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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Popularity of private schools across Africa continues to rise

Wednesday 1 July 2015 11:16

Private schools are becoming more common around the world.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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