[Deutsche Welle] The council has failed to agree on a joint call for a ceasefire in Tripoli, where rival militias have been fighting for two weeks. Germany, the current council president, has called for a meeting to discuss the conflict.
[Nation] The statistics showing that about one million Kenyans are in danger of starvation. This is shameful. Six years under devolution is enough time for Kenya to have achieved food security.
THIS WAS supposed to be a rare moment of cautious optimism in Libya. On April 4th António Guterres, the UN’s secretary-general, arrived in Tripoli, the capital, to prepare for a peace conference which, he hoped, would lead to long-delayed elections later this year.
[RFI] The UN special envoy to Libya announced on Saturday there would be no delay to the UN-backed conference planned for a week from Sunday despite the ongoing fighting.
[RFI] G7 foreign ministers meeting in Dinard, in France on Friday urged an immediate halt to “all military activity and movements toward Tripoli” adding that civilians were in danger. They echoed the United Nations Security Council in New York which had held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
ABDELAZIZ BOUTEFLIKA started his campaign for a fifth term as Algeria’s president by promising not to finish it. The ailing ruler, who turned 82 this month, is not even in the country. An associate filed the papers for his candidacy while Mr Bouteflika lay in a hospital bed in Geneva
ON FEBRUARY 22ND millions of Sudanese gathered with bated breath in front of their television screens.
CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS are not often seen in the Arabian peninsula, where Islam was born. But they are flocking to one of its emirates, Abu Dhabi, for its first papal mass on February 5th.
[Daily Trust] A new report has ranked Lagos ahead of Abuja fourth among the ten wealthiest cities in Africa with a cumulative wealth of $108 billion.
[The Conversation Africa] Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power.