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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Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe to start paying white farmers compensation after April 8 April 2019, 12:05 PM

Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue.

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Museveni vows ‘Uganda is safe’ after tourist kidnap 8 April 2019, 11:17 AM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday insisted his country was safe for travelers, after the kidnapping of a US tourist, but vowed to further strengthen security in national parks.

Lindiwe Sisulu
‘Gaddafi millions sitting at the Swaziland central bank’ 8 April 2019, 10:22 AM

Sunday Times Political Editor Quaanitah Hunter says intelligence officials have been able to trace and confirm that foreign currency left President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home destined for Swaziland.

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US calls for halt to Libya offensive as clashes rage 8 April 2019, 6:44 AM

The US on Sunday appealed for an "immediate halt" to a military offensive by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, as fighting raged near Tripoli despite a UN call for a ceasefire.

President Omar al-Bashir
Sudan security forces teargas protesters outside army HQ: witnesses 8 April 2019, 6:17 AM

Sudanese security forces on Monday fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who had massed outside the army headquarters in Khartoum for a second night demanding that President Omar al-Bashir resign, witnesses said.

Kagame
Rwanda ‘a family again’, 25 years after genocide: Kagame 7 April 2019, 9:40 PM

President Paul Kagame said on Sunday that Rwandans had become a family again 25 years after more than 800,000 people were slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world.

Emmanuel Macron
Macron wants to commemorate Rwanda genocide 7 April 2019, 7:15 PM

Franch President, Emmanuel Macron, says he wants to create a national day of commemoration for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Sisulu dismisses reports of SA being in possession of Gaddafi’s money 7 April 2019, 3:30 PM

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has dismissed reports that South Africa was in the possession of 30-million-US dollars belonging to the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, hidden at former President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

African Union chief Moussa Faki, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, his wife Jeannette (2ndR), and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker light a remembrance flame for the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali.
Rwanda pays tribute to victims of 1994 genocide 7 April 2019, 1:57 PM

The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has paid tribute to the more than 800 000 people who lost their lives in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. On Sunday begins a week of events and a 100 days of national mourning in Rwanda.

Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans during a protest demanding Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to step down in Khartoum, Sudan.
Sudanese demonstrate for second day outside Bashir’s compound 7 April 2019, 1:36 PM

Sudan has seen months of mostly small but sustained protests against Bashir’s rule in which dozens of demonstrators have been killed.

Flowers are seen on a grave site for victims of the Rwandan genocide at the Genocide Memorial
 Rwanda honours those killed in genocide 25 years ago 7 April 2019, 12:39 PM

Rwandans will gather on Sunday to begin a solemn commemoration of the lives of 800,000 Tutsiand moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi.
Nigeria in talks with Saudi Arabia on oil market stability 7 April 2019, 6:56 AM

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss cooperation between the two OPEC member countries.

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19 die in road crash in northern Nigeria: official 6 April 2019, 9:38 PM

Nineteen people were killed when a truck veered off of the road in northern Nigeria's Katsina state, a road safety official said on Saturday.

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown.
Ebola death toll tops 700 in DR Congo 6 April 2019, 1:56 PM

The DRC declared its tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years last August in northeastern North Kivu province before it spread into the neighbouring Ituri region.

Protesters hold a portrait of protest movement leader Nasser Zefzafi and shouts slogans during a demonstration against corruption.
Moroccan court upholds prison sentences against Rif protesters 6 April 2019, 7:02 AM

A Casablanca Appeals Court confirmed late on Friday the 20-year prison sentence against Nasser Zefzafi, the leader of protests that shook the northern Rif region in late 2016 and 2017, along with three other protesters, lawyers said.

UN chief urges end to flare-up after meeting Libya’s Haftar 5 April 2019, 9:04 PM

UN chief Antonio Guterres pushed Friday to avoid a military escalation in Libya, as commander Khalifa Haftar's forces clashed with pro-government fighters south of the capital Tripoli.

Armed clashes flare south of Libya’s Tripoli: security sources 5 April 2019, 6:58 PM

Armed clashes broke out Friday south of Libya's capital Tripoli between a pro-government alliance and forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, sources on both sides said.

Sudan opposition leader calls on Bashir to drop emergency rule, resign 5 April 2019, 5:12 PM

Sudan's top opposition leader on Friday urged President Omar al-Bashir to end a state of emergency and resign, calling for widespread rallies the next day against Bashir's 30-year rule.

Tourism car in Tanzania
Tanzania’s tourism revenues jump 7% in 2018 5 April 2019, 3:47 PM

Tanzania's earnings from tourism jumped 7.13 % last year, helped by an increase in arrivals from foreign visitors, the government said on Friday.

Antonio Guterres
Guterres flying to eastern Libya to meet Haftar and lawmakers 5 April 2019, 3:01 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is flying on Friday to eastern Libya to meet commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces a day earlier began an offensive to take control of the capital currently held by an internationally recognised government.

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Kenyan families to sue Boeing for Ethiopian Airlines crash 5 April 2019, 2:04 PM

Eight Kenyan families will sue US aircraft manufacturer Boeing for the deaths of Kenyans in March's Ethiopian Airlines Crash.

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Islamic State says it killed 18 soldiers in west Africa 5 April 2019, 8:15 AM

Jihadist group Islamic State said on Thursday it had killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a west African anti-militant force in attacks over recent days.

Libya strongman Haftar orders ‘advance’ on Tripoli 4 April 2019, 10:19 PM

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops Thursday to "advance" on Tripoli, seat of the internationally-recognised unity government, as world powers warned of consequences for military action.

Boeing says will take ‘any and all’ needed safety steps after Ethiopia crash 4 April 2019, 10:06 PM

Boeing on Thursday said it would take "any and all" necessary safety measures to ensure the airworthiness of its jets following last month's deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Jean Kamau
Kenya tourism not affected by terror attacks – High Commissioner 4 April 2019, 4:21 PM

Terror attacks in Kenya in January have not had adverse effects on tourism to the East African Country, that's according to Kenya's high commissioner to South Africa Jean Kamau.

US Secretary of State pledges support for DRC President 4 April 2019, 3:24 PM

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, expressed support for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President, Felix Tshisekedi’s “change agenda” to tackle corruption, improve human rights and strengthen security during their first meeting.

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper procedures: Transport minister 4 April 2019, 11:42 AM

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper procedures when their Boeing MAX 8 airplane repeatedly nosedived before a March 10 crash that killed 157 people, Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport said on Thursday as she delivered the first official report on the disaster.

Kenya closes JKIA departure terminal after malfunction causes fire 4 April 2019, 10:25 AM

Kenya has closed one departure terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi after a fire sparked by a baggage system malfunction forced authorities to evacuate passengers and staff, the state-run airports operator said on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day 4 April 2019, 10:05 AM

Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on safari to see wild animals.

Algeria's newly appointed prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, speaks during a joint news conference.
Algeria’s interim rulers under pressure for more change 4 April 2019, 6:20 AM

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended 20 years in power on Tuesday after a final nudge by the military following six weeks of protests calling for democratic reforms after almost 60 years of monolithic rule.