Tuesday December 12, 2017

Author: Reuters News Agency

Raila Odinga, an opposition leader ...

Raila Odinga, an opposition leader rejects poll results showing presidentia...

NAIROBI  – Kenya’s president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as “fake” and said their own tally showed they were winning. Tuesday’s contest between President Uhuru... FULL STORY »

Gaajaak Massacre – The Death ...

Gaajaak Massacre – The Death Toll From Raid Rises to 208; 108 Childre...

GAMBELA – The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday. The attack took place on Friday in the Horn of Africa nation’s Gambela region which,... FULL STORY »

U.N. authorizes ship inspections ne...

U.N. authorizes ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council authorized the inspection of boats suspected of carrying illegal shipments of charcoal or weapons to and from Somalia on Friday, though Russia and Jordan abstained from the vote over concerns about the move. The resolution,... FULL STORY »

Sudan backs away from statement on ...

Sudan backs away from statement on S. Sudan Propose joint force to protect ...

KHARTOUM (REUTERS) – Sudan backed away on Tuesday from comments that South Sudan had requested talks on the deployment of a joint force to protect its oil-producing regions. The comments had come after talks in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday between Sudan’s President Omar Hassan... FULL STORY »

Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition, South African Presidency Says

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s condition deteriorated to “critical” on Sunday, the government said, two weeks after the 94-year-old... FULL STORY »

Peacekeepers cannot protect civilians in South Sudan’s east: The head of the U.N. mi...

REUTERS – The United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan lacks sufficient troops and aircraft to protect civilians affected by fighting in an eastern region, the U.N. envoy said on... FULL STORY »

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