Sudanese media spotlight Bentiu massacre

Sudanese media spotlight Bentiu massacre

Tuesday's editions of Sudanese newspapers have focused on the alleged mass killing of Darfuri traders in Bentiu by the South Sudanese rebels led by Riek Machar. The papers covered ...

AI launches ‘Freedom Candles’ to highlight women’s plight

AI launches ‘Freedom Candles’ to highlight women’s plight

The UK-based organization Amnesty International, Tuesday launched its ‘Freedom Candles' highlighting the plights of women across the globe especially Africa. The Project; which has ...

CAR inching towards anarchy – UN expert

CAR inching towards anarchy – UN expert

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is taking a disastrous turn for the worse, the chairman of an international commission set up to probe human rights ...

AU backs Somali govt to defeat al-Shabaab

AU backs Somali govt to defeat al-Shabaab

The African Union has backed the Somali government to defeat the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab which claimed responsibility for the assassination of MP Isaak Mohammed Rino in a ...

Cameroon: Sixty-four suspected B/Haram members rounded up

Cameroon: Sixty-four suspected B/Haram members rounded up

Sixty four suspected members of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram have been apprehended in the northern Cameroonian town of Amchide by the country's security forces. The suspects ...

Nigerian students’ arrest main headline in Ghanaian papers

Nigerian students’ arrest main headline in Ghanaian papers

After coming from the long Easter break, Ghanaian newspapers on Tuesday zoomed in on the arrest of five Nigerian students in connection with the murder of their compatriot at the ...

Rwanda: Singer Mihigo, three others make court appearance

Rwanda: Singer Mihigo, three others make court appearance

Renowned Rwandan singer Kizigo Mihigo and three others accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Paul Kagame, for the first time appeared before a judge in ...

Sudanese media spotlight Bentiu massacre

Tuesday's editions of Sudanese newspapers have focused on the alleged mass killing of Darfuri traders in Bentiu by the South Sudanese rebels led by Riek Machar. The papers covered different dimensions of the story quoting many people who had fled the violence. The Arabic language Alray Alaam newspaper stated that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) claimed that over 200 people had died in ...

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AI launches ‘Freedom Candles’ to highlight women’s plight

The UK-based organization Amnesty International, Tuesday launched its ‘Freedom Candles' highlighting the plights of women across the globe especially Africa. The Project; which has “Symbols of Changeâ€� as its undertone, noted that: “Every day, all over the world, women are at risk from violence as people are being wrongfully imprisoned with military firearms being used against civiliansâ€�. Commissioned ...

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CAR inching towards anarchy – UN expert

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is taking a disastrous turn for the worse, the chairman of an international commission set up to probe human rights violations in the restive country has warned.The commission's Cameroonian head, Bernard Muna said everything in CAR was progressively going downhill in the wake of the March 2013 coup which toppled President Francois Bozize. In a ...

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AU backs Somali govt to defeat al-Shabaab

The African Union has backed the Somali government to defeat the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab which claimed responsibility for the assassination of MP Isaak Mohammed Rino in a car bomb attack on Monday. In a statement on Tuesday condemning the attack, the AU said its 22, 000 troops under AMISOM will continue to support the federal government of Somalia to fight extremists who have been driven from much ...

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Cameroon: Sixty-four suspected B/Haram members rounded up

Sixty four suspected members of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram have been apprehended in the northern Cameroonian town of Amchide by the country's security forces. The suspects are being held in Maroua, military sources said on Monday, adding that the detainees are being questioned over their suspected involvement in attacks regularly carried out in neighbouring Nigeria. Meanwhile, the Cameroonian ...

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Nigerian students’ arrest main headline in Ghanaian papers

After coming from the long Easter break, Ghanaian newspapers on Tuesday zoomed in on the arrest of five Nigerian students in connection with the murder of their compatriot at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).The two national dailies, Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times gave prominence to the story and reported that five Nigerian students of the University of Cape Coast who allegedly murdered their compatriot ...

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Rwanda: Singer Mihigo, three others make court appearance

Renowned Rwandan singer Kizigo Mihigo and three others accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Paul Kagame, for the first time appeared before a judge in Kigali.State-owned radio reported Tuesday that the musician Monday pleaded guilty to all the charges preferred against him while his three co-accused confessed partly to the counts. The accused appeared before the judge without their lawyers. The ...

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Corruption guzzles up $50m Africa water investment

At least 25 percent of all water investments representing about $50 billion is lost to corruption every year, stakeholders have revealed in a statement ahead of a summit on the issue in the Zambian capital Lusaka. The statement released on Tuesday said the April 29-30 Water Integrity Summit under the theme “Accelerating towards a Water Secure World� will encourage and stimulate dialogue on how corruption ...

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Nigerian press headline abducted girls, 2014 budget

The conflicting figures on the number of abducted school girls by insurgents, the granting of import duty waivers for some car importers, and the final passage and proposed presentation of 2014 budget to President Goodluck Jonathan were stories that dominated the Nigerian press on Tuesday.The Nation newspaper asked: “How many girls were abducted at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State?� ...

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Mozambique, S/Africa ink anti-poaching deal

Mozambique and South Africa have signed an agreement on the management and conservation of biodiversity in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park involving the two countries and Zimbabwe.According to media reports monitored here, the agreement was signed at the weekend by Mozambican Tourism Minister Carvalho Muaria and the South African Minister of Water and Environment Edna Molewa. The 600-square kilometre ...

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