Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

Central African Republic, Rebel Groups Initial Peace Deal

CAIRO Central African Republic’s government on Tuesday initialed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following unprecedented talks aimed at ending more than five years of conflict.

The agreement represents rare hope for one of …

ICC: Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Freed Under Conditions in Belgium

THE HAGUE Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has been released on bail to Belgium following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity, the court said …

Displacement Escalates in Northeast Nigeria as Violence Intensifies

GENEVA The International Organization for Migration is appealing for $66 million to respond to an escalating displacement crisis, in northeastern Nigeria, which has left tens of thousands of people bereft of shelter and other basic …

Sudanese Security Forces Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters

KHARTOUM Sudanese security forces used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of lawyers pushing for the release of activists detained during recent anti-government protests, witnesses said.

The demonstration outside the supreme court building in …

Zambia Mine Marginalization Case Highlights Africa-Wide Issue

Zambia’s profitable copper mining industry is making its citizens poor, an explosive new report by a southern African research organization says. The report by Southern Africa Resource Watch examined conditions in the community around one …