18-Sep-2014 to 10:25

IMF proposes $127m for Ebola-hit countries

APA-Washington-(United States) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is recommending to the Fund’s Executive Board to extend additional financial support to Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone of about $127 million, the Washington-based Fund said on Thursday.

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18-Sep-2014 to 01:44

Gambia to introduce new biometric passports

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — Gambia’s Immigration Department is set to introduce new biometric passports for all eligible citizens with effect from 22nd September, 2014 , a press release from the department confirmed Wednesday.

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18-Sep-2014 to 01:35

Scores killed in Kano attack

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Islamist militants on Wednesday afternoon attacked the College of Education in Kano in northern Nigeria using explosives and guns, killing scores of people, the police have confirmed.

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17-Sep-2014 to 20:32

Gambia: EU in crusade over women’s rights

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The European Union (EU) said it is furthering its campaign to reduce all forms of violence against women and also enhance their economic status, rights and welfare in The Gambia.

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17-Sep-2014 to 20:26

Liberia: ArcelorMittal clarifies support against Ebola

APA – Monrovia (Liberia) — ArcelorMittal has clarified that it has renovated a 60-bed Ebola Unit in Liberia’s Nimba County as part of its contribution towards efforts aimed at dealing with the outbreak.

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17-Sep-2014 to 19:20

Over $23m USAID boost for ECOWAS programmes

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — ECOWAS and the US Agency for International Aid (USAID) will strengthen their existing strategic objective agreement with the addition of two components valued at $23.6million to promote regional stability and improve the region’s trade competitiveness.

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17-Sep-2014 to 18:43

UN earmarks $90m for Malian refugees in B/Faso

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — A budget of $90 million (CFA 45 billion) has been allocated to Malian refugees who fled to Burkina Faso since the crisis in their country in 2011, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper confirmed.

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