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South Sudan misses deadline to form unity government

<b>South Sudan has missed a key deadline to create a transitional government, after the president increased the number of provinces from 10 to 28.</b><p>The plan for a unity government was part of a peace deal in August to end the civil war which began in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his …

South Africa’s most racist provinces

Data from the South African Human Rights Commission suggest that South Africans are becoming more racist.<p>From April to December 2015, the HRC said it …

South Africa

Tanzania loves its new anti-corruption president. Why is he shutting down media outlets?

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli strode into office in November promising to reduce corruption, cut wasteful spending and improve public services. These initiatives are welcome in the East African nation, which, while seen as a bastion of political stability in an at-times volatile region, …

Colonial Legacy of Mining Pioneers Poses a Dilemma for South Africans

Prince Mashele, <i>University of Pretoria</i><p>The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the "Cape of Storms" in 1652. But the noses of the first interlopers into southern Africa were not sharp enough to fore-smell Kimberley's hidden diamonds or the Witwatersrand's …

17 Children Killed by Authorities in Ethiopia Land Protests

Ethiopian authorities have killed at least 17 children and injured many more involved in peaceful land rights protests since December …

After attack, president says Kenya to remain in Somalia peace force | Reuters

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday Kenya was committed to remaining part of an African Union-led peacekeeping force in Somalia, after al Shabaab militants said they killed more than 100 soldiers in an attack on an army base.<p>Women mourn as they attend prayers to …

The hidden sugar in South African fast food

Sugar has been dubbed the food villain of our time, with links to heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity in both adults and …

Russia opposes South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions on leaders | News Home | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it was opposed to placing a United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan or blacklisting President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar as such moves were not helpful to the implementation of a peace deal agreed by the pair in August.<p>South Sudan's …

Sudan opens border with South Sudan for first time since 2011

Countries begin to normalise relations after years of tension when South Sudan seceded following long civil war<p>Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has ordered the opening of his country’s border with South Sudan for the first time since the south’s secession in 2011, state news agency SUNA …

Africa

Here’s what Kenya and Nigeria should have learned from each other this week

Kenya and Nigeria may be more than 2,000 miles apart but as Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari concludes a three-day working visit to Kenya today (Jan. 29), he will likely have realized the two countries could not be any closer with their shared challenges.<p>While the official purpose of Buhari’s visit was …

Russia opposes South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions on leaders | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it was opposed to placing a United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan or blacklisting President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar as such moves were not helpful to the implementation of a peace deal agreed by the pair in August.<p>South Sudan's …

African Union decides against peacekeepers for Burundi

The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi after the embattled government said that any such move would be considered an invasion.<p>Smail Chergui, AU commissioner for peace and security, told a press conference in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday that a proposed …

Boko Haram Strikes Again

An attack by the Islamist group on a village in northeastern Nigeria has killed as many as 86 people.<p>An attack by Boko Haram militants on a village in northeastern Nigeria has killed as many as 86 people.<p>Survivors described in gruesome detail the attack on Dalori village on Saturday. Alamin Bakura, …

Africa

Zimbabwe is 'North Korea lite'

Zimbabwe, a country endowed with natural resources is unfortunately perennially characterized by economic meltdown and social strife. National politics in the country are dominated by what I term 'a North Korea lite' political system installed by current President Robert Mugabe. The North Korea …

South Africa has a lot of problems

The country's latest data were worse than economists were expecting, and now analysts are raising questions about South Africa's long-term outlook.<p>Arguably, the most worrying data point was January's Manufacturing PMI, which fell to <b>43.5</b>. That makes six consecutive readings below 50, which indicates …

South Africa's Julius Malema attacks decision not to remove Oriel's Cecil Rhodes' statue

The opposition politician says ignorance about colonial-era pain is understandable, but the battle must go on<p>Julius Malema, an outspoken South African politician who drove the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, has compared Oriel College Oxford’s decision not to remove Cecil Rhodes' statue as akin to …

Tracing Slaves to Their African Homelands

From Caribbean sugar plantations to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena, researchers are unlocking the long-kept secrets of enslaved peoples.<p>More than twelve million people crossed from Africa to the New World as slaves. Historians know a good deal about the African ports where they embarked, …

Anthropology

Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West: president | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on Saturday.<p>Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari addresses …

Al-Shabaab militants retake Somali port

Al-Shabaab militants have retaken a key coastal stronghold in Somalia, underlining the resilience of the extremist group.<p>Fighters retook the port of Merka on Friday from African Union troops who had held the town since 2012. The loss of Merka, 60 miles south of the capital, Mogadishu, is one of the …

Africa

South Africa won't declare national disaster over drought | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation, deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele said on Sunday.<p>A maize plant is seen among other dried maize at a field in …

Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Sudanese migrant in Israel stabbed and wounded a soldier in an apparent act of solidarity with Palestinians and was shot dead, police said.<p>If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-old surge of Palestinian street …

The only African running for FIFA president will not be supported by African voters

On Feb. 26, FIFA, the world’s soccer governing body will hold elections to elect a new president to replace Sepp Blatter. The chances that the new president will come from Africa have now been pretty much erased. At a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, the executive committee of the Africa’s soccer …

Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

<b>Some governments and organisations in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God.</b><p>Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the "prophet of God" or "man of God" churches.<p>These are led by self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are …

South Africa's Desmond Tutu defends reconciliation process

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the …

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband …

'I'm a hero. I created a country', says the rebel driving South Sudan's brutal war

One of Africa’s bloodiest wars is being waged from a three-storey building in a calm, upscale neighbourhood in Ethiopia’s capital.<p>It is here, in a typical suburban villa in Addis Ababa, an easy walk away from luxury hotels and burger joints, that Riek Machar maintains his residence.<p>South Sudan …

Africa

Kenya’s government is defending Uber against Nairobi’s taxi drivers

Uber has an ally in its battle against Nairobi’s taxi drivers. James Macharia, Kenya’s transport minister, said the country adheres to free-market principles and pledged to protect anyone against threats to provide services to Kenyans.<p>That’s good news for the ride-hailing app, amid reports of …

South Africa to prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The body of a young anti-apartheid activist who was kidnapped and tortured in 1983 by South African police has never been found, …