Missing Algerian Airliner Over Mali 'probably Cras

Algeria Airliner Missing On Sahara Route From Burkina Faso

Thursday, July 24, 2014

[B]Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara.[/B] Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline ...

Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification: Announcement of Funding to UNICEF for Humanitarian Assistance in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Check Against Delivery Good morning/afternoon. Thank you for joining us. We are here today to discuss a global initiative t ...

Nigeria FA boss dismissed for misuse of funds

Aminu Maigari, then Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chairman, pictured during an unveiling ceremony at the national stadium in Abuja on December 1, 2010.  By  (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - The executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday dismissed president Aminu Maigari after he was impeached for misuse of funds. Vice-president Mike Umeh will no ...

Blast rocks bus station in north Nigerian city of Kano: witnesses

File photo shows a police station in the Sheka neighbourhood in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on January 25, 2012.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - A blast ripped through a bus station in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Thursday, as passengers boarded buses out of the city, witnesses said. Explosives, apparently concealed in ...

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-cfounder of the Microsoft company and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leaves the Hotel Matignon after a meeting with the French Prime Minister in Paris, on June 27, 2014.  By Thomas Samson (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honourary degr ...

Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

A picture taken on June 28, 2014 shows a health worker with 'Doctors Without Borders' putting on protective gear at an Ebola isolation ward inside the Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital Conakry.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lagos (AFP) - A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday. The 40-year- ...

Algerian airliner missing over Mali 'probably crashed'

File picture taken on May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft of Spanish company Swiftair -- similar to the one that has gone missing over Mali -- landing at Zaventem Airport in Brussels.  By Kevin Cleynhens (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - An Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday over Mali with 116 passengers and crew, including 50 French nationals, on board probably crashed, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabi ...

SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

Thursday, July 24, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden's total support is estimated ...

Second foreign tourist shot dead on Kenyan coast this month

A young resident walks past an armed police officer on July 6, 2014 at the scene of an attack on three Russian nationals while they were touring Mombasa's old-town district.  By  (AFP/File) Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mombasa (Kenya) (AFP) - A foreign female tourist was shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Thursday, the second such killing there this month, police said. "We are pursuing the killers who h ...

Nigeria president meets relatives of hostage schoolgirls

One of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped her Islamist captors narrates her story during a meeting with the Nigerian president in Abuja on July 22, 2014.  By Wole Emmanuel (AFP) Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Relatives scarred by Boko Haram's mass abduction of Nigerian schoo ...

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Central Africa peace talks open in Congo

French soldiers taking part in the 'Sangaris Operation' stand guard as people protest on June 23, 2014 in Bimbo near the Central African Republic capital Bangui.  By Pacome Pabandji (AFP/File) Monday, July 21, 2014

Brazzaville (AFP) - Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh ...

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka in first Test

South Africa's Morne Morkel (right) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the final day of the opening Test in Galle, on July 20, 2014.  By Lakruwan Wanniarachchi (AFP) Sunday, July 20, 2014

Galle (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - South Africa won the first Test against Sri Lanka by 1 ...

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Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

A charred airplane lies at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP) Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and ...

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Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Flames and smoke billow from a plane that was destroyed during fierce clashes at Tripoli's international airport in the Libyan capital, on July 16, 2014.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP/File) Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tripoli (AFP) - Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault Sunday on Libya ...

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France's Hollande in Niger to oversee troop deployment

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech to troops at the French Army 101 airforce base, in Niamey, during his state visit to Niger, on July 18, 2014.  By Alain Jocard (AFP) Friday, July 18, 2014

Abidjan (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Niger where ...

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