UN chief calls on South Sudan leaders to finalize peace deal
Tuesday August 7 2018
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the signing of a power-sharing deal by South Sudan's leaders and urged them to act quickly to reach a final agreement and end their nearly five-year war. PHOTO | SUMY SADURNI | AFP
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar signed the deal Sunday in Khartoum that will see Machar return to the government as the first of five vice presidents.
Teachers jailed for high school exam cheating in Senegal
Friday July 13 2018
Forty-two people -- including a headmaster, teachers and students -- were accused of charges including "criminal conspiracy, fraud and fraudulently obtaining undue material benefits" after baccalaureate papers were leaked in July 2017.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered that military "sharp-shooters" and a "fleet" of armoured pick-up trucks would be put at the disposal of MPs who, he said in a directive to the finance ministry, were being "singled out" for attacks.
The development comes after the death or disappearance of some 30 people following deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and Democratic Republic of Congo forces, which erupted on the lake late last week.