S/Sudan opposition accuses Kiir for massacre

S/Sudan opposition accuses Kiir for massacre

The South Sudan SPLM/SPLA military leadership has distanced itself from what its described as "repeated and baseless accusations"over the killing of hundreds of civilians in ...

AU begins negotiation in S/South amidst renewed crisis

AU begins negotiation in S/South amidst renewed crisis

The African Union (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has embarked on a 10-day field mission amidst renewed violence in some regions.Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's led AU ...

AU in renewed effort for continental peace

AU in renewed effort for continental peace

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) will on Thursday stage a open debate to evolve a mechanism for the effort to attain a conflict-free Africa by 2020, its Chair, ...

UN envoy condemns murder of second Somali MP

UN envoy condemns murder of second Somali MP

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay, on Tuesday condemned the killing of Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, a Member of the country's Federal ...

Sudan condemns Bentiu massacre

Sudan condemns Bentiu massacre

Sudan has condemned the killing of citizens in Bentiu town in south Sudan when the southern rebels loyal to the former vice-president captured the locality.Khartoum has asked for ...

Re-arrest of Minister, reopening of border dominate Gambian press

Re-arrest of Minister, reopening of border dominate Gambian press

The news of the arrest of the ex-minister of finance, Mr Mambury Njie, for a second time, the re-opening of the Gambia-Senegal border after more than 4 months, and the re-action of ...

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 ...

S/Sudan opposition accuses Kiir for massacre

The South Sudan SPLM/SPLA military leadership has distanced itself from what its described as "repeated and baseless accusations"over the killing of hundreds of civilians in Bentiu.A statement on Tuesday by the SPLM/A spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Lul Koang said the allegations were fabricated by enemies of war and aimed at ``tarnishing our image, name and reputation.`` Koang said the government forces and their ...

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AU begins negotiation in S/South amidst renewed crisis

The African Union (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has embarked on a 10-day field mission amidst renewed violence in some regions.Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's led AU Commission of Inquiry has announced that it would hold consultations with President Salva Kiir and other top government officials including Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Defense Minister, Ministers of Security, Interior, ...

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AU in renewed effort for continental peace

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) will on Thursday stage a open debate to evolve a mechanism for the effort to attain a conflict-free Africa by 2020, its Chair, Amb. Bulus Paul Lolo, has said.Lolo, Nigeria's Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), is chairing session for the Security Council for the month of April and will lead an open session on the ...

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UN envoy condemns murder of second Somali MP

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay, on Tuesday condemned the killing of Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, a Member of the country's Federal Parliament.Mr. Mursal was shot dead earlier Tuesday in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen. Mr. Mursal is the second MP to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu. Another Somali parliamentarian, Mr. Isaak Mohamed Rino, was killed on ...

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Sudan condemns Bentiu massacre

Sudan has condemned the killing of citizens in Bentiu town in south Sudan when the southern rebels loyal to the former vice-president captured the locality.Khartoum has asked for immediate and transparent investigation into the Bentiu massacre. However the Sudanese rebels of Justice and equality movement have denied the accusations, describing the Sudanese official statements as irresponsible. The United ...

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Re-arrest of Minister, reopening of border dominate Gambian press

The news of the arrest of the ex-minister of finance, Mr Mambury Njie, for a second time, the re-opening of the Gambia-Senegal border after more than 4 months, and the re-action of the National Sports Council on the disqualification of The Gambia from the CAF U-20 championship dominated Gambian newspapers on Tuesday.The Foroyaa newspaper reported Mr Mambury Njie, ex-finance Minister, has again been put under ...

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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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