South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

[UN News] The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago.

[UN News] The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is "alarming," the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Opposition’s Katumbi Urges Regional Action On Stalled Political Deal

[RFI] Exiled Congolese opposition politician Moïse Katumbi wants regional leaders to put pressure on President Joseph Kabila to implement the country’s political agreement, he told RFI in an interview. Katumbi says he wants to travel back to the Democratic Republic of Congo as soon as possible and accompany the body of deceased veteran opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi which remains in Belgium.

[RFI] Exiled Congolese opposition politician Moïse Katumbi wants regional leaders to put pressure on President Joseph Kabila to implement the country's political agreement, he told RFI in an interview. Katumbi says he wants to travel back to the Democratic Republic of Congo as soon as possible and accompany the body of deceased veteran opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi which remains in Belgium.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Japan Makes Us$8.4 Million Contribution to WFP for Emergency Needs in South Sudan

[WFP] Japan has allocated approximately US$7.4 million to the emergency operation in response to the famine in the country. WFP will use the funds to purchase more than 24,000 bags of sorghum, a staple food in South Sudan, which will ensure provision o…

[WFP] Japan has allocated approximately US$7.4 million to the emergency operation in response to the famine in the country. WFP will use the funds to purchase more than 24,000 bags of sorghum, a staple food in South Sudan, which will ensure provision of food assistance to more than 17,000 people for three months. In addition, the funds will be used to sustain WFP nutrition support with fortified nutritious foods for three months for 26,000 mothers and 37,000 children facing acute malnutrition.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Tour of Cameroon – Uwizeyimana Finishes Second As Belgian Rutger Wins Stage Six

[New Times] Rwandan Bonaventure Uwizeyimana yet again put on a spectacular solo performance to finish second in stage 6 (Douala – Kribi) of the ongoing Tour of Cameroon on Thursday. On Wednesday, he finished fourth in stage five.

[New Times] Rwandan Bonaventure Uwizeyimana yet again put on a spectacular solo performance to finish second in stage 6 (Douala - Kribi) of the ongoing Tour of Cameroon on Thursday. On Wednesday, he finished fourth in stage five.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Poultry Industry Dealt With Yet Another Blow

[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has suspended the importation and in-transit movement of live poultry and products due to the outbreaks of the Avian Influenza.

[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has suspended the importation and in-transit movement of live poultry and products due to the outbreaks of the Avian Influenza.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Mauritius Hosting the Inaugural African Economic Platform

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is hosting the Inaugural African Economic Platform (AEP) from 20 – 22 March, 2017 at Westin Turtle Bay Hotel, Balaclava. The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Jugnauth will be present at the opening ceremony together with a…

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is hosting the Inaugural African Economic Platform (AEP) from 20 - 22 March, 2017 at Westin Turtle Bay Hotel, Balaclava. The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Jugnauth will be present at the opening ceremony together with a number of African Heads of States and governments.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

[HRW] Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold. Instead, the government has co…

[HRW] Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold. Instead, the government has continued to allow its forces to carry out serious abuses during operations across the country. Both sides have blocked humanitarian assistance to people in need, and the UN declared famine in parts of Unity state in February. Armed soldiers have attacked humanitaria

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Nile – Region Engages in a Flurry of Diplomacy

[East African] Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda last Thursday for bilateral talks that were dominated by the issues of the Nile waters and insecurity in East Africa.

[East African] Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda last Thursday for bilateral talks that were dominated by the issues of the Nile waters and insecurity in East Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Cycling – Basson Makes Season’s Debut in Belgium

[Sascoc] A member of Team South Africa at the 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, Congo, Gustav Basson lines up for his first international race of the season in Belgium on Friday.

[Sascoc] A member of Team South Africa at the 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, Congo, Gustav Basson lines up for his first international race of the season in Belgium on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa