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28 Jan 2015
A SOUTH Sudanese militia has freed 280 child soldiers as part of a wider deal to release about 3,000 under-age fighters, the United Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. More releases will occur in the coming weeks, said the agency, which helped negotiate the children's freedom. The soldiers were recruited into an armed group which has…
27 Jan 2015
RAYMOND Mwesiga’s “darling kid sister” had much to live for, but when she needed medical help after a car crash, Uganda’s overstretched health system fatally failed her.   Distracted by her toddler while driving her new car, 22-year-old Sandra Mbabazi had a “minor” accident and didn’t seem to be badly hurt. A passerby took her…
26 Jan 2015
TUNISIAN Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid’s new cabinet faced rejection by parliament Monday, after another party said it would oppose his choice of ministers in a vote to ratify the country’s new government.   According to Reuters, a rejection by parliament would be the first defeat for the secular party Nidaa Tounes, since it won October…
26 Jan 2015
THE NIGERIAN government will soon send teachers to a few African countries as part of efforts under its foreign policy on technical aid, to help with the educational standard of the countries.    Acting Director General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), Mr. Shuaibu Suleiman, disclosed this in Abuja at the weekend…
26 Jan 2015
ZAMBIA’S new President Edgar Lungu, Monday, retained Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, to help turn around a stuttering economy, after securing a narrow victory in last week’s presidential poll.   Lungu’s campaign focused on tapping into the grassroots support base of former leader Michael Sata, who died in office in October aged 77. Sata won over…
26 Jan 2015
AN EGYPTIAN appeals court Monday, convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.   The doctor, Raslan Fadl,…
25 Jan 2015
UGANDAN wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police said Sunday.   Over 700 kilogrammes of ivory - worth almost $1.5 million on the black market - and over two tonnes of pangolin skins were discovered in boxes at Uganda’s main…
25 Jan 2015
SOUTH African authorities have re-established order - for now - in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.   The 19-year-old mother of an infant, who died after being trampled by a mob during the looting, said she was accidentally caught…
25 Jan 2015
EDGAR Lungu was inaugurated as Zambia’s new president Sunday.   “I am humbled eternally and indebted to you all, my fellow citizens,” said Lungu at the swearing in ceremony. “The bottom line is that we want the country to go forward and to banish poverty in our midst.”   Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, attended the…
24 Jan 2015
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has welcomed the agreement on the reunification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed by the South Sudanese parties in Arusha, Tanzania. According to a statement issued by the UN Spokesman, Stephane DuJarric in New York, Ban called for the immediate implementation of the recommitment of President Salva Kiir and…
21 Jan 2015
GAMBIAN authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today.   According to Amnesty International’s information, Gambian law enforcement agencies including the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Presidential guard have arrested at least 30…
20 Jan 2015
MORE than 10,000 panic-stricken Camerounians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria’s Borno State for safer locations following attacks by Nigeria’s Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, government officials said yesterday.   Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two-dozen villages and towns in northern Cameroun. The group also kidnapped dozens of people during…

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