Sudan says it will support aid groups in South Kordofan but rebels stalling process

The government has pledged its commitment to facilitate humanitarian procedures and to cooperate with partners.

The Sudanese government has pledged to facilitate the work of aid groups in South Kordofan following the arrival of a federal delegation from the committee on the implementation of humanitarian work to assess the situation there.

Sudan says it will support aid groups in South Kordofan but rebels stalling process
Sudan says it will support aid groups in South Kordofan but rebels stalling process

Sudan says it will support aid groups in South Kordofan but rebels stalling process

The government has pledged its commitment to facilitate humanitarian procedures and to cooperate with partners.

Inter-Burundian dialogue only way to resolve country’s political crisis says UN

Inter-Burundian dialogue only way to resolve country’s political crisis says UN

An envoy says the human rights situation in the country, although somewhat improved, still remains a major concern.
Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

Wildlife campaigners hail the court’s verdict as one of the most significant in a number of years.
Burundi calls for urgent AU meeting over Amisom withdrawal from Somalia

Burundi calls for urgent AU meeting over Amisom withdrawal from Somalia

‘We have called for an urgent summit so the decision can be reconsidered,’ says Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza.
South African Nigerian election observers plead for visa extensions

South African Nigerian election observers plead for visa extensions

The Pan African group’s publicity secretary made the appeal for the extension during a press conference in Uyo.
Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa despite gains

Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa despite gains

More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved towards legal tolerance, watchdogs say.
Nigeria vote delay throws wedding plans into chaos

Nigeria vote delay throws wedding plans into chaos

Jude Ezeanyagu woke up last Saturday morning and texted guests the final reminders about his wedding the following week in Delta state, southern Nigeria. Then he got a reply.
Sudan protesters remain resilient, but Bashir unbowed

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting “overthrow, overthrow” almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule in December.
Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: interior ministry

Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: interior ministry

An explosion in Cairo on Monday killed two policemen who were chasing a man believed to have planted an explosive device last week near a mosque, Egypt’s interior ministry said.
Son of Mozambique’s ex-president remanded in graft case

Son of Mozambique’s ex-president remanded in graft case

Authorities last week arrested seven other suspects, while former finance minister Manuel Chang was arrested in Johannesburg on December 29.
Zim’s Mnangagwa retires four army generals

Zim’s Mnangagwa retires four army generals

It is widely believed that Mnangagwa will replace the generals with his loyalists.
Tendai Biti convicted for falsely claiming MDC won Zimbabwean elections

Tendai Biti convicted for falsely claiming MDC won Zimbabwean elections

A Zimbabwean court has convicted the prominent opposition politician for announcing that his party’s leader won disputed elections held in July.
Niger says 7 soldiers killed in clashes with Boko Haram jihadists

Niger says 7 soldiers killed in clashes with Boko Haram jihadists

The evening raid was conducted by heavily armed Boko Haram elements travelling in a convoy which included an armoured vehicle.
Three things to know about Nigeria’s delayed election

Three things to know about Nigeria’s delayed election

The postponement of Nigeria’s election by one week has set off a flurry of questions about what was behind the delay and what happens next.
Eight rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

Eight rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

On Friday the government said that between 60-70 “artisanal” miners were trapped in two shafts.
Zimbabwean author who died on Saturday described as distinguished writer

Zimbabwean author who died on Saturday described as distinguished writer

The country’s former deputy prime minister says a literary giant has fallen.
Boko Haram kills eight in northeast Nigeria, militia says

Boko Haram kills eight in northeast Nigeria, militia says

Boko Haram insurgents killed eight people in Nigeria during an attack on the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader said on Saturday.
Renowned Zimbabwean author, actor Charles Mungoshi dies in Harare

Renowned Zimbabwean author, actor Charles Mungoshi dies in Harare

The prolific and multi-award winning artist succumbed to a neurological condition after over a decade of fighting it.
Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

Nigeria’s electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open.
Namibia decriminalises baby abandonment

Namibia decriminalises baby abandonment

Mothers are being encouraged to give up children to be looked after by the state without being prosecuted rather than resort to an illegal abortion.
Dozens feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood: govt

Dozens feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood: govt

Frantic efforts are being made to pump out water from the flooded shafts before retrieval of the victims.
Nigerians pray for a peaceful election

Nigerians pray for a peaceful election

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari joined fellow worshippers to pray for peaceful elections, amid claims of possible vote-rigging and fears of violence.
Zambian minister faces court on corruption charges

Zambian minister faces court on corruption charges

Chitotela was taken into custody last week by the Anti-Corruption Commission and released on bail pending the court hearing.
Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media.
Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

The clerics still condemn the event as it derives its name from a Christian priest in Rome who lived millennia ago.
Death penalty for Kenyan policeman who tortured inmate to death

Death penalty for Kenyan policeman who tortured inmate to death

According to the evidence before the court, the inmate was assaulted with a metal pipe before his head was immersed in a drum of water.

 

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