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Pope Francis Arrives in South Sudan

Voa News | 2023-02-03, 18:06

Pope Francis has arrived in South Sudan on his first trip to the world’s youngest country joined by the head of the Church of England and the Church of Scotland Moderator on a pilgrimage of peace. The pope arrived just a day after a regional official said 27

Kenya Court Sentences 3 Policemen, Informant in Murder of Human Rights Lawyer, Others

Voa News | 2023-02-03, 18:06

A judge in Kenya has sentenced a former police officer to death for the murders of three people, including a prominent human rights activist in 2016. Three other men received long prison sentences in connection with the case. In her verdict delivered Friday,

Pope Francis pleads for end to bloodshed on first visit to South Sudan

France24 | 2023-02-03, 17:57

Pope Francis on Friday urged the leaders of South Sudan to make "a new start" for peace, warning that history would remember them for their actions, as he began a three-day visit to the violence-wracked country. ...

South Africa’s century-old gold refiner runs at 75% as mines dim

Mining Dot Com | 2023-02-03, 17:50

“Our capacity is not fully utilized,” Baijnath said in an interview. “So should there be an increase in deliveries, we would be able to step up.” That surplus capacity partly stems from the demise of South Africa’s gold industry, where output peaked

Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi released on bail after hunger strike

The Guardian | 2023-02-03, 17:49

Award-winning director, who was arrested in July, is released from Evin prison in Tehran The acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi has been released on bail after starting a hunger strike to protest against his almost seven-month detention, a rights group

Pope implores South Sudan's leaders to end bloodshed, recriminations

News24 | 2023-02-03, 17:35

Pope Francis began a visit to South Sudan on Friday with an impassioned plea to its fractious leaders to turn their backs on the violence, ethnic hatred and corruption that have stopped the world's youngest country from achieving peace ...

New Wigan Athletic boss denies Steven Caulker’s exit

Football Sierra Leone | 2023-02-03, 17:25

New Wigan Athletic boss Shaun Maloney has denied reports that former Bristol City defender Steven Caulker has departed the club. This comes after reports of the former England international defender already departed the club. “He trained this morning,” said

Tunisia Labour Union accuses President of fear-mongering

Middle East Monitor | 2023-02-03, 17:08

Tunisia's President has resorted to intimidating the nation's people, the head of a major labour union in the country

Iraqi border guards briefly detain 3 Shar Press journalists

CPJ | 2023-02-03, 17:05

On January 30, 2023, Iraqi border guards in Halabja province, near the border with Iran, detained a three-person video crew from the independent Shar Press media agency for about three hours, according to a report by the agency and Shar Press correspondent

City of Ekurhuleni welcomes clean audit from Auditor-General

Eye Witness News | 2023-02-03, 17:02

Ekurhuleni received its third consecutive clean audit despite political wrangling in the city. ...

Netanyahu is an existential threat to Israel. He can be resisted – but only with ...

The Guardian | 2023-02-03, 17:02

The Israeli prime minister’s latest power grab should prompt his opponents to turn to an unlikely ally He’s not a usual suspect. He’s known for having won a Nobel prize for economics, and for writing the international bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, rather

JUST IN | SARS postpones answering Steenhuisen's PAIA request on Ramaphosa's Phala Phala dollars

News24 | 2023-02-03, 16:59

The South African Revenue Service has postponed telling DA leader John Steenhuisen whether it will provide him with the declaration of US dollars by the Sudanese businessman who bought game from President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm. ...

SA Tourism CFO linked to agency related to controversial Tottenham Hotspur deal

News24 | 2023-02-03, 16:59

SA Tourism's interim chief financial officer, Johan van der Walt, has been linked to an agency identified in the controversial Tottenham Hotspur sponsorship proposal that made headlines this week. ...

Mpumalanga serial rapist handed double life sentence

News24 | 2023-02-03, 16:59

A 33-year-old serial rapist has been sentenced to two life imprisonment terms after pleading guilty to raping several woman, including a minor, and being part of a gang-rape between 2016 and 2018. ...

Ghana athletes aim to give Olympic water polo a new look

The Christian Science Monitor | 2023-02-03, 16:44

Like most aquatic sports, water polo

Killing of top ISIS militant casts spotlight on group's broad reach in Africa

Stars and Stripes | 2023-02-03, 16:42

NAIROBI — The killing of a senior Islamic State operative by U.S. troops in a Somali cave complex last week has cast a spotlight on a shadowy financial network stretching from the Horn of Africa to the continent's southern tip that Islamic

US seeks to expel Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya

Stars and Stripes | 2023-02-03, 16:42

CAIRO — The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russia's president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan where it has expanded in recent years,

Kenya to Reopen First Somali Border Post After 10-Year Shutdown

Voa News | 2023-02-03, 16:38

Kenya has announced plans to re-open its Mandera border crossing with Somalia as part of efforts to improve border security and crack down on smuggled goods. Kenya says plans to re-open the Mandera border post with Somalia are nearing conclusion, after

Russian court summons Kazakh outlet Arbat.Media over Ukraine war coverage

CPJ | 2023-02-03, 16:29

Paris, February 3, 2022 – Russian authorities must stop their efforts to silence reporting on the country’s invasion of Ukraine and stop harassing foreign outlets covering the conflict, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 24, the

The Road to Hope Expands Community-Building Efforts to Africa

no EC Victoria Advocate | 2023-02-03, 16:20

The Road to Hope, a Colorado-based non-profit that partners with individuals and organizations to help build self-sustaining communities, is expanding their efforts to Benin, Africa. DENVER, Feb. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Road to Hope has announced that,

Pope Francis begins peace mission in South Sudan after day of bloodshed

The National | 2023-02-03, 16:08

Pope Francis began a visit to South Sudan on the final leg of his Africa tour on Friday, a day after 27 people were killed in the

Man charged for allegedly offering to get his connections to destroy docket

News24 | 2023-02-03, 16:05

An East London man has been accused of making a R1 million deal to destroy the docket of a senior official facing corruption charges. ...

Liberian warlord's trial concludes in Switzerland

Reuters | 2023-02-03, 15:59

Summary First crimes-against-humanity trial for SwitzerlandVerdict due on June 1Alieu Kosiah was convicted of war crimes in 2021Child soldier, rape victim appear in court GENEVA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The appeal hearings of a former Liberian rebel commander

Sub-Saharan Africa world’s most corrupt region, but conflict and corruption are linked

Mail Guardian South Africa | 2023-02-03, 15:59

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released this week by global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International delves into the correlation between corruption and insecurity, and ranks states on their performance in 2022. In the CPI analysis of regional

Kenyan police handed heavy sentences for rights lawyer's murder

Reuters | 2023-02-03, 15:59

NAIROBI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court sentenced three police officers and their civilian informant to decades in prison on Friday for the 2016 murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others. The case triggered outrage in Kenya, where police

Ivory Coast cotton output to fall 50% in 2022/23, says minister

Reuters | 2023-02-03, 15:59

ABIDJAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's cotton output for the 2022/23 season is expected to fall by 50% to 269,000 tonnes due to parasites, Agriculture Minister Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani said on Friday. A tiny green grasshopper-shaped parasite called

Nigeria bonds fall ahead of S&P credit rating review

Reuters | 2023-02-03, 15:59

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Nigeria's dollar-denominated government bonds fell on Friday ahead of a review of its credit rating by S&P Global, after the West African oil producer was downgraded by another ratings agency, Moody's, a week earlier.