The U.N. faces intense scrutiny in South Sudan after failing to stop a brutal attack on foreign aid workers

The U.N. faces intense scrutiny in South Sudan after failing to stop a brutal attack on foreign aid workers

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his at the female aid worker and gave her a choice."Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the h

Jacob and Uncle Bob: The Bromance continues.   President Jacob Zuma was in Zimbabwe on Thursday in what proved to be a welcome respite from his domestic woes – and a chance to renew his budding friendship with his Zimbabwean counterpart. By SIMON ALLISON.

Jacob and Uncle Bob: The Bromance continues

Jacob and Uncle Bob: The Bromance continues. President Jacob Zuma was in Zimbabwe on Thursday in what proved to be a welcome respite from his domestic woes – and a chance to renew his budding friendship with his Zimbabwean counterpart. By SIMON ALLISON.

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won an Olympic medal then protested his government. Can…

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won an Olympic medal then protested his government. Can he go home?

Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms as he crosses the finish line to win the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de

Ethiopia doesn't want you to know these things are happening in the country. Measles, meningitis, malaria and scabies are on the rise. And most seriously, there has been an outbreak of something mysteriously called “AWD,” according to the Humanitarian Requirements Document, issued by the government and humanitarian agencies on Aug. 13.

Ethiopia doesn’t want you to know these things are happening in the country

Like many of its neighbors in the region, Ethiopia has some issues with freedom of expression and is very keen about how it is perceived abroad.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights plans to visit South Sudan and Ethiopia in September to hold meetings with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society, citizens, intergovernmental organisations and regional leaders. The Commission decided on the visit following the violence, which broke out in South Sudan several weeks ago, between supporters of South Sudan President Salva Kiir and supporters of First Vice President Riek Machar, claiming over 300 lives.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Wednesday his country will struggle to resettle thousands of refugees and those displaced internally during nearly two years of war, saying low world oil prices which had depleted government coffers.

After securing the release of 21 of the kidnapped “Chibok girls” last week, Nigeria's government brought them to the nation's capital, Abuja, for a major photo opportunity: a reunion with their parents.

Photos and videos emerge from freed Chibok girls’ emotional reunion with their parents

21 Nigerian Girls, Reuniting With Parents, Tell of Boko Haram Slavery. A joyful ceremony, parents of the freed Chibok schoolgirls heard them describe their two years of captivity.

Nigeria is between a rock and hard place, and every day it is getting more…

Nigeria’s tanking currency has left its airline industry on the brink of collapse

The deal came as the UAE is growing in popularity as a base for multinational companies serving the African market.

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence | Daily Maverick

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has congratulated President Edgar Lungu following his victory in the presidential elections. Zambia held its elections on August 11.

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election

Uganda’s parliament has called on Kampala’s foreign affairs ministry to protest the mistreatment of two Ugandan legislators while they were in Kenya recently. The two legislators were stopped by Kenyan police who demanded bribes, the Daily Monitor reported on Friday.

Uganda to protest Kenyan mistreatment of legislators

Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians. Maimane says his Zambia trip was at the behest of the SAPDC.   (Gallo/Jaco Marais)

Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians. Maimane says his Zambia trip was at the behest of the SAPDC.

In this year’s Foresight Africa, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative scholars and outside experts explore six overarching themes that provide opportunities for Africa to overcome its obstacles t…

In this year’s Foresight Africa, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative scholars and outside experts explore six overarching themes that provide opportunities for Africa to overcome its obstacles t…

Farewell, Madam Chair: Inside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s troubled tenure at the African Union  Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, addresses the press during the first day of UN secretary-General Ban (not pictured) tour of the Sahel region in Bamako, Mali 05 November 2013. EPA/TANYA BINDRA

Farewell, Madam Chair: Inside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s troubled tenure at the African Union

DRC: Kabila cracks down – and will probably get away with it. There was blood on the streets of Kinshasa on Monday as police cracked down on an anti-government rally. But neither the deaths of protesters, nor the ongoing “national dialogue”, will do much to dissuade President Joseph Kabila to step down at the end of his second term in office in December. | Daily Maverick

DR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violence

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon's 50-year-old dynasty

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon’s 50-year-old dynasty

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon's dynasty

Gabon’s main opposition chief has already claimed election victory before the…

Gabon’s main opposition chief has already claimed election victory before the results have been released.

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