APRNEWS - In an interesting reversal of roles, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will mediate peace talks between the government of neighbouring Sudan and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones.
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APRNEWS - Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government sources said.
APRNEWS - French rescue workers were searching for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed Monday in the centre of the southern city of Marseille.
APRNEWS - The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 180 lives.
The latest outbreak is spreading in the highly-restive northeastern region of North Kivu, which is home to a clutch of armed groups.
APRNEWS - Thousands of Central American migrants are marching towards the United States in their quest for asylum.
The migrants have been undertaking a gruelling journey through a part of Mexico.
APRNEWS - A two-day African security forum was set to open in Dakar on Monday amid concerns about funding for a much-trumpeted initiative to bind five Sahel countries into an anti-terror force.
APRNEWS - Celebrated African diva and pop star Tiwa Savage made history on Sunday as she became the first Nigerian female artist to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs).
Tiwa was up against stiff competition from fellow Nigerian act Davido, South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah, Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.
APRNEWS - Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.
Dar es Salaam's powerful governor, Paul Makonda, urged citizens last Monday to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups in a country where anti-gay rhetoric has soared in recent years.
APRNEWS - US sanctions against importers of Iranian oil threaten the crude oil market's precarious balance and risk surging prices, all under Saudi Arabia's watchful gaze, according to experts.
APRNEWS - Pep Guardiola said managing in England is a "dream come true" as he was honoured by the Football Writers' Association fresh from a 6-1 Premier League victory against Southampton.