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  • Scores of migrants missing in Mediterranean: Libyan Navy

    LIBYA, 2018/01/15 Between 90 and 100 migrants were missing next their makeshift boat sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said late Tuesday. The inflatable boat was carrying additional than 100 people at the same time as it went down, according to navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem, who said rescuers had saved just 17 people, inclunding some women.
  • Africa: Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 Imagine a next Africa where patriarchy is dead and additional women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set for her and can aim to reach her full potential through hard work like her male counterparts.
  • South Sudan rebels call for ceasefire to honour peacetalks in Addis

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2017/12/20 The SPLA-In Opposition, led by Initial Vice President, Taban Deng Gai has instructed its forces to observe a ceasefire as talks on the revitalisation of the peace agreement are held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to a statement from the spokesperson of the SPLA-IO, all units across the country have been told to cease hostilities. Colonel Dickson Gatluak said all their forces in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Equatoria have been told to remain in their respective places.
  • Egyptian colonel jailed after announcing presidential bid

    EGYPT, 2017/12/20 An Egyptian army officer has been sentenced to six years in prison next announcing his intention to run in the country’s 2018 presidential election, his lawyer and wife have said. A military court found Colonel Ahmed Konsowa, 42, guilty of expressing political opinions as a serving military officer, his lawyer Asaad Heikal told Reuters. Konsowa was detained for 15 days next he appeared in a video last month announcing that he intended to run against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the vote, which will take place early next year.
  • Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

    LIBYA, 2017/11/30 Rwanda's offer follows the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths are presented to north African buyers. Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as a lot of as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister told AFP Wednesday. "Rwanda is currently under discussions... to see how we can help in welcoming migrants held captive in Libya," said Louise Mushikiwabo. "It has just been decided so numbers and means are still under discussion but Rwanda estimates the number to be welcomed around 30,000," she said, adding that this figure "is not confirmed from presently on but an estimation".
  • Sudan armed groups still deploy child soldiers: UN

    SUDAN, 2017/11/30 The United Nations said Wednesday that some armed groups fighting in Sudan still deploy child soldiers, but acknowledged Khartoum's efforts to prevent child recruitment into its forces. Olof Skoog, chairman of the UN Security Council's working group on children and armed conflict, said armed groups inclunding rebel factions were not implementing international regulations on children in conflict.
  • Fake coastguards, guns and greed: inside Libya’s secret, shameful, slave trade

    LIBYA, 2017/11/29 At the same time as uniformed men boarded the overloaded rubber dinghy carrying Christelle Timdi and her boyfriend to a new life in Europe she thought the Italian coastguard had come to rescue them. But the men were not the coastguard. They took out guns and began to shoot. “A lot of people fell in the sea,” the 32-year-old Cameroonian said as she described seeing her boyfriend, Douglas, falling in the water and disappearing into the darkness.
  • Cameroonians protest against sale of migrants as slave

    CAMEROON, 2017/11/27
  • Couple Sent To Prison For Kissing In Public In Tunisia

    TUNISIA, 2017/10/21 A couple has been convicted on appeal in Tunis for “public indecency” next an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original term handed out at their October 4 trial, next widespread outrage on social media and in the press over the incident.
  • Morocco: King Mohammed VI wants rethink on poverty projects

    MOROCCO, 2017/10/15 King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered an uncompromising speech at the opening of a parliamentary session in Rabat on Friday, where he judged the model of development of the kingdom “unfit” to respond to the demands of Moroccans. He ordered the government to rethink its development model, telling legislators the country’s anti-poverty programs are no longer working. King Mohammed VI criticised the management of social programs and said “better firmness is needed to break with the laissez-faire and fraudulent practices that harm the interests of citizens,” sources say.