Women March Against Trump in Cape Town

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company’s Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like “A woman’s place is in the revolu…

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company's Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like "A woman's place is in the revolution","Well-behaved women seldom make history" and "It's time for women to stop being politely angry".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cranes Reach End of Afcon Road

[Independent (Kampala)] Egypt ended Uganda’s run at AFCON 2017, scoring in the 88th minute. Uganda, back at the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978, can not advance as Ghana and Egypt have 6 and 4 points already.

[Independent (Kampala)] Egypt ended Uganda's run at AFCON 2017, scoring in the 88th minute. Uganda, back at the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978, can not advance as Ghana and Egypt have 6 and 4 points already.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Burundi Troops to Remain in Somalia, Payments Resume

[East African] Burundi has “rescinded” the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the government.

[East African] Burundi has "rescinded" the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Fear of Rebels’ Return Fuels Tensions

[East African] The reported re-emergence of M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could present a security problem for President Joseph Kabila, who is currently facing political resistance. There are fears that the rebel insurgents could u…

[East African] The reported re-emergence of M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could present a security problem for President Joseph Kabila, who is currently facing political resistance. There are fears that the rebel insurgents could unleash chaos in the already fragile east of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

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