UN Boosts South Sudan Mandate With ‘Upgrade’

[Deutsche Welle] After tough negotiations, the UN has extended a peacekeeping mandate in the world’s youngest nation. Despite criticism from Russia and China, the resolution has provided tools to prevent escalations, including sanctions.

[Deutsche Welle] After tough negotiations, the UN has extended a peacekeeping mandate in the world's youngest nation. Despite criticism from Russia and China, the resolution has provided tools to prevent escalations, including sanctions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Congolese Threaten to Remove Envoy to Pretoria

[News24Wire] Democratic Republic of Congo nationals living in South Africa are threatening to take things into their own hands and remove their ambassador in Pretoria from office should President Joseph Kabila not step down on Monday.

[News24Wire] Democratic Republic of Congo nationals living in South Africa are threatening to take things into their own hands and remove their ambassador in Pretoria from office should President Joseph Kabila not step down on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Aid to Africa Projected to Fall During Trump’s Presidency

[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among African countries likely to face a drop in foreign aid as the new US administration cuts spending to create room for increased infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report.

[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among African countries likely to face a drop in foreign aid as the new US administration cuts spending to create room for increased infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

PF Cadre Max Asks Hichilema: What Wrong Have Done To You, Sir?

Patriotic Front cadre Max Chongu has asked opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to leave him alone. Chongu has taken issue with Hichilema mentioning his name when addressing the press in the wake of disturbances triggered by UPND cadres at the High … Continued

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Patriotic Front cadre Max Chongu has asked opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to leave him alone. Chongu has taken issue with Hichilema mentioning his name when addressing the press in the wake of disturbances triggered by UPND cadres at the High Court on Thursday. BELOW IS MAX CHONGU’S STATEMENT WHAT IS IT THAT I HAVE DONE TO THE UPND LEADER MR. HAKAINDE HICHILEMA THAT MAKES HIM ALWAYS MENTION MY NAME “MAXWELL CHONGU” IN HIS SPEECH Good afternoon fellow country men and women, comrades from the patriotic front party and indeed our friends from the opposition political parties, all protocols observed. Campaigns and elections are over, but its amazing to see that the UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema keeps mentioning my name each time he’s given an opportunity to address the public. Mr Hakainde Hichilema iam not even a councillor or district commissioner or permanent secretary or member of parliament or minister and most definitely am not the president therefore I would appreciate if you can excuse me in your public political utterances. It’s surprising to hear that during your address to the public in connection with your unruly behavior exhibited by your UPND cadres at the court premises recently, you were quick to make comparisons bringing my name into your discussions. Mr. Hichilema campaigns and elections are long gone and it will be wise to accept the decision made by Zambians who rejected you in the ballot box, I would appreciate if you can concede defeat and move on with life, better still if you can excuse my name in your speeches. At no time did I camp at high court grounds though am not unminding the fact that I was there for some minutes therefore I would advise you to stop making comparisons based on falsehoods. As the leader of the opposition political party I expect you to provide positive checks and balances for the ruling party and positive criticism and desist from petty issues which are aimed at causing anarchy. I hope you will respect my privacy and refrain from using my name in your public political utterances hope you will respect my decision and I wish you all the best in your political endeavours. The post PF Cadre Max Asks Hichilema: What Wrong Have Done To You, Sir? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Possibility of Genocide Is ‘All Too Real’ – UN Chief

[UN News] Given the scale of the disaster in South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council, regional organizations and the international community must step up to their responsibility to the help the country’s people, who have suffered through three…

[UN News] Given the scale of the disaster in South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council, regional organizations and the international community must step up to their responsibility to the help the country's people, who have suffered through three years of bloody conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in an opinion piece published by Newsweek.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Gambian Political Impasse Tops Agenda At Ecowas Summit

[Leadership] The Authority of Heads of States of the Economic Community Of West African States are meeting today in Abuja with Gambia’s political issues prioritised on the list of topics to be discussed. ECOWAS will also address the political impasse a…

[Leadership] The Authority of Heads of States of the Economic Community Of West African States are meeting today in Abuja with Gambia's political issues prioritised on the list of topics to be discussed. ECOWAS will also address the political impasse at Guinea Bissau.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

MDC-T Breaths Fire Over New Zanu-PF Party Regalia

[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC-T has hit out at Zanu PF for designing new party regalia with Zimbabwe flag colours while barring opposition legislators from putting on jackets with colours of the national banner.

[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC-T has hit out at Zanu PF for designing new party regalia with Zimbabwe flag colours while barring opposition legislators from putting on jackets with colours of the national banner.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe