[VOA] Militants ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army, politicians said on Sunday.
[Iwacu] Burundi political opposition and the international community have strongly opposed the amendment to the Constitution. They feared the amendment would suppress term limits.
[Al Jazeera] Amba Giorgis -Etenesh* sits alone on a worn cow skin in her mud-walled home in Amba Giorgis, a small Ethiopian market town in the northerly Amhara region.
[VOA] The United States said Thursday that it would press for a U.N. arms embargo against those responsible for the violence in South Sudan, which has dramatically escalated along ethnic lines.
[Deutsche Welle] The UN has voiced concern over alleged mass graves as political violence appears to be taking on an ethnic tone in Burundi. The current trajectory of the country will lead to disaster, the UN said.
NIGERIA’S 37 governors cannot have expected cheers when they declared late in 2015 that they could no longer pay a minimum wage of just $3 per day to their employees. Politicians are seldom brave enough to cut civil servants’ pay but Nigeria’s governors are desperate. Low oil prices have slashed government revenues
Where every prospect displeases, and loads of men have style ON THE rooftop of La Crèche, a bar in Kinshasa, Mbalane Seli-Ja sings the rumba. Even in the muggy evening heat, he looks sharp in his shiny shoes and crisp white shirt. His bassist sports a trilby; his backup singer, a tight black dress.
THE law was laid down for Nigeria’s ministers when they were sworn into office last week. No corruption, their austere president, Muhammadu Buhari, told them
[Al Jazeera] The international community has condemned Burundi’s government for inciting violence amid a deteriorating security situation in the country and expressed alarm at a number of apparent summary executions.
[Deutsche Welle] After over a month of unrest, officials have announced that Burundi’s parliamentary polls will be postponed. The country was plunged into violence after president Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third presidential term.