Latest News August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Sudan: President Kiir Refuses to Sign Peace Deal
[News24Wire] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday refused to sign a peace deal that was accepted by rebel leader Riek Machar, as the two came under strong international pressure to end their 20-month military conflict.
- East Africa: Worst El Nino in 60 Years on Way – Experts
[The Star] One of the strongest and wettest El Ninos will soon pummel East Africa, bringing heavy rains, floods and malaria. The prospect of a record-breaking El Nino is worrying since the 1997 weather killed many people in Kenya, and left hundreds homeless.
- Sierra Leone: No New Ebola Cases Reported for First Time Since Outbreak – UN
[UN News] The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that no new Ebola cases were reported during the most recent reporting period in Sierra Leone for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa, thanks to strong community involvement and the thorough work of rapid response teams.
- Kenya: Villagers Flee After Shabaab Raid
[Nation] A village in Basuba Ward, Lamu County where about 100 Al-Shabaab terrorists preached and threatened residents on Saturday has been deserted.
- Kenya: Schools On Security Radar Over Terror
[Nation] At least six schools are under scrutiny after some of their students dropped out to join terrorist groups in Somalia and Syria.
- Uganda: I Will Deliver Ugandans From Bondage – Besigye
[Monitor] Kapchorwa -A campaign slogan that FDC president Mugisha Muntu coined to project himself as the best choice for party presidential candidate has been taken up as a campaign tool by his opponent, Dr Kizza Besigye.
- South Africa: 15 Die as Taxi and Train Collide
[News24Wire] The accident involving a taxi and a train in Shaka’s Head, which claimed the lives of 15 people, was devastating, KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu said on Monday.
- Kenya: Can a Tweet Be Worth Sh50m? in Kenya, Yes!
[Nation] This just in: I have been doing Twitter horribly wrong. There is a backstreet Twitter where you can pay an “influencer” to tarnish your competitor’s name or disparage someone whose nose you don’t like.
- Mali: UN Mission in Mali Condemns Violations of Ceasefire in Kidal Region
[UN News] Fighting erupted over the weekend in northern Mali’s Kidal region between armed groups, breaking the ceasefire and prompting the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, to issue a firm condemnation.
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