Category Africa

Shebab’s new leader a devout, ruthless hardliner – Yahoo News

Very little is known about Abu Ubaidah, and a senior Shebab official only described him as having been very close to Godane, a hardliner who had overseen the group’s transformation from local insurgency to major regional guerrilla threat.”Avenging the death of our scholars and leaders is a binding obligation on our shoulders that we will […]

Mozambique: Dhlakama agreed to sign ceasefire directly with Guebuza | nsnbc international

President Armando Guebuza had offered face to face talks with Renamo leader Alfonso Dhlakama since 2013, after the Mozambican government began thwarting the former U.S., apartheid South African and colonial Rhodesia Zimbabwe – backed anti-communist “rebel” movement Renamo.Addressing particularly Mozambican journalists who had followed Guebuza, who will leave office after the election and inauguration of […]

Exclusive: U.S. to spend up to $550 million on African rapid response forces – PRN.fm – PRN.fm

The United States plans to partner with Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to develop rapid response forces. Those forces would be ready to deploy as part of United Nations’ or African Union missions.“The United States doesn’t have a desire to expand and create a big footprint inside of Africa,” Obama said at a […]

US-Africa Leadership Summit: what’s in it for Africa?

While economic development, trade and infrastructure play a crucial role in Africa’s future, so too does good governance. Anton du Plessis, Managing Director at the Institute for Security Studies, says the US can play a massive role in leveraging rule-of-law issues in Africa. While it is difficult to generalise since, for historical reasons, the US […]

Trade to dominate as Obama welcomes African leaders – The Malaysian Insider

“My advice to African leaders is to make sure that if, in fact, China is putting in roads and bridges, number one, that they’re hiring African workers; number two, that the roads don’t just lead from the mine to the port to Shanghai, but that there’s an ability for the African governments to shape how […]

Ebola: 1 out of 15 airport contacts down with Ebola Virus Disease – Vanguard News

According to a member of the Joint Federal and State Team on Ebola outbreak who preferred anonymity; one of the persons who accompanied late Patrick Sawyer is already showing signs of Ebola.The reliable source confirmed receipt of a short message service, SMS, text that the person who assisted late Patrick Sawyer to move out of […]

Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital to receive patient infected with Ebola | Society | theguardian.com

“Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation,” […]

Benghazi ‘falls to al-Qaeda-linked rebels’ – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

Among the factions is Ansar al-Sharia, the group accused by the US of leading a September 11, 2012 attack on a diplomatic facility in the city that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.”We are the only force on the ground in Benghazi,” a commander of one of the coalition’s factions told the AP news […]

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of vice prime minister in Cameroon | Al Jazeera America

The Islamist fighters targeted the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in the town of Kolofata, in the Far North Region, according to Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary. A local religious leader, or lamido, also was kidnapped in a separate attack on his home.”I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou […]

UN: South Sudan arms embargo crucial after massive Chinese weapons transfer | Amnesty International USA

The United Nations Security Council must impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan, Amnesty International urged after receiving reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in the conflict. The organization also has confirmed that China supplied a further 1,000 tonnes of small arms and light weapons worth US$38 million to […]

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Political Rivals Blast Tsvangirai’s Rhodesia Craving

Criticising President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party’s handling of the economy, Tsvangirai wistfully recalled his labouring days under Ian Smith’s colonial settler regime.”When I started work I was given $450.00 which was equivalent to the same amount in pounds. A dollar could buy 5 beers. We recall those days with nostalgia,” Tsvangirai told […]

PressTV – Egypt closes Rafah crossing: Palestinian ministry

Palestinian authorities say Egypt has closed the Rafah border crossing amid ongoing Israeli atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.”The ministry feels disappointed that Egypt took this step,” said Iyad al-Bozum, the spokesperson for Gaza’s Interior Ministry on Friday, referring to the closure of the main crossing to Gaza. “Egypt’s decision shows disregard for the suffering […]

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