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Zambian President Edgar Lungu
30/03/2015 - Zambia

Lungu calls for China to use Zambian contractors on infrastructure jobs

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu wants Chinese companies working in Zambia to use local labour and local contractors.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has warned of sectarian tensions in the run-up to the referendum
30/03/2015 - Tanzania

Fears of delays, sectarian violence as Tanzania prepares referendum

Tanzania’s referendum on a new constitution could be delayed due to debate over Islamic courts and practical difficulties, analysts warn, with fears of sectarian violence as President Jakaya ...
30/03/2015 - Interview: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola lockdown 'successful'

Sierra Leone’s three-day Ebola lockdown was effective, Paolo Conteh the head of the country’s National Ebola Response Centre told RFI on Monday. But there could be another lockdown if the deadly haemorrhagic virus spreads again

Vote-counting in Port Harcourt in Rivers State
30/03/2015 - Report: NIGERIA

Observers appeal for calm as Nigeria awaits election results

Preliminary results for presidential, parliamentary and senatorial polls were expected to be announced on Monday amid continuing security concerns with technical problems sparking violence in Rivers ...

African press review 30 March 2015

Nigeria awaits presidential election results. Leaders of SA's main union grouping fall out. Kenyan in the Rift Valley threaten rebellion over cattle-rustling.
President Francois Hollande joins world leaders in a solidarity march in the Tunisian capital
29/03/2015 - Hollande Tunisia

Hollande marches in solidarity with Tunisia after museum attack

President Francois Hollande has joined tens of thousands of Tunisians and other world leaders in a show of solidarity against Islamic militants.
Visibly pregnant girls in primary and secondary schools will not be able to take their exams
29/03/2015 - SIERRA LEONE

Pregnant girls barred from school and a right to education

Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools.
Voter accreditation takes place under tight security in Port Harcourt
29/03/2015 - NIGERIA

Nigeria extends voting amid violence and technical failure

Nigerians are voting for a second day after violence, technical failures and the hacking of the electoral commission’s website forced a one-day extension to allow voters to cast their ...
French President François Hollande welcomes Morocco's King Mohammed VI to the Elysée presidential palace in February 2015
27/03/2015 - France

Morocco deports three French nationals for terrorism

Morocco on Friday deported three French nationals who had been convicted on terrorism charges on Thursday.
Otuoke is President Goodluck Jonathan's hometown where he receives unwavering support.
27/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigerian presidential election - Jonathan faces friends and foes in home state

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has a solid base of support in his home state, largely thanks to ethnic loyalty and the benefits brought by a new university.