U.S. Must Take Sides in the Conflict – Nikki Haley

[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the gov…

[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the government is primarily responsible for ethnically based killings.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Nasa Vows to Defy Police Ban on Kamukunji Rally

[Nairobi News] The National Super Alliance and the police appear set for a clash after the opposition vowed to defy an order barring them from holding a public rally in the capital Nairobi.

[Nairobi News] The National Super Alliance and the police appear set for a clash after the opposition vowed to defy an order barring them from holding a public rally in the capital Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Zimbabwe – ‘If We’re Approached, We’ll Participate’ – Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai

[Daily Maverick] In his first press conference in more than a month, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change, called for beleaguered President Robert Mugabe to step down and to bring to an end the unc…

[Daily Maverick] In his first press conference in more than a month, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe's opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change, called for beleaguered President Robert Mugabe to step down and to bring to an end the uncertain future the country faces. BY SHAUN SWINGLER.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Family Wants to Get Rich Out of Child’s Death, Argues State

[GroundUp] The state argued on Thursday that the case brought against it by the Komape family is really about money. Five-year-old Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet at his school near Polokwane on 20 January 2014.

[GroundUp] The state argued on Thursday that the case brought against it by the Komape family is really about money. Five-year-old Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet at his school near Polokwane on 20 January 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Reconciles With Former Army Chief

[VOA] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to escalate into violence. The reconciliation happened Thursday at a prayer service at the presiden…

[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to escalate into violence. The reconciliation happened Thursday at a prayer service at the president's residence in Juba. Pictures surfaced on the internet showing Paul Malong hugging Kiir.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Chinese Funds to Boost Infrastructure Development, Wildlife Protection in Namibia

[Focac] Windhoek -A Chinese trade and economic delegation led by Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming held here on Wednesday consultations with Namibian officials to strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

[Focac] Windhoek -A Chinese trade and economic delegation led by Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming held here on Wednesday consultations with Namibian officials to strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia