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Verdict against South Sudan soldiers ‘finally delivers justice’ – UN Mission

South Sudan government combatants have been convicted for murder and rape in the infamous Terrain Hotel raid in July 2016. “The finding of a military court that 10 soldiers were guilty of committing violence against civilians at the Terrain Hotel in Juba, South Sudan, has finally delivered justice for the survivors and the family of […]

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Burundi: Serious rights violations are continuing, say UN investigators

Serious rights violations are continuing in Burundi, including summary executions and hate speech at the highest level of government, UN-appointed investigators said on Wednesday. In their second report on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Great Lakes country, the Commission of Inquiry notes that in some cases, the abuses constitute crimes against humanity. “We […]

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Horn of Africa: Tripartite summit to end Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute

Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed on Tuesday to initiate dialogue to resolve a border dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti, Abdinur Mohamed, the communications director in the office of the Somali president said. The leaders of the three Horn of African nations met in the Eritrean capital of Asmara and agreed to resolve the impasse […]

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I can do away with parliament – Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told Members of Parliament that he can abolish the Parliament, if he wants. The declaration comes ahead of an anticipated debate on the findings of a parliamentary probe into the Arua violence, which led to the brutal arrest and torture of MPs and other people. He expressed his dissatisfaction with […]

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eSwatini Kingdom Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is celebrating 50 years of independence on Thursday. To mark the event, King Mswati III had announced that the country would henceforth be called the “Kingdom of ESwatini” as announced in April. According to the king, the move will stop the confusion between Swaziland and Switzerland. “Swaziland will return to […]

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Uganda: Pop star & MP Bobi Wine in US for treatment

Prominent Ugandan opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi arrived in the United States over the weekend for medical treatment following accusations he was tortured while in military custody in the East African nation. Kyagulanyi, a popular musician known by his stage name Bobi Wine, was initially prevented from leaving the country. He was cleared to fly out […]

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Kenya, UK sign trade & security deals

Britain is committed to free trade with Kenya and supports the East African nation by providing military equipment to enhance borderline aviation security, capacity building and information sharing, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. May who was speaking in Nairobi on the third stop of a trip to Africa, said, as Britain prepares […]

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Nigeria hits MTN with $8bn bill, shares plunge

MTN Group shares on Thursday plunged to the lowest level since 2009, a day after the Nigerian central bank ordered Africa’s largest wireless carrier to return $8.1 billion it says were repatriated improperly over eight years. The demand by Nigeria’s central bank comes two years after MTN agreed to pay more than $1 billion to […]

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South African malls reopen after bomb threats

South Africa’s biggest shopping malls — the Mall of Africa located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the Sandton City mall — have been shut down and evacuated due to a bomb threat on Wednesday. Both malls resumed activity later in the evening after police found no explosive devices at either location. The bomb threat is […]

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South Africa: Theresa May unveils UK vision for Africa, endorses land reform

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said Britain will use its international aid budget to help private British companies invest more in Africa than competitors from any other country. In a speech in Cape Town, May said she wanted Britain to become the biggest investor in Africa to outstrip those from the U.S. and […]

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