[CAJ News] Khartoum -JAIL sentences imposed on ten South Sudanese soldiers for killing, raping and robbing journalists and aid workers have raised hope for justice to victims of the civil war ravaging the country.
[Guardian] The Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Dr Bukola Saraki to resign his appointment as the Senate President.
[Deutsche Welle] The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds. A four-year civil war, poor harvests and rising food prices have been blamed for the widespread hunger in the world’s youngest nation.
[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has intervened in the current political crisis in the country and suspended Saturday’s parliament session.
[Govt of SA] Government notes and welcomes Moody’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings at ‘Baa3′ and to also revise the outlook to stable from negative.
[News24Wire] Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s banker, linked by the United Nations to the payment of $800m (about R9.3bn at the current rand/dollar exchange rate) into a bank account in Kenya from one in South Africa, was wounded in a shooting in Atholl Oaklands, northern Johannesburg, police confirmed on Wednesday.
[RFI] The Nigerian authorities extradited 47 Cameroonian Anglophone separatists this week to face charges in Yaoundé where the government has described them as “terrorists”. Concerns have been raised by lawyers about the legality of such an extradition given the lack of any specific treaty between the two countries and outstanding requests made by the separatists for political asylum.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -At least five people were killed” yesterday and several others wounded when security forces opened fire at festival goers in Weldiya, some 510 km north of the capital Addis Ababa, in Amhara regional state, according to Alemayehu Yemiru, a resident of the town; but Alemayehu said he believes the number of causalities could be “much higher.”
[Guardian] Things just got real in Ghana.
[Premium Times] A Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has said that it is “silly for certain Nigerians to come to him with questions on the salaries of senators.”