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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
French Senator under fire for linking Macron-Bayrou political alliance to Hutu and Tutsi conflict

French Senator under fire for linking Macron-Bayrou political alliance to Hutu and Tutsi conflict

Hutu-Tutsi strife sparked the 1994 Rwanda genocide and decade-long civil war in Burundi.

24/02/2017 Saa 10:34:22
16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo’s east

Congo’s army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country’s east, the military’s spokesman said Thursday.

23/02/2017 Saa 16:09:46
My sugar mummy has 10 sex sessions with me daily, stocks my sperm for sale – Teenager reveals

My sugar mummy has 10 sex sessions with me daily, stocks my sperm for sale – Teenager reveals

A 19-year-old Zimbabwean boy, Trymore Chibwe, has exposed a 40-year-old married woman, Memory Tete, who allegedly forces him to 10 sex sessions daily.

23/02/2017 Saa 14:23:52
Congo government makes U-turn and opens probe into footage of DRC 'massacre

Congo government makes U-turn and opens probe into footage of DRC ’massacre

Congolese authorities have made a surprising U-turn after they eventually said they would carry out an investigation into video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) "summarily executing civilians, including women and children."

23/02/2017 Saa 13:36:03
Somali new president appoints PM

Somali new president appoints PM

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed former humanitarian worker, Hassan Ali Khaire as the country’s new prime minister.

23/02/2017 Saa 11:03:44
'Revival' of Congo's M23 rebellion after fighters clash with army in neighbouring Uganda

’Revival’ of Congo’s M23 rebellion after fighters clash with army in neighbouring Uganda

Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.

23/02/2017 Saa 10:54:01
Opposition leader Dr.Besigye finally agrees to hold talks with Museveni

Opposition leader Dr.Besigye finally agrees to hold talks with Museveni

Dr Kizza Besigye and his political rival, President Yoweri museveni have finally agreed to have talks about their different political approaches in Uganda.

21/02/2017 Saa 14:40:56
President Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018

President Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as “fireworks” in an interview marking his 93rd birthday.

21/02/2017 Saa 11:53:50
Victims of 2015 Burundi crisis ready to collaborate with ICC commission of inquiry

Victims of 2015 Burundi crisis ready to collaborate with ICC commission of inquiry

This is included in the correspondence of 17 February sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-ICC by the collective of lawyers defending the families of victims of crimes against humanity and other criminals in Burundi.

21/02/2017 Saa 11:19:46
UN: Time is running out for famine struck nations

UN: Time is running out for famine struck nations

UN demands action as famine looms in three countries the calls for action comes day after aid agency and government officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan.

21/02/2017 Saa 10:56:11
DR Congo snubs calls for massacre video investigation

DR Congo snubs calls for massacre video investigation

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday flatly rejected international calls to investigate a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed men and women by DR Congo soldiers.

21/02/2017 Saa 10:27:26
What next for Inter-Burundi dialogue after unsuccessful negotiations?

What next for Inter-Burundi dialogue after unsuccessful negotiations?

Facilitator Benjamin Mkapa intends to rely on the East African Community to try to unblock the situation.

20/02/2017 Saa 12:40:46
Zimbabwe wants me to run as the only acceptable candidate, saysPresident Mugabe

Zimbabwe wants me to run as the only acceptable candidate, saysPresident Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his Zanu (PF) party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections due in 2018.

20/02/2017 Saa 11:11:18
IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in Quarter Century

IMF to Help Somalia Print First Banknotes in Quarter Century

The International Monetary Fund is backing Somalia’s plans to replace tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war almost three decades ago.

20/02/2017 Saa 10:37:36
34 killed and 50 injured in car bomb in Mogadishu

34 killed and 50 injured in car bomb in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, 20th February, 2017 — At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

20/02/2017 Saa 10:06:44
Uganda moves to expel Burundian refugees

Uganda moves to expel Burundian refugees

Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest.

16/02/2017 Saa 13:39:01
Swedish court upholds life term for Rwanda-born man in 1994 genocide

Swedish court upholds life term for Rwanda-born man in 1994 genocide

A life sentence for a Rwandan-born man found guilty of genocide, murder and other crimes during the 1994 ethnic massacres in the central African country was upheld Wednesday by a Swedish appellate court.

15/02/2017 Saa 16:00:18
Kenyan Sh100 couple tighten knot in Sh3.5 million Valentine's Day wedding (Photos)

Kenyan Sh100 couple tighten knot in Sh3.5 million Valentine’s Day wedding (Photos)

Pomp and colour marked the ceremony that saw a couple famed for their Sh100 wedding ’re-tie’ their knot in Nairobi.

14/02/2017 Saa 17:51:36
Somali court sentences seven al-Shabaab militants to death

Somali court sentences seven al-Shabaab militants to death

A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death on Monday.

14/02/2017 Saa 16:22:34
Burundi: Further crackdown on civil society unacceptable - Amnesty International’s written statement

Burundi: Further crackdown on civil society unacceptable - Amnesty International’s written statement

Item 4: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34 th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017)

14/02/2017 Saa 16:10:18
Gambia to remain in ICC, notifies UN of change

Gambia to remain in ICC, notifies UN of change

The Gambia’s new government has asked the United Nations to halt the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) begun by the regime of former leader Yahya Jammeh.

14/02/2017 Saa 15:59:11
DRC: Clashes between security and members of Bundu dia Kongo sect leave several dead

DRC: Clashes between security and members of Bundu dia Kongo sect leave several dead

Secessionist group is banned by the Congolese authorities.

14/02/2017 Saa 15:12:16
Baroness Anelay’s visit to East Africa

Baroness Anelay’s visit to East Africa

Minister’s trip will focus on preventing sexual violence, supporting refugees and conflict prevention in the region.

14/02/2017 Saa 14:44:47

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