Category Archives: Politics

BURUNDI TO OPPOSE AU’S REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM SOMALIA

BUJUMBURA, Burundi looks set for yet another clash with the African Union, after its army said it opposed a request to withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by Feb 28.…

Tanzania Frees Detained CPJ Journalists

Two staff members of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists were freed Thursday, a day after Tanzanian immigration authorities took the women from their Dar es Salaam hotel and held them at an unknown …

S. Sudan Peace Raises Prospect of Release of Child Soldiers

The U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for children and armed conflict says a chief benefit of peace in South Sudan is the likelihood that many child soldiers will be freed and reintegrated into their communities.
Virginia …

Cameroon Detains Journalists Reporting on Unrest for ‘Propagating False Information’

Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country’s unrest. TV host Mimi Mefo is the latest journalist believed …

Uganda to Deploy Ebola Vaccine to Health Workers on DRC Border

Uganda will begin administering the experimental Ebola vaccine to approximately 2,000 health care and front-line workers along its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, the Ministry of Health said.
Uganda has no …