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Fighting breaks out in South Sudan two days after peace deal

Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks.
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President Buhari not sympathetic to violent herdsmen – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday dismissed as wicked and unfounded the conclusion by a media house that President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathetic to the activities of violent herdsmen.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

A capsule biography of late Kofi Annan

Key dates in the life of former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, the first black man to head the world body.
A canadian soldier of the MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) marches at the contigents' camp in Gao on July 31, 2018. Canadian troops have been arriving in Mali since the end of July 2018 to take part in the peacekeeping mission, considered the UN's deadliest. A spokesman for Canada's defense ministry said the mission "is planned from August 2018 to July 2019." In March, Ottawa announced its decision to deploy for a year an air support force including two Chinook helicopters for medical evacuations and transportation, as well as four Griffon armed helicopters and a contingent of about 250 soldiers. / AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU

Canada launches peacekeeping mission in Mali

Canadian armed forces officially launched their peacekeeping mission in restive northern Mali Tuesday, marking Ottawa's return to the blue helmets after more than a decade.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Competing claims of troops violating the country’s latest cease-fire seem to indicate a shaky start to the latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s devastating five-year civil war. (Mulugeta Ayene, FILE/Associated Press)

South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power

South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced yesterday, days after the United States said it was “skeptical” the two men whose rivalry has killed tens of thousands could lead the way to peace.

Minister: Fake news threatening corporate existence of Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, on Tuesday said Fake News does not only threaten the peace of the nation, but its corporate existence.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar talk after signing a peace agreement aimed to end a war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed, in Khartoum, Sudan June 27, 2018

‘Permanent’ cease-fire begins in South Sudan’s civil war

A cease-fire has begun at midnight in South Sudan as a weary nation wonders whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war will hold.
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Swede jailed for life over Rwanda genocide

A Stockholm court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Judge: UN tribunal tracking, prosecuting Rwandan genocide fugitives

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is tracking and prosecuting the fugitives involved in the Rwandan genocide, in which no fewer than 800,000 people were slaughtered, Judge Theodor Meron, President of the mechanism said.

South Sudan accuses US of blocking path to country’s peace

South Sudan's government on Wednesday lashed out at the United States after the Trump administration threatened to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid amid the country's grinding civil war, calling the US "a real obstacle" toward achieving peace.

Remains of 120 genocide victims found in mass grave in Kigali’s neighbourhood

Local Authorities and residents have found remains of about 120 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide buried in a mass grave on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, survivors’ association said.

Federal govt cautions against willful violation of broadcast code

The Federal Government on Friday cautioned against “willful flouting of broadcast code, lack of professionalism and outright irresponsibility’’ by the nation’s broadcast media.

IPOB remains a terrorist group – court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the designation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation.

Rwanda files charges against Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

South Sudan president fires state oil company chief

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of national oil company Nilepet, according to a government decree.

Hate speech will be considered an act of terrorism – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described hate speech as an act of terrorism, saying the federal government has drawn a line on in it.

Hate speech is terrorism – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech.

Hate song against Igbo must not be ignored – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed worry over the reports of hate songs against the Igbo people of the South-east in some states of the north, saying that it must not be ignored.

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