South Sudan rejects proposed appointment of UN human rights expert

South Sudan rejects proposed appointment of UN human rights expert

The South Sudan government has rejected the appointment of a special monitor for the human rights situation of the country which witnessed more than a year of civil war. South ...

South Sudanese demonstrate in Juba against threats of UN sanctions

South Sudanese demonstrate in Juba against threats of UN sanctions

Thousands of Southern Sudanese have protested on Thursday against the UN sanctions supposed to be imposed on the young state. The protesters, who are believed to be supporters of ...

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

Sudan bans reporting on Ebola

The Sudanese authorities have prohibited local media from covering any news related to the Ebola virus.Press sources who asked not to be mentioned for security reasons confirmed to ...

Rebels push for new demands in South Sudan peace talks

Rebels push for new demands in South Sudan peace talks

South Sudan rebels have pushed for new demands in the critical negotiation taking place in Addis Ababa between the government of President Salva Kiir and his main rival, Riek ...

Press focuses on Nigerian in ISIS, new forex system, Obasanjo’s birthday message

Press focuses on Nigerian in ISIS, new forex system, Obasanjo’s birthday message

Reports that a high profile Nigerian is a member of the dreaded ISIS, merger of foreign exchange markets, former President Olusegun Obasanjo's birthday celebration and his wish for ...

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwe surgeons to perform operation on conjoined twins

Zimbabwean surgeons will next week perform the country's first major operation to separate conjoined twins, an official said Wednesday.Harare Central Hospital clinical director ...

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

Paris Chamber of Commerce urges French investment in Senegal

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) has urged French companies to up their investments in Senegal. CCIP President Pierre Antoine Gailly told an investors' forum ...

South Sudanese demonstrate in Juba against threats of UN sanctions

Thousands of Southern Sudanese have protested on Thursday against the UN sanctions supposed to be imposed on the young state. The protesters, who are believed to be supporters of Juba's ruling SPLM, have demonstrated against plans by the UN to impose sanctions on individuals “obstructing reconciliation or  more...

March 6, 2015 at 8:53 am UTC

Egypt’s Interior Minister sacked

Egypt's Interior Minister, General Mohamed Ibrahim was on Thursday sacked along with eight of his cabinet colleagues as part of a mild reshuffle, reliable sources in Cairo disclosed.Ibrahim has been replaced by General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar, who was serving at the National Security Department until his  more...

March 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm UTC

Kenya among fastest growing economies in Africa-W/Bank

Kenya's economic growth is projected to rise from 5.4 percent in 2014 to 6-7 percent over the next three years, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank said on Thursday.According to the latest Kenya Economic Update (KEU) published by the World Bank, external and  more...

March 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm UTC

WHO intensifies support for Mozambique following cholera outbreak

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) has intensified support for Mozambique in the wake of an outbreak of cholera which has so far killed 41 people in the country's flood-stricken central and northern provinces, APA observes here on Thursday."The WHO office in Mozambique is facilitating  more...

March 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm UTC

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