Latest News December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015
news From All Africa
- Africa: Africa Should Define Its World Trade Agenda
[Nation] As the world’s attention focuses on the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Africa should be clear on its agenda and what it expects from the assembly.
- Burundi: 'Robust, Decisive' Action Needed Now to Avert Civil War in Burundi, UN Rights Chief Warns
[UN News] The top United Nations human rights official today urged the international community to take “robust, decisive” action instead of “fiddling around the edges” to avert a civil war in Burundi that could have serious ethnic overtones and alarming regional consequences.
- Nigeria: Dutch Appeals Court Rules for Nigerian Farmers in Case Against Shell
[Deutsche Welle] A Dutch appeals court has ruled that a case against Shell brought by four Nigerian farmers will proceed. Activists hope a conviction will force Shell to clean up the Niger Delta and take steps to avoid further spills.
- Libya: 'Islamic State' Holds Town in Grip of Terror
[Deutsche Welle] Misrata -Since conquering the Libyan town of Sirte, “Islamic State” has imposed a severe regime on the remaining locals as foreign fighters and their families have moved into abandoned homes.
- Zimbabwe: Mugabe Rant Against War Vets Raises Eyebrows
[Zimbabwe Standard] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s surprise rant against war veterans shows that he only uses the former liberation war fighters to prolong his rule and will dump them when they no longer serve the purpose, opposition parties said last week.
- Burundi: Security Council Calls for Stepped Up Mediation
[UN News] Voicing deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence in Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today called for urgent acceleration of mediation efforts by East African States and urged all Burundian stakeholders to fully cooperate with a proposed African Union (AU) peace-keeping mission.
- Kenya: Air France Plan Lands in Mombasa After Bomb Scare
[Capital FM] Nairobi -An Air France plane from Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing in Mombasa early Sunday morning following a bomb scare, police said.
- Zimbabwe: Anti-Mugabe Protest Pastor on Hunger Strike
[Zimbabwe Standard] A Kariba pastor Patrick Mugadza, who was arrested in Victoria Falls for demonstrating against President Robert Mugabe’s alleged misrule during the recent Zanu PF conference, embarked on a day-long hunger strike last week, it has emerged.
- Africa: Delegates Finally Strike Deal As WTO Concludes in Nairobi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -It was a win for the developing countries after the 10th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference finally closed a deal on elimination of agricultural and export subsidies.
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