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  • Measles: Nigeria Ranks Highest With Unvaccinated Children, Says UNICEF - THISDAY Newspapers 25 Apr 2019 08:09 Kuni Tyessi in Abuja The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that Nigeria is not only among the 20 sub- Saharan countries with unvaccinated children for measles, but has the highest figure so far. It added that though Nigeria is on track …
  • Berry Global Group Says European Commission Cleared Acquisition Of RPC Group 25 Apr 2019 08:08 April 18 (Reuters) - Berry Global Group Inc ::UPDATE RE ANTITRUST CLEARANCES.BERRY BIDCO ANNOUNCES COMPETITION COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA HAS GRANTED UNCONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF ACQUISITION OF RPC.  Full Article April 4 (Reuters) - Berry Global Group Inc :: …
  • Gebrselassie hits back at Mo Farah over claims of theft at hotel 25 Apr 2019 08:04 A war of words has broken out between Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie after Farah publicly accused the Ethiopian legend of ignoring his pleas for help following a theft at his Addis Ababa hotel last month. Gebrselassie responded by accusing Farah and his …
  • Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Burkina Faso 25 Apr 2019 08:03 His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of Burkina Faso, to discuss relations between the UAE and Burkina Faso. During …
  • Sri Lanka may ban burqa following Easter Sunday terror attack: Report 25 Apr 2019 08:02 Sri Lanka may ban burqa following Easter Sunday terror attack: Report Sri Lanka has initiated a plan to ban the burqa as interrogation of suspects and other evidence are pointing to the involvement of a large number of women in the Easter Sunday attacks …
  • Meet Lazarus: The albino superstar who cheated death 25 Apr 2019 08:00 Image caption Lazarus says he will continue making music until people shed their superstitions about albinism From the crowded streets of Lilongwe, a busker named Lazarus Chigwandali has risen to challenge the myths and superstitions about people with …
  • Malawi Rolls Out Africa's First Malaria Vaccine for Children 25 Apr 2019 07:59 As the World Health Organization marks World Malaria Day, April 25, Malawi has launched the pilot phase of Africa's first ever malaria vaccine. The WHO chose Malawi, alongside Ghana and Kenya, because of the high numbers of malaria cases and treatment …
  • Accor plans 60 new hotels in Africa, including three in SA 25 Apr 2019 07:54 Nairobi — Accor SA will open 60 new hotels in 14 countries in Africa in the next four years, its CEO for Middle East and Africa Mark Willis said. During the next two years, the European hotel operator will open more than half of them in Egypt, which Willis …
  • British Airways rewards travel agents 25 Apr 2019 07:53 Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019 Source: ghanaiantimes.com.gh 2019-04-25 The agents displaying their awards British Airways has celebrated 40 of its Ghanaian travel trade partners for their outstanding performance in 2018 at an event held in Accra …
  • Visa partners with PalmPay to drive financial inclusion across Africa 25 Apr 2019 07:53 Business News of Thursday, 25 April 2019 Source: Transsnet Payments, Ghana 2019-04-25 Visa partners with PalmPay Visa, the global payments technology company and PalmPay, a new player in Africa’s Fintech industry, today announced a partnership to advance …
  • Amnesty Calls on The Lebanese to Stop Abusing Maids 25 Apr 2019 07:53 Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Lebanon to end what it described as an "inherently abusive" migration sponsorship system governing the lives of tens of thousands of foreigners working in private homes. Domestic workers in Lebanon are …
  • China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt 25 Apr 2019 07:52 China on Thursday rejected "misunderstandings" fuelling concerns about its Belt and Road global infrastructure programme but vowed to tame debt risks as it opened a summit on its signature foreign policy. President Xi Jinping's pet project is …
  • Measles Vaccine: 21.1 million children denied yearly on average – UNICEF 25 Apr 2019 07:49 Unicef The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 or 21.1 million children a year on average. UNICEF’s Executive Director, Ms Henrietta Fore …
  • Would have loved to play in the 2019 ICC World Cup: Sunil Narine 25 Apr 2019 07:48 West Indies spinner Sunil Narine said that he would have loved to play in the upcoming Cricket World Cup in England and Wales after missing out on the opportunity to play in the tournament due to a finger injury. "I would have loved to play in the …
  • Zim youths need to be problem solvers, not part of the problem 25 Apr 2019 07:48 Tatenda Magetsi  •  25 April 2019 9:44AM  •  0 comments © WHEN I was in the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe, I asked one legislator “does our educational system teach us to be problem solvers or to be part of the problem?”  I wasn’t given an answer.  See, …
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts welcomes 25 new member hotels 25 Apr 2019 07:44 Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 25 new member hotels to its global portfolio between January 1 and March 31. From iconic heritage buildings in the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and London to contemporary beachfront luxury in …
  • BlueBay Hotels opens new property in Fujairah 25 Apr 2019 07:44 Leading Spanish hotel company BlueBay Hotels is consolidating its growth in the Middle East with the opening of the Blue Diamond AlSalam Resort in Fujairah, UAE. “With this new opening we’re confirming our commitment to high-end tourism in the Middle East, …
  • Front rows, confusion and ‘Cash’: Super Rugby talking points 25 Apr 2019 07:37 Five talking points ahead of this week’s games in Super Rugby: Front row toilet trouble After getting beaten up at scrum time for the past two weeks, the injury-hit Chiefs are rethinking the decision to have three-Test All Black Angus Ta’avao switch from …
  • Canada residents consider shipping out after two floods in two years 25 Apr 2019 07:37 “We’re all discouraged and ready to give up,” she told AFP, holding back tears as waters creeped from the nearby Gatineau and Ottawa Rivers. Her father, she said, cried when she last saw him a day earlier. He’d just finished renovating his basement and it …
  • Trafficking victims, abused children rescued by Interpol in Nigeria, Benin 25 Apr 2019 07:37 Over 200 people, including children, forced into prostitution and heavy labour in Nigeria and Benin, have been rescued by the international police organisation Interpol. In April, approximately 100 police officers carried out Operation Epervier II against …
  • Electioneering don’t belong in churches 25 Apr 2019 07:37 When will church leaders refuse to allow their premises to be used as a place for electioneering, for falsehoods to be sold to their congregants? This is election time, the time well-tailored suits are pulled from closets filled to the brim to impress …
  • Amplats says total PGM production down 6% in first quarter 25 Apr 2019 07:37 Mining company Amplats said on Thursday its total platinum group metals (PGM) production fell by 6% to 998,900 ounces in the first quarter of 2019, due in part to as well as disruptions to power supply from state-owned utility Eskom. In its latest …
  • More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy... 25 Apr 2019 07:36 JOHANNESBURG: More than 50 people were killed in southern and eastern parts of South Africa after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday. Rescue workers were digging through collapsed homes and other buildings in coastal …
  • PICTURES: Springboks’ new-look RWC jerseys revealed! 25 Apr 2019 07:36 Cape Town - ASICS have launched the jerseys that the Springboks will be wearing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan alongside an all-new brand film ‘What is the difference?’ which offers an inside-look into the dedication, sacrifice and focus it requires …
  • Two new legal cases South Africans living in estates and complexes should know about 25 Apr 2019 07:36 Complexes and housing estates remain a popular option for many South African homeowners because of the comforts and security they provide. However, these types of property schemes also introduce their own legal considerations that homeowners may not be …