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Latest News October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

news From All Africa

  • Botswana: Campaigns End Ahead of Polls
    [AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966.
  • South Africa: Judge Sends Pistorius to Jail
    [SAPA]Pretoria -Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the culpable homicide killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Somalia: UN Envoy Condemns Attack On African Union Troops in Hiiraan Region
    [UN News]The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country.
  • South Sudan: Nation At 'Crossroads' As It Seeks to Combat Sexual Violence, Says UN Official
    [UN News]Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread use of rape could ultimately be stopped through greater political and legal efforts by the Government and civil society.
  • Africa: 'Science Must Have a Place the Policy Table,' World Leaders Urge At Special UN Meeting
    [UN News]Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems including in education, health care and peace and security, eminent scientists and world leaders said, marking today at United Nations Headquarters the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
  • Nigeria: Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain
    [Deutsche Welle]Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months ago, will be released.
  • Nigeria: What Boko Haram Ceasefire?
    [Premium Times]Despite claims of a ceasefire between the Nigerian government and extremist sect, Boko Haram, soldiers on Sunday night shot dead 25 members of the sect during an attack on Damboa town of Borno state.
  • Mozambique: Ruling Party Polls Lead Shrinks
    [AIM]Maputo -The parallel count of the votes in last Wednesday’s Mozambican general elections still gives the ruling Frelimo Party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, a substantial victory – but their lead over their main rivals, the former rebel movement Renamo, and its candidate, Afonso Dhlakama, has shrunk somewhat.
  • Zambia: Ill Sata Heads Abroad for Treatment
    [Zambia Reports]Earlier today a brief media statement was circulated to media house by the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah announcing that President Michael Sata had last night traveled abroad for medical treatment.

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