A top UN official says the world body wanted Liberia to deal with the “unfinished business” of its long civil conflict, for which no one has ever been prosecuted for war crimes.
[New Times] The Kigali Convention Centre broke into cheers during the 10th Extraordinary African Union Summit as 44 African countries signed the historical African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
[New Times] Business leaders have called on African nations to fast-track the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) signed in Kigali on Wednesday.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Africa is on the path of economic success after the realisation by its leaders that there is more to gain from unity than isolation.
[New Times] Talking to ‘The East African’ weekly, a Rwandan based in Kenya says: “Kenyans are go-getters and great entrepreneurs, Ugandans are hospitable, Burundians are colourful, Rwandans have discipline and focus.”
Zimbabwe’s tobacco selling season has begun. The number of tobacco farmers has steadily increased over the years. However, observers worry that farms have been left derelict and that infrastructure is suffering.
SA borders “need to be open for Africans to move freely and to promote business,” says Cyril Ramaphosa, and Grace Mugabe ordered national parks officials to release ivory to her from its storerooms to be given as gifts to first ladies in Asia, says a report.
[New Times] The signing on Wednesday in Kigali of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) paves the way for a months-long process of consultations and ratification which seeks to turn Africa into a modern, fully-fledged single market.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seeking re-election virtually unopposed in a March 26-28 poll.
At an office in Tokyo, a group of asylum seekers clutching resumes listened to three Japanese companies describe their openings — rare opportunities in the country’s often impenetrable job market.
[IHME] Seattle — A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly questioned the authenticity of the number of new political parties that have been formed in the past few months to contest this year’s elections.
A humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worsening and has reached catastrophic levels in some parts of the country, with millions facing severe hunger, the UN Security Council warns.
Homosexuality is taboo across Africa and the persecution of gay people is rife.
Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants, the group that carries out frequent attacks in Mogadishu has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
South Sudan has been torn by civil war since 2013 when fighting erupted between troops loyal to Kiir and those loyal to then-Vice President Riek Machar.
Putin, fresh from an election victory granting him his fourth term and extending his leadership of Russia by six years, called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations.