All posts by: Goytiom Kidane

26 February 16

South Africa to Withdraw Peacekeeper Troops From Darfur

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has announced the country will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from the Darfur region in Sudan.

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23 February 16

Burundi Pledges to Release 2,000 Prisoners, Hold Talks With Opposition

Burundi has agreed to release 2,000 prisoners and hold talks with opposition groups, following a visit from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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23 February 16

UN Secretary-General Pays Visit to South Sudan, DRC Next

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting South Sudan in the aftermath of a recent attack on one of the security council’s bases for internally displaced civilians.

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22 February 16

South Sudan: President Kiir Denies involvement in Malakal Attack

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied accusations from the country’s leading opposition group that his government was involved in the recent attack on a UN base in Malakal.

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20 February 16

South Sudan: Gunmen Open Fire on Civilians at UN Base

Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians at a UN base on Wednesday, according to reports from locals.

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20 February 16

Ethiopia: Food Security Could Lie in Animal Bones

The key to achieving food security in Ethiopia could lie in animal bones, according to a science journalist.

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17 February 16

Burundi Bans Motorbikes in Parts of the Capital

Burundi has banned the use of motorbikes in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in an attempt to curb violence in the city.

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17 February 16

US Denies Reports One of Its Drones Has Crashed in Somalia

The Pentagon has denied claims from Somali-based militant group Al-Shabaab that one of its drones has crashed in the Horn of Africa country.

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17 February 16

Former Somali Defence Minister Killed in Car Bomb

A former Somali defence minister has been killed in a car bomb attack claimed by militant group Al-Shabaab.

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15 February 16

Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Plane Attack

Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for last month’s plane attack, which blew a hole in the side of an aircraft mid-air.

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