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Rebel assault in South Sudan kills 36 civilians

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Rebel assault in South Sudan kills 36 civilians

At least 36 civilians have been killed and 31 others injured in a rebel assault on Duk County in South Sudan’s vast and restive Jonglei State, officials said on Monday.

Zuma says won’t pay over repairs

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Zuma says won’t pay over repairs

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Monday said he did not ask for multi-million dollar state-funded makeover of his private house after an ombudsman found that he unduly benefitted from the renovations.

Egypt sets presidential election date as Brotherhood rejects Sisi

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Egypt sets presidential election date as Brotherhood rejects Sisi

Egypt announced a presidential election for May 26-27, a poll likely to be swept by the retired army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who deposed the Islamist president in July.

Zuma to skip EU-Africa summit

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Zuma to skip EU-Africa summit

South African President Jacob Zuma will miss a controversy-tinged EU-Africa summit in Brussels this week because of “other commitments”, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday.

Ugandan opposition mayor returns to office

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Ugandan opposition mayor returns to office

Key Ugandan opposition leader and mayor of the capital Erias Lukwago has resumed office five months after being ousted in a power struggle with the ruling party, reports said.

36 killed in Jonglei rebel assault

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

36 killed in Jonglei rebel assault

At least 36 civilians have been killed and 31 others injured in a rebel assault on Duk County in South Sudan’s vast and restive Jonglei State, officials have said.

UN heads in South Sudan over humanitarian crisis

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

UN heads in South Sudan over humanitarian crisis

Heads of UN agencies have arrived in Juba on a joint trip to meet those affected by the conflict and review their response amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Zuma disowns controversial $23m house upgrade

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Zuma disowns controversial $23m house upgrade

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has said he did not ask for multi-million dollar state-funded makeover of his private house after an ombudsman found that he unduly benefitted

UN: Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

UN: Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN’s expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as death toll rises

Posted by admin on March 31, 2014

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as death toll rises

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde warned Sunday of a “health emergency” as authorities raced to contain a spiralling Ebola epidemic which has killed 78 people and prompted neighbouring Senegal to close its border.