Eritrea: Eritrea's 20th Anniversary - Haunted By Perceptions or Reality?
Today at 12:35, SAST
[RFI]Eritrea celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence on Friday with state-run media describing festivities across the country. But Amnesty International has decried the alleged human rights abuses committed by the one-party government run by President Isaias Afewerki, asserting that some 10,000 people are being held in jails.
Nigeria: Doctors Without Borders Shuts Clinic in Northern Nigeria
Today at 15:23, SAST
[VOA]Abuja -Aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it has suspended emergency health care in Borno State, Nigeria, - the heart of an insurgency now under assault by government troops. The decision comes after five gunmen hijacked an aid vehicle on Saturday.
South Sudan: President Says 'Never' to ICC
Today at 15:09, SAST
[VOA]Juba, South Sudan -South Sudan President Salva Kiir said Thursday that he would "never accept" the International Criminal Court. He spoke during a visit from new Kenyan president and ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta, who pledged the creation of roads, rail and pipelines to deepen economic ties between Kenya and the new nation.
Kenya: Politicizing the ICC Process Will Not Let ICC Suspects Off the Hook
Today at 14:55, SAST
[African Arguments]At the World Economic Forum two weeks ago, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that Kenya will meet its obligations under the Rome Statute even as he seeks to clear his name at the ICC. But a recent not-so-confidential letter to the UN Security Council suggests otherwise.
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Trip to Tokyo to 'Gobble Millions'
Today at 14:08, SAST
[Zimbabwe Independent]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will next week gobble millions of dollars when he takes a huge entourage of more than 50 government officials to attend the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) from June 1 to 3, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal.
South Sudan: Marrying Off South Sudan's Girls for Cows
Today at 14:06, SAST
[IPS]Juba -"Our daughters are our only source of wealth. Where else do you expect me to get cows from?" asks 60-year-old Jacob Deng from South Sudan's Jonglei state.
Africa: Africa's Dream of Unity
Today at 13:59, SAST
[Deutsche Welle]The African Union is turning 50. It was established as an organization to fight for African unity and initially fought against colonialism. Today it seeks African solutions for African problems.
Africa: New Effort Targets the Leading Killers of Children
Today at 12:58, SAST
[IPS]United Nations -PATH, a Seattle-based global health development organisation, is aiming to save two million lives by 2015 by jointly tackling diarrhea and pneumonia, the leading killers of children globally.
Niger: Militant Group Threatens More Attacks
Today at 12:43, SAST
[RFI]The Signatories in Blood group, led by Algerian jihadi Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has threatened more attacks against French and other interests in Niger after Thursday's double suicide bombings that claimed more than 20 lives.
Zimbabwe: June Election 'Unlawful' in Terms of New Constitution
Today at 09:28, SAST
[SW Radio]The new Constitution that was formally gazetted by Robert Mugabe on Wednesday makes his desired June election date technically unlawful, with months worth of preparations constitutionally required.
Source: All Africa
Cosatu tells JMPD to 'go to hell' over charge
Today at 13:19, SAST
Cosatu has been asked to make an upfront payment of R200 000, says the Johannesburg Metro police despite the union's refusal.
Cosatu could make high court bid for e-toll protest
Today at 10:15, SAST
Cosatu says it is considering approaching the North Gauteng High Court after a lower court halted its e-toll protest.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Explosion shakes central Kabul
Today at 15:03, SAST
There has been a large explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, followed by an apparent attack on a security forces building.
RAF jets scrambled after incident
Today at 15:12, SAST
RAF Typhoon jets are launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.
Source: BBC News
Petrol price to drop!
Dec 28, 2012 at 05:17, SAST
The retail price of fuel will decrease at the start of January, the department of energy said.
Fiscal cliff looms over Obama
Dec 28, 2012 at 06:15, SAST
US President Barack Obama will host top congressional leaders including his bitter Republican rivals in a last-ditch bid to halt America's slide over the "fiscal cliff."