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US Secretary of State John Kerry calls President Yoweri Museveni over anti-gay law

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls President Yoweri Museveni over anti-gay law

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed deep disappointment in the Ugandan government’s decision to enact the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in a phone call to President Yoweri Museveni.

World Bank unveils $1.2 bn Tunisia support programme

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

World Bank unveils $1.2 bn Tunisia support programme

The World Bank on Friday announced a $1.2 billion programme to support economic and political reform in Tunisia after the adoption last month of a new constitution.

Footage of Pistorius firing guns emerges ahead of trial

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

Footage of Pistorius firing guns emerges ahead of trial

New footage of South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius firing guns at a range emerged Friday, three days before he goes on trial for murder after shooting dead his girlfriend.

Security beefed up after blasts hit Zanzibar tourist town

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

Security beefed up after blasts hit Zanzibar tourist town

UK tour operators say extra security measures have been put in place to protect tourists visiting Stone Town in Zanzibar following explosions at a cathedral and a popular tourist restaurant.

World Bank suspends $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

World Bank suspends $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

The World Bank has suspended a $90m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law that has drawn criticism from around the world.

World Bank holds up Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Posted by admin on February 28, 2014

World Bank holds up Uganda loan over anti-gay law

The World Bank stalled a $90 million loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system on Thursday after the country put in place a harsh anti-gay law.

Little hope for C.Africa Muslims ahead of French president visit

Posted by admin on February 27, 2014

Little hope for C.Africa Muslims ahead of French president visit

Central African Republic’s Muslim minority have little faith that Friday’s visit by President Francois Hollande will change their fortunes.

Opposition general urges S. Sudan president to quit

Posted by admin on February 27, 2014

Opposition general urges S. Sudan president to quit

President Salva Kiir’s resignation is the best solution to end the over two months-old war between the government of South Sudan and rebel groups.

Car bomb kills 12 in Somali capital

Posted by admin on February 27, 2014

Car bomb kills 12 in Somali capital

A suicide car bomb exploded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday killing at least 12 people.

Ugandan government shrugs off freeze of aid over anti-gay laws

Posted by admin on February 27, 2014

Ugandan government shrugs off freeze of aid over anti-gay laws

Uganda shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law.