Sacked S/Sudan army chief returns to Juba

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he’d never had any intention of rebelling. “If I want to rebel I can rebel here (in Juba)… If I was about to fi ght I would fi ght here,” he told reporters upon his arrival in the More...

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By Blueprint Newsroom On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe ‘not asleep just resting his eyes’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods during meetings but is resting his eyes, his spokesman says. “Th e president cannot suff er bright lights,” George More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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South Africa’s Stellenbosch University in Nazi furore

A leading South African university says it is investigating Nazi-inspired posters that have appeared on campus notice boards. Stellenbosch University condemned “racial superiority and any attempts to polarise” More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Ethiopia says 669 killed in months of violent protests

Months of violence that sparked Ethiopia’s current state of emergency left at least 669 people dead, the government-affi liated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday. Th e protests that began in November More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Fire at Muslim retreat in Senegal claims 20

Senegal says at least 20 people have been killed in a fi re while attending a Muslim spiritual retreat in the eastern part of the country. Government spokesperson Seydou Gueye said on Th ursday that several others More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Suspected Boko Haram recruiter nabbed in Senegal

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Police said they arrested the Nigerian on April 1 in a Dakar suburb. Police said the More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Egypt parliament approves state of emergency

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a threemonth state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after deadly church bombings, staterun Nile News television reported. Th e measure More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Gambia gets female parliament speaker

Th e Gambia’s fi rst female barrister was sworn in on Tuesday as National Assembly speaker, days after the African country’s United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposition to win an absolute More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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UN chief warns of Burundi’s leader seeking 4th term

A new report by the UN secretary general warns that if Burundi’s president tries to seek a fourth term it could “plunge the country into an even deeper crisis”. Th e UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report to More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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32 countries, others to attend AAMA conference in Nigeria

Nigeria on April 19-21, 2017 will host the 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA Conference) in Abuja, at the TransCorp Hilton Hotel. The meeting, which will be hosted More...