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Majority of farming community in South Africa left in shocked after another murder targeting white farmer aged 67-years and his 62-year-old wife who were attacked by a gang suspected of being behind spate of deadly assaults against elderly couple this May. Reports from Freedom Front Plus, indicates there have been over 60 farm murders since […]Continue Reading
A meeting of African Union (AU) bringing together governments, donor agencies, African and international aid groups have explored ways of increasing investment in local humanitarian organizations and promoting their leadership in major response operations. The conference, co-organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Continue Reading
About a year ago, Ebola was declared an outbreak in the African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), since then various efforts have been put in place to mitigate the disease and prevent it from spreading further to other regions and neighbouring countries. In recent weeks, there have been various suspected cases of the […]Continue Reading
Sudan’s Protest Leaders and Military Council Sign a Transitional Government Agreement Peace may now return to the long-troubled central North African nation of Sudan. After weeks of intense negotiations, following numerous disagreements, the ruling military leaders and the protest leaders have formally signed an agreement to create a transitional power-sharing government. Continue Reading
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission (AUC) join forces to implement an African Young Women Leaders (AYWL) Fellowship programme to develop the next generation of young African women leaders and experts to serve Africa and the world. The fellowship programme aims to equip outstanding young African women leaders with leadership […]Continue Reading
There is an Urgent Need for Unified Regional and Global Efforts in the Fight against Terrorism. Terrorism and violent extremism is continuously costing countries on the African continent a lot in terms of lives, resources and development. The surging numbers and sophistication of insurgent groups and militias have made the vice highly formidable to deal […]Continue Reading
 Africa will soon have a functional continental medical institution, which was adopted in February 11th 2019 during the 32nd ordinary session of the assembly held in Addis Ababa with the final signature on June 12th 2019, thus confirming ascent by all the 55 African countries to the treaty. With health ministries from all AU member […]Continue Reading
New Russian Envoy to Somalia Amid Preparations for Afro-Russian Summit at Black Sea City, Sochi. During the past six years, several Western powers have renewed their diplomatic presence in Somalia, after the establishment of a fairly stable central government in the troubled Eastern African nation. Among them is the ambassador of the United States of […]Continue Reading
A coalition of 25 Sudanese and African civil society entities have petitioned the African Union over the militarization of public space, increase in sexual violence cases and intimidation in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The group, in a July 8 release, said during the 3 June massacres that took place in Khartoum, the Sudan Doctors’ committee documented […]Continue Reading
Tunisia has been under state of emergency since 2015 following three terrorist attacks; two in capital Tunis and one the resort city of Sousse killed at least 70 people most of whom were foreign tourists. The state of emergency grants security forces exceptional power including ban on all gatherings, raids on public or private places […]Continue Reading
Diplomatic relations between the two countries had not been good under Sudan’s long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted earlier this year. There has been intensive shuttle diplomacy between Khartoum and Asmara in the last few weeks, however, Eritrea expressed strong support for the Transitional Military Council. Khartoum and Asmara governments held a discussion on Continue Reading
After four years of talks, an agreement to form a 55-nation trade bloc was reached in March, paving the way for Sunday’s African Union summit in Niger where Ghana was announced as the host of the trade zone’s future headquarters and discussions were held on how exactly the bloc will operate. African leaders launched a […]Continue Reading
With the unrelenting trade war between the US and China, every other country is wary of how its economy could be affected by the scuffle between the two economic giants. Asserting that it was born out of jealousy, the president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, however, said that South Africa cannot allow its economy to […]Continue Reading
The Polisario has long indoctrinated children and took them to indoctrination camps where they have been trained to become soldiers against their will in a blatant human rights violation. This breach of the rights of children to education and healthy development was denounced once again in Geneva before the international community which is asked more […]Continue Reading
For almost the umpteenth time now, the global financial body, the World Bank is raising the red flag over the high cost at which Kenya and other African countries are borrowing commercial loans. It warns of severe consequences with future repayment difficulties if the borrowed money is not invested in productive projects. World Bank Vice-President […]Continue Reading
The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the country’s only refugee camp, which will affect largely Somali inhabitants. Reports indicate that Umkulu refugee camp had seen hundreds of refugees abandon it in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. “We call on the Eritrean […]Continue Reading
Somalia has announced the severing of diplomatic ties with West African country Guinea. The decision was announced in Mogadishu today after a cabinet meeting. The country’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, also cautioned other countries against violating the sovereignty and unity of Somalia. The decision comes after Guinea accorded the protocol of a head of […]Continue Reading
The African Union and Ethiopian mediators, in the early hours of Friday, announced an agreement between the opposition and military junta that would lead to the formation of a transitional authority of three years. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) have reached agreement on all the disputed issues […]Continue Reading