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Rwanda: AU exploring more ways to fund peacekeeping PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 16:35

The file photo shows African Union soldiers in an undisclosed location.

By Agencies

The African Union currently takes almost six months to intervene in a conflict on the continent, but it wanted to cut that time by more than half, AU Commission chairperson Erastus Mwencha has said.

DR Congo:Two journalists held by police for critical reporting on military PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 16:24

A freelance journalist is arrested by Kenya riot police in Nairobi. Photo: Jacob Wire/EPA

By Michele Andja

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arbitrary detention of two radio journalists in the Ituri district of Oriental Province in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and calls on Congolese officials to release them both immediately.

DR Congo: UN Security Council Urges Peaceful And Credible Electoral Cycle PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 16:18

By Michele Andja

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday urged "a peaceful and credible electoral cycle" in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), saying that it will help promote stability and development in the country.

Nigeria:We will attack your workers if you attempt to fix Qua Iboe pipeline PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:59


By Seun Opejobi    

Recall that the group had on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack on Exxon Mobil Que Iboe 48-inch Crude Oil Export Pipeline in Akwa Ibom.

Africa:FGM is child abuse, says UN Population Fund chief PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:50

Sign saying why female circumcision

By Staff reporter

The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".

South Africa: Prosecutors appeal 783 corruption charges against Zuma PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:40

South African President Jacob Zuma ©AFP

By Staff reporter

South African state prosecutors say they will take to the country’s top court to challenge a court order to reinstate nearly 800 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma ahead of local polls next month.

Libya: 20 troops killed in clashes with Daesh terrorists in Sirtre PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:36

By Staff reporter

At least 20 members of forces loyal to the Libyan unity government have lost their lives as they engaged in clashes with Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the northern city of Sirte.

South Sudan:Violence has killed over 300, UN says PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:31

By Africafrique and agencies

Four days of fierce clashes in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have killed more than 300 people and forced thousands of others to flee, the UN says.

Morocco: Seeks return to AU after 32-year absence: Report PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:25

A general view taken on January 30, 2016 in Addis Ababa shows the 26th presidential summit of the African Union. ©AFP

By Staff reporter

Morocco is reportedly set to rejoin the African Union (AU) after leaving the pan-African organization more than three decades ago.

Egypt: Court jails 10 for 3 yrs over islands demos PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:20

By Staff reporter

An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to three years' imprisonment for taking part in demonstrations against a recent contentious decision by the government to hand over two strategic islands to Saudi Arabia.

Uganda: Military convoy enters South Sudan to evacuate citizens PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:12

By Staff reporter

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy has crossed into conflict-ridden South Sudan in a bid to evacuate thousands of Ugandan citizens trapped by recent violence in the capital, Juba.

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