Africa – 27 February 2015

Explosions in Nigerian Towns in North Kill at Least 34

Explosions in Nigeria’s north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday.

NY Times

African Union’s ICC push back likely to continue under Mugabe
AMNESTY International says increasing power of radical groups such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram in Africa is one of the main concerns in its 2014 annual report launched at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Thursday, 25th February.

Business Day


Southern Africa: SADC Completes Industrial Strategy Interim Report

THE SADC member states have completed an interim report outlining the regional industrialisation strategy expected to prioritise value addition and beneficiation.The interim report, prepared by experts, was presented to the SADC Ministerial Taskforce on Regional Economic Integration which is holding a series of meetings in Harare to reflect on progress and give guidance to expedite the development of regional industrial strategy.

All Africa


Southern Africa: SADC Troika Meeting On Lesotho Underway

The SADC Troika of Heads of State and Government are currently meeting in Pretoria to discuss the political and security situation as well as preparations for the upcoming election in Lesotho.

All Africa