Obama congratulates Macky Sall on Senegalese election win

US President Barack Obama congratulated Macky Sall on Monday for winning Senegal’s presidential poll, praising the west African nation as “a leading example of good governance and democracy at work.”

Obama, who was in South Korea for a nuclear security … Read the rest

Zim’s ‘black empowerment minister’ to take platinum mine

by Gillian Gotora

AP – Zimbabwe’s black empowerment minister said Wednesday he will proceed with a takeover of the country’s biggest platinum mine if the South African owners don’t comply with orders to hand over more stakes in the company … Read the rest

UN Human Rights Council to put pressure on Syria

by Marie Sanz, AFP

The UN Human Rights Council’s annual session opens Monday determined to put more pressure on Syria’s hardline regime after publication of a list of officials suspected of crimes against humanity.

“We want Syrian authorities to give … Read the rest

Exiled Rwandan general shot in South Africa

Days before an exiled Rwandan army general was shot and wounded in South Africa, two of the men charged in the shooting were plotting another attempt on his life, a witness testified Wednesday.

The Rwandan witness, a former roommate of … Read the rest

Thousands gather for al-Shabab-al-Qaida merger

Thousands of Somalis are gathering at a militant-organized demonstration in support of the merger of the Somali militant group al-Shabab with al-Qaida.

Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage told those gathered at Monday’s rally that al-Shabab is happy with its unification … Read the rest