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South Sudan govt refuses to sign peace as sanction deadline ends ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan's government refused to sign a peace deal with rebels Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but will return to finalise an agreement within 15 days, mediators said.Rebel chief Riek Machar however said he had signed a deal, and called on President Salva Kiir to join."It was an opportunity for us to end the war," Machar said."We call on President Kiir to reconsider his position so that they can sign and we can go forward," he added.The secretary-general of the ruling party Pagan Amum also signed the deal, but mediators said he was not representing the government.Kiir -- who watched the signing and briefly shook hands with Machar -- had warned from the start of talks it would not be possible to sign a credible peace deal because rebel forces have split.Powerful rebel general Peter Gadet and other key commanders last week accused Machar of seeking ...

Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN NIAMEY: At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations said Friday.The bad weather has destroyed 2,170 homes and flooded nearly 545 hectares of agricultural land, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.Around 3,100 displaced victims are currently living in schools or have been taken in by host families, the agency ...
Guinea-Bissau president dissolves govt after row with PM BISSAU: Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following a row with the prime minister, a presidential decree said on Thursday. "The government headed by Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira has been dissolved," it said.The west African country, which returned to civilian rule last year, has been plagued by coups since independence from Portugal in 1974.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria KANO: At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram militants, a medical source and witnesses said.The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said."We have received at least 47 dead bodies and ...
South Africa to review visa rules that hit tourism PRETORIA: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday ministers would review new visa rules that have hit tourism and stoked tensions within the ruling party. Last year South Africa implemented regulations requiring visitors to provide biometric data when applying for visas, a problem for people in large countries like China, which only has South African consulates in Beijing and Shanghai. Further rules implemented in June require parents to carry unabridged birth certificates for their ...
Burundi says suspects in killing of general arrested BUJUMBURA: Burundi's prosecutor on Sunday said the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza had been identified and "a certain number" had been arrested.General Adolphe Nshimirimana, widely seen as Burundi's de-facto internal security chief, was killed in a rocket attack on August 2. He was a close aide of President Nkurunziza, whose successful bid for a third term has fuelled violence resulting in about a hundred deaths, a crackdown on protests and ...
Mali hotel siege ends, hostages freed BAMAKO: Malian special forces backed by French soldiers ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali early on Saturday, freeing four hostages being held there by suspected militants, a defence ministry spokesman said."It seems to be over and it has ended well," said Colonel Diaran Kon?. "We freed the four hostages. But unfortunately we also found three bodies at the site."He did not give the nationalities of the freed hostages or the dead. Ukraine ...


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