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Kenya: Foreign Interests Blamed in Escalating Row With Somalia

[Nation] The Kenyan government is making fresh efforts to negotiate with Somalia as a way of ending the maritime conflict between the two countries after the collapse of previous talks, senior government officials have told the Sunday Nation.
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Kenya: Foreign Interests Blamed in Escalating Row With Somalia

[Nation] The Kenyan government is making fresh efforts to negotiate with Somalia as a way of ending the maritime conflict between the two countries after the collapse of previous talks, senior government officials have told the Sunday Nation.

Africa: Africa Needs $98 Million to Contain Ebola Next Month, Says WHO

[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that $98 million (N35.28 billion) is needed to contain the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda as well as other susceptible nations in Africa and
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Africa: Africa Needs $98 Million to Contain Ebola Next Month, Says WHO

[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that $98 million (N35.28 billion) is needed to contain the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda as well as other susceptible nations in Africa and parts of the world.

Nigeria: Eight Million Out-of-School Children in 10 Nigerian States and Abuja - Unicef

[Premium Times] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have eight million out-of-school children.
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Nigeria: Eight Million Out-of-School Children in 10 Nigerian States and Abuja - Unicef

[Premium Times] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have eight million out-of-school children.

Nigeria: 154 Killed, Nine Kidnapped in Separate Attacks

[Premium Times] At least 154 people were killed in different attacks across Nigeria last week. Another nine people were kidnapped in separate incidents, according to Newspaper reports.
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Nigeria: 154 Killed, Nine Kidnapped in Separate Attacks

[Premium Times] At least 154 people were killed in different attacks across Nigeria last week. Another nine people were kidnapped in separate incidents, according to Newspaper reports.

Nigeria: Ruling Party, Opposition Culpable in 2019 Election Violence - EU

[Premium Times] Nigeria's leading parties failed to act to curb violence during the 2019 general elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has said.
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Nigeria: Ruling Party, Opposition Culpable in 2019 Election Violence - EU

[Premium Times] Nigeria's leading parties failed to act to curb violence during the 2019 general elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has said.

Mozambique: No Elephants Poached in a Year At Niassa Wildlife Park

[Deutsche Welle] Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland.
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Mozambique: No Elephants Poached in a Year At Niassa Wildlife Park

[Deutsche Welle] Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland.

Uganda: Ebola Outbreak Puts DR Congo's Neighbors On High-Alert

[Deutsche Welle] The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.
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Uganda: Ebola Outbreak Puts DR Congo's Neighbors On High-Alert

[Deutsche Welle] The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.

Somalia: Somali Civilians, Kenyan Police Officers Killed in Blasts

[Deutsche Welle] A series of explosions have claimed the lives of Kenyan police officers and Somali civilians. The attacks, claimed by al-Shabab jihadists, came after a rival militia executed a group of civilians.
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Somalia: Somali Civilians, Kenyan Police Officers Killed in Blasts

[Deutsche Welle] A series of explosions have claimed the lives of Kenyan police officers and Somali civilians. The attacks, claimed by al-Shabab jihadists, came after a rival militia executed a group of civilians.

Somalia: Explosion Kills Eight, Injures 16 in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said.
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Somalia: Explosion Kills Eight, Injures 16 in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said.

Sudan: Bashir to Appear in Court On Corruption Charges

[RFI] Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday.
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Sudan: Bashir to Appear in Court On Corruption Charges

[RFI] Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday.

Zimbabwe: Hope of Dialogue Dead After Mnangagwa Gaffe - Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will not join President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) just to massage the Zanu PF frontman's ego.
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Zimbabwe: Hope of Dialogue Dead After Mnangagwa Gaffe - Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will not join President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) just to massage the Zanu PF frontman's ego.

Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Child Trafficker in Anambra

[Daily Trust] The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of a child trafficking syndicate in the state who sold a baby girl for N550,000.
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Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Child Trafficker in Anambra

[Daily Trust] The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of a child trafficking syndicate in the state who sold a baby girl for N550,000.

Uganda: Soldiers Grab Bobi Wine's Promoter From Press Conference

[Monitor] Kampala -UPDF soldiers have arrested Mr Andy John Mukasa, the proprietor of Bajjo Events and Marketing Agency Limited, at a press conference in Kampala.
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Uganda: Soldiers Grab Bobi Wine's Promoter From Press Conference

[Monitor] Kampala -UPDF soldiers have arrested Mr Andy John Mukasa, the proprietor of Bajjo Events and Marketing Agency Limited, at a press conference in Kampala.

South Africa: Three Children Among Fatalities in Horrific Mpumalanga Crash

[News24Wire] A horrific crash claimed the lives of six people in Mpumalanga, with three children aged between two and 13 among the casualties.
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South Africa: Three Children Among Fatalities in Horrific Mpumalanga Crash

[News24Wire] A horrific crash claimed the lives of six people in Mpumalanga, with three children aged between two and 13 among the casualties.

Africa: On the Day of the African Child, Fight for the Rights of Our Girls

[allAfrica] On this year's Day of the African Child on June 16, heads of state, ministers, religious leaders, community leaders, survivors' networks and campaigners will come together for the first ever Africa-led summit on ending Female Genital Mutilation (F
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Africa: On the Day of the African Child, Fight for the Rights of Our Girls

[allAfrica] On this year's Day of the African Child on June 16, heads of state, ministers, religious leaders, community leaders, survivors' networks and campaigners will come together for the first ever Africa-led summit on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.

