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06-Mar-2019 to 16:23

Uganda to host regional Ebola co-ordination center

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Wednesday released $500,000 from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the creation of a regional common logistics services staging area in Entebbe, Uganda, to strengthen Ebola readiness and response in the region.

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06-Mar-2019 to 16:09

South Sudan: New textbooks for landmark school curriculum

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — South Sudan is poised for Thursday’s launch of new textbooks for its freshly minted school curriculum, a statement from the Education ministry said on Tuesday.

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06-Mar-2019 to 15:55

Rwanda: Three suspected smugglers shot dead

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — At least three suspected smugglers of used clothes have been shot dead in the Rwandan district of Rubavu, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior local administrative official in the region confirmed to APA on Wednesday.

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06-Mar-2019 to 15:38

Workers strike disrupts flights at Kenya’s main airport

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Hundreds of passengers were on Wednesday stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi following an ongoing strike by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) which is now causing massive losses for airlines.

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05-Mar-2019 to 19:37

UN to host workshop on sustainable urban development in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — A multi-stakeholder capacity development workshop is planned for 6-8 March, 2019 to support the building of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels of the Ethiopian urban governance system.

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05-Mar-2019 to 19:32

Ex-MTN CEO challenges deportation from Uganda

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Deported MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Joris Vanhellepute has taken the Ugandan Attorney General to court seeking orders to quash his deportation.

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05-Mar-2019 to 19:22

Africa must innovate to create sufficient decent jobs-ECA Chief

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Africa has to innovate if the continent is to create sufficient decent jobs for its growing youthful population, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said on Tuesday.

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