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S Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite concerns

Wednesday 26 August 2015 18:08

South Sudan's president  Salva Kiir signed peace and power sharing deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month  civil war in the country.


SA Netball team faces Malawi in Sunday play-off

Saturday 15 August 2015 20:08

The South African netball team will face Malawi in a fifth/sixth place playoff at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia on Sunday.


Rwanda economy stable after months of volatility: Finance Minister

Tuesday 11 August 2015 15:23

Rwanda's franc was increasingly stable after months of volatility due to a firmer dollar, but could weaken 6% against the dollar this year on expectations the United States would begin hiking rates.


Eminent African leaders weigh into presidential term limits debate

Friday 7 August 2015 09:40

Eminent African leaders have strongly condemned the rising trend in which some continental leaders tamper with the Constitution to extend their Presidential terms in office.


Burundi must not slide back into violence: UN

Friday 17 July 2015 08:00

A group of independent UN human rights experts has called on the Security Council to take immediate action to prevent Burundi from sliding back into violent conflict.


Ugandan leader seeks ruling party nomination ahead of 2016 polls

Wednesday 15 July 2015 16:28

President Yoweri Museveni has begun the formalities needed to run for re-election in Uganda's 2016 elections, a move that could see him extend his rule to 35 years.


Uganda's president to mediate in Burundi as regional alarm grows

Tuesday 14 July 2015 06:36

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni will fly to Burundi on Tuesday to mediate between government and opposition.


Ugandan Islamist rebel leader Mukulu, handed over to Uganda

Sunday 12 July 2015 10:26

A Ugandan Islamist rebel leader has been handed over to Uganda after being extradited from Tanzania.


Ugandan police arrest hopefuls for 2016 presidential vote

Thursday 9 July 2015 14:40

Ugandan police on Thursday arrested a former prime minister who has launched a direct challenge to veteran President Yoweri Museveni.


WHO’s has revealed that the number of HIV positive people receiving treatment has increased.
Study shows positive strides in HIV testing, treatment in Africa

Tuesday 7 July 2015 15:43

Some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have surpassed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines in providing access to HIV testing and treatment


Popularity of private schools across Africa continues to rise

Wednesday 1 July 2015 11:16

Private schools are becoming more common around the world.


The ICC has initiated a parallel process to indict Omar al-Bashir, pictured, for alleged commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against civilians in Darfur.
Al-Bashir saga: There is more than meets the eye

Thursday 25 June 2015 10:42

Members of the International Crimes Court (ICC) are good people in their own eyes, trying to reign in war criminals, regardless of their status in society, writes Tula Dlamini.


Criminalisation does little to change behaviour, while actively contributing to increased stigma.
Why criminalising homosexuality is a public health hazard

Wednesday 10 June 2015 08:08

Homosexuality remains illegal in 38 of 55 African nations. Such a stance against homosexuality is concerning from ethical and human rights perspectives.


Ramaphosa part of S Sudan mediators

Monday 1 June 2015 18:14

Mediators for talks on South Sudan have agreed to merge two parallel peace processes in a bid to speed up the peace initiative.


South Sudan's problems not over yet: NGO

Thursday 28 May 2015 09:30

It was in 2011 when South Sudan was created as an independent state after being separated from Sudan.


SANDF refutes claims of stranded soldiers in Uganda

Wednesday 27 May 2015 09:52

South African Defence Force has refuted claims that about 850 South African soldiers stranded in Uganda.


ICC, African leaders not seeing eye-to-eye

Friday 22 May 2015 20:15

The relationship between the ICC and the African continent is a complicated one, with many leaders across Africa saying the court has an agenda against the continent.


Uganda's capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says.

Wednesday 6 May 2015 18:03

Child deaths in Kampala have fallen faster than in any other African city, despite a large influx of refugees from neighboring states facing conflict, according to Save the Children.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Ugandan president blasts UN’s lack of reform

Monday 4 May 2015 20:30

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blasted the lack of reform at the United Nations and blamed a Security Council decision that allowed military action in Libya.


Aids researchers cannot adopt a business as usual attitude

Friday 17 April 2015 16:16

Aids researchers cannot adopt a business as usual attitude if they want to escalate the fight against the disease, say world's leading HIV/Aids scientists.


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