[UN News] The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit.
[News24Wire] The African National Congress’ national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has confirmed to News24 that the political party’s KwaZulu-Natal consultative conference has been called off.
[Vanguard] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of three suicide bombers at Muna area of Maiduguri in an attempt to infiltrate the town in Friday.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Cricket have sacked Chevrons head coach Heath Streak, his entire coaching assistants and further removed captain Graeme Cremer for bungling the country’s World Cup qualifier campaign last week.
[Nairobi News] Police officers at Central Police station whose houses were destroyed by a huge fire on Friday morning are appealing for help to get back on their feet.
[Nation] Self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna was arrested on Friday morning, shortly after he raised the alarm on a police raid at his home.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -The government has drastically reduced annual ground rental fees for diamonds from 3,000 U.S. dollars to 225 dollars as it seeks more investment into the diamond sector.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Rabak -On Friday, demonstrations against the huge price hikes continued in the Sudanese capital for the fourth day in a row. Protests were also reported in Rabak, the capital of White Nile State.
[New Zimbabwe] Scores of Zanu PF supporters on Friday gathered at a Bulawayo parlour to bid farewell to the late ruling party youth leader, Magura Charumbira.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -In another meeting attended by members of Ethiopia’s Security Council, participants at a day long meeting on Friday January 05 have reflected on yet another daunting security assessment compiled from various parts of the country since the council’s first meeting was held, during which an alarming security assessment document was presented.