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South Sudan: IGAD sets deadline for Kiir-Machar talks.

South Sudan: IGAD sets deadline for Kiir-Machar talks.

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has set June 30 as the deadline for face-to-face talks between the two South Sudan warring leaders, President SalvaKiir and former Vice President, Dr. RiekMachar. During the 62 extra-ordinary IGAD council of ministers’ session in Ethiopia on Friday, foreign affairs ministers from IGAD member states said Kiir and Machar [&hellip

At least 46 refugees killed as boat sinks off Tunisia coast.

At least 46 refugees killed as boat sinks off Tunisia coast.

At least 46 refugees have been killed and 67 have been rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia. Tunisia’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the refugees were of Tunisian and other nationalities, adding that the rescue operation was still ongoing in the Mediterranean. Some 180 refugees, including 80 from other African [&hellip

At least 13 killed in two central Nigeria attacks: officials.

At least 13 killed in two central Nigeria attacks: officials.

At least 13 people were killed on Sunday in two separate attacks in central Nigeria’s Benue state, an area wracked by clashes between Christian farmers and nomadic cattle herders, local officials said. In the first attack overnight, gunmen believed to be herders invaded Tseadough village killing seven people, including women and children and took one [&hellip

Al-Qaeda issues warning to Saudi crown prince.

Al-Qaeda issues warning to Saudi crown prince.

The Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot has warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects” which Takfiri groups believe threaten the basis of the Wahhabi ideology. “The new era of bin Salman replaced mosques with movie theaters,” said Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said in its news bulletin. The crown prince has launched [&hellip

Defence minister warns of intervention in Madagascar crisis.

Defence minister warns of intervention in Madagascar crisis.

Madagascar – Madagascar’s defence minister, General Beni Xavier Rasolofonirina, threatened on Thursday to deploy security forces if the government and opposition failed to resolve a crisis sparked by controversial election laws. His warning came after crunch talks between the opposition and government failed to defuse the dispute. “We call on all of the leaders involved [&hellip

Traffickers shoot dead 12 fleeing refugees in Libya: UN.

Traffickers shoot dead 12 fleeing refugees in Libya: UN.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says people smugglers shot dead more than 12 refugees who were attempting to flee a camp in Libya last week. The incident, previously reported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and local sources, took place in the town of Bani Walid, south of Tripoli, on May 23. “Human traffickers in Libya [&hellip

eSwatini says keeping Taiwan diplomatic relations despite Chinese pressure.

eSwatini says keeping Taiwan diplomatic relations despite Chinese pressure.

The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, will maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a government spokesman told Reuters on Friday, despite Chinese pressure on the southern African nation to sever ties with Taiwan. eSwatini has had close relations with Taiwan for several decades and is its last remaining African ally after a concerted push [&hellip

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid: What next for Champions League winners?.

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid: What next for Champions League winners?.

He left as he arrived, and as he had spent the last two-and-a-half years: with dignity. Zinedine Zidane’s decision to quit Real Madrid just five days after leading the team to their third consecutive Champions League title has thrown the Spanish giants into turmoil. Los Blancos president Florentino Perez was obviously stunned by the decision, [&hellip

Burundi Constitutional Court confirms “Yes” vote victory.

Burundi Constitutional Court confirms “Yes” vote victory.

Bujumbura – Burundi’s Constitutional Court on Thursday validated the victory of the “yes” vote in the referendum on extending the president’s term of office. Burundians voted overwhelmingly in favour of the extension with 73.24% saying “yes” while the “no” vote received 19.37% Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is now set to appoint a new cabinet. The [&hellip

221 illegal immigrants deported from Libya.

221 illegal immigrants deported from Libya.

The Libyan authorities deported 221 illegal immigrants from African and Asian countries as part of the immigration department’s voluntary return program, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. The department said in the statement that 163 Somali nationals had left for their home country on an airplane of local airliner Al-Buraq. The deportation was in [&hellip