Fights have been over scarce grazing for cattleSouth Sudan's President SalvaKiir has declared a state of emergency in three states and ordered animmediate disarmament exercise. In a statement releasedon Monday night, Mr Kiir ordered his military chiefs to mobiliseenough forces and equipment to enforce a state of emergency for up to threemonths. He also authorised them to use force if armed civilians did not laydown their weapons peacefully. And he has political backing.
A Nigerian woman is set to make history if she wins Romania's version of The Voice. Meriam Jane Nduibisi received a standing ovation following her performance on Sunday's live show:One of the judges ripped the buzzer off his chair in excitement to show his interest in mentoring Nduibisi. All the judges turned their chairs unanimously in approval of her singing talent. This marks a big change in attitudes in the country towards outsiders according to Romanian equality campaigner Ana Craciun.
Shares in the global retailer Steinhoff, which has its roots in Germany and is headquartered in South Africa, are still falling. It comes in a week where the company announced that it has "accounting irregularities" and that its chief executive, Markus Jooste, had resigned. The shares are down another 30% on Thursday - they've lost 75% of their value on the Frankfurt and Johannesburg stock exchanges this week. Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada and JP Morgan have downgraded their views on the shares.
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Selecting a term
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