Zuma commends UN resolution on Africa Union Mission in Somalia
“The current strength of the AMISOM which is 17,731, will rise to 22,126 uniformed personnel.”
100 anti-Saudi Arabia protesters arrested in Ethiopia
Three Ethiopians were killed by Saudi security officials.
Insecurity: China urges Nigeria to address poverty, under-development
The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria stated this on Thursday. China has called on Nigeria to address the root causes of insecurity such as poverty and underdevelopment to ensure peace and stability in the country. The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to Nigeria, Deng Boqing, also urged Nigeria not to rely on military solution […]
Boko Haram: 17,000 Nigerians seek asylum in Chad, Cameroon, Niger – UNHCR
Refugees fleeing unrest in Northeast Nigeria.
Furious Israel confronts U.S., rejects proposed Iran nuclear deal
Israel at loggerheads with ally, US
Mortar hits Vatican embassy in Damascus, no casualties
The Vatican confirmed there was no casualty. The Vatican Embassy in Damascus was hit by mortar fire on Tuesday but there were no casualties, a Vatican spokesman said. It was not clear if the embassy was deliberately targeted. It is located in the wealthy Maliki area of the Syrian capital, where there are several embassies […]
CPJ asks French, Malian authorities to investigate killing of French journalists
The two French journalists were killed in Mali.
WHO donates 6.5m CFA worth of materials to fight cholera in Togo
Togo had a cholera outbreak in August
Cash-strapped Guinea-Bissau postpones election until 2014
The polls are rescheduled due to lack of funds
Central African Republic: Soldiers ‘Out of Control’ in CAR, Says Amnesty
Cape Town — The rebel fighters who overthrew the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier this year, and who now comprise the country’s armed forces, are “out of control”, says the international advocacy group, Amnesty International. In a report released on Tuesday, Amnesty says senior military and government officials in the CAR told […]
US Senator apologises to Nigerians over 419 remarks
The Senator said his comment was meant to be a joke.
Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death leaves prison
Conrad Murray was released after serving half of his four-year sentence.
Africa: Advances and setbacks in Polio fight
As the global community marked World Polio Day last Thursday, recent events show there is both cause for celebration and concern. There have been 296 cases of polio caused by the “wild type” virus so far this year, compared to 171 cases during the same period last year, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, […]
Africa loses $50 billion annually to illicit financial outflows – AU
The NEPAD stated this in a statement.
Iran suspends 20% production of enriched uranium – lawmaker
“The fuel for Tehran reactor has been provided and there is no need for the 20 per cent enriched uranium for the time being.’’
Vatican confirms communion ban on remarried divorcees
The question of married divorcees is a major issue in Catholic Churches in a number of developed countries.
Israel enacts new law on negotiations with Palestinians
80 of the 120 Israeli parliament members must now approve any deal on Jerusalem.
Suicide bomber kills 13 at restaurant in central Somalia
A legislator confirmed the attack to Reuters. A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people on Saturday outside a restaurant popular with Ethiopian and Somali troops in the town of Baladweyne in central Somalia, local officials said. More than 10 people were also wounded in the explosion near a military base, local legislator, Dahir Amin […]
World court excuses Kenya president, as ex-ICC prosecutor slams colleagues
A former prosecutor for the court said his colleagues ignored political realities in the case against President Kenyatta