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Congo bishops withdraw from role as mediator between government, opposition

Congo bishops withdraw from role as mediator between government, opposition

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have withdrawn from their role as mediator between the government of President Joseph Kabila, who has remained in office beyond his constitutional term limit, and the opposition, which has called for new elections.

28/03/2017 Saa 13:37:00
Burundi students on strike despite fears of reprisals from authorities

Burundi students on strike despite fears of reprisals from authorities

Poor students in Burundi are taking action over the government’s decision to abolish scholarships.

28/03/2017 Saa 11:56:37
6 killed, 12 injured in church building collapse in Burundi's Bubanza province: official

6 killed, 12 injured in church building collapse in Burundi’s Bubanza province: official

At least six people died and 12 others were injured when a church building under construction collapsed at Muramba in Bubanza province, 35km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration authorities said.

27/03/2017 Saa 12:38:02
President Kagame hails Rwanda-Israel bond at AIPAC

President Kagame hails Rwanda-Israel bond at AIPAC

Rwandan president says Jewish state’s existence not an ‘infringement’ on others, highlights both countries as victims of genocide

27/03/2017 Saa 12:24:23
ICC awards Congo war crimes victims a symbolic $250 each

ICC awards Congo war crimes victims a symbolic $250 each

The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.

24/03/2017 Saa 17:41:25
'240 feared dead' in latest migrant shipwreck off Libya

’240 feared dead’ in latest migrant shipwreck off Libya

More than 200 migrants are feared dead after the latest shipwreck off the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms. The Spanish aid organization’s spokesperson, Laura Lanuza, said Friday that at least 240 lives had likely been lost.

24/03/2017 Saa 15:03:26
Africa urged to find durable solution for Somali refugees

Africa urged to find durable solution for Somali refugees

A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

24/03/2017 Saa 14:33:35
 Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention,and returned to his home in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. his lawyer said.Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

24/03/2017 Saa 12:57:23
Burundi keeps knocking at SADC’s door

Burundi keeps knocking at SADC’s door

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not seem such an exclusive club to many of its own citizens. After all, a few of its members – Swaziland and Zimbabwe spring to mind – systematically violate the club’s ostensible rules, regarding respect for democracy, the rule of law and governance especially, without evident fear of expulsion.

24/03/2017 Saa 12:01:31
Government warns against genocide ideology ahead of April commemoration

Government warns against genocide ideology ahead of April commemoration

The 23rd anniversary of the genocide against Tutsi due on April 7 will be marked with focus on fighting genocide ideology while building on current country’s progress, Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) said on Wednesday.

23/03/2017 Saa 18:44:53
Rwanda-China ties: a friend in need is a friend indeed

Rwanda-China ties: a friend in need is a friend indeed

last Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed President Paul Kagame with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. They were joined together by the two first ladies, respectively Peng Liyuan and Jeannette Kagame.

23/03/2017 Saa 18:18:42
Burundi Joins Afreximbank as participating state

Burundi Joins Afreximbank as participating state

Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.

22/03/2017 Saa 21:56:55
Former Congolese VP sentenced an extra year in prison

Former Congolese VP sentenced an extra year in prison

A former Congolese vice president has been sentenced to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court.

22/03/2017 Saa 21:30:59
ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes’ victims

Judges at the International Criminal Court may Friday award the tribunal’s first monetary sums to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating some $16.4 million in damages were caused by a 2003 attack on a Congolese village.

22/03/2017 Saa 21:10:54
Taking the International Criminal Court to court

Taking the International Criminal Court to court

Feasible or ineffective?

22/03/2017 Saa 20:34:13
Letter bomb explodes at IMF office in Paris, injuring one employee

Letter bomb explodes at IMF office in Paris, injuring one employee

Police say one woman slightly injured but no other damage reported after blast from ‘homemade’ device

16/03/2017 Saa 16:55:59
DRC bishops hopeful political peace talks entering last phase as negotiations resume today

DRC bishops hopeful political peace talks entering last phase as negotiations resume today

Failings to ensure first peaceful transition of power in DRC could spark rise of insecurity and instability.

16/03/2017 Saa 14:54:12
Genocide suspect Vincent Murekezi to fight fresh extradition bid in Malawi

Genocide suspect Vincent Murekezi to fight fresh extradition bid in Malawi

Vincent Murekezi is facing a fresh extradition bid following the signing of an Extradition Treaty between Rwanda and Malawi recently as the State has filed an application for his removal.

16/03/2017 Saa 10:37:13
The White House acknowledged late Tuesday...

The White House acknowledged late Tuesday...

The White House acknowledged late Tuesday that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, a rare view into the president’s jealously guarded finances that was leaked to the US media.

15/03/2017 Saa 14:09:26
SOMALIS CONSIDER PIRACY AGAIN, BLAMING ILLEGAL FISHING TRADE

SOMALIS CONSIDER PIRACY AGAIN, BLAMING ILLEGAL FISHING TRADE

Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassment by illegal fishermen and attacks by large foreign trawlers.

