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U.S. extends temporary protected status for South Sudanese nationals

The United States has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for South Sudanese until mid-2019, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. Temporary protected status allows nationals of countries facing armed conflict or major...

Clashes in South Sudan kill 25

25 people, including civilians, were killed in clashes between South Sudanese government troops and rebel fighters, officials said in Juba on Tuesday. State minister of information for Northern Liech state, Lam Tungwar, is reported to...

Harare International Carnival named the best festival in Africa

Zimbabwe’s annual Harare International Carnival has received global recognition by being named the best festival in Africa by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) and has been bestowed the Socrates Award. According to Zimbabwe tourism Authority...

DRC’s President Kabila in restive Kasai region for peace forum

The Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is expected to preside over the opening session of a two-day peace forum in the restive Kasai region. Kabila travelled to Kasai’s main city of Kananga arriving...

The UN seeks $10m to keep cholera from spreading in Nigeria

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said on Monday, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading. "To date, the outbreak has...

Watu Wote, first film from Kenya to win an Oscar

A film that immortalized the 2015 Mandera bus attack in Kenya’s north eastern region has won an Oscar. The film, Watu Wote: All of us, which was produced in 2016 as the graduation film for...

Moroccan city of Casablanca set to host Africa Security Forum

The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host a new edition of Africa Security Forum on October 8-10, organizers announced on Monday. The 2017 edition will bring together more than 400 participants from 45 different African...

New project launched to bring safe water to Somali town

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Somalia's regional Puntland state on Monday launched a partnership deal aimed at bringing piped water to thousands of people in the town of Bosasso. Under a public private...

Zimbabwe to enact law against sale of alcohol during weekdays and to pregnant women

The Zimbabwean government is set to enact a law barring the sale of alcohol during some days of the week, some hours of the day and to expectant women, in a bid to curb...

DRC government says troops were acting in self-defense

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry into the killing of Burundian refugees by soldiers, in the east of the country. Security forces killed more than 30 refugees, protesting plans to...