A chief that ends marriages, a 12-year-old boy who is a ballet dance prodigy and an opposition leader’s death that was expected to change the landscape of politics in Sudan – just some of the people that made headlines in Africa in 2016.
The 27th ordinary session of Africa’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda with renewed fighting in South Sudan dominating the agenda.
(REUTERS) – They call this camp in Calais on France’s north coast “The Jungle.”
Only a few weeks ago, it housed about 3-thousand people, but French authorities say the population has now doubled, as more migrants come in and fewer are able to move on across the channel to the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
(Next Media Online) – Concern is growing over the fate of nine UK medical students who are believed to have travelled to Syria, where they are said to be working in hospitals in territory controlled by the Islamic State.