Missing Nigerian girls declared ‘national disaster’ by president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria has suffered a “national disaster” after dozens of girls went missing following an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on their school in north-east Nigeria. “This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this Läs mer…

Foreign Office warns of Islamist threat in South Africa after kidnapping

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The Foreign Office (FCO) has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamist militants on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but police said they had no evidence terrorists were behind Läs mer…

Scores of girls ‘missing’ after new Boko Haram school attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Fears grew in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since attack on their school by suspected Boko Haram fighters two days ago. Militants stormed the Government Girls Science secondary Läs mer…

Al-Shabaab steps up extortion and indoctrination as morale dips

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities and forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as the terror group endures financial pressures and an apparent crisis of morale. Intelligence documents, transcripts of interrogations Läs mer…

Extent of UK cooperation with Gaddafi revealed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Libya Extent of UK cooperation with Gaddafi revealed Previously secret documents discovered in Tripoli shed fresh light on MI6’s links with Tripoli and Tony Blair’s role Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott Mon 19 Feb 2018 13.13 EST Last modified on Mon Läs mer…

Equatorial Guinea takes VP’s French corruption conviction to UN

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea takes VP’s French corruption conviction to UN President’s son Teodorin Obiang given suspended sentence for embezzlement and money laundering Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent @owenbowcott Mon 19 Feb 2018 09.31 EST Last modified on Mon 19 Feb Läs mer…

Macron’s crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Emmanuel Macron Macron’s French language crusade bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist Club of French-speaking countries needs total overhaul, says novelist Alain Mabanckou Angelique Chrisafis in Nantes @achrisafis Mon 19 Feb 2018 00.00 EST Last modified on Mon 19 Feb 2018 02.35 EST Läs mer…

Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Boko Haram Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation Authorities said some suspected of links with militants had been held without trial since 2010 Reuters in Abuja Sun 18 Feb 2018 09.25 EST Last modified on Sun 18 Feb 2018 Läs mer…

Ramaphosa set to purge cabinet of Zuma cronies in war on corruption

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Cyril Ramaphosa The Observer Ramaphosa set to purge cabinet of Zuma cronies in war on corruption New president calls on South Africa to unite as police step up hunt for former leader’s son and missing Gupta brother Jason Burke Johannesburg Läs mer…

Nigeria: three suicide bombers kill at least 20 people at market

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Nigeria Nigeria: three suicide bombers kill at least 20 people at market Bombers leave dozens wounded at crowded fish market in Konduga, just outside Maiduguri Associated Press in Maiduguri Sat 17 Feb 2018 07.45 EST Last modified on Sat 17 Feb Läs mer…

State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Ethiopia State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest Emergency rule imposed by ruling EPRDF coalition following prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s decision to resign Reuters in Addis Ababa Fri 16 Feb 2018 14.53 EST Last modified on Fri 16 Feb Läs mer…

South Africa: Ramaphosa invokes Mandela in first major speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa: Ramaphosa invokes Mandela in first major speech New president vows to prioritise economic growth and combat inequality, one day after being sworn in to replace Jacob Zuma Jason Burke in Johannesburg Fri 16 Feb 2018 12.35 EST Läs mer…

Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa Former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman replaces Jacob Zuma, who dramatically resigned on Wednesday night Jason Burke Africa correspondent Thu 15 Feb 2018 04.11 EST Last modified on Thu Läs mer…

Zuma’s departure ends South Africa’s most troubled period since apartheid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Africa Zuma’s departure ends South Africa’s most troubled period since apartheid Accused of corruption and economic mismanagement, Zuma denies all wrongdoing Jason Burke Africa correspondent Thu 15 Feb 2018 03.00 EST Last modified on Thu 15 Feb 2018 03.41 EST Share Läs mer…

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president Zuma, 75: ‘I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment’ Steps down after days of defying ANC orders to leave office Cyril Ramaphosa: president-in-waiting faces huge challenges Jason Burke Africa Läs mer…

