[ENOUGH] Today, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime and for an arms embargo until May 31, 2019
[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the business as usual approach by the African Union has to change as the continent seeks transformation.
[Nation] On February 5, ivory trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin’s body was found in his Karen home with stab wounds.
[Nairobi News] Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is set to speak at the respected Chatham House in London next month.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The special session of parliament scheduled for today and Friday, 21-22 June, has been postponed, parliament’s Permanent Commission announced late Wednesday afternoon. No new date has been set. The session was scheduled to consider the draft election and local government law changes submitted to parliament by the Council of Ministers
[New Times] Rwanda is Arsenal’s first-ever tourism partner.
[Premium Times] The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the 2018 budget, raising it by N500 billion.
[Atlantic Council] Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country’s civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Freetown -Kadiatu Koroma only narrowly escaped the mudslide that engulfed her home in Sierra Leone’s ramshackle capital last August, killing an estimated 1,000 people in one of the worst flooding-related disasters to hit Africa in living memory.