South Sudan Soldiers Fight “White Army” Despite Truce Offer
  South Sudan’s army fought on Sunday with “White Army” ethnic militia, accusing rebels of mobilizing the force despite its offer of a truce to end the conflict in the new country. Two weeks of fighting have left at least 1,000 dead and split the oil-producing country barely two... Read more
South Sudan Rebels Seize Oil Wells as African Mediators Urge Dialogue
  Rebels in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and captured half of the capital of the main oil-producing region, the government and army said on Thursday as African leaders held talks to avert civil war. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met South... Read more
World Stands Still on News of Mandela’s Death
  In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy... Read more
Adesina Accepts Forbes Award, hinges Africa’s Progress on Agricultural Reforms
  Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akin Adesina has emphasized Africa’s ability to be self-sufficient in food production and attain greatness if its agricultural potentials are unlocked through reforms. Adesina spoke in Nairobi Kenya over the weekend when he accepted the honour as Forbes Africa Person of the year... Read more
Central Africa Rebels Gradually Disappear from Bangui Ahead of Multi-national Troops’ Deployment
Rebels began withdrawing from the Central African capital of Bangui as the country on Sunday awaited an international intervention to halt the downward spiral of violence in the country. The rebels’ retreat came ahead of what is expected to be a key week for the strife-torn country as its... Read more
Illegal Sharia Police Destroys 240, 000 Bottles of Beer in Nigeria
  Police enforcing Islamic law in Nigeria’s city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed “immoral” in the area. The banned booze had been confiscated from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks, said... Read more
Kenya Commissions $13.8 Chinese-built Rail Line
Kenya launched construction of a Chinese-funded $13.8 billion (10 billion euro) flagship railway project Thursday, hoping to dramatically increase trade and boost Kenya’s position as a regional economic powerhouse. The key transport link, to run from the busy port city of Mombasa inland to the highland capital Nairobi, is... Read more
Malian Troops Kill Tuareg Rebels in Clash
Three people were killed on Friday during clashes between the MNLA Tuareg separatist group and the Malian army in the north of the country, the MNLA said in a statement, accusing the Malian army of violating a ceasefire agreement. The MNLA said on its website that the Malian army... Read more
South Africa Challenges Release of Report on Leader’s Home in Court
South Africa’s government took to the courts on Friday to delay the release of an investigation into a $19 million taxpayer-funded upgrade of President Jacob Zuma’s private residence at Nkandla in rural KwaZulu-Natal province. Zuma and the ruling African National Congress, which faces elections next year, have come under... Read more
  PRESS RELEASE     Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE eyes Africa expansion DUBAI, UAE, November 7, 2013/ — In line with the brand’s global 2018 development strategy, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE (http://www.porsche.com/middle-east), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is planning to expand... Read more