Twelve Killed in DR Congo-Uganda Clashes

LAKE EDWARD, 11 JULY 2018 – At least 12 people have been killed in armed clashes between the security of DR Congo and Uganda. The clashes occurred on Lake Edward which straddles both countries. On…

Seven Boko Haram Suspects Sentenced in Niger

DIFFA, NIGER, 11 JULY 2018 - Seventeen suspected members of the violent Islamist movement Boko Haram have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from two to seven years in Niger. Twenty-one other suspects were released…

A Dollar-a-Day to Develop Ethiopia

ADDIS ABEBA, 11 JULY 2018 - Ethiopia has issued an appeal to its Diaspora to support ongoing reforms in the country. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said his government will establish a “Diaspora Trust Fund”…

Eritrea and Ethiopia Embrace Peace

ASMARA, 10 JULY 2018 - Ethiopia and Eritrea will re-establish trade ties and diplomatic relations, including opening embassies in each other’s capitals. The announcement was made Sunday at a landmark meeting held in Asmara, capital…

Split in Nigeria’s Ruling APC

ABUJA, 11 JULY 2018 – Nigeria’s ruling All-Progress Congress (APC) has fractured. A group of APC politicians held a press conference Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to announce that they had formed a new faction…

South Sudanese Rebels Reject Peace Plan

JUBA, 11 JULY 2018 - South Sudanese rebels have rejected a peace plan to reinstate Riek Machar as vice president of the war ravaged country. Machar was deputy president to South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir…