Cameroon: Govt Says Schools Shut Down By Separatists Have Reopened


[VOA] Yaounde -- Education officials in Cameroon say improved security in its western regions have allowed more than 200 schools that had been shut by separatist threats since 2017 to reopen for the new school year. But critics note officials said the same thing last year only to see scores of schools shut down again following rebel attacks. School officials Monday assured schoolchildren, parents, and teachers that their safety is assured despite ongoing rebel threats against schools that reopen.

Ghana: NHIs Now Covers Childhood Cancers, Sickle Cell Treatment - Vice President Bawumia Announces


[GhanaToday] The Treatments for childhood cancers and the cost of Hydroxyurea, an essential drug for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, are now covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has announced.

Ghana: Despite Economic Challenges, Government Has Achieved a Lot - Vice President Bawumia


[GhanaToday] The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said despite the ongoing global economic crisis, which has had a devastating effect on the Ghanaian economy, the government has chalked remarkable success in many sectors.

Ghana: Deputy Lands Minister Inspects Housing Projects


[GhanaToday] The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources responsible for Lands and Forestry, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, has inspected an ongoing housing project for personnel of the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Meteorological Service and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

Ethiopia: Woldiya, Dessie Cities in Amhara State Impose Curfew, Movement Restrictions


[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The city administration bureaus of Woldiya and Dessie in Amhara regional states have imposed restrictions on movements of people and curfews effective Sunday 28 August.

South Africa: Mom Wins Court Battle Against Medical Scheme


[GroundUp] Medihelp refused to cover cost of treating three-year-old's rare medical condition

Liberia: On 2nd Thoughts - Weighing in On the Sanction Debate


[New Dawn] It has been exactly two weeks since the United States Treasury Department designated three Liberian officials under the current Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) administration for acts of corruption.

Somalia: President Hassan Sheikh Set to Wrap up His Puntland Trip


[Shabelle] The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who spent four days in Garowe, Puntland, is scheduled to return to Mogadishu, the capital of the country.

How Sustainable Living Brings New Opportunity to Women Waste Reclaimers


In commemorating women’s month in South Africa, Nestlé East and Southern Africa (ESAR) celebrates the strength of four women who are part of the recycling

Angola's opposition leader rejects provisional presidential poll results


The main opposition party, UNITA, claims the provisional counting of the General Elections by the Electoral Commission was wrong and that it should have more mandates than the 90 preview. A recount might undermine the MPLA majority it is being previewed

Nigeria: Federal Govt Warns of Imminent Attacks Against Nigerians in South Africa


[Leadership] The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to guide against what may be another round of xenophobic attacks against them and other foreigners in South Africa.

Nigeria: Nigeria, Others Must Prioritise SMEs for Wealth Creation - Elumelu


[Leadership] The chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Tony Elumelu has urged countries including Nigeria to prioritise the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) for wealth creation.

Nigeria: Atiku Urges Buhari to Sign Start-Up Bill, Outlines Roadmap for Tech Industry


[Vanguard] Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the recently passed Start-up Bill into law. Atiku, who noted that signing the bill into law would be the first step into solving Nigeria's unemployment problem, however outlined his roadmap for growing the tech industry in Nigeria should he emerge president of the country in next year's presidential election.

Liberia: Conex Employees Get Access to My Watchman


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Emergencies can occur anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. Employees may have to deal with an emergency when it's least expected, either at home or while at work. Having a proper emergency response plan or service app is essential in ensuring that workers have a tranquil mind to be more productive at their jobs. With this in mind, Conex Group is one of the many companies providing access to critical emergency response services to their employees through shared value partnerships with My Watchman(TM).

Liberia: Chief Justice-Designate Says the Old Fashion Way of Record Keeping Will Have to Change


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia Chief Justice Designate Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh has told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that her number one priority as chief Justice if confirmed by the Senate is a change in the style of records keeping from an analog to a digital system.

Liberia: Internal Affairs Minister Sirleaf Rallies Liberians in America and Meets High-Level UN Peace-Building Officials


[FrontPageAfrica] New Jersey -- The Minister of Internal Affairs, Varney Sirleaf, is encouraging Liberians in America to form a stronger partnership with Government back home for sustainable peace, reconciliation, and development in Liberia.

Liberia: Angie Brooks International Centre, Eminent Women Call for Collaborative Efforts to Prevent 2023 Electoral Violence


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Angie Brooks International Centre in partnership with the Eminent Women of the Women's Situation Room (WSR) says the issues of electoral violence that are steadily approaching the 2023 General and Presidential Election requires an immediate multi-stakeholder approach to be addressed.

Liberia: Former Senate Pro-Tempore Calls for Justice Youh's Rejection for Regional Balance of Power


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- For President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zulu Jallah has called on his former colleagues to reject President George Weah's nominee for the coveted post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.

Liberia: Representative Tarponweh Dedicates Newly Constructed Clinic in Margibi County


[FrontPageAfrica] Margibi County -- Representative Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh of Margibi Electoral District One has officially opened for use a newly constructed clinic within the Garzon Reserve in Firestone, Lower Margibi County.

Liberia: Mayor of Monrovia Pleads for Increment in the Budget of the Liberia National Police


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee has recommended to President George Weah an increment in the budget of the Liberia National Police to enable them effectively carry out their duties and operations.

Liberia: Monrovia City to Host Global Parliament of Mayor in 2023 - Mayor Koijee Discloses


[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Mayor Jefferson Koijee has disclosed that the City of Monrovia has been chosen to host City Mayors from all across the globe in the 2023 Global Parliament of Mayors Conference.

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