WEST AFRICA

Senegal has temporarily closed its consulates abroad following attacks on diplomatic missions in Bordeaux, Milan, Paris, and New York among others. The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the precautionary measure followed “a series of aggressions that caused serious damage”. The closures were announced in the wake of deadly unrest that broke out […]

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has suspended the manual confirmation or stamping of certificates of candidates who sat the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination from 1999 till date. This was made known in a statement by Moyosola Adesina, acting head of the public affairs department, WAEC Nigeria. She said individuals and institutions seeking […]

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he is hoping nothing would stop the February 25 and March 11 elections from holding. The former President stated this on Wednesday while hosting members of the Board of Trustees of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL penthouse residence in […]

Health officials in Guinea have confirmed West Africa’s first case of Marburg, a highly-infectious disease that’s in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola.  The World Health Organization (WHO) said the virus needed to be “stopped in its tracks”. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, from the WHO, said the virus had the potential to spread […]


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