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Agence France Presse
NAIROBI: The African Union force in Somalia apologized Friday for the "tragic" killing of seven civilians at a wedding last month, an attack it previously denied, saying three soldiers had been charged.
Witnesses in Somalia's southern port town of Merka told AFP that troops from the 22,000-strong AU force in Somalia (AMISOM) had opened fire after insurgents hurled a grenade at a passing convoy on July 21.
Hours after the attack, AMISOM said it "categorically"… Continue
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The United States on Wednesday circulated a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution against South Sudan, saying the resolution will impose targeted sanctions including arms embargo on the violence-wracked nation if Salva Kiir refuses to sign the IGAD-Plus’s compromise peace agreement by September 1.
The move comes a day after US threatened to pursue UN-backed punitive measures against the young nation.
The resolution will slap travel bans on people who stand in the way… Continue
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Srinivasan Sivabalan, Paul Wallace, Bloomberg
[It is becoming too costly for developing nations to defend their currencies, and it may just get worse, as events in Asia this Thursday showed.]
ON most days, Kazakhstan finds itself in the backwaters of financial markets. Yet, it’s this central Asian nation that has delivered the latest shock to global currency trading.
Thursday’s 22% plunge in the tenge after Kazakhstan abandoned control of its exchange rate revealed a sense of… Continue
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Mahad Aden, 21, has been named as a suspect by police investigating a stabbing in Torcastle Close, Coventry, on September 16, 2013.
A man wanted by police in connection with a stabbing in Coventry two years ago has been arrested after he flew back from Ethiopia.
Mahad Aden, 33, was… Continue
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A fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow Airport two years ago was probably caused by a short circuit, air accident investigators have said.
The fire was likely to have been started by two bare wires touching in a piece of location equipment, the UK Air Accidents Investigations Branch said.
It then spread through the cabin and burnt through the fuselage.
Investigators recommended tighter testing and certification of devices.
The fire on the Ethiopian Airlines… Continue
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M&G Africa Reporter
These numbers essentially make Ethiopia one of the next superpowers--demographically speaking. But no for long.
ACCORDING to projections released Tuesday by the United States’ Population Reference Bureau in Washington, Africa will claim three of the world’s 10 most populous countries in the world in 2050.
That, we know. It is also not a surprise that the largest of the three will be Nigeria, which will be will be just 1 million people shy of the USA’s… Continue
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by Deborah Brautigam, Special to CNN
China's central bank devalued the yuan last week
The move might be puzzling for Africa analysts but so far it's more of a tremor than a quake
Deborah Brautigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she directs the International Development Program, and the China Africa Research Initiative. Her latest… Continue
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir failed to sign a peace deal proposed by regional leaders on Monday, saying he required more time, the mediator of the crisis said.
ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan President Salva Kiir failed to sign a peace deal proposed by regional leaders on Monday, saying he required more time, the mediator of the crisis said.
Seyoum Mesfin, the mediator for the regional group IGAD, said Kiir's side required two weeks before signing the peace deal that was accepted by the… Continue
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[The war has been marked by ethnic massacres and rape, castration, burning people alive and tying children together before slitting their throats.]
SOUTH Sudanese President Salva Kiir will attend peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount, the government said Sunday.
However, Cabinet Minister Elia Lomuro said that while Kiir would attend the talks in neighbouring Ethiopia, it would not be… Continue
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