news From All Africa
- Burundi: Violence Forces Delay in Burundi Presidential Vote[Deutsche Welle] President Pierre Nkurunziza’s attempts at a third term in office have led to months of unrest and a failed coup attempt. Some observers fear a return to civil war.
- Chad: Deadly Suicide Blast Rocks Market in Chad Capital[Al Jazeera] A suicide bomber has struck outside a main crowded market in Chad’s capital, killing 17 people and injuring scores of others, a police spokesman told Al Jazeera.
- Somalia: UN Somalia Envoy Condemns Latest Terrorist Attacks in Mogadishu[UN News] The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned “in the strongest terms” a series of deadly terrorist attacks against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base and two hotels in the country capital of Mogadishu which resulted in numerous casualties.
- Somalia: Attorney General in Hague to File Case Against Kenya[Dalsan Radio] Somali attorney general Dr. Ahmed Ali Dahir is in Hague, Holland, to file case against Kenya over disputed maritime border to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
- Africa: Why Public Opinion Should Be Used to Measure Political Risk in Africa[The Conversation Africa] Many were surprised when Mali – a budding democratic success story after three open elections and two peaceful transitions of power – imploded with a separatist insurgency, a military coup, and the breakdown of state control in 2012.
- South Africa: SA Ships 13 Tons of Gold to Iran – Report[News24Wire] South Africa has shipped more than 13 tons of gold worth more than R6bn to Iran, despite the UN-backed sanctions on trade with that country, the Times reported on Friday.
- Rwanda: Investing in Youth Key to a Secure Future[New Times] This week, two poignant reports were released that were on different parts of the divide as far as social cohesion was concerned.
- South Africa: Decolonise More Than Just Curriculum Content – Change the Structure, Too[The Conversation Africa] It is critically important that we decolonise South Africa’s universities. This will involve creating a radically altered curriculum and producing a genuinely diversified academic population.
- Africa: Why Climate Talks Need a Focus On Agriculture[SciDev.Net] Other sectors often dominate discussions, but climate-smart farming offers potent solutions, says Frank Rijsberman.
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