2012-02-23 19:46:09Kagame Urges Africa to Raise Agriculture Investment[Nation]
African countries have been urged to increase investments in agriculture to guarantee the continent's food security.
Sunday, 12-22-13, 8:38My Troops in Control of 'Much of Country' - Machar[Sudan Tribune]London -Forces of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to the former South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar announced that they have taken control of the strategic oil rich region of Unity state, six days after fighting erupted in the capital, Juba.
Sunday, 12-22-13, 8:36General Declares Himself Governor of Oil State[Radio Dabanga]Bentiu -South Sudan's army has lost control over the 4th Division in the oil-producing Unity State after the commander of the force defected and declared himself military governor of the state. Mutineers clashed with troops loyal to President Kiir inside the barracks of the SPLA 4thDivision in Bentiu since about 7:00 p.m. Friday, Radio Tamazuj has learned. Heavy fighting over four hours resulted in the retreat of the loyal forces from the barracks, according to a source in the city who requested anonymity.
Sunday, 12-22-13, 8:30Ethiopia Swamped By Tidal Wave of Returned Migrants[IPS]Addis Ababa -The return of 120,000 young undocumented migrant workers from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia has sparked fears that the influx will worsen the country's high youth unemployment and put pressure on access to increasingly scarce land.
Sunday, 12-22-13, 7:40Armed Robbers 'Kill Over 10 Cops, 16 Civilians' in Offa[Daily Trust]Armed robbers wielding sophisticated weapons raided banks and police station in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, killing several policemen on duty and setting inmates free, witnesses told Weekly Trust. Initial report late Thursday suggested that only five people were killed and scores of people injured but a visit to Offa by Weekly Trust yesterday revealed that "more than 10 policemen and 16 civilians were killed in the operation."