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 faces intense scrutiny in South Sudan after failing to stop a brutal attack on foreign aid workers Divide And Rule, African Union, Horn Of Africa, Stand Down, Troops, Ak 47, Faces, Nairobi, United Nations

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

U.N. peacekeeping missions have a mandate to protect civilians at all costs. Why have they failed time and again in South Sudan?

Emirates Airline partners with Nigeria’s Arik Air for wider access to west Africa Boeing Planes, African Union, Emirates Airline, African Market, Aviation Industry, Commercial Aircraft, West Africa, News Stories

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

The naira is worth half of what it was in June, and airlines are struggling with jet fuel costs.

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 Zuma, African Union, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Presidents, Friendship, Bob, Politics, Bob Cuts

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 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 Olympic Medals, Olympic Games, African Union, Summer Olympics, Finish Line, Ethiopia, Good To Know, Marathon, Basketball Court

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

The Ethiopian government has said it will not punish Feyisa Lilesa upon his return. But many in the Ethiopian diaspora are worried.

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. African Union, Common People, Want You, Ethiopia, Good To Know, Shit Happens, Country, Sensitivity, Yolo

Analysis | 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.

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election African Union, Presidential Election, Victorious, Presidents, Top Ten, Politics, People, People Illustration, Folk

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election

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

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. Commission On Human Rights, World Oil, African Union, Civil Society, Civil Rights Movement, United Nations, The Republic, Troops, Rebel

UN human rights commission to visit South Sudan in September

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.

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 Capital, Kidnapped Girl, Nigerian Girls, Boko Haram, New Africa, Africa News, Tears Of Joy, Girl Reading, Persecution

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

Parents met their daughters for the first time after more than 2½ traumatic years in Boko Haram captivity.

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence African Union, United Nations, Blame, Politics

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

by Carole LANDRY A UN panel of experts has concluded that heavy fighting that engulfed South Sudan's capital Juba in July, forcing vice president and ex-rebel leader Riek Machar to flee, was "directed by the highest level" of the country's military.

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Uganda to protest Kenyan mistreatment of legislators

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.

The South African Civics Organisation in Kwa-Zulu Natal has called on DA Leader Musi Maimane to apologize to all those who suffered under… Democratic Alliance, African Union, Latest Gossip, Apartheid, Getting Fired, Recent Events, Right Wing, Politicians, Xmas

Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians - The Mail & Guardian

Both SADC and the African Union have been silent on Hichilema’s arrest, as has the South African government.

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… African Union, Continents, The Outsiders, Politics, Explore, Exploring

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

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 African Union, Addis Ababa, November 2013, Chair, Secretary, Politics, Stool, Chairs

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

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma never looked like she wanted the African Union job, and she won’t be sad to see the back of it. The feeling, however, is mutual. Dlamini-Zuma did little to enhance her reputation during her time in Addis Ababa. In an in-depth feature, SIMON ALLISON looks at what went wrong, and why the dice were loaded against her from the start.

DR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violence Congo Crisis, Global Stock Market, African Union, Stock Broker, Online Trading, How To Get Away, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Internet Marketing

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. By SIMON ALLISON.

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon’s dynasty African Union, 50 Years Old, Presidential Election, 50th, Suit Jacket, Yolo, Politics, Fashion, Moda

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

Despite serving the dynasty and even marrying into it, Jean Ping is hoping to unseat the Bongos once and for all.

Gabon’s main opposition chief has already claimed election victory before the… African Union, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Victorious, Politics, Calm, News, Women, Fashion

Gabon opposition chief 'claims' election victory

Gabons main opposition chief has already claimed election victory before the results have been released.