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Todeschini lays a wreath in tribute to the victims of the Sétif massacre (from his Twitter account @JM_Todeschini)
19/04/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

First-ever French minister visits Algerian colonial massacre site

For the first time ever a member of the French government has visited the scene of a colonial-era massacre in Algeria.
Northern corridor road from Kampala to Gulu at Matugga Town in Wakiso District
19/04/2015 - Uganda

Angry women strip bare in ongoing north Ugandan land dispute

A long-running land dispute in northern Uganda attracted attention this week when female residents of Amuru district stripped naked before government ministers, to protest against plans to impose new boundaries between the districts of Amuru and Adjumani.


African press review 18 April 2015

Xenophobia continues to make front-page news in South Africa, Kenya's president shakes up the army and the cabinet, the UN Security Council is worried about Burundi and another United Nations agency ...
17/04/2015 - Guinea - Liberia - Sierra Leone

Ebola-hit west African countries press for debt cancellation

Presidents of west African countries struck by the Ebola virus have called for a cancellation of their debt to aid their economic recovery.

African press review 17 April 2015

The South African president addresses parliament on the subject of xenophobic attacks, the governor of Nairobi faces eight hours of questioning on alleged financial misdeeds, while another Kenyan MP ...

African press review 16 April 2015

The South African press is embarrassed by a wave of xenophobic attacks against foreigners in the country.

16/04/2015 - South Africa

Immigration controls tightened in wake of South Africa's xenophobic attacks

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and for the attacks against immigrants to end.
Analysts say the Sudanese government is developing a plan to domesticate the production of wheat inside the country
15/04/2015 - Sudan

Wheat shortage on the minds of voters in Sudanese elections, analysts say

As Sudanese vote, or don’t, in the elections that were extended by one day on Wednesday, one thing is evident: from Khartoum to Darfur, and from Port Sudan to Blue Nile, there is a lack of ...
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...

African press review 15 April 2015

Prayers, processions and protests for Nigeria's Chibok girls, as President-elect Muhammadu Buhari lays out his agenda to fight Boko Haram terrorism and militancy in a high profile New York Times ...