[ACP Group] Brussels, 11 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.
[HRW] Fifteen-year-old “Sophie” was a student in the Central African Republic when the Seleka, the ar med group of mostly Muslim fighters that had ousted the previous government, threatened to kill the students and teachers at her school. The school shut down.
[ANGOP] Pretoria -Angolan and South African presidents are due to sign several agreements, marking a new era in both countries’ bilateral relations.
[Nation] The government says it is not bothered by National Super Alliance’s threats to hold a parallel swearing-in of Raila Odinga as ‘people’s president’ next Tuesday.
[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Russia, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that his country needed protection from the US.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mbandaka -Radio Mwana aims to empower the province’s indigenous people by training pygmy teenagers as youth reporters
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.
[VOA] Demonstrations in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, have drawn a violent crackdown with reports of gunshots.
[New Zimbabwe] Contrary to suggestions by President Robert Mugabe’s claim the International Monetary Fund has rated Zimbabwe among countries in fragile situations, which it says face deep development challenges as they encountered severe social and political turmoil.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania’s public debt rose by 15 per cent during the 2016/17 financial year even as the government grapples with own sources of development financing amid growing unpredictability of funds disbursements from development partners.