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AU calls for mass withdrawal of ICC

February 1 2017– THE  African Union (AU) has called for a mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Senegal and Nigeria have opposed the non-binding resolution which calls for the withdrawal. South Africa and Burundi have already decided to withdraw, accusing the ICC of undermining their sovereignty and unfairly targeting Africans, the BBC reported on Wednesday ... Read More »

Gambia waits for Barrow as Jammeh flies out

January 22 2017 – GAMBIA’s capital Banjul on Sunday (today) was awaiting the arrival of the country’s new leader  Adam Barrow and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. Even as  Barrow remained in neighboring Senegal awaiting a triumphant return ... Read More »

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS’s stance in the Gambia

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS's stance in the Gambia

Tsvangirai and Maimane hail ECOWAS’s stance in the Gambia January 21 2017  – THE  executive committee of the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC), which MDC T president, Morgan Tsvangirai is an executive  member,  on Saturday (today) has  hailed the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) for intervening to enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia. ... Read More »

WEF 2017 Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production in Niger Delta

Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production

WEF 2017 Nigeria’s Osinbajo on stabilising oil production in Niger Delta January 17  2017 – OLUYENI  Osinbajo, the vice president 0f  Nigeria, Africa’s  largest economy Africa, on Tuesday(today) stressed the need to stabilise the oil producing Niger Delta region and  his country  to diversify away from oil. Speaking at the 47 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, ... Read More »

Mass atrocities loom in South Sudan

AMID growing tensions and increasing despair among South Sudan’s population, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the international community’s failure to act now could put the country on a trajectory towards mass atrocities. “It is time to put the people of South Sudan, and not its leaders, at the forefront of any strategy,” Ki-moon told the UN Security ... Read More »

Libya appears to be a failing state

LIBYA appears to be a failing state due to lack of cooperation between state institutions, “pretender” governments competing for power, and the crime and volatile security situation which continue to fragment the North African country battered by violence and bloodshed. On Tuesday the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York was briefed on the deteriorating situation on the ground ... Read More »

Africa trade week to kickoff next week

IN A bid to provide a comprehensive, integrated and inclusive platform for policy dialogue between various trade constituencies, the African Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is to hold Africa Trade Week 2016 (ATW 2016) in Addis Ababa next week from November 28th -December 2nd, 2016. Organised under the theme “Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through ... Read More »

Mega mall for East and Central Africa to be built in Kenya

EAST and Central Africa’s biggest mall, the highly touted Two Rivers Mall is set to be opened in the next three months in Nairobi, Kenya’s posh suburb of Runda, says Centum Group – the company undertaking the multimillion dollar venture – CEO James Mworia. Mworia said the Centum Group’s real estate development of “large scale mixed use” would include residential, ... Read More »

Situation in the CAR remains fragile – UN

THE situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains fragile following recent violence, the UN has warned. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday (yesterday) that there were spoilers on both sides still active and that the international community needed to stand firm and support the CAR government to ensure lasting peace. ... Read More »

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