Latest News December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Zuma Commits to 'Fiscal Prudence'
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma on Friday spoke out on the recalling of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, saying his name had been put forward to head the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank/BRICS Bank.
- Central African Republic: Central African Republic Tense Ahead of Referendum
[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is about to vote in a referendum on a new constitution. The aim is to prepare the way for parliamentary and presidential elections later this month which would lead the country out of chaos.
- Nigeria: Troops Rescue 210 Hostages, Kill Terrorists in Borno
[Daily Trust] Advancing troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday night rescued 210 hostages from Boko Haram insurgents in some Borno State villages. Acting Director, Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Usman disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night.
- Africa: No Deal to Strengthen Respect for Geneva Conventions
[IRIN] Geneva -States gathered at a major conference to debate the rules of war have failed to back a proposal aimed at boosting compliance with the Geneva Conventions.
- South Sudan: 'Kiir, Machar Would End Up in Jail Soon', Angry US Senator Says
[Nation] A United States senator engaged in an unusual public display of anger and frustration at a session on Thursday focused on the continued fighting in South Sudan.
- Burundi: Army Posts Stormed in Deadly Attacks
[Al Jazeera] Heavily armed assailants have stormed two army posts in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura in coordinated attacks. The attacks in the early hours of Friday sparked clashes with troops that left at least 12 fighters dead, an army spokesman said.
- Nigeria: The Life and Death of Aliyu Mohammed Hassan
[Al Jazeera] Yola, Nigeria — Thirty-four people died in a November 17 bomb blast. It was one of many to target the Nigerian city. As we tally the number of dead from such attacks in Nigeria, we rarely get to hear the individual stories of the victims. Al Jazeera looked up the family, friends and colleagues of one of them – 27-year-old Aliyu Mohammed Hassan.
- Zimbabwe: Mugabe – Rivalries Threaten to Split Ruling Party
[Al Jazeera] The annual conference of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is under way, with the disastrous state of the economy as a major talking point.
- Chad: Senior UN Official Appeals to Donors to Aid 53,000 Displaced By Attacks On Lake Chad Islands
[UN News] More than 50,000 people forced to flee in the wake of attacks on islands of Lake Chad are living in “precarious conditions” in need of food, drinking water, shelter, health care and other services in a situation exacerbated by chronic drought, the top United Nations relief official in Chad says.
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