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Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba Mon, 14 Oct, 2019

 Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars.
Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea Fri, 11 Oct, 2019

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya

Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya Fri, 27 Sep, 2019

A group of 66 African refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Kigali from Libya, the UN said, the first of what could be thousands relocated from the north African country under a new programme.
Zimbabwe's leader calls for end to US, EU sanctions

Zimbabwe's leader calls for end to US, EU sanctions Thu, 26 Sep, 2019

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift "illegal sanctions" that he blamed for slowing down the recovery.
Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths

Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths Mon, 23 Sep, 2019

Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.
US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8 Sat, 21 Sep, 2019

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in Libya. It's the first U.S. airstrike in the North African country in over a year.
World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns Thu, 19 Sep, 2019

The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to prepare for and mitigate that risk.
UN renews Libya mission, pledges to support a ceasefire

UN renews Libya mission, pledges to support a ceasefire Fri, 13 Sep, 2019

The UN Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution renewing its mission in Libya for another year and pledging to support struggling efforts to build a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

UN votes to ease arms embargo on Central African Republic Fri, 13 Sep, 2019

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to ease the arms embargo on the Central African Republic's government following its signing of a peace agreement with 14 armed groups in February and its progress in reforming its security sector.
Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace

Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace Thu, 12 Sep, 2019

Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed   on a roadmap aimed at ending war in the country by year end, following the military's ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April.
AU lifts Sudan suspension saying it created civilian gov't

AU lifts Sudan suspension saying it created civilian gov't Fri, 06 Sep, 2019

The African Union said it lifted Sudan's suspension because it established a civilian-led transitional government following the military's ouster of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in April.
Zimbabwe ex-president Mugabe dies aged 95

Zimbabwe ex-president Mugabe dies aged 95 Fri, 06 Sep, 2019

Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017, has died aged 95, the country's president announced.
Southern Africa threatens to quit wildlife trade monitor

Southern Africa threatens to quit wildlife trade monitor Mon, 02 Sep, 2019

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.
Sudan court accepts corruption charges against al-Bashir

Sudan court accepts corruption charges against al-Bashir Sat, 31 Aug, 2019

A Sudanese court said   it accepted prosecutors' corruption-related charges against autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir, who appeared in court in a cage for the third time this month.
UN opposes forced repatriation of refugees to Burundi

UN opposes forced repatriation of refugees to Burundi Thu, 29 Aug, 2019

 The United Nations refugee agency is urging the governments of Tanzania and Burundi not to forcibly repatriate Burundian refugees sheltering in Tanzania.
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