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President Jonathan, N’guesso Urge African Leaders To Intensify Efforts To Eradicate Terrorism

President Jonathan, N’guesso Urge African Leaders To Intensify Efforts To Eradicate Terrorism

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and President Denis Sassou N’guesso of the Republic of Congo Tuesday called on African leaders, the African Union and its Peace and Security Council to intensify efforts aimed at the eradication of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the continent.

In a communiqué issued at the end of President Jonathan’s visit to Oyo,  for  consultations on regional security ahead of the tomorrow’s meeting of the  African Union’s Peace and Security Council in the Congolese town, both leaders reiterated their condemnation of the mass abduction of college girls from Chibok and demanded the unconditional liberation of the girls and all others being held against their will by Boko Haram.

Expressing their full appreciation of the international community’s support for Nigeria’s efforts to locate and rescue the abducted girls, President Jonathan and his Congolese counterpart urged the global community to remain united and steadfast in its rejection of all forms of terrorism.

At the regional level, both Presidents expressed their support for all initiatives aimed restoring peace and normalcy to the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

They also welcomed the ceasefire agreement in South Sudan and urged both parties to the conflict to respect the commitments they made in Addis Ababa on May 9, 2014.

President Jonathan who has since returned to Abuja received the outgoing High Commissioner of Gambia in Nigeria, Mrs. Angela Colley-Iheme Tuesday afternoon at the Presidential Villa.

The President commended Mrs. Colley-Iheme for her tireless efforts to maintain and enhance the long-standing cordial relations between Nigeria and Gambia. He wished her success in her future endeavours.

Mrs. Colley-Iheme thanked the President, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria for the full support, cooperation and affection she enjoyed during her five and half years tenure in the country.

She also expressed her government’s appreciation of Nigeria’s continued support and assistance for development in Gambia.

 

 

ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day With $10 Million in New Grants

ExxonMobil Marks World Malaria Day With $10 Million in New Grants

·         Increased funding to support partnerships with nearly 20 organizations fighting malaria

·         ExxonMobil has committed more than $120 million to fighting malaria...

AncestryDNA Advances Exploration of African American Ethnic Origins by Coupling Genetic Science With Historical Records

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New Discoveries Around Culture, Identity and Family History Reveals African Americans Are Their Own "Melting Pot" With an Average of Three or More African Regions as Part...

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Economic Experts Cite Equatorial Guinea's Advantages For Investors

Economic Experts Cite Equatorial Guinea's Advantages For Investors

Infrastructure, financial controls, political stability and equal treatment of investors all cited as favoring investment.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea ,  Feb. 3, 2014  /PRNewsw...

AfDB and Namibia sign ZAR 2.9 billion loan agreement for the construction of new Port of Walvis Bay Container Terminal

AfDB and Namibia sign ZAR 2.9 billion loan agreement for the construction of new Port of Walvis Bay Container Terminal

TUNIS -BELVEDERE,   Tunisia ,   11 November 2013   / PRNewswire Africa / - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and   Namibia   on   Friday, November 8, 2013   signed a   ZAR 2.9 bill...

TVM Capital Group Announces Two-pronged Global Investment Strategy with Renewed MENA Focus

TVM Capital Group Announces Two-pronged Global Investment Strategy with Renewed MENA Focus

DUBAI , UAE,  November 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- During BioEurope Conference in   Vienna , TVM Capital clarifies its international set up and investment strategy: two independent...

Cargill celebrates five years in Ghana and renews its partnership with CARE to support sustainable cocoa

Cargill celebrates five years in Ghana and renews its partnership with CARE to support sustainable cocoa

- Underlines continued commitment to Ghana and to growing a sustainable cocoa sector

- Renewing three-year, U.S. $800,000, partnership with CARE to empower cocoa communiti...

Minister for Africa visits Bamako and Timbuktu

  Mark Simmonds   concludes successful two-day visit to meet new Malian government and key figures in the north.

 

The Minister for  Africa Mark Simmonds  visited  Bamako  a...

JB pride: UNICEF reports Malawi gains in reducing child deaths , achieves MDG 4

JB pride: UNICEF reports Malawi gains in reducing child deaths , achieves MDG 4

 

By Thom Chiumia, Nyasa Times

President Joyce Banda has all the reasons to smile for chalking yet another success with a new UNICEF report  released Friday showing  th...

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