Uganda Opens Four-Lane Chinese-Built Highway

KAMPALA, UGANDA, 16 JUNE 2018 – Uganda inaugurated a new stretch of four-lane highway built by the Chinese on Friday. The highway is intended to connect the capital, Kampala, with the country’s only international airport…

Migrants Stranded Off the Coast of Italy

ROME, 9 JUNE 2018 - The UN refugee agency in Italy has appealed to "states and actors involved" to " find solutions” to allow migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea “to disembark safely…

Uganda: MP Gunned Down

KAMPALA, 8 JUNE 2018 - A Ugandan member of parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga, who championed the lifting of the presidential limit last year in Uganda has been gunned down on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala,…

Female Suicide Bombers Kill Ten

DIFFA, NIGER, 6 JUNE 2018 – Female suicide bombers have killed ten worshippers in an attack in Diffa in Niger’s restive south-east. The worshippers had gathered at a mosque after the breaking of their Ramadan…

Scene Set for Unity Government

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, 10 JUNE 2018 – The Prime Minister of Madagascar, Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana, has resigned in a move that would allow for the naming of a “consensus” premier to avert a full-blown political crisis.…

Togolese Leaders to Open Talks

LOME, TOGO, 10 JUNE 2018 – The Togolese president will hold talks with leaders of the country’s opposition political parties in the hope of ending months of violent protests. President Faure Gnassingbe and Togolese opposition…