23 September 15

Ugandan Troops to Withdraw From South Sudan

Ugandan troops who have been fighting against rebel forces in South Sudan will start to withdraw from the country next week. The Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) has been fighting alongside the South Sudanese army (SPLA), against the opposition forces
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23 September 15

EU Calls on Sudan to Investigate Killing of Protesters

The European Union has urged Sudan’s government to probe the killing of protesters in the deadly clash of September 2013. Almost two years since the country’s most violent clash between protesters and the existing regime, no findings have been made
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23 September 15

Poll Says Tanzania Election Isn’t So Close After All

Tanzania’s 2015 General Election has been hyped as the most competitive in the nation’s history, but recent poll figures suggest the race is far from close. The poll shows John Magufuli of the ruling CCM party has more than 60% support, leading his closest challenger,
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22 September 15

Somalia Car Bomb Kills 7 in Presidential Palace Attack

A car bomb killed at least seven people in Somalia on Monday in an attack aimed at the Presidential Palace. A police officer has confirmed five fatalities and further injuries to Reuters, although other reports say as many as seven deaths
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21 September 15

South Sudan President Shuns UN Meeting to Address Ceasefire Violations

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will shun a UN meeting later this month to address the continuing violence in war-stricken South Sudan. The president had been invited to the meeting in New York by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following
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21 September 15

Uganda Says Goodbye to General Aronda Nyakairima

Thousands of Ugandans gathered in the ancestral home town of General Aronda Nyakairima yesterday to pay tribute to the fallen military officer. Among the attendants was President Yoweri Museveni, the chief mourner at the funeral service held in Nyakiju Village,
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21 September 15

As Strike Enters Week 3, Data Reveals Teacher Earnings in Kenya

As the teacher strikes in Kenya run into their third week data reveals teachers in the country are among the best paid in Africa. A study by Kenyan publication Nation Newsplex and the Institute of Economic Affairs compared data with Uganda and South
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16 September 15

UN to Decide on New South Sudan Sanctions Today

UN diplomats have announced they will decide today whether to impose sanctions on a South Sudan army chief and for army general, turned rebel, for “continuing to fuel conflict in the world’s newest nation.” Sanctions have been proposed by the
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16 September 15

Russia & Angola Block Latest UN Sanctions Against South Sudan

Russia and Angola have blocked the UN’s latest attempt to impose sanctions on key military and opposition figures in South Sudan. The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) voted on Tuesday over a US-backed proposal to impose sanctions on South Sudan
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16 September 15

Mugabe Reads Wrong Speech at Parliament Opening

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening session of parliament on Tuesday. The 91-year-old leader repeated the same speech he gave on August 25, during his state-of-the-nation address, when he was heckled by opposition MPs. The ageing
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