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Africa

'Disastrous' living conditions worse than violence in Nigeria - MSF

29 September 2016, 13:43

A brewing humanitarian emergency has reached catastrophic levels in northeastern Nigeria, with MSF calling for a massive relief effort in order to help those desperately in need.

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Zambia dispatches food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe

29 September 2016, 13:43

The Zambian government has reportedly started an operation to issue at least 48 000 metric tons of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the $2.4 million SADC humanitarian appeal for 'hunger stricken' countries.

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How Kenyan and Tanzanian medicine producers deserve a shot in the arm

28 September 2016, 13:36

Despite major improvement in access to HIV/Aids and TB treatment, most people living in Africa still lack access to reliable medicines. They continue to struggle with the worst health status in the world. Why is this happening? What can be done?

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Confidential UN report details S Sudan threats, violence

28 September 2016, 13:36

Confidential UN chief's report shows South Sudan's 'unacceptable' threats, obstruction of peacekeepers.

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Churches slam Zambia's Lungu over creation of religion ministry

28 September 2016, 13:36

Zambian churches have slammed President Edgar Lungu for creating a religion ministry, saying that this would lead to government meddling in church issues, a report says.

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UN fears 'manipulation' as Somalia delays elections

29 September 2016, 08:07

The UN has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia's presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be "transparent and credible".

UN report says Sudan violates Darfur sanctions

29 September 2016, 08:07

The Sudanese government continues to violate sanctions imposed by the Security Council over their actions in Darfur, according to a UN report.

UN Libya envoy warns against descent into chaos

29 September 2016, 13:55

Libya is facing "political impasse" and "hazardous military developments", the UN envoy to the North African country Martin Kobler warned on Tuesday, highlighting the impact of violence on civilians.

South Sudan's 'Cobra' rebels to break ceasefire

28 September 2016, 14:13

Rebels from the Cobra faction of South Sudan's armed forces have joined opposition forces to fight against the administration of President Salva Kiir, breaking a ceasefire and accusing him of a lack of commitment to peace in the country.

DRC's Kabila to lead 'new government' in new deal

28 September 2016, 14:13

DRC President Joseph Kabila should lead a new transitional unity government tasked with organising presidential elections, according to a draft political deal circulated among delegates, a report says.

Q&A: Gabon's Bongo talks election win and future plans

28 September 2016, 14:13

Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has recently secured a second term in office after a controversial August 27 election that the opposition claims was mired by fraud.

Zim activists recount 'horrendous' tales of police bruitality

28 September 2016, 14:08

Zimbabwean activists opposed to President Robert Mugabe's rule have claimed that they were tortured and detained at the ruling Zanu-PF party headquarters before being handed over to the police.

Stop introduction of 'bond notes', Zim opposition pleads

28 September 2016, 15:35

Zimbabwe's opposition, the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai has called on the government to halt the introduction of bond notes, saying this would have "catastrophic implications" on the country.

I won't interfere in Zim affairs, says Namibia's Geingob

28 September 2016, 17:25

Namibian President Hage Geingob has refused to criticise President Robert Mugabe, saying that his country would not interfere in Zimbabwe's national affairs, a report says.

'Very worrying': Diplomats slam latest Zim activist 'abduction'

28 September 2016, 14:08

Abducted, assaulted, injected with an unknown substance and left for dead: another Zimbabwe activist is being treated in hospital after what appears to have been a terrifying ordeal at the hands of as yet unidentified captors.

Tunisia top cleric's call to end strikes stirs outrage

28 September 2016, 14:06

An appeal from Tunisia's highest religious authority for workers to end strikes and protests and save the country's ailing economy stirred outrage on Tuesday.

Timbuktu attacker jail term a 'warning' to others: ICC prosecutor

29 September 2016, 16:38

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court welcomed Tuesday a nine-year jail term handed to a Malian jihadist for destroying Timbuktu's shrines, saying it sent "a warning" to others planning such attacks.

Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government

29 September 2016, 16:38

A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a UN-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with "high-level military experience."

30% of Malawi cops 'are HIV positive'

28 September 2016, 12:54

A call for behavioural change within the ranks of Malawi's police force has been made following revelations that over 30% of the southern Africa country's police force are HIV positive.

Toll from Egypt migrant boat sinking rises to over 200

28 September 2016, 12:54

Rescue workers have pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea carrying hundreds of migrants trying to make it to Europe.

UN Libya envoy warns against descent into chaos

28 September 2016, 12:54

Libya is facing "political impasse" and "hazardous military developments", the UN envoy to the North African country Martin Kobler warned on Tuesday, highlighting the impact of violence on civilians.

Top South Sudan journalist found dead

28 September 2016, 14:06

A respected South Sudan journalist, Isaac Vuni was reported to be found dead alongside a road, three months after he was abducted from his home by unknown gunmen.

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