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01-Feb-2019 to 18:10

Sierra Leone engineers appeal for revised Act

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The spate of unprofessionalism in the construction sector in Sierra Leone poses a danger to lives and property, the bodies representing professional engineers have warned.

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01-Feb-2019 to 17:34

S/Sudan displacement hubs witness drop in population

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — Reports released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Sudan show a decline in the number of people in two of the country’s largest displacement hubs, Wau and Bentiu sites.

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31-Jan-2019 to 23:07

Ethiopia to hold fourth population census in April

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The National Planning Commission of Ethiopia said that the fourth population and housing census will begin on April 7, 2019.

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30-Jan-2019 to 18:23

Mozambique: UK firm agrees to pay £5.8m to victims of abuse

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Kingdom mining firm, Gemfields, has agreed to pay £5.8 million to 273 Mozambicans who alleged they were victims of human rights violations at its Montepuez ruby mine in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, APA can report on Wednesday.

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28-Jan-2019 to 21:44

Dangote feeds 30, 000 IDPs in Nigeria’s Zamfara

APA-Lagos (Nigeria) — In yet another massive intervention, the Aliko Dangote Foundation Monday officially launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of the insurgency.

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28-Jan-2019 to 21:27

Relief agencies launch aid appeal for Somalia

APA-Mogadishu (Somalia) — The government of Somalia and aid agencies launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) on Monday this week (January 21), calling on donors to provide sufficient and early funding to sustain aid operations in Somalia in 2019.

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28-Jan-2019 to 19:08

Benin secures CFA10bln Kuwaiti loan for potable water

APA-Cotonou (Bénin) By Ulvaeus Balogoun — The government of Benin and the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development on Monday signed a CFA10billion loan agreement meant for financing a project to strengthen drinking water supply systems in the cities of Boukoumbe (North), Cove and Zagnanado (Center).

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