15/03/2017 Saa 11:49:44
Somali pirates demand ransom for crew

Somali pirates demand ransom for crew

Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said.

15/03/2017 Saa 11:08:41
“Even Dogs Are Better Than Blacks In Libya”

“Even Dogs Are Better Than Blacks In Libya”

Nfamara Suwareh, one of the 141 Gambian migrants who arrived home on Friday from Libya following their request for voluntary repatriation has told the Daily Observer that, the treatment given to dogs in Libya is far more better than the way Africans are treated.

14/03/2017 Saa 16:55:32
Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65

Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65

At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive.

14/03/2017 Saa 12:14:22
Two UN experts 'abducted' in DRC's restive Kasaï region

Two UN experts ’abducted’ in DRC’s restive Kasaï region

American and Swedish UN investigators kidnapped by unidentified men with drivers and interpret.

14/03/2017 Saa 11:39:06
Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast, officials say

Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia’s coast, officials say

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012.

14/03/2017 Saa 11:18:57
Burundi denies hosting armed groups after attack in Rwanda

Burundi denies hosting armed groups after attack in Rwanda

The Burundian army Monday denied hosting armed groups that attack neighboring countries, responding to the report on the killing of two Rwandan nationals early Sunday by an armed group that allegedly retreated into Burundi.

14/03/2017 Saa 10:42:19
Former Rebel Chief Joins National Salvation Front in South Sudan

Former Rebel Chief Joins National Salvation Front in South Sudan

A top SPLA-IO commander from Western Bahr al Ghazal has resigned and defected to the newly formed National Salvation Front (NAS) under Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the first high-level resignation this week from the main rebel group in South Sudan.

10/03/2017 Saa 11:02:26
Burundian peace activist barred from UN meeting

Burundian peace activist barred from UN meeting

A briefing by a Burundian activist to the United Nations Security Council was cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after Russia objected to her participation, diplomats said.

10/03/2017 Saa 10:34:06
Somalia famine kills 110 people in 48 hours

Somalia famine kills 110 people in 48 hours

The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food.

6/03/2017 Saa 11:03:04
Burundi's rebel groups ready for war and how they plan to topple President Nkurunziza

Burundi’s rebel groups ready for war and how they plan to topple President Nkurunziza

As Burundi’s deadly conflict entered its 20th month, we spoke to a leading figure within the armed rebellion active inside the small African nation, to take stock of the situation.

2/03/2017 Saa 16:45:13
Gambia scraps age limit for presidential candidates

Gambia scraps age limit for presidential candidates

The Gambian parliament, on Tuesday, scrapped the constitutional age limit on candidates for presidential election after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy’s eligibility due to her age.

1/03/2017 Saa 12:55:57
President Trump delivers unifying, bipartisan State of Union address

President Trump delivers unifying, bipartisan State of Union address

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night delivered his maiden State of the Union address, which largely sought to unify the country and sought bipartisan support involving Democrats and Republicans.

1/03/2017 Saa 12:40:41
Burundi's SADC application to be deliberated

Burundi’s SADC application to be deliberated

Burundi’s application for the Southern African Development Community ( SADC) membership together with that of the Comoros has been submitted to the SADC’s Troika and will be deliberated on during the coming SADC meeting in Swaziland.

1/03/2017 Saa 11:05:07
No former African president worthy of Mo Ibrahim award again

No former African president worthy of Mo Ibrahim award again

For the second year running, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

28/02/2017 Saa 17:37:16
Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world’s biggest smartphone maker were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said.

28/02/2017 Saa 10:56:18
Congo's president to free Norwegian prisoner: Minister

Congo’s president to free Norwegian prisoner: Minister

Congo’s President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said, with the minister guaranteeing that he will be released this year.

28/02/2017 Saa 10:43:33
Museveni’s son-in-law Rwabwogo attacks again, ‘govt is broken’

Museveni’s son-in-law Rwabwogo attacks again, ‘govt is broken’

Mr Odrek Rwabwogo, the first son-in-law has presumably taken another swipe against a government by President Yoweri Museveni insinuating blindness and a disconnect from the main agenda of the country by ministries commanded by the head of state

27/02/2017 Saa 12:45:24
S. Sudan rebels accuse army of burning villages, lootings

S. Sudan rebels accuse army of burning villages, lootings

South Sudan rebels have accused government forces of allegedly looting and burning down villages of civilians around Yuai, a former stronghold of the armed opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.

27/02/2017 Saa 09:54:00
Am I an African? On xenophobia and violence in South Africa 2017

Am I an African? On xenophobia and violence in South Africa 2017

We like to tell ourselves we are better. We pride ourselves on being survivors of the fires of history. We are told we live in a country of believers. We have prayers at many occasions of state. But we also tell ourselves we are different, special, "not like other Africans, generally". Such stories we tell of ourselves, sometimes believing the tales, sometimes telling them compulsively because we have to hide from harsher, less palatable truths about ourselves.

24/02/2017 Saa 16:07:51
Religious leaders explore message of peace in East Africa

Religious leaders explore message of peace in East Africa

A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017.

24/02/2017 Saa 14:50:45

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