Tag Archives: Africa

09Jul/15

Nigerian protesters call for action on Chibok schoolgirls

(REUTERS) – Chanting protesters in Nigeria march to the home of President Muhammadu Buhari.

They’re demanding answers from the government on what is being done to rescue some 200 girls kidnapped from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok last year.
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03Jul/15

Solar powered backpack helps South African children cope with rolling blackouts

Made from recycled plastic, an innovative new school bag is assisting students from impoverished communities in South Africa study at night. Using solar technology, the bags are powered during the day and light up homes which are either not connected to the national power grid or are in the dark because of frequent electricity cuts.

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25Jun/15

South Africa to review ICC membership

South Africa says it is considering withdrawing its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC), after a dispute over the country’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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14Jun/15

Bashir to leave South Africa , as planned, at the end of the AU summit -Sudan FM

Sudanese Foreign Minister says President Bashir is in South Africa to attend AU summit and will leave as scheduled despite South African court order preventing him from leaving.

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14Jun/15

South African court orders Bashir not to leave after ICC call for arrest

A South African court issues an interim order preventing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country, where he is attending an African summit, after the ICC called for his arrest.
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