Sporadic gunshots were heard in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria's biggest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters that sparked condemnation at home and abroad.
[White House] President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan's historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region.
[United States Senate] Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a Senate resolution calling on the Government of Tanzania and all parties to ensure free and fair elections ahead of the country's October 2020 electoral cycle. Since President John Magufuli's election in 2015, Tanzanians have witnessed significant erosions of political rights.
[WFP] Bujumbura -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Special Advisor on Mother and Child Health, Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, visited Burundi for a week to encourage the mission of the government and WFP to improve the nutritional health of mothers and children.
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a game changer for investment on the continent which in recent years has seen foreign direct investment (FDI) continuing to weaken, Regional Integration and Trade Division Director at the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA), Stephen Karingi underscored.
[MSF] Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July and rising river levels are worsening the crisis.
[Capital FM] Mombasa -- Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her bodyguard Geoffrey Okuto, a co-suspect in a murder case, were Friday released on Sh4 million and Sh1.5mn cash bail respectively after spending four nights in police custody in relation to an active murder case.
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday promised to ensure his campaign pledges on matters stadiums are achieved as he officially launched the construction of the Sh415 million Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.