AmaZulu president hits out at Chiefs over Sithebe deal

Published by TDPel MediaAccording to news ou of the KwaZulu-Natal side’s camp, Sithebe is no longer part of the club’s plans, and a deal with Amakhosi is close to being concluded. However, Zungu insists Chiefs did not follow proper procedures and already approached Sithebe before 1 January. “Yes, Sithebe is going to Chiefs if they have concluded everything with him or at the very least at the end of the…

Rwanda to re-open border with Uganda as relations thaw

Published by Reuters UKBy Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda will re-open on Monday a border crossing with Uganda that was shuttered nearly three years ago, even as tensions rise between the central African neighbours, fuelled by accusations of espionage and support for each other's dissidents. Rwanda had repeatedly accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups planning to topple the government in Kigali while Kampala accused Rwanda of carrying out illegal…

Sudan expresses concern about activity of foreign missions

Published by Al-ArabySudan's military-led sovereign council late on Thursday expressed concern about the activity of foreign diplomatic missions. The country's acting foreign minister gave the council a briefing on the "activities of some foreign missions in Khartoum that go against diplomatic norms and violate the country's sovereignty." The statement did not give any more details on the activity. Following a takeover in October, Sudan's military leaders have been criticised by…

Sudan civil society group splits from anti-coup coalition

Published by Al-ArabyThe Sudanese Civil Forces Association announced that it will be breaking away from Sudan's anti-coup coalition, the Freedom and Change Forces, according to reports on Wednesday. The association, which includes civil entities and organisations, said in a statement: "We strive with all our energy with the various resistance forces to bring down the coup, and this task requires greater independence and freedom of movement. "We will definitely meet…

Sudan police announce details of officer murdered at protest

Published by Al-ArabySudanese police said Wednesday that suspects had been arrested in the killing of a police officer during anti-coup demonstrations that have continued in the country. The alleged killing happened on 13 January during a protest in the capital, Khartoum, police said in a statement, as it pledged to reveal "all crimes against demonstrators and regime forces." The interior ministry had previously announced the arrest of one suspect in…

Descendants of 1st enslaved Africans in North America visit ancestors’ birthplace of Angola

LUANDA— The Tuckers of Virginia, descendants of the first enslaved Africans to come to North America, recently traveled to Angola, the birthplace of their ancestors.The Tuckers are believed to be descendants of two of the first enslaved Africans to land in English North America at Point Comfort in 1619, which is currently Hampton, Virginia. Those first enslaved Africans came from Angola.Vincent Tucker and his sister, Wanda, were among the Tucker…

UNMISS condemns killing of over 30 people in Jonglei State

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned Sunday’s attack in the Baidit area of Bor County in Jonglei State, which left at least 32 people dead.On January 23, suspected armed youth from Pibor County attacked Baidit area, killing 32 people while 26 others were wounded, according to local area officials. Several houses were also burnt, cattle raided and people displaced.“UNMISS is deeply concerned over recent reports of…

South Sudan, Saudi Arabia ink economic cooperation deal

South Sudan and Saudi Arabia have inked a cooperation agreement seeking to strengthen economic relations.The South Sudanese Foreign Affairs, Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng said the “General Cooperation Agreement” which he signed on behalf of the young nation would mainly focus on specific areas of mutual interests such as industry, petroleum, minerals, agriculture, livestock, tourism, sports and health.“The agreement will encourage exchange of knowledge, technical expertise and promote on-ground investments,” he…