Congo Says Felix Tshisekedi Won Election, Rebuffing Independent Review

10 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 87 Views
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Congolese election officials, rejecting independent assessments that a prominent opposition figure was the runaway winner of the recent presidential election, on Thursday bestowed victory on a candidate considered more acceptable to the departing President Joseph Kabila.

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Managing Economic Migration in South Africa

09 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 65 Views
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This paper provides a comprehensive overview of South Africa’s immigration regime and its impact on African economic migrants.

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Uganda’s Ebola preparedness ‘will go a long way’ says WHO chief

07 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 92 Views
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In the wake of an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), neighboring Uganda is implementing a series of preventative response measures to keep the deadly disease at bay.

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Palestinian students ‘compelled to drop dreams because of financial cuts’

07 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 70 Views
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For students attending schools funded by the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, (UNRWA), uncertainty over the future has become a constant worry, said the agency’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Matthias Schmale.

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2019 'a critical year' for Somali politics and development says Security Council

07 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 86 Views
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In the wake of the Somali Government's decision last week to expel the head of the UN's assistance mission, UNSOM, the Security Council on Saturday cautioned that 2019 would be "a critical year" for the east African nation that is reconsituting itself after decades of conflict.

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Respect results of DRC vote: African Union

04 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 77 Views
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The African Union has called upon invested parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the results of the presidential election, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process.

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Ethiopian Police Arrest Suspects Linked to September Attack

04 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 67 Views
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Ethiopia's Federal Attorney General on Wednesday revealed the arrest of 81 suspects in connection with a deadly violence that killed dozens of innocent civilians on the outskirts of the Capital Addis Ababa.

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Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected terrorists in raids - report

04 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 88 Views
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Egyptian security forces killed 40 alleged terrorists in raids in the Giza and North Sinai regions early Saturday, state media reported, a day after four people were killed when a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus in Giza.

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UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean

02 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 77 Views
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The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Voting underway in DR Congo after two-year delay

02 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 65 Views
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Voting has begun in Democratic Republic of Congo in long-delayed elections amid concerns over violence and technical issues. Voting has been postponed further in Beni, Butembo and Yumbi, and 1,000 polling stations were yet to open in Kinshasa.

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