Sudan troop buildup near Nuba Mountain region

Sudan troop buildup near Nuba Mountain region

Satellite images have shown the mass deployment of thousands of Sudanese troops and equipment into the Nuba Mountain region ahead of a planned offensive against the Sudan People's ...

France warns citizens to leave northern Cameroon

France warns citizens to leave northern Cameroon

The French Embassy in Cameroon has warned all its citizens still in the far north of the country to leave the region without further delay.In a statement entitled “safety ...

UK, Somali officials meet over terrorism

UK, Somali officials meet over terrorism

The United Kingdom and Somalia have held discussions on a range of issues bordering on security, human rights and economic development.An official statement released in London after ...

Ethiopia secures €40m grant for maternal health

Ethiopia secures €40m grant for maternal health

The European Union (EU) has approved a grant of €40 million to the Ethiopian government and UNICEF to scale up maternal healthcare for new-born.The head of the EU delegation to ...

Mali: UN begins work on first rebel demobilization site

Mali: UN begins work on first rebel demobilization site

The construction of the first demobilization site out of a total of three aimed at hosting the rebels in the north of Mali has begun, according to the head of the UN mission in the ...

AU’s S/Sudan inquiry body invites testimonies

AU’s S/Sudan inquiry body invites testimonies

The AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has invited witnesses to make testimonies in relation to atrocities committed during the country's three-month conflict.A statement ...

Kidnapped aid workers in Mali freed

Kidnapped aid workers in Mali freed

Five aid workers kidnapped by a rebel group in northern Mali in February have been freed by French forces.In a joint statement on Thursday, the French and Malian governments said ...

Sudan troop buildup near Nuba Mountain region

Satellite images have shown the mass deployment of thousands of Sudanese troops and equipment into the Nuba Mountain region ahead of a planned offensive against the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N).The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) Thursday published images showing what it called significant mobilization of personnel of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Um Abdalah in the ...

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France warns citizens to leave northern Cameroon

The French Embassy in Cameroon has warned all its citizens still in the far north of the country to leave the region without further delay.In a statement entitled “safety instructions�, the embassy cautioned that the safety of French citizens in the area can no longer be guaranteed and staying there would be ill-advised, given the spate of abduction in February this year and last November. The French ...

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UK, Somali officials meet over terrorism

The United Kingdom and Somalia have held discussions on a range of issues bordering on security, human rights and economic development.An official statement released in London after the meeting on Thursday explained that talks were held in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where the UK Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, told President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud that London is deeply concerned about ...

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Ethiopia secures €40m grant for maternal health

The European Union (EU) has approved a grant of €40 million to the Ethiopian government and UNICEF to scale up maternal healthcare for new-born.The head of the EU delegation to Ethiopia, Chantal Hebberecht told journalists in Addis Ababa on Thursday that the grant was the biggest given to the country for maternal health care by the EU. The three-year programme was launched on Wednesday through a ...

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Mali: UN begins work on first rebel demobilization site

The construction of the first demobilization site out of a total of three aimed at hosting the rebels in the north of Mali has begun, according to the head of the UN mission in the country, Bert Koenders.The UN diplomat told a press briefing on Wednesday that the first site, located at 40 km from the city of Kidal, is to host fighters of the High Council for the Unity of Azawad (HCUA). He said that works on ...

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AU’s S/Sudan inquiry body invites testimonies

The AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has invited witnesses to make testimonies in relation to atrocities committed during the country's three-month conflict.A statement issued by the AU on Thursday said appropriate steps had been taken to protect witnesses and victims that may be invited to appear before the commission during and after its assignment. The inquiry would include the interviewing of ...

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Kidnapped aid workers in Mali freed

Five aid workers kidnapped by a rebel group in northern Mali in February have been freed by French forces.In a joint statement on Thursday, the French and Malian governments said the workers appeared in good health as they walked free from their captors in the outskirts of the historic town of Timbuktu. The statement did not state how the workers who consisted of four Red Cross volunteers were liberated. The ...

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Nigerian press on security, others

The meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan over the deteriorating security situation, a former leader's warning about Islamists, the rescue of abducted school girls and the stoppage of ministers from unauthorised political campaign were the major stories in newspapers in Nigeria on Thursday.This Day newspaper headline declared: ``President Summons Governors to Security Council Meeting'' and said ...

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S/Sudan: Govt admits losing Bentiu town to rebels

The government of South Sudan has admitted that it forces have lost control of the town of Bantiu to rebels. Army spokesman Col. Philip Aguer has told APA on Thursday that the southern rebels have captured the strategic city. “They are destroying the city and committing atrocities including the killing of civilians and innocent people� Aguer claimed. He said government troops are preparing to launch an ...

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Sudanese papers zoom reports on ban of political activities

The interaction of the Sudan's president decree to regulate the political activities in the country has still attracted the Sudanese media on Thursday.The newspapers went deeply on the reflections and reactions to the decree which issued last Tuesday and prohibited the political parties' activities without prior permission. Alray Alaam (Arabic) newspaper has stated that the decision is aiming to just ...

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