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  1. Gambia: NATC Sensitizes District Authorities On Women's Access to LandRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    The Chief of Upper Badibou has commended the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre and the Agency for the Development of Women and Children, ADWAC, for complementing the government efforts in contributing to the attainment of food self-sufficiency and sustainable livelihood. Chief Ebrima Ansu Tamba Jammeh was speaking in Illiassa recently at a district sensitization activity on the land rights campaign, to advocate for landowners and district authorities to support women to have access and control over productive land, for vegetable production.

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  2. Kenya: I Didn't Frame Uhuru, Collapse of His Case Vindicates MeRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    Seasoned lawyer and Nyeri women representative Priscilla Nyokabi previously worked at Kituo cha Sheria where she represented the victims of the December 2007-08 post election violence. She talked to our writer MERCY GAKII about a wide range of issues including the allegations that she framed President Uhuru Kenyatta, the recent deregistration of some NGOs and her experiences in the august house.

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  3. Sierra Leone: Calls for IMF, World Bank to Cancel Salone DebtsRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    The Budget Advocacy Network and Jubilee Debt Campaign UK are calling for the immediate cancelation of debts owed by Sierra Leone externally, especially those owed to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The IMF is demanding that Sierra Leone repay the sum of US$2.7 million this week, a further US$1.8 million on Christmas Eve and US$1 million on 29 December this year.

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  4. Sierra Leone: Ebola Kills 11th Sierra Leonean DoctorRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    Sierra Leone was greeted with sadness and grief in the early hours of Thursday following news that the nation's most experienced doctor had died of the Ebola virus disease, four-days after he was diagnosed with the virus. Dr. Victor Willoughby was reported to have contracted the deadly virus after he treated a senior banker, who later tested positive with Ebola and has since died.

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  5. Sierra Leone: 'We'll Nail Freetown'Read the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    The Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre has disclosed that one of the reasons for the introduction of 'Operation Surge' in the Western Area is to ensure that the city and its environs are rid of the deadly Ebola virus as soon as possible, as according to him, "most other districts in the country are making tremendous progress in fighting the disease". Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh said all entertainment centers, including restaurants, must close at 6:00pm prompt as clearly stated by President Ernest Bai Koroma in his official address to the nation on Wednesday.

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  6. Sierra Leone: Mayor, MPs Corruption Dramaacc Urged to InvestigateRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    It was real drama yesterday at Committee Room No.1 in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament when the Mayor of the Kenema City Council, Joseph Samba Keifala, the Chief Administrator Daniel Sahr Momoh, his deputy Alie Fofanah and Finance Officer David Kallon, were all summoned by Parliament to substantiate corruption allegations made against members of the Sub-Appropriation Committee.

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  7. South Africa: Five Bodies Found - 'Possible Serial Killer' in CapeRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    The decomposing bodies of five women have been discovered close to the Century City and Akasia train stations in Cape Town over the last ten months, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday. "All the women were found naked, with their hands tied behind their backs.

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  8. Zambia: Green Party Leader Defends Marijuana 'Revolution'Read the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    Opposition Green Party president Peter Sinkamba has defended his proposed marijuana revolution saying it will rake the country in excess of US$15 billion. Sinkamba, whose campaign is anchored on legalizing marijuana for commercial purposes, said that he will have 129 farm zones for growing marijuana across the country that will be strictly overseen by the Zambia National Service to ensure that the process is controlled.

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  9. Africa: Santa Swamped By Millions of LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    With Christmas less than a week away, Santa and his helpers have been busy receiving stacks of letters from children around the world, according to the United Nations postal agency, which estimates the total this year will climb above 7 million. The Universal Postal Union released data this week showing that Posts in countries around the world have been going the extra mile as 25 December approaches, making sure that mail addressed to Santa Claus and other popular holiday figures - from the Three Wise Men and Saint Nicholas to Ded Moroz - gets the attention it deserves.

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  10. Sierra Leone: Ebola Vaccine to Be Available in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Prof. Piot noted that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented, as no country had ever been challenged by the magnitude of the current outbreak. However, he maintained that ...

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  11. Libya: African Leaders Demand Action in LibyaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

    Several African presidents on Tuesday urged Western states to "finish the job" in Libya by eliminating the jihadist threat to the Sahel. "Libya has become the breeding ground of terrorism.

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  12. Sierra Leone still struggling with Ebola outbreakRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  13. Four reasons for SA's low life expectancyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

    Four health scourges have descended on South Africa, making it one of the only countries in the world where life expectancy has dropped in two decades. A cause of death study published in The Lancet journal on Thursday revealed that South Africa is one of 11 countries worldwide where life expectancy fell between 1990 and last year.

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  14. West Africa: Ebola Death Toll Reaches 7,373, Over 19,000 InfectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

    Over 7,000 people have died of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea- the three countries worst affected by the disease. UN chief Ban Ki-moon has meanwhile praised healthcare workers for dealing with the outbreak.

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  15. Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia missionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KSWO

    A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. An Arizona sheriff is trying to halt President Barack Obama's plans to spare nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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  16. Africa: Global Arms Trade Treaty To Enter Into ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... France and the United Kingdom - are among the world's largest arms traders. Germany, Israel, Italy, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, Belgium and Ukraine are also large arms traders. The largest importers of arms include India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, ...

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  17. Let's thank God for his bountiful blessings - MahamaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ghanamma.com

    President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to join hands in giving thanks to God for the "bountiful blessings" He has poured on the nation over the past two years. He recalled the 2012 election petition which engaged the attention of the nation for almost one year, saying the tension and anxiety around the election dispute could have resulted in conflict in some other countries.

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  18. Mahama: No amount of mischief will distract meRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ghanamma.com

    President John Dramani Mahama had stated that no amount of mischief and attacks from the opposition will distract him and the NDC government from cutting the progressive path that would convince the people of Ghana to retain the party in power in the 2016 elections. Addressing the national delegates congress of the NDC in Kumasi last Saturday, the President, who is the leader of the NDC, said the opposition were bent on using all foul means to discredit him and his government but emphasised that the tactics would not work.

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  19. Ghana in pole position to win Afcon 2015 - NasiruRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ghanamma.com

    A former Black Starlets captain Nasiru Mohammed believes Ghana can win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea if the team stays united. Speaking in an interview with Goal Ghana, the 20-year-old BK Hacken attacker is optimistic the Black Stars are capable judging from their recent performances.

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  20. Ghana can win Afcon 2015 - Afriyie AcquahRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ghanamma.com

    Ghana international Afriyie Acquah has stated that the Black Stars of Ghana can win next month's Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Acquah believes the Black Stars have the needed materials to conquer the continent for the first time in 32 years.

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