Uganda: 100 Babies Dead - NGO Wants U.S. Missionary Prosecuted in Virginia

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Missionary Renee Bach, who runs a local non-governmental organisation called Serving His Children in eastern Uganda is being accused of representing herself as a doctor, and treating children in her care. She allegedly took children
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Uganda: 100 Babies Dead - NGO Wants U.S. Missionary Prosecuted in Virginia

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Missionary Renee Bach, who runs a local non-governmental organisation called Serving His Children in eastern Uganda is being accused of representing herself as a doctor, and treating children in her care. She allegedly took children with malnutrition from local hospitals to «treat» them at her organisation - and some of them died.

East Africa: DR Congo applies for admission to East African Community

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Democratic Republic of Congo has formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC).
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East Africa: DR Congo applies for admission to East African Community

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Democratic Republic of Congo has formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC).

Swaziland: Is Speaking Truth to Swazi Royal Power Bringing Slow Change?

[ISS] Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans of King Mswati III and his many wives. So it's hardly surprising that few outsiders - and not even many ins
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Swaziland: Is Speaking Truth to Swazi Royal Power Bringing Slow Change?

[ISS] Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans of King Mswati III and his many wives. So it's hardly surprising that few outsiders - and not even many insiders apparently - have been paying attention to quite encouraging recent political developments.

Africa: African Takes Toronto Raptors to Historic NBA Victory

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Toronto Raptors have made history by winning the first NBA championship in their 24-year history, beating the Golden State Warriors, 114-110, in Game 6 of the finals on Thursday night, the Guardian reports.
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Africa: African Takes Toronto Raptors to Historic NBA Victory

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Toronto Raptors have made history by winning the first NBA championship in their 24-year history, beating the Golden State Warriors, 114-110, in Game 6 of the finals on Thursday night, the Guardian reports.

Africa: This Contraception Study Hopes to Put HIV Risk Question to Rest

[allAfrica] Durban -On June 13, at 2pm, Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcome (ECHO) scientists will announce if there is truly an increased risk of HIV acquisition associated with use of hormonal contraception at the 9th SA AIDS conference at a
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Africa: This Contraception Study Hopes to Put HIV Risk Question to Rest

[allAfrica] Durban -On June 13, at 2pm, Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcome (ECHO) scientists will announce if there is truly an increased risk of HIV acquisition associated with use of hormonal contraception at the 9th SA AIDS conference at a session about the ECHO study.

Nigeria: Five People Injured As Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt Mall

[This Day] Port Harcourt -Several persons were said to have been seriously injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday.
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Nigeria: Five People Injured As Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt Mall

[This Day] Port Harcourt -Several persons were said to have been seriously injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday.

Zimbabwe: Vice-President's Cousin and Critic in Hospital After Fatal Accident

[New Zimbabwe] Government critic and self-styled street preacher Apostle Talent Chiwenga (34), was Wednesday involved in a fatal road accident that killed three people he was travelling with.
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Zimbabwe: Vice-President's Cousin and Critic in Hospital After Fatal Accident

[New Zimbabwe] Government critic and self-styled street preacher Apostle Talent Chiwenga (34), was Wednesday involved in a fatal road accident that killed three people he was travelling with.

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Named in Bosasa Report, Public Protector Confirms

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed in a letter to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane that President Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in her investigation into the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa chief Gavin W
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South Africa: President Ramaphosa Named in Bosasa Report, Public Protector Confirms

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed in a letter to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane that President Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in her investigation into the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa chief Gavin Watson, Business Day reports.

Nigeria: Our Girls Need You!

[allAfrica] Five years ago, in April 2014, the world gaped in horror at the news that Boko Haram insurgents had swarmed out of the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State to kidnap some 200 girls in the village of Chibok. As you may recall, the #
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Nigeria: Our Girls Need You!

[allAfrica] Five years ago, in April 2014, the world gaped in horror at the news that Boko Haram insurgents had swarmed out of the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State to kidnap some 200 girls in the village of Chibok. As you may recall, the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag trended worldwide in protest of this crime against humanity. For the moment, it seemed the whole world embraced the hostages as «our girls» in recognition that we humans are all in a sense one family. The whole world rallied. Nobel laurea

Africa: Next Week's U.S.-Africa Summit a 'Unique' Initiative Promoting Closer Economic Ties -- CCA CEO Liser

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The largest gathering of American and African government and business leaders is set to begin on June 18 in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. Organized every two years since 1997 by the Washington, DC-based Corporate Council on Afric
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Africa: Next Week's U.S.-Africa Summit a 'Unique' Initiative Promoting Closer Economic Ties -- CCA CEO Liser

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The largest gathering of American and African government and business leaders is set to begin on June 18 in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. Organized every two years since 1997 by the Washington, DC-based Corporate Council on Africa, this year's U.S.-Africa Business Summit is the third to be held in Africa. In an interview, CCA CEO and President Florizelle (Florie) Liser outlines plans for what she describes as a 'unique' high-level event.

Botswana: High Court Scraps Anti-Gay Laws

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Botswana's High Court has overturned a law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations. Under section