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Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina
27/05/2015 - Madagascar

Madagascar tackles presidential crisis

Madagascar's government was grappling with a new crisis on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after parliament voted for the impeachment of President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina, who went on television this ...
Migrants talk with a UNHCR member after disembarking at the Sicilian harbour of Catania, southern Italy, May 5, 2015.
27/05/2015 - FRANCE - European Union - Eritrea - Syria

EU wants France to take in 9,000 asylum seekers

The European Union (EU) wants France to take in 9,127 asylum-seekers as part of a plan to take the pressure off Greece and Italy, where some 40,000 refugees from Syria and Eritrea have already ...

African press review 27 May 2015

There are conflicting accounts of what happened in Garissa, Kenya, earlier this week. The only good news is that the original death toll seems to have been exaggerated.
Donald Kaberuka, outgoing president of the African Development Bank
26/05/2015 - African economy

Who will be Africa's next top banker?

The African Development Bank is meeting this week for their annual meeting and will decide who among the eight candidates will become the next president of the African Development Bank.
Burundian police with the coffin of opposition member Zedi Feruzi on 23 May
26/05/2015 - BURUNDI - FRANCE

France stops security cooperation with Burundi, report

France has suspended security cooperation with Burundi, according to reports.

African press review 26 May 2015

Is the Nigerian fuel crisis over? That's a question being asked from Abuja to Pretoria, and the answers proposed are, frankly, contradictory.
Kampala women protest ban on mini-skirts
25/05/2015 - Uganda

Uganda performer faces 10-year jail sentence under new anti-porn law

Ugandan pop singer Jemimah Kansiime, 21, is facing 10 years in jail under Uganda’s Anti-Pornography Law for a racy music video on YouTube.

African press review 25 May 2015

Burundi, Nigeria and South Sudan are all making headlines this morning. South Africa is suffering from a shortage of medicines, including antiretrovirals, in state-run hospitals and clinics.
Residents displaced by fighting in Malakal camp, South Sudan
24/05/2015 - South Sudan

Currency collapse, famine loom as fighting continues in South Sudan

Experts are warning South Sudan may soon see a currency collapse, as high inflation cripples the country.
Burundian refugees rest with their belongings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village, in western Tanzania's Kigoma region
23/05/2015 - Burundi-Uganda-Tanzania

Burundi turmoil ensnares first Tanzania, now Uganda in refugee crisis

Aid agencies in Uganda are expecting an influx of up to 15,000 refugees from Burundi in the coming weeks, as the political situation in Bujumbura deteriorates.