UN report accuses South Sudan gov’t forces of committing heinous atrocities

UN report accuses South Sudan gov’t forces of committing heinous atrocities

The South Sudanese army has been accused of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes, a UN report has disclosed. The report by the United Nations Mission in South ...

New Nigerian VP urges African countries to focus on renewable energy

New Nigerian VP urges African countries to focus on renewable energy

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has urged African nations to focus greater attention on development of renewable energy as a major source of electricity. A statement ...

AU prepares Malawi on 2019 elections

AU prepares Malawi on 2019 elections

The African Union (AU) is training Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) staff ahead of the 2019 General Elections.Speaking during a week-long training in Machinga a district in ...

Ethiopian premier attends African leaders malaria alliance summit

Ethiopian premier attends African leaders malaria alliance summit

A high-level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn left on Wednesday for Tanzania to attend the African Leaders Malaria Alliance summit of Heads of State ...

Kenya leader launches fight against illegal liquor

Kenya leader launches fight against illegal liquor

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday disbanded Kenya's National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse and directed the Members of Parliament to lead the war against ...

Gambian press focuses on MOU on food hygiene, legislative  bills

Gambian press focuses on MOU on food hygiene, legislative bills

The signing of an MOU on food hygiene by the Gambian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the tabling of some bills in the National Assembly were the headline stories in ...

Mozambique opposition chief announces creation of Peace Commission

Mozambique opposition chief announces creation of Peace Commission

The leader of Mozambique's opposition Renamo party Afonso Dhlakama, has announced the creation of a commission of Peace, Democracy and Economic and Social Development, the local ...

SADC calls for action against killers of ex-Lesotho army commander

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat on Thursday called on the Lesotho authorities to take action against those responsible for killing of Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Forces on 25th June, 2015. In a statement, the SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence-Tax said “I regret the tragic passing on of Lieutenant General Mahao, as ...

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UN report accuses South Sudan gov’t forces of committing heinous atrocities

The South Sudanese army has been accused of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes, a UN report has disclosed. The report by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) revealed Wednesday that the incidents have surfaced during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity�. Investigators said they had collected at least nine separate incidents where “women and ...

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New Nigerian VP urges African countries to focus on renewable energy

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has urged African nations to focus greater attention on development of renewable energy as a major source of electricity. A statement released on Wednesday in Abuja said he also called for the reduction of bureaucracy and tariffs in order to make the business environment on the continent both attractive and profitable. The vice president said “Although solar power is ...

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AU prepares Malawi on 2019 elections

The African Union (AU) is training Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) staff ahead of the 2019 General Elections.Speaking during a week-long training in Machinga a district in southern Malawi, AU Commission Senior Political and Elections Officer, Samuel Atoubi said there is need for the MEC Commissioners and its staff to be introduced to new reforms in the electoral processes. "If the country want to have ...

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C/d’Ivoire urges vigilance amid terror threats

The government of Cote d'Ivoire has cautioned the population to increase vigilance in order to deal with threats from jihadist, assuring its citizens that permanent measures have been taken.“The National Security Council (CNS) has been concerned with these terrorist threats for several months,â€� the spokesman of the government Nabagné Bruno Koné told journalists after a cabinet meeting chaired by ...

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Seven killed in Bujumbura police crackdown

Seven people including a police officer were killed on Wednesday and several weapons seized in the 8th Avenue of the restive neighbourhood of Mutakura in Burundi as the police conducted a search for weapons, the spokesman of the national police, Pierre Nkurikiye said.Speaking during a press conference Mr. Nkurikiye said that the police were attacked along the avenue, which triggered fighting that lasted for ...

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Egypt police kill nine gunmen near Cairo

Nine gunmen were killed on Wednesday during clashes with Egyptian police forces at about 32km west of Cairo, security sources revealed.The clash occurred when police conducted a raid on a home located in the 6 October neighborhood where a number of armed persons wanted in cases of violence were hiding. The shootout ensued after the police attempted to arrest the gunmen. The police seized three automatic ...

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Spaniard with 400g of cocaine arrested at Casablanca airport

A Spanish national was arrested on Tuesday night at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, in possession of 400 grams of cocaine, a police source told APA.The Spanish national arrived in Casablanca airport from Sao Paulo in Brazil and was heading to Tangier. His suspicious behavior caught the attention of customs officials who submitted him for tighter control before eventually finding sixteen ...

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US sets up crisis communication centre in Abuja

The United States has established a Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) at its embassy headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria. A delegation of the Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday paid a familiarization visit to the newly established centre. The embassy officials led by Steve Vestel used the opportunity to congratulate Nigeria's Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd) on his appointment as the Executive Secretary of ...

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UK condemns IS attack in Egypt

The United Kingdom has condemned Wednesday's attack in Egypt and sent its condolences to families of those affected.In an official statement issued in London - shortly after the attack by Islamic State militants in North Sinai, the UK Foreign Office said: “We condemn the deplorable terrorist attacks in North Sinai today that have resulted in the deaths of so many Egyptian soldiers�. "Our thoughts are ...

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