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US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North’s testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe widens purge, clearing wife's succession path

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, state media said on Tuesday, in a clear out analysts say is meant to neutralize any resistance to the political rise of his wife, Grace. ...
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US Ends 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

...The sanctions were imposed in 1997......
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Building a more prosperous Africa

China's foreign aid to low-income countries has, over the years, significantly boosted economic development and improved living conditions in the recipient nations....
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Tunisia parliament approves controversial amnesty for Ben Ali-era corruption

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry protests from the opposition and activists outside....
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Kenya's Central Bank Sets Stage for Repeal of Interest Rate Caps

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Wednesday gave the clearest signal that it intends to push for a repeal of the year-old law capping interest rates because of the negative effect it has had on the economy....
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Uganda: UN Probes Tanzania and Uganda Deals With North Korea

Tanzania and Uganda are among several African countries under the United Nations scrutiny for violations of sanctions against North Korea....
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Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johannesburg (AFP) - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations....
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Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to Somalia government

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government....
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Eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday....
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