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WHO issues 26 new recommendations on childbirth

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Among 26 new recommendations, it rejected a traditional benchmark in labour wards worldwide for the dilation of a woman’s cervix at …

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Gambia ‘restores’ ID Cards contract to Semlex

The minister of Justice has announced that the government finally agreed to restore, rather than award, the national identity productions contract to Belgian biometrics company, Semlex. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating in the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce…the Government has decided to recognise and restore …

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DOCUMENTARY ON POPE FRANCIS HITS THE THEATER IN MAY

Pope Francis is heading to the big screen to talk life, the universe and everything in a rare Vatican-backed theatrical documentary, studio executives announced Wednesday. Written and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders (“Paris, Texas” “Buena Vista Social Club”), “Pope Francis — A Man of His Word,” opens in …

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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA National Assembly Complex on Fire

The Senate has suspended its Thursday’s sitting after fire broke out in a section of the National Assembly building. The fire at the maintenance unit of the senate occurred at about 11 a.m. Lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short. After …

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WOMEN FEAR FOR THEIR ‘HUMAN HAIR’

The number of women who wear wigs in the streets of the Greater Banjul Area has apparently dropped after it emerged that thieves are now targeting the wigs on their heads. According to US-based Gambian, Omar Jallow, who is currently in The Gambia on holiday: “The robbers and thieves have …

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IT IS OVER: Zari and Diamond Platnumz breaks up

This Valentine’s Day is not a happy one for continental socialite, Zari the Boss Lady and her Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platmunz as the two have broken up. In a sad Valentine’s Day message posted with a black rose on instagram, Zari dumped Diamond accusing him of cheating on her with not one …

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GOD PLEASE SAVE AFRICA FROM FAILED AND POWER DRUNK LEADERS

Heaven knows Africa has had too many such leaders—people who failed their countries, yet remain determined to hold on to power, even though their time is past and the people are tired of them. Somehow, however, such leaders never seem to get the message that the time has come for …

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Japan gives over €61,000 medical grant to Sharab

The Government of Japan on Monday signed a grant totaling 61 505 Euros—over D3million dalasis for the supply of medical equipment to the Sharab Medical Centre in Kanifing. The money will go toward purchasing a Chemiluminescence Immunoassay analyser, an Auto Hematology analyser and Auto Chemistry analyser, among others. This support …

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NIGERIA: Senate amends electoral act.

The Senate on Wednesday has adopted the conference committee report of the National Assembly on the 2010 Electoral Act as amended, including the section that puts the presidential poll as the last in a general  election. This followed the consideration of the report on a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and …

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Liberia to review concession agreements

Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Concessions generally cover government grants of rights, land or property. The statement said a committee would “review and ensure that all contracts entered into by the …

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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies at 65

Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who confronted Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, a party official said. He was 65. Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, …

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Drama as JAMB uncovers another missing N26m in Nasarawa State

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered another fraud of N26 million allegedly perpetrated by its former Nasarawa State coordinator, simply identified as Tanko. The development came barely one week after the board uncovered a N36 million fraudallegedly perpetrated by its Benue State sales clerk, Philomena.   Tanko was …

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