Kenya, Tanzania Aim to Reset Economic Partnership

Tanzania’s president is making his first state visit to Kenya since taking office last October, in a bid to improve relations strained by economic competition.Kenya is “quite important to Tanzania,” President John Magufuli told reporters upon arriving …

IGAD and Uganda Readies for 1st Ministerial Meeting on Migration

As the date for the IGAD Regional Ministerial Meeting on Migration draws closer, the National Organising Committee (NOC) held several sessions to prepare the first ever meeting at that level on the subject in Uganda.During the 25th October at a plannin…

SOUTH AFRICA DESTROYS 23,000 ILLEGAL FIREARMS

Some 23,000 illegal firearms confiscated by the South African police were destroyed in a foundry in Germiston, Gauteng province, as part of efforts to fight that scourge in the country.The largest confiscations were made in Western Cape province (3,461…

ICC May be Flawed, But It’s Far From Finished in Africa

South Africa and Burundi have sent letters of intent to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to the U.N. secretary-general. Gambia says it will do the same.These threats are nothing new, says Angela Mudukuti, international criminal justice la…

Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

Every week, IRIN’s editors offer a selection of important and/or interesting resources that may have flown under your radar. This week’s humanitarian reading list:Colombia’s peace conundrumColombia’s negative referendum result may have been a setback o…

UGANDA MULLS CANCELLATION OF LAND TITLES AROUND LAKE VICTORIA

The government of Uganda is considering the cancellation of land titles which were issued to various investors and individuals around Lake Victoria, in a bid to save the biggest lake in Africa and to improve its water quality.State Minister of Water an…

More Defect From South Sudan’s Troubled Yei River State

Yei River County’s commissioner and other local officials defected this week to a SPLM-In Opposition faction loyal to former South Sudan First Vice President Riek Machar, according to Yei River State officials. Bidali Cosmas Wori-Kojo is the second Yei…