Sanctions Lifted, but Is Sudan Out of the Woods?

[East African] Three years ago, President Omar al-Bashir’s administration changed its style of engaging the United States from constant public censure — mainly in solidarity with Arab states — to behind-the-scenes diplomacy.This change of tack bore f…

[East African] Three years ago, President Omar al-Bashir's administration changed its style of engaging the United States from constant public censure -- mainly in solidarity with Arab states -- to behind-the-scenes diplomacy.This change of tack bore fruit on January 13, when former former US president Barack Obama issued an executive order partially lifting sanctions that were imposed on Sudan in 1997 for alleged association with terrorist organisations.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

How the Media Exposed East Africa’s Worst Famine

[East African] Over lunch, I told John Amos (a famous African-American Hollywood actor) what I knew about the Turkana people (of northern Kenya) and about their never-ending struggle for survival in some of the harshest and most inhospitable terrain on…

[East African] Over lunch, I told John Amos (a famous African-American Hollywood actor) what I knew about the Turkana people (of northern Kenya) and about their never-ending struggle for survival in some of the harshest and most inhospitable terrain on the face of the earth. I told him about how the Turkana and their suffering had been ignored by successive governments since Independence, just as in colonial times.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Top Army Officer Attacks Military Chiefs

[Premium Times] Angered by what he described as the inability of the military to provide the needed weapons and equipment to defeat the Boko Haram terror sect, and the recent ease at which insurgents were killing senior army officers, a top infantry co…

[Premium Times] Angered by what he described as the inability of the military to provide the needed weapons and equipment to defeat the Boko Haram terror sect, and the recent ease at which insurgents were killing senior army officers, a top infantry commander has described the country's service chiefs as "Nollywood actors".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cape Town Women in Anti-Trump ‘Sister March’

[News24Wire] Women gathered at Cape Town’s Company’s Gardens on Saturday for a “Sister March” in solidarity with those marching in Washington and cities around the world in protest of newly-elected US President Donald Trump.

[News24Wire] Women gathered at Cape Town's Company's Gardens on Saturday for a "Sister March" in solidarity with those marching in Washington and cities around the world in protest of newly-elected US President Donald Trump.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ghana Eye Place in Last Eight of Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Ghana can become the second team to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday. Avram Grant’s side won their opening game on 17 January against Uganda. A similar resul…

[RFI] Ghana can become the second team to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday. Avram Grant's side won their opening game on 17 January against Uganda. A similar result would provide a berth in the last eight for the sixth consecutive tournament.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Govt Softens ‘Hard Stance’ On Guantanamo Prisoners

[Ghana Star] The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government appears to have softened its ‘hard stance’ on Ghana’s hosting of two alleged terrorists who were held in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years.

[Ghana Star] The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government appears to have softened its 'hard stance' on Ghana's hosting of two alleged terrorists who were held in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana