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APA – Two assailants on military office burned alive in Congo

“The military prosecutor’s offices were attacked at around 9:00 pm [local time] by men whose identities are not yet clear,” Beni’s mayor Bwanakawa Nyonyi, said Saturday, adding that the attackers were driven back by the army. According to the mayor, two of the assailants were found by locals early Saturday and “were burnt alive while […]

Western firms reduce Eritrean miners to ‘abject slavery’, UK MPs say | Global development | The Guardian

An early day motion, signed by 41 MPs, blasts Eritrea’s poor human rights record, condemning “arbitrary arrest and detention and compulsory military service” carried out by the government. The bill “notes with concern the collusion between the government of Eritrea and the international mining companies from the UK, Canada and Australia, which is using the […]

Burkina Faso: regime to identify Sankara remains | World War 4 Report

“Today President Thomas Sankara has been rehabilitated,” said Benewende Stanislas Sankara, a, opposition figure and attorney representing the family in the case. “The Burkinabe government assumed its responsibilities to render President Sankara justice.” Hopes have also been raised for an investigation of the murder of investigative journalist Norbert Zongo in 1998. At the time of his death, […]

Ukrainian Peacekeepers Arrested over DR Congo Army Uniforms — Naharnet

The six were detained at Goma airport in the country’s restive east along with the supplier of the uniforms, a Congolese man, according to Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Hamuli, a spokesman for the Congolese army FARDC.The U.N. mission in the country, MONUSCO, confirmed the incident. Spokesman Charles-Antoine Bambara told Agence France Presse that the Ukrainians belonged […]

JOHANNESBURG: South African puppeteer to challenge gagging order | Celebrities |

Chester Missing is a puppet.Comedian Conrad Koch, who is the ventriloquist for Missing, says that he will fight the gag order against his puppet in court.The white comedian strongly denies allegations that tweets criticizing the singer Steve Hofmeyr amount to hate speech.The singer said the tweets, which came from the Twitter account of the puppet, […]

Coup leader in Burkina Faso received U.S. military training – The Washington Post

Lt. Col. Isaac Zida, the former deputy commander of the presidential guard, emerged Saturday as the country’s ruler — at least on an interim basis — after angry demonstrators attacked government buildings and forced Burkina Faso’s longtime strongman to flee the country.In 2012, when he was a major, Zida attended a 12-day counterterrorism training course […]

Thomas Sankara – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Sankara – Sankara seized power in a 1983 popularly supported coup at the age of 33, with the goal of eliminating corruption and the dominance of the former French colonial power.[1][5] He immediately launched one of the most ambitious programmes for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent.[5] To symbolize this […]

TASS: World – WHO “reasonably confident” Ebola has not spread beyond West Africa

“We are reasonably confident right now we are not seeing widespread transmission into neighbouring countries,” he said at a news conference. “It remains a concern, but right now I think we are not seeing it.”He said the bulk of information the WHO was receiving about Ebola cases in various countries ultimately proved to be rumors. […]

Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo’s Expanding Transportation Network

Scientists already knew that HIV viruses had crossed into humans early in the 20th century, probably because central African hunters ate infected chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates. This happened not once but many times, putting into circulation in the local human population a host of different HIV viruses, including both the HIV-1 and HIV-2 types.HIV-1 […]

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 – –

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 |

“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,” […]

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