Across Africa

Ugandan troops pull out of South Sudan

Amidst a new round of talks aimed at salvaging South Sudan’s tattered peace agreement, one of the key conditions of the deal did get underway this week. Ugandan troops stationed in the country to back the government have started their withdrawal.


Also, Oscar Pistorius is quietly released on parole in South Africa. Prosecutors, though, still want his conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to be upgraded from manslaughter to murder. 

And we hear from one of Africa’s biggest names in hip-hop, Ghana’s Sarkodie. He is on his European tour and spoke to us about the tribute he is paying to his grandmother by naming his latest album "Mary".

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