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Nigeria: We Will Crush Boko Haram Like Ebola - Jonathan

[Vanguard]Benin City -President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held in Benin-City, vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram exactly the way it fought Ebola virus disease. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Government Agrees to Federal System With Rebels

[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The peace talks between the South Sudanese warring factions have seen a slow but encouraging progress as president Salva Kiir's government has agreed to installation of federal system of governance. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Al-Shabaab Militants Still Recruiting - Report

[The Star]AL SHABAAB and other local terror networks are taking advantage of historical injustices of marginalisation to advance their agenda, a new report has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Britain Lifts Travel Advisory

[The Star]THE British government has relaxed the travel advisory against Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Five Injured in Garissa Blast

[The Star]Five people were seriously injured when two grenades were hurled at them in Garissa town along Ngamia road on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Davis Links Funding to Agent in Cairo

[Vanguard]Australian ne-gotiator, Stephen Davis yesterday gave ome details of how top Nigerians have been channeling huge sums of money to bankroll the activities of the Boko Haram sect. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: Transition Leader Appeals for Reconciliation

[UN News]Underscoring the Central African Republic's "extreme vulnerability" in the wake of political instability and internal conflicts, the President of the Transitional Government told the United Nations General Assembly today while the country would need assistance, she is "firmly determined" to tackle the nation's myriad challenges on the road to peace and stability. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Soccer Star's Song Tries to Raise Ebola Awareness

[VOA]Monrovia -He is one of Liberia's most popular citizens: George Weah, the former striker of Italy's AC Milan who was named the world's best soccer (football) player in 1995. After his retirement from sports, Weah got involved in politics in his home country. In 2005, he lost the presidential run-off poll to current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Now, Weah has recorded an anti-Ebola song to raise awareness after being approached by the Ministry of Health. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Chief Medical Officer Places Herself in Ebola Quarantine

[allAfrica]Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants, Rev. Napoleon Braithwaite, died from the deadly Ebola virus. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: South Africa to Flush Out Illegal Immigrants

[The Herald]SOUTH AFRICA has issued a deportation warning starting this week on Zimbabweans resident in that country who failed to acquire permits under the 2010 Dispensation for Zimbabwe Project (DZP). The country's Home Affairs director-general Mr Mkuseli Apleni yesterday said the imminent move to deport Zimbabweans was in line with the new immigration regulations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to Approach Namibia Over Ebola Claim

[New Zimbabwe]Zimbabwe has expressed concern over a Namibia ministerial advisory urging citizens to avoid travel to Harare, citing the alleged quarantining of Ebola suspects in the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: U.S. Launches Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

[State Department]This blog post by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah was originally published on the State Department website on September 24. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Hagel - Defense Dept. to Begin Testing for Ebola Vaccine Candidate

[DOD]The Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and today Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described additional ways the Pentagon is helping in the broader battle against infectious disease outbreaks of the future. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: U.S. Special Envoy On U.S. Priorities in Sudan, South Sudan


Mali: Keita Calls for Global UN Approach to Sahel's Regional Challenges

[UN News]Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose country the United Nations helped stabilize after a series of coups and sectarian fighting, mounted the General Assembly's podium today to call on the world Organization to take a concerted global approach to all his region's problems. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Conflict 'Quickly Turned Ethnic,' Obasanjo Tells UN Council

[VOA]Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo told a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting this week that the nine-month conflict in South Sudan took on distinct ethnic overtones early on. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Committed to Peace in Wake of Foiled Rebel Coup, Kiir Tells UN

[UN News]Following a failed coup by a former deputy that sparked a violent, months-long conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir told the United Nations today that his Government is deeply committed to "talk peace with the rebels to close this dark chapter in the history of our young country", so the difficult mission of socio-economic development could begin. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa's Concerns Must Figure High in New Development Agenda, African Leaders Tell UN

[UN News]Availing themselves of the spotlight afforded by the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, African leaders served notice today that the multi-year United Nations agenda for sustainable development now being drawn up must address fully their continent's specific concerns. (AllAfrica)

Angola: EU Releases Funds for Landmine Clearing

[ANGOP]Bailundo -Twenty million Euros have been released by the European Union this year to support landmine clearing projects in 11 Angolan provinces, Angop learned. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Militarising the Ebola Crisis

[IPS]Washington -Six months into West Africa's Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region. (AllAfrica)

Africa: In Agriculture, It Is Time to Act With Plurilaterals Featured

[The Trade Beat]The Doha Development Round of negotiations was launched in 2001 and was supposed to be concluded by 2005, but here we are in 2014 still thinking of ways to get it going. As the Bali agreement situation made clear, even when there is consensus and agreements are signed, one can no longer expect that they will be implemented. In the Bali package case, India is pressing for changes after signing it. A few other countries may follow. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ashes to Ashes - Pinto Takes On Pinter - and Wins At the Fringe Festival

[Daily Maverick]Talented young director/playwright Gabriella Pinto takes on the tricky script of Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes - a performance that tests the limits of how much allusion and nuance you can pack into 35 minutes. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Physical Theatre Treat - Our Pick of the Fringe Fest's First Week

[Daily Maverick]The first Cape Town Fringe in well underway, offering an overwhelming number of entertainment options. Look no further, discerning Daily Maverick folks: we've found you a winner. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Mahdi Must First Relinquish Paris Declaration Before Returning to Sudan - Bashir

[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir strongly attacked the leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) for signing a political agreement with rebel groups and said that Sadiq al-Mahdi can return back to Sudan only if he cancels the Paris Declaration. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Promised Ebola Aid Falls Short of Needs

[VOA]Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what is needed and what has been sent by other countries and private groups is huge and threatens to become insurmountable. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Do More to Address Youth Radicalisation

[The Star]A new report by the International Crisis Group paints a grim picture about the continued radicalisation of Muslim youth, but also recommends solutions that should be considered. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why We've Not Defeated Boko Haram - Jonathan

[Vanguard]ABUJA--President Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists has taken so long because Nigerians were not yet fully united to fight the menace. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Crisis - Tension As Police Make Mass Arrests, Deploy Mopol

[Vanguard]ADO-EKITI--The tension and apprehension in Ekiti State reached a feverish peak, weekend, as the Police made mass arrests of those suspected to be behind the orgy of violence in the state. Those arrested will be arraigned today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lagos Employs 80 Female Lagbus Drivers

[Vanguard]\Llagos--Lagos State Government yesterday said it had employed additional 80 women as mass transit drivers, with Lagos Bus Asset Management Company, LAGBUS, as part of its (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: South African, Lesotho Leaders to Discuss Political Crisis

[VOA]South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with senior officials in Lesotho's coalition government Tuesday to try to help resolve political disagreements that have created tension and instability in the southern African kingdom, according to Khoabane Theko, Chief Whip of Lesotho's senate. (AllAfrica)

Sudan apostasy woman 'to campaign'

Mariam Ibrahim, the woman who escaped a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, tells the BBC she wants to campaign against religious persecution. (BBC News)