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US-Led Airstrikes Kill over 30 Civilians in Syria’s Al-Bukamal.

US-Led Airstrikes Kill over 30 Civilians in Syria’s Al-Bukamal.

At least 30 civilians were killed and many more injured after the US-led coalition pounded residential areas in Syria’s eastern city of Al-Bukamal, Deir ez-Zor province, purportedly targeting Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists. On Friday morning, US jets bombarded the areas of al-Baghuz Fawqani and al-Susah in Al-Bukamal, claiming the lives of at least 30 [&hellip

South Sudan opposition alliance decries extension of Kiir’s term.

South Sudan opposition alliance decries extension of Kiir’s term.

The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Thursday slammed the adoption by the South Sudanese parliament of a constitutional amendment extending the mandate of President Salva Kiir, his deputies and the parliament until 21 August 2021. In a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune, the SSOA condemned the extension saying the “unconstitutional” move undermined the ongoing [&hellip

Eritrea president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday.

Eritrea president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday.

Eritrea’s president, Isaias Afwerki, will visit neighbouring Ethiopia on Saturday, an official said Friday, in the latest step towards peace and reconciliation between the long-time foes. “President Isaias Afwerki will lead a delegation and pay (an) official visit to Ethiopia tomorrow, 14th July,” Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said on Twitter. “The visit will cement [&hellip

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry.

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry.

Yemen’s Defense Ministry says the country’s air defense forces shot down a fighter jet in southwest Saudi Arabia in retaliation for fresh airstrikes by the kingdom against its impoverished neighbor. In a statement, the ministry said on its website Thursday that the fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force had been hit in [&hellip

Ambulance driver suspended from work on minister’s orders over khat.

Ambulance driver suspended from work on minister’s orders over khat.

Simiyu.The Minister for Health Ms Ummy Mwalimu has directed the Tarime District Council Director, Mr Elias Ntiruhungwa, to suspend the driver of the ambulance that was seized on Wednesday for carrying khat including officials, who were in the ambulance. The Minister gave the order on Thursday at the launch of a project known as ‘’Tuwatumie’’ [&hellip

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of Bashir visit to Uganda.

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of Bashir visit to Uganda.

Sudan summoned the European Union ambassador to its country on Wednesday to protest against an EU statement criticising Uganda and Djibouti for hosting its President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court. The Hague-based ICC has issued arrest warrants against Bashir, accusing him of war crimes and genocide in the deadly conflict [&hellip

South Sudanese MPs vote to extend president Salva Kiir’s term.

South Sudanese MPs vote to extend president Salva Kiir’s term.

Juba — South Sudan’s parliament voted on Thursday to extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office until 2021, a move likely to undermine peace talks as opposition groups have said the change would be illegal. “Now the speaker hereby declares that the transitional constitution amendment … is hereby passed by [the] national legislature,” Anthony Lino [&hellip

Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in London.

Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in London.

During his interview, Trump told the Sun that he wasn’t planning to spend much time in the British capital because he didn’t feel welcome because of all the mass protests scheduled against him for Friday. “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” [&hellip

Irish senate approves ban on products from Israeli settlements.

Irish senate approves ban on products from Israeli settlements.

Ireland’s senate has voted in favour of a bill banning the importation of products from Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott. The bill, which has faced angry Israeli opposition, prohibits “trade with and economic support for illegal settlements in territories deemed occupied [&hellip

Ethiopia says re-opening roads to Eritrea’s Red Sea ports a priority.

Ethiopia says re-opening roads to Eritrea’s Red Sea ports a priority.

Landlocked Ethiopia wants to make the re-opening of two roads connecting it to two of Eritrea’s Red Sea ports a priority in the two nations’ reconciliation process, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. In a move that ended a 20-year military stand-off, the Horn of African neighbours agreed on Monday to open embassies, develop ports [&hellip