WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and Norway jointly expressed concern on Friday over an agreement between South Sudan's feuding sides to establish a power-sharing government, saying the arrangements were not realistic or sustainable.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party says it will back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported on Friday, a move that would require a constitutional amendment.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with stoking post-election violence in a case watched around the world as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's treatment of opponents.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan lawmakers have rejected a report by two parliamentary committees that recommended the finance minister and a cabinet colleague be investigated over their handling of sugar imports, local newspapers reported on Friday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand slipped to six-week lows early on Friday and government bonds weakened sharply, as slides in the Russian rouble and Turkish lira combined with escalating global trade tensions to knock sentiment towards emerging market assets.