Latest News September 5, 2015

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  • Africa: In Israel, Refugees Welcome Gains Small Foothold
    [IRIN] Jerusalem -The Facebook request was simple: “Man needs a home.” The actual demand was perhaps less so. Late in August, Israeli activists began asking fellow citizens to take strangers – asylum seekers or refugees just freed from detention – into their homes.
  • Morocco: Morocco Votes
    [Al Jazeera] Inside Story is in the Moroccan capital Rabat, where voters have cast their votes in the first regional and local elections to take place since King Mohammed VI conceded powers and changed the constitution following 2011 protests.
  • Sierra Leone: Village Quarantined After Ebola Death
    [Deutsche Welle] A village of almost 1,000 people in Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine following the death of 67-year-old woman from Ebola. Forty-eight people are considered high risk but have yet to show any symptoms.
  • Nigeria: President Buhari's 100 Days in Office
    [Vanguard] PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari assumed power, last May 29, on a promising note. Riding on the crest of his change agenda and incorruptible mantra, he won what is arguably Nigeria’s tightest presidential election in recent times on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
  • Mozambique: Former President Urges Dialogue with Opposition Leader
    [AIM] Maputo -Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has thrown his weight behind the calls for an urgent meeting between the current President, Filipe Nyusi, and Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the rebel movement Renamo.
  • Mali: Life Still Hard in Northern Mali, Despite Peace Deal
    [IRIN] Bamako -Many people in northern Mali had high hopes their lives would improve following the signing of a peace deal in June, but the ongoing fighting in the north of the country is increasingly threatening the livelihoods of millions, affecting everything from access to food, water, education and grazing.
  • Nigeria: Buhari's Make or Break Strategy Against Boko Haram
    [ISS] On 5 September 2015, Muhammadu Buhari will mark the first 100 days of his presidency. As expectations are high, particularly regarding his strategy and actions against Boko Haram, these first 100 days are a useful indicator of what is to come.
  • Sudan: Eight Students Shot in Omdurman
    [Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Members of the Darfur Students Association at the University of Omdurman sustained injuries when pro-government students attacked them inside a discussion corner on Thursday, supported by gunfire from the security service.
  • Sudan: Sudan President Bashir Bags Goodies On China Trip
    [East African] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s visit to China may have prompted international uproar, but has yielded several economic deals for his country.

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