Troika – Warring Parties Must End Hostilities Ahead of Revitalization Forum

[VOA] Members of the “Troika” (Norway, United Kingdom and United States) released a statement Thursday saying all parties in South Sudan must end hostilities as a sign of their commitment to the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF), which is aimed at…

[VOA] Members of the "Troika" (Norway, United Kingdom and United States) released a statement Thursday saying all parties in South Sudan must end hostilities as a sign of their commitment to the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF), which is aimed at implementing a 2015 peace deal that has all but collapsed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Two Soldiers, 12 Militants Killed in Al-Shabab Ambush

[VOA] At least two Somali soldiers and 12 militants were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants attacked a convoy in central Somalia, according to a senior regional official.

[VOA] At least two Somali soldiers and 12 militants were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants attacked a convoy in central Somalia, according to a senior regional official.

Mattis Meets with Egyptian President to Discuss Terrorism, Middle East Challenges

[VOA] U.S. defense chief Jim Mattis met with Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, ahead of a counter-extremism conference focused on West Africa on Sunday.

[VOA] U.S. defense chief Jim Mattis met with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo, ahead of a counter-extremism conference focused on West Africa on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Public Universities in Crisis as Non-Teaching Staff Begin National Strike

[Premium Times] The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities will commence an indefinite strike today in public universities. The staff have also provided reasons for resuming their suspended strike.The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, a…

[Premium Times] The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities will commence an indefinite strike today in public universities. The staff have also provided reasons for resuming their suspended strike.The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the commencement of the strike last Thursday in a press statement signed by the national presidents of the three unions.They said the strike across all public universities will commence today, Monday.The non-teaching staff went on a "comprehensive and inde

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Men’s Volleyball League Set to Start on January 13

[New Times] The 2018 men’s volleyball national championship will kick-off on January, 13, according to the Rwanda Volleyball Federation’s Executive Secretary, Christian Hatumimana.

[New Times] The 2018 men's volleyball national championship will kick-off on January, 13, according to the Rwanda Volleyball Federation's Executive Secretary, Christian Hatumimana.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Evangelical Lutheran Equips Learners to Fight Trachoma Disease

[Nyasa Times] School children and residents of Traditional Authorities (TAs)Kawamba and Chulu in Kasungu have been taught hygienic practices that are important in fighting against trachoma, a disease which attacks eyes.

[Nyasa Times] School children and residents of Traditional Authorities (TAs)Kawamba and Chulu in Kasungu have been taught hygienic practices that are important in fighting against trachoma, a disease which attacks eyes.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi