Category: World

South Sudan Signs Truce Deal With Rebels

South Sudan’s government and rebels have signed a ceasefire deal that many hopes will put a pause to five weeks of fighting that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians in the world’s newest country. The peace deal, signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday by representatives of President Salva Kiir and Riek…

Libya Declares State Of Emergency

Libya has declared a state of emergency as the air force attacked gunmen in the remote south to end unrest between rival armed groups that have been clashing for days. The General National Congress, Libya’s highest political authority, took the decision on Saturday during an “extraordinary session” after the parliament put the army on alert…

‘Bad Weather’ Delays Morsi’s Trial

The judge in the trial of Egypt’s ousted president has ordered the hearings adjourned until February 1 after bad weather prevented bringing Mohamed Morsi to court, according to state media. State media reported that the helicopter that was to fly Morsi from a prison near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to the court in Cairo…

Tanzania has been thrown into mourning following the death of the country’s Finance Minister, William Mgimwa. The minister died on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in a Pretoria hospital in South Africa. The South African Government, on Friday, confirmed the passing away of Mgimwa in their country. He died after undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.…

Us Congress Leaders Back Obama On Syria

US President Barack Obama won his first major victories on securing Congress support for strikes on Syria, with senior members on both sides of the House of Representatives saying they would back him. The House speaker and top Republican in Congress, John Boehner, said on Tuesday that he would support the president’s motion for strikes…