Great Lakes region adopts common approach to deal with statelessness

18 April 2019, 7:20 PM
During a three day meeting held in Nairobi this week, countries from the Great Lakes region have agreed to adopt a common approach to deal with statelessness in the region. 
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Dikgang Moseneke
Lesotho’s reform process takes shape 13 April 2019, 7:51 PM

SADC Facilitator, Retired Deputy Justice Judge Dikgang Moseneke has concluded a two day visit as Head of the Facilitation team in Lesotho.

Salih Ghosh
Sudan’s intelligence chief resigns 13 April 2019, 2:31 PM

The head of Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country's new military rulers said on Saturday.

Floods
IMF considers storm aid package for Mozambique 13 April 2019, 11:59 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider a $130 million accelerated aid package for storm-hit Mozambique as soon as next week, a senior IMF official said on Friday.

Omar Al-Bashir
SA govt monitoring situation in Sudan 13 April 2019, 6:55 AM

Government says it will continue to closely monitor the situation in Sudan and hopes for a speedy resolution to the crisis in the country.

Battles intensify around Libya capital as thousands displaced 12 April 2019, 9:21 PM

Forces answering to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar battled units that back Tripoli's unity government on the edge of the capital Friday.

UN General Assembly marks 25th anniversary of Rwanda Genocide 12 April 2019, 8:53 PM

The United Nations General Assembly has marked the 25th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide with a solemn commemoration in New York.

Ibn Ouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler 12 April 2019, 4:30 PM

Sudanese General Awad Ibn Ouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict.

Sudan protest organisers reject military council’s new announcement 12 April 2019, 2:23 PM

Sudan’s main protest organising group on Friday rejected the transitional military council promise to set up a civilian government and hand over power to an elected president within two years

Omar al-Bashir
UN rights office urges Sudan to cooperate with ICC on Bashir case 12 April 2019, 11:42 AM

The United Nations human rights office called on Sudan on Friday to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued an arrest warrant for deposed President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes nearly 15 years ago.

Al Shabaab soldiers
Two Cuban doctors kidnapped by suspected jihadists in Kenya 12 April 2019, 10:21 AM

Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors Friday and killed their police protection officer, police sources said.

Omar al-Bashir
Sudan’s Bashir ousted by military; protesters demand civilian government 12 April 2019, 5:38 AM

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on Thursday, but protesters took to the streets demanding the military hand over power to civilians.

Muhammadu Buhari
Buhari summons security chiefs following mass killings 11 April 2019, 7:01 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari summoned his top security chiefs to a closed-doors meeting on Thursday, facing rising pressure to address worsening security, especially in his north-western political heartlands.

Omar al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir placed under arrest 11 April 2019, 3:05 PM

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces which announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by elections.

Sudan army raid group close to Bashir’s party: witnesses 11 April 2019, 11:16 AM

A team of Sudanese soldiers Thursday raided the offices of a group linked to President Omar al-Bashir's ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum, witnesses said.

Sudan’s al-Bashir steps down as President 11 April 2019, 9:57 AM

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council.

Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests 10 April 2019, 8:42 PM

Algeria will hold a presidential election on July 4, the interim presidency said on Wednesday after weeks of mass protests led to the resignation of long-serving leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Mali military forces
30 jihadists killed or captured in French-Malian raids near Burkina: French military 10 April 2019, 8:30 PM

French and Malian troops killed or captured more than 30 extremists and dismantled a jihadist training camp during a major counter-terrorism operation near Mali's border with Burkina Faso, the French military told AFP.

Security forces in troubled Cameroon kill 5 civilians: HRW 10 April 2019, 6:30 PM

Cameroonian security forces have killed five civilian men, one of whom was beheaded, in an attack on a village in a restive anglophone region, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

Algerian army chief says will support transitional period 10 April 2019, 2:44 PM

Algeria’s army chief said on Wednesday the military will support the transition period in the North African country but that period requires the people’s patience, Ennahar TV reported.

Zimbabwe seeks $613 million aid from donors after drought, cyclone 10 April 2019, 11:12 AM

Zimbabwe appealed on Tuesday for $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors to cover food imports and help with a humanitarian crisis after a severe drought and a cyclone that battered the east of the country.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum.
Pressure on Bashir builds as calls for Sudan’s transition grows 10 April 2019, 5:18 AM

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came under mounting pressure on Tuesday as three Western nations pushed for a political transition after months of unprecedented protests against his rule.

Delayed elections in DR Congo give boost to opposition’s Fayulu 9 April 2019, 10:14 PM

Legislative elections in eastern DR Congo that were postponed because of an Ebola epidemic in the region have resulted in victories for Martin Fayulu, runner-up in the country's controversial presidential ballot.

AU says closely monitoring situation in Libya 9 April 2019, 8:34 PM

The African Union says it is closely monitoring developments in Libya where dozens of people have been killed in fighting this week, according to the World Health Organization.

Bouteflika ally named Algeria’s first new president in 20 years 9 April 2019, 6:42 PM

Algerian lawmakers appointed a regime stalwart as the country's first new president in two decades Tuesday

Protest
Sudan protesters defiant after aborted bids to clear army HQ sit-in 9 April 2019, 2:24 PM

Thousands of defiant Sudanese protesters remained camped outside army headquarters for a fourth day Tuesday, after security forces abandoned two separate attempts to disperse them when soldiers fired in the air, witnesses said. Chanting “freedom, freedom,” crowds of men and women, who had spent the night camped outside Khartoum’s sprawling complex that also houses the […]

A Mali soldier
Mali soldiers, spooked by friendly fire, shoot civilians 9 April 2019, 1:46 PM

Malian soldiers shot dead at least one villager and injured others after a detonation they mistook for an attack in a region plagued by jihadist violence, residents and a military source said Tuesday.

Manuel Chang
SA court says Mozambique ex-minister can be extradited to US 9 April 2019, 11:25 AM

A South African court ruled that a Mozambican ex-finance minister held since December on a US arrest warrant can be extradited to either the United States or his home country.

Tear gas is fired at Sudanese demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Khartoum.
Gunshots, teargas fired at Sudan protest site: witnesses 9 April 2019, 6:21 AM

Sudanese security forces Tuesday fired tear gas at thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrating outside the army headquarters in Khartoum for a third night, with gunshots also heard, witnesses said.

Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai’s death toll stands at 847, cholera cases rise 8 April 2019, 8:39 PM

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Fati N'ZI-Hassane
African leaders urged to unite to fight youth unemployment 8 April 2019, 4:13 PM

Head of the Skills and Employment programme for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Fati N'ZI-Hassane, says the fight against youth unemployment in Africa will be in vain if African countries fail to unite.