Habre victims demand fair trial

Habre victims demand fair trial

The Court of Assizes of the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) must ensure a fair and exemplary trial of former Chadian President Hissene Habre which is to open on July 20 in ...

Mozambique decriminalizes homosexuality

Mozambique decriminalizes homosexuality

A new code decriminalizing homosexuality has come into force in Mozambique on Monday. The decriminalization effectively scraps a law by former colonial power Portugal in 1886 ...

Burkinabe caretaker president to meet with pro-democracy forces -official

Burkinabe caretaker president to meet with pro-democracy forces -official

The Burkinabe transitional president, Michel Kafando, will on Tuesday in Ouagadougou meet with the nation's pro-democratic forces to discuss the national situation, sources at the ...

UNHCR records daily arrivals of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

UNHCR records daily arrivals of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella State of Ethiopia at a daily average rate of 209 people, with Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla being the main crossing points, ...

At lSudanese medical students leave Khartoum to join ISIS – sources

At lSudanese medical students leave Khartoum to join ISIS – sources

At least 12 Sudanese medical students have left Khartoum on Friday to join the Jihadist of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), APA learns here Sunday. Most of those students ...

South Sudan rebels claim to capture strategic city

South Sudan rebels claim to capture strategic city

The South Sudanese rebels have claimed to have captured Malakal city, the capital of the rich oil region of Upper Nile State, which has exchanged hands several times between the two ...

South Sudan rival leaders hold reconciliation talks in Nairobi

South Sudan rival leaders hold reconciliation talks in Nairobi

South Sudan rival leaders President Salva Kiir Myradit and his former Vice President Riek Machar have held five hours face to face meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday after ...

Mugabe appoints members of Zimbabwe Gender Commission

President Robert Mugabe on Monday appointed members of the newly formed Zimbabwe Gender Commission whose primary role will be to mainstream gender equality in public and private institutions.According to a statement issued on Monday night by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, the nine-member commission is chaired by senior civil servant Margaret Sangarwe-Mukahanana. Other members ...

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Habre victims demand fair trial

The Court of Assizes of the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) must ensure a fair and exemplary trial of former Chadian President Hissene Habre which is to open on July 20 in Dakar, Me Jacqueline Moudeina, one of the lawyers of the victims demanded Monday.“We want a fair and exemplary trial to prove to the world that Africa is capable of judging her own sons,� Moudeina said. She told reporters that the ...

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Nigeria warned about nuclear power

The NGO, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has warned that the creation of a nuclear plant in Nigeria would be suicidal given the high level of operational challenges it would face.Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, the Director, the Director of the NGO, was speaking in Abuja on Monday while presenting a paper titled: ``Risks and deaths as workers generate wealth'' organised by HOMEF's Sustainability Academy on ...

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Mozambique decriminalizes homosexuality

A new code decriminalizing homosexuality has come into force in Mozambique on Monday. The decriminalization effectively scraps a law by former colonial power Portugal in 1886 against homosexual offenders in the colony. The old law threatened stiff punishment for those “habitually engaged in vices against nature" although there has been prosecution over the offense in its 129-year history. Under the ...

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Egypt Attorney General killed in bomb blast

Egypt's Attorney General, Hicham Barakatt has died of his wounds sustained when a bomb exploded outside the Military Faculty in Cairo on Monday morning, reliable sources have confirmed.Mr. Barakatt passed away at the hospital where he was taken after the incident. The attack comes after the Islamic State (DAECH) called for staff of the Egyptian judiciary to be targeted following the execution of six Islamist ...

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Mozambique: 46 guns seized from suspected Remano sympathizer

Mozambican police have announced the seizure of 46 AK-47 assault rifles from a man named only as Carlitos, and believed to be a member of main opposition Renamo movement, APA can report Monday.The spokesperson for the General Command of the Mozambican police, Pedro Cossa said the guns were found in Carlitos' house in Cheringoma district in the central province of Sofala. Cheringoma was one of Renamo's rear ...

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Burkinabe caretaker president to meet with pro-democracy forces -official

The Burkinabe transitional president, Michel Kafando, will on Tuesday in Ouagadougou meet with the nation's pro-democratic forces to discuss the national situation, sources at the ministry of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Security (MATDS) disclosed here Monday. The source said the meeting is quite in line with the first session of the consultation framework under the leadership of ...

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UNHCR records daily arrivals of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella State of Ethiopia at a daily average rate of 209 people, with Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla being the main crossing points, according to the UN refugee agency office in Ethiopia. In a statement issued on Monday, UNHCR said the total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is now more 200, 000, including 208,079 in Gambella and 3,135 in ...

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At least 35 people killed in an attack on gold mine in south of Sudan – official

At least 35 Sudanese were said to have been killed in an attack by unknown armed group on a gold mine in the troubled region of South Kordofan, APA learns here Monday. The governor of South Kordofan State, Eisa Adam Abakar told the press in Khartoum that the attack took place in Talodi area in the western part of the state. He noted that the number of the causalities may increase as some of the injured are ...

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At lSudanese medical students leave Khartoum to join ISIS – sources

At least 12 Sudanese medical students have left Khartoum on Friday to join the Jihadist of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), APA learns here Sunday. Most of those students are said to be foreign passport holders, believed to be US, UK, and Canada. They are all students at the private University of Medical Sciences in Khartoum, owned by the Minister of Health of Khartoum State, Mamoun Hemeida. The ...

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