[VOA] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Senegal, where he will hold talks with President Macky Sall focused on strengthening security ties and promoting deeper economic cooperation.
[ER24] Alberton -A man in his mid 30s is in a critical condition following a four vehicle collision on the R59, just before Kliprivier, Alberton, last night. Four others suffered minor to moderate injuries.
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to study and address the expanded United States Visa ban list on which Nigeria and five other countries were added on Friday.
[Nyasa Times] Over 200 civil servants in the country’s various diplomat missions abroad are surviving without their December salary or allowance.
[Monitor] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is silent on a Ugandan software developer, who went missing in Kigali, Rwanda, in December last year.
[Africom] Stuttgart -During an attack by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida group in East Africa, earlier today, one (1) U.S. service member and two (2) Department of Defense contractors were killed at a Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya.
FOR MONTHSyoung Iraqi protesters trying to reach the Green Zone, the government enclave in Baghdad, were met with bullets and tear-gas canisters, the latter often fired at their heads. But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The men, affiliated to Kataib Hizbullah, an Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary group, tried to storm the American embassy
[News24Wire] Tension is mounting among refugees who appear to have split into two camps at the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town.
[SciDev.Net] Lower-income countries are increasingly facing a double blow from the impact of both undernutrition and obesity, which often coexist within the same community – and are even found within the same families or individuals.
[SAnews.gov.za] Government has noted rating agency Fitch’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at ‘BB+’ and maintain the negative outlook.