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Morgan Tsvangirai Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65 Death deals blow to MDC party in face of resurgent Zanu-PF ahead of possible May poll Jason Burke Africa correspondent Wed 14 Feb 2018 14.26 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Läs mer…

Gupta family targeted in South African police raid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Africa Gupta family targeted in South African police raid Police say raid linked to claims of influence-peddling, as ANC’s efforts to oust Zuma continue Jason Burke in Johannesburg Wed 14 Feb 2018 02.26 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb Läs mer…

Kenya’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Pollution The Upside Kenya’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents – including her own Läs mer…

Jacob Zuma’s defiance deepens the political crisis in South Africa | Jason Burke

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Africa ANC in chaos after Jacob Zuma refuses order to step down Ruling party says it has little idea when South African president will leave office as political crisis deepens Jason Burke in Johannesburg Tue 13 Feb 2018 10.41 EST Läs mer…

Egypt’s allies urged to denounce ‘farcical’ presidential election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Egypt Egypt’s allies urged to denounce ‘farcical’ presidential election Sisi government has ‘trampled over’ requirements for free and fair elections, rights groups say Ruth Michaelson in Cairo Tue 13 Feb 2018 09.56 EST First published on Tue 13 Feb 2018 05.26 EST Läs mer…

Unicef admits failings with child victims of alleged sex abuse by peacekeepers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Global development Unicef admits failings with child victims of alleged sex abuse by peacekeepers Investigation found the children were homeless and out of school in Central African Republic despite UN assurances it would protect them Global development is supported by Läs mer…

Reports that President Zuma has resigned dismissed by ANC

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jacob Zuma South Africa’s ruling party dismisses reports Zuma has resigned Six-hour meeting of ANC national executive did not reach a decision on fate of president Jason Burke in Johannesburg Mon 12 Feb 2018 12.59 EST Last modified on Mon 12 Läs mer…

Foreign aid ‘less effective than expected’ at curbing migration, study says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Research casts doubt on received wisdom that support for low-income countries stops people leaving to seek a better life Europe’s policy of using overseas aid to persuade people to stay in their own countries has been challenged by research suggesting Läs mer…

Yoga for South African school children – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Yoga4Alex is an initiative offering free yoga classes to schoolchildren living in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, with the goal of giving students the tools to cope with stress and anxiety, and to help them achieve focus in their schoolwork Läs mer…

‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers profit as downturn drives European exodus

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and tax hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Ahmed Souissi describes himself as a civil society activist. In a country where almost every job is unionised, Souissi is the leader of the Läs mer…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf awarded $5m Ibrahim African leadership prize

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf awarded $5m Ibrahim African leadership prize Former Liberian president wins coveted prize which is only handed out if it is deemed a worthy candidate can be found Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent Sun 11 Läs mer…

ANC executive to meet as pressure mounts on Jacob Zuma to resign

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jacob Zuma ANC executive to meet as pressure mounts on Jacob Zuma to resign Committee is expected to discuss South African president’s future and has power to tell him to quit Reuters Sun 11 Feb 2018 05.07 EST Share on Facebook Läs mer…

Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president ‘within days’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president ‘within days’ Head of state facing corruption charges negotiates terms of exit with ANC boss Cyril Ramaphosa Jason Burke Africa correspondent Fri 9 Feb 2018 10.21 EST First published on Läs mer…

‘Let us not wait for the government’: Nigerian man leads cleanup in world’s most polluted city

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Chris Junior Anaekwe, a self-appointed ‘ambassador’ for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, drew praise on Twitter after he persuaded local teens to tackle rubbish in Onitsha A Nigerian man living in one of the world’s most polluted cities has been Läs mer…

DRC crisis: aide says Kabila not standing in elections

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC crisis: aide says Kabila not standing in elections President’s decision not to step down in 2016 led to brutally suppressed protests Jason Burke Africa correspondent Wed 7 Feb 2018 09.43 EST Last modified on Wed Läs mer…