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UN rights chief heads to S. Sudan after massacres

Posted by admin on April 25, 2014

UN rights chief heads to S. Sudan after massacres

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.

14 die in DR Congo stampede

Posted by admin on April 25, 2014

14 die in DR Congo stampede

At least 14 people were killed when a stampede broke out during a tribute in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a music star who died in February, a spokesman said Friday.

South Sudan frees politicians accused of coup plot

Posted by admin on April 25, 2014

South Sudan frees politicians accused of coup plot

South Sudan on Friday freed four top politicians accused of plotting a coup that triggered civil war.

13m Malagasies exposed to food insecurity

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

13m Malagasies exposed to food insecurity

Swarms of the herbivorous migratory insects were spotted in the southern suburbs of the capital Antananarivo.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over South Sudan violence

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over South Sudan violence

The UN Security Council on Thursday brandished the threat of targeted sanctions against those responsible for deadly violence in South Sudan, in a firm and unanimous statement.

Wade’s supporters see government hand in delay

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

Wade’s supporters see government hand in delay

Abdoulaye Wade’s flight was grounded in Casablanca, Morocco, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route.

At least 60 killed in DR Congo train disaster

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

At least 60 killed in DR Congo train disaster

The newly purchased freight locomotive hurtled off the track in a swampy region as it was negotiating a bend.

S. Sudan drops charges against alleged coup plotters

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

S. Sudan drops charges against alleged coup plotters

The announcement is an effort to promote peace and end a four-month-old civil war, but charges against former vice president Riek Machar still stood.

Confusion as ex-Senegal leader Wade delays return home

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014

Confusion as ex-Senegal leader Wade delays return home

Conflicting reports are emerging over the exact cause of the failure of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade’s arrival in Senegal on Wednesday.

Somali radio on peace mission

Posted by admin on April 23, 2014

Somali radio on peace mission

FM messages ask community members to restore security to the troubled Eastleigh.