UN ENVOY VISITS SOUTHERN LIBYA FOR THE FIRST TIME

TRIPOLI, UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Sunday, visited southern Libya for the first time, since taking office in July, 2017, where he met with tribal elders, academics and local activists.

Salame confirmed that the UN Support Mission …

Congo’s Neighbors Call for Vote Recount in Troubled Election

KINSHASA Congo’s neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.

The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put …

NIGERIAN ARMY BLOCKS FIREWOOD TRADERS IN RESTIVE NE STATE

LAGOS, The Nigerian army confirmed the ban imposed on the supply of firewood and charcoal, in restive northeast state of Borno.

Bulama Biu, the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, who made the disclosure in Maiduguri, the state capital, …

Sudan’s al-Bashir Defiant in Face of Weeks of Unrest

CAIRO Sudan’s longtime ruler was defiant Monday in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation, reiterating at a rally in the west of the country that a change in leadership can only come through the …

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

At the port, heavy equipment is excavating and relocating huge quantities …

SOUTH AFRICA: SARS, POLICE POUNCE ON R23M RHINO HORN CONSIGNMENT

PRETORIA, The South African Revenue Services’ (SARS) Customs unit scored a massive victory when officials pounced on a consignment of rhino horns worth over R23 million at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA).

In a statement, SARS said the 36 …