Latest News January 10, 2016
news From All Africa
- East Africa: Region to Roll Out Faster Internet Speeds[East African] East African governments are intensifying investments in fast speed (4G) Internet but navigating the regulations of each country could pose a hurdle for those targeting seamless services across the region.
- South Sudan: Rebels Not Satisfied With Power-Sharing Deal, but Accept It, Says Spokesman[RFI] Ministerial posts will be shared between the government and rebels, President Salva Kiir announced on Friday. The power-sharing arrangement is part of a peace deal signed last August and is a step towards ending the country’s civil war.
- South Africa: Agoa Breakthrough for South Africa, U.S.[East African] The African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) impasse between the United States and South Africa over key health and safety issues has been resolved with the country expected to import 65,000 tonnes of meat from the US.
- South Sudan: Peace Deal Is a 'Result of External Pressure'[Deutsche Welle] Political analysts say the peace deal in South Sudan will not see the light of day if the root cause of a two-year civil war is not addressed. Lack of trust among rivals remains a stumbling block.
- South Sudan: Rebels Welcome New Coalition Govt[East African] South Sudan rebels on Friday welcomed the decision by President Salva Kiir to appoint 50 MPs from the opposition into his cabinet to signal an end to a three-year strife, but warned they will still reject the creation of more regional states.
- South Africa: Governing Party Celebrates 104 Years Amid Growing Disaffection[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s governing African National Congress celebrates its 104th birthday in 2016. In keeping with tradition, the party’s president Jacob Zuma will deliver the annual January 8 statement, mapping out the party’s main activities for the year ahead.
- South Sudan: Violence Breaks Out in New Area[UN News] Fighting between armed groups and Government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, with hundreds of houses burned down or looted, has uprooted 15,000 people over the past five weeks, and 500 a day are now pouring into Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
- South Sudan: Sudanese People's Liberation Movement Resolves Conflict[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Conflict within the ranks of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has now come to an end, says South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
- Central African Republic: U.S. Commends CAR for Vote[State Department] Washington, DC -The peaceful conduct and high turnout in the first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in the Central African Republic are clear signs that Central Africans seek a new beginning for their country, and a future based on democratic governance and free from the violence and instability that have plagued the country for far too long.
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