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8 Feb 2016
Egypt's central bank has received 900 million dollars from the China Development Bank under a one billion dollars financing agreement signed last month, Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer said. The 900 million dollars will raise Egypt's dollar reserves to around 17.4 billion dollars, Amer said on Monday. Egypt, which relies heavily on imports, has been…
8 Feb 2016
Amnesty International has criticised the UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying that "gaps in the force's capacity to respond have been evident" since its deployment in September 2014. The group said in its report on Monday in Johannesburg, that to arrive at the conclusion it interviewed 85 people for the report,…
6 Feb 2016
UN Independent Expert in Sudan has warned that in the last two weeks, a new escalation of violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur. NAN reports that Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Security Council to examine and report…
5 Feb 2016
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has welcomed the Zimbabwe Supreme Constitutional Court striking out of the country's criminal defamation laws. A statement issued in Dakar by CPJ’s Deputy Executive Director, Robert Mahoney, said the Supreme Constitutional Court made the ruling on Wednesday, Feb. 3. ``The move is a welcome step toward safeguarding press freedom.…
5 Feb 2016
RANGERS in a major South African wildlife park recently darted a rhino to install a tracking device on the threatened animal as part of efforts to stop poaching. Journalists witnessed the operation in Kruger National Park, where poachers have killed rhinos in record numbers to meet consumer demand for their horns in parts of Asia,…
5 Feb 2016
POLICE in the southern Indian city of Bangalore say they have arrested five people in connection with an attack on a Tanzanian student. A mob assaulted and partially stripped the 21-year-old woman after a Sudanese student’s car ran over and killed a local woman on Sunday night. The woman and her three friends - all…
5 Feb 2016
A PASSENGER on the flight forced to land at Somalia’s Mogadishu airport after a large hole appeared in the fuselage has been confirmed missing by the airline. Daallo Airlines had previously said that all the passengers had been accounted for. It is thought that the man fell out of the hole, which appeared shortly after…
5 Feb 2016
AS the only female presidential candidate in Uganda, a male-dominated country where the leader is eyeing a fourth decade in power, Maureen Kyalya admits the odds are stacked against her. “He uses force and intimidation,” said Kyalya, describing her former boss, veteran leader Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking re-election on February 18. Candidates on all…
4 Feb 2016
A GROUP of Kenyan atheists say they have suffered “blatant discrimination” after the authorities refused to register their society. They were told the application was turned down because of concerns that registration could affect the “peace... (and) good order” in the country. The 60-member Atheists In Kenya (AIK) applied for official recognition last year. More…
3 Feb 2016
Somalia authorities on Wednesday, confirmed that a Daallo Airlines made an emergency landing on Tuesday in Mogadishu, after it caught fire a few minutes after taking off, injuring two passengers. Ali-Ahmed Jama, Air Transport and Civil Aviation Minister said in Mogadishu that the Daallo Airlines flight D3159 was en route to Djibouti from Somalia after…
3 Feb 2016
Nigeria’s western neighbour, the Republic of Benin, is gradually standing out as one of Africa’s most stable democracies. With an array of well-organised political parties and a vibrant civil society, a robust contest is expected at the country’s presidential elections holding on the 28th of this month. Among those positioning to take over from the incumbent…
Soldiers
2 Feb 2016
Kenyan military personnel have killed four suspected al Shabaab fighters after a fierce shootout in a forest on the north coast, a government official said on Tuesday. Shooting between the security forces and the Somali militia occurred in Kenya's Boni forest in Lamu county, near the border with Somalia. A joint force of military and…

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