Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

Al-Shabab Kills 18 in Surge of Executions

Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed 18 people since Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of executions for the group, which is under pressure from U.S. airstrikes.

Militants put to death four …

Cameroon’s CAR Refugees Reluctant to Return Home

YAOUNDE - Cameroon says only a tiny fraction of the 285,000 Central African Republic refugees in the country have agreed to return to the CAR. Despite a February peace deal …

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, South Africa in Energy Talks – New Eskom Deal On Cards

NIAMEY (Niger), President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe held successful bilateral talks here with his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to find lasting solutions to Zimbabwe's power problems, clearing the …

International Prosecutor Seeks War Crimes Charges Against Mali Suspect

THE HAGUE - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday asked judges to approve war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against a man suspected of committing atrocities …

African Union Launches Continent-Wide Free Trade Area

NIAMEY, NIGER - At the African Union Summit in Niger, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched the African Continental Free Trade Area by signing the continent's largest economy onto the deal. …

Sudan’s Military Council to Be Dissolved in Transition Deal

KHARTOUM - Sudan's top general says the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing …