[The Conversation Africa] Official reactions from Africa were appropriately critical of President Donald Trump’s credibly reported comments about not wanting more immigrants coming to the US from “shithole” countries.
[VOA] The Somali government has retaken control of its air space after more than two decades. Air traffic over the Horn of Africa nation had been controlled by the United Nations from neighboring Kenya since 1992, a year after the Somali civil war broke out.
[News24Wire] Six people including a child died on Friday evening after the minibus in which they were travelling in crashed into a barrier on the M2 freeway eastbound before Geldenhuys Interchange in Germiston, Ekurhuleni.
[News24Wire] Under the gaze of the Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, four Khoisan have entered into the 15th day of their hunger strike, which could prove fatal if their wish to meet the president does not come to fruition soon.
[State Department] Addis Ababa -I am speaking on behalf of the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom as the Troika.
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), supported by International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold a forum in honour of victims of freedom of expression violation in The Gambia as part of events marking the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara.
[This Day] Abuja -With the endorsement by the two chambers of the National Assembly, speakers of states legislatures in the country have promised a speedy passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill, which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.
[This Day] A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has stated that the Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya, stressing that the shameful slave trade which Nigeria is battling with is part of the fallout from the removal and brutal killing of President Muammar Gaddafi by armed gangs supported by the allied forces of imperialism led by the United States under President Barrack Obama.
[News24Wire] South Africans must choose a new crop of leaders that will stand with those who liberated the country, late president Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel said.
[RFI] A task force to free migrants illegally detained in Libya backed by both the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) is to be set up “in a matter of weeks”. The new strategy was announced in the Ivorian city of Abidjan at the AU-EU summit.