Category archives for: AMA

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ethiopia to Host the fourth Acting on the Call Conference of Ministers and Policy Makers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia,17 August 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- What: The Ministry of Health will official announce that Ethiopia will be hosting Acting on the Call conference of Ministers and high level policy makers on maternal and child survival When: Friday 18 August 2017, from 2:00 P.M – 3:30 P.M Where: Ministry of Heath, Addis Ababa […]

SAP Africa Code Week returns to invest in Nigeria’s teachers

Training teachers, volunteers and unemployed in to ensure that no child is left behind during Africa Code Week 2017 AKURE, Nigeria,17 August 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Over the next weeks Nigeria will play host to a series of official train-the-trainer (TTT) workshop sessions as the country takes on a leading role in the build-up to […]

Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory. Hundreds of Freetown residents queued to identify relatives crushed by mud on Monday in a […]

DR Congo armed group likely killed investigators: UN

A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the possibility that others are involved”. Michael Sharp, an American who was the coordinator of an […]

Can the UN achieve peace in Libya?

The downfall and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was hailed as a victory for democracy by some in the international community. Since then, Libyans have suffered six years of war, chaos and competing governments. The power struggle between rival factions and militias has also allowed the Islamic State of Iraq and the […]

South Africa remembers Marikana miners killed by police

A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police. No one has been charged with any offence related to the August 16, 2012 massacre, considered South Africa’s worst […]

Grace Mugabe seeks immunity in S Africa assault case

South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week. Mugabe, 52, remains in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement. The police said the […]

Kenya's Odinga to challenge Kenyatta's victory in court

Kenya’s opposition will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory at the Supreme Court, opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced. Odinga, who lost to Kenyatta in the August 8 presidential race, made the announcement on Wednesday accusing the ruling party of a “computer-generated presidency”. Odinga has claimed that the election results were hacked and rigged in […]

Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death toll could rise as 600 remain missing. AFP news agency reported on Wednesday that among the dead were at least 105 children. Three days of torrential rain triggered mudslides on Monday […]

Sierra Leone mudslide: What, where and when?

On August 14, a mudslide killed more than 400 people in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone‘s capital Freetown, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Here is what we know about it so far: What happened and when? A hillside collapsed on Monday at […]

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