Latest News August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Sudan: Internal Dissent Over Ceasefire Emerges
[East African] President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr Riek Machar have declared a ceasefire beginning midnight of August 29. This was one of the requirement of the agreement where both parties were to declare a ceasefire within 72 hours of the signing.
- Zimbabwe: Mugabe Struggles to Walk
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe needed assistance from First Lady Grace to walk up and down the podium during proceedings to lay to rest national hero and former High Court judge Andrew Mutema.
- Nigeria: NAF Plane Crash Tragic – CAS
[Daily Trust] The Chief of Air Force Staff Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Abubakar yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State described Dornier-228 plane crash in Kaduna as tragic.
- Nigeria: Another Air Crash Claims Seven in Kaduna
[Guardian] BARELY three weeks after a helicopter crashed in Lagos State killing six persons, a Dornier-228 plane went down in Kaduna State, yesterday, killing all seven persons on board.
- Nigeria: Air Force Plane Crashes in Kaduna
[Vanguard] Kaduna -A light military plane, Dornier 2k, has crashed in Kaduna with all seven on board feared dead.
- South Sudan: Long Road to Genuine Peace in South Sudan
[East African] The peace deal signed by President Salva Kiir and his rival Dr Riek Machar to end 20 months of fighting in South Sudan is a useful first step but many challenges remain for Africa’s youngest country.
- Central African Republic: Militia Frees Scores of Child Soldiers From Ranks
[Al Jazeera] The anti-Balaka militia has released 163 children from its ranks in the Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have been recruited to fight for armed groups since 2013.
- Kenya: Chatthe Crowned African Rally Champ
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Safari Rally winner, Jaspreet Singh Chatthe was crowned the 2015 FIA African Rally Champion after racing his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X to victory at the Pearl of Africa Rally in Kampala on Saturday.
- Egypt: Egypt Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists 'Outrageous'
[IPI] The three-year sentence handed today to three Al Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court is “outrageous and disgraceful”, the International Press Institute (IPI) said.
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