African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court

February 1, 2017 CR News Desk 0

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with unspecified reservations, an African Union official said on Wednesday after this week’s African Union summit. The official did not give details about […]

Fresh fighting flares up in South Sudan

January 30, 2017 CR News Desk 0

Fresh clashes have erupted around Malakal in South Sudan’s oil-producing northern region. Both government troops and fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar are blaming each other for the violence. Renewed fighting has once again been reported around South Sudan’s second largest city, Malakal. The […]

Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

January 17, 2017 CR News Desk 0

A Kenyan MP has asked women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters for the 8 August elections. Mishi Mboko, the women’s representative for the coastal city of Mombasa, says it was the best strategy to shore up opposition votes. “Women, […]

The aftermath of Nigeria’s fight against corruption

December 29, 2016 CR News Desk 0

Officials have luxury cars, but can’t afford gas. It’s a tough time in Nigeria’s civil service. The government money that sloshed through bureaucrats’ personal accounts until last year has dried up, leaving many facing a novel fate: They have to survive on their salaries. Stories […]