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Uganda, EU hold talks over anti-gay law

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

Uganda, EU hold talks over anti-gay law

Ugandan officials were holding talks with the European Union on Friday over a controversial anti-gay bill that has left the east African nation facing sanctions and aid cuts.

Four Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea’s capital: medical sources

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

Four Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea’s capital: medical sources

An Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens of people in Guinea’s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, health sources said on Thursday, confirming four new cases.

251 Congolese killed in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

251 Congolese killed in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

At least 251 Congolese refugees drowned in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, the Congolese government confirmed Thursday, declaring three days of national mourning.

C.Africa peacekeepers declare war on ‘anti-balaka’ vigilantes

Posted by admin on March 28, 2014

C.Africa peacekeepers declare war on ‘anti-balaka’ vigilantes

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic declared war on the majority-Christian vigilante known as “anti-balaka” on Wednesday as the UN warned the militia had crossed a red line by attacking international troops.

Ivorian firebrand is charged at the ICC

Posted by admin on March 27, 2014

Ivorian firebrand is charged at the ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time Thursday, proclaiming his innocence over deadly post-election violence three years ago.

Amisom confirms capture of town in central Somalia

Posted by admin on March 27, 2014

Amisom confirms capture of town in central Somalia

Eel Bur town, 320 kilometres north of Mogadishu, in Galgadud region, has fallen into the hands of the pro-government forces.

Ailing Bouteflika an invisible frontrunner in Algerian poll

Posted by admin on March 27, 2014

Ailing Bouteflika an invisible frontrunner in Algerian poll

With Algeria’s election campaign in full swing, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is conspicuous by his absence but remains the firm favourite as high-profile allies criss-cross the country to make his controversial case.

Egypt’s Sisi to contest in race for presidency

Posted by admin on March 27, 2014

Egypt’s Sisi to contest in race for presidency

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ditched his military fatigues on Thursday and resigned as Egypt’s defence minister, a day after announcing he would run for president.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces run for presidency

Posted by admin on March 27, 2014

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces run for presidency

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president.

Egypt’s military chief Sisi meets army top brass before poll move

Posted by admin on March 26, 2014

Egypt’s military chief Sisi meets army top brass before poll move

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in a meeting with the top military brass today at which he was expected to resign ahead of a likely presidential bid, state media reported.