Why It’s Hard to Run Mass Measles Campaign in War-Torn States

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have embarked on a campaign to vaccinate 4.7 million children against measles in Nigerian states affected by conflict. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Dise…

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have embarked on a campaign to vaccinate 4.7 million children against measles in Nigerian states affected by conflict. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Chikwe Ihekweazu explains the importance of the massive campaign.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Tanzania EPA Stance Dims Kenya’s Bid for Uniform Customs Rules

[East African] Kenya’s bid to build a shared customs with its neighbours in East Africa remains in limbo as Tanzania continues to show reluctance to sign a crucial pact with the European Union as deadline nears, a new report says.

[East African] Kenya's bid to build a shared customs with its neighbours in East Africa remains in limbo as Tanzania continues to show reluctance to sign a crucial pact with the European Union as deadline nears, a new report says.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Court Throws Out Patience Jonathan’s Suit Against Serap

[Vanguard] The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the suit filed by Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan and her group Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance against a civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and…

[Vanguard] The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the suit filed by Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan and her group Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance against a civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Crisis Hits NHIs Over Illegal Recruitment of Staff

[Vanguard] A major industrial unrest is looming at the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, over alleged illegal recruitment (secondment) of senior staff, including General Managers from other organisations to NHIS, in flagrant violation of the Publ…

[Vanguard] A major industrial unrest is looming at the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, over alleged illegal recruitment (secondment) of senior staff, including General Managers from other organisations to NHIS, in flagrant violation of the Public Service Rules and other extant regulations governing the issue of secondment in the public service.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Kenya’s Amina Lost to Chad’s Mahamat in Race for AUC Chair

[East African] A last-minute change of the agenda and the refusal by Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi to vote for Kenya were Monday evening blamed for the defeat of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed in the race to become chairperson o…

[East African] A last-minute change of the agenda and the refusal by Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi to vote for Kenya were Monday evening blamed for the defeat of Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed in the race to become chairperson of African Union Commission.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Akpabio Denies Sponsoring 2face’s Planned Protest

[Premium Times] The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has disassociated himself from the plan by foremost Nigerian singer, 2Baba, also known as 2Face, to stage a protest on February 5 against the federal government.

[Premium Times] The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has disassociated himself from the plan by foremost Nigerian singer, 2Baba, also known as 2Face, to stage a protest on February 5 against the federal government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria