Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls

BUJUMBURA, (IRIN) - A fortnight after a five-day battle took place in northwest Burundi, very few details have emerged about the armed group which...

Eyewitness – Malawi’s floods

 NAIROBI, (IRIN) - The scale and impact of the current flooding in southern Malawi seems to have caught the authorities by surprise. Some areas...

China’s motive in South Sudan

By. Aljazeera TV Presenter: Nick Clark. African international relations and the rise of emerging powers in Africa The Foreign Affairs Minister of The People’s Republic of...

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria estimates Baga deaths at 150

Nigeria says the number of people who lost their lives in an assault by Boko Haram militants on the town of Baga last week...

Sudan’s Bashir riding high as he launches re-election bid

By AFP KHARTOUM Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir launched his bid for re-election Sunday, facing little threat to his quarter century in power despite an ailing economy,...

Man wrestles with robbers after smash-and-grab

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested for attempting to steal a man's wallet from his car in Sandton on Thursday afternoon, Johannesburg metro police...

Egypt to begin vote for parliament in March  

Cairo: Egyptians will begin heading to polls in late March to elect their first parliament in more than two years, the election commission said...

Verdict Reversal Lets Yonas Out of Jail

Addisfortune Yonas Kassahun, an Ethiopian Diaspora from Germany The Federal High Court 12th Appellate Bench freed Yonas Kassahun, an Ethiopian Diaspora from Germany, from jail, amending...

Kenya Security Act Threatens Refugees

NAIROBI/DADAAB,  (IRIN) - Human rights groups are warning that Kenya's controversial Security Amendment Act still poses a threat to refugees' rights despite a high courtdecision...

Striving for peace in Central African Republic

BANGUI, 7 January 2015 (IRIN) - Civil society and religious organisations in the Central African Republic are working to rebuild trust and harmony in...

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South Yemen Will Regain Independence If It Follows These Six Steps

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