Ebola outbreak under control in Congo

The spread of Ebola seems to have been stopped in Congo, less than three months after the outbreak of the deadly disease was declared, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Tuesday.

DRCs Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.

Amnesty: Cameroon military and separatists fuel ‘cycle of violence’

Escalating violence in Cameroon has led to armed separatists and security forces attacking and torturing people in the country's Anglophone regions, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Cameroon begins operations to clear boat wrecks off Doula port

The port of Douala, the largest in Central Africa, this week launched an operation to remove wrecks of old boats which hamper its functionality and competitiveness.

UNHCR, NCFRMI register 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have so far registered 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.

Congo begins Ebola vaccinations in northwest city

Congo has begun Ebola vaccinations of medical staff in the northwest city of Mbandaka, a Reuters witness said, the first in the Central African country to help stem an outbreak believed to have killed 25 people since early April.

Miyetti Allah warned to stop using grazing law as excuse to terrorise Benue

Benue’s three main sociocultural organisations – Mdzough U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi Ny’Igede – have warned leaders of cattle breeders collective Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) to stop using the state’s anti-open grazing law as an excuse to commit acts of terror against farmers and the general public.

14,000 flee Central African Republic after violence

Some 14,000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations said Friday.

NABDA: Nigeria spends over N1 billion on fish importation annually

Nigeria is spending over N1 billion on the importation of fish annually despite being the second largest producer of the commodity in the continent.

President Buhari calls for international community’s support on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja reiterated the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in the country.

Report: South Sudan diplomat shot dead by mistake in Central Africa

An aide to South Sudan's ambassador to Central Africa was shot and killed apparently by mistake in Bangui on Friday, by men from the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB), government sources told AFP.

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