African free trade zone takes effect: African Union

ADDIS ABABA, An African free-trade zone came into force on Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a continent-wide market of 1.2 billion people worth US$2.5 trillion.

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African free trade zone takes effect: African Union

ADDIS ABABA, An African free-trade zone came into force on Thursday, a step toward creating what the African Union (AU) hopes will be a continent-wide market of 1.2 billion people worth US$2.5 trillion.

This is …

South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Renewed UNSC Sanctions

JUBA/WASHINGTON South Sudan's government is reacting angrily to the United Nations Security Council's move to renew sanctions on that country for another year, including an arms embargo. A South Sudan official warned continuing sanctions would …

Al-Jazeera Says Sudan Shut Down Bureau Amid Sit-In Threat

KHARTOUM, SUDAN The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country's military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring about former ruler Omar al-Bashir's ouster …

Amnesty Suspends Zimbabwe Branch After Fraud Probe

HARARE Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Amnesty issued a statement saying "an extensive forensic …

Amnesty Suspends Zimbabwe Branch After Fraud Probe

HARARE Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Amnesty issued a statement saying "an extensive forensic …

UN Chief Names US Diplomat as His Somalia Envoy

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday named a new envoy for Somalia, nearly five months after his previous representative was declared persona non grata and expelled.

Career U.S. diplomat James Swan will be …

UN Chief Names US Diplomat as His Somalia Envoy

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday named a new envoy for Somalia, nearly five months after his previous representative was declared persona non grata and expelled.

Career U.S. diplomat James Swan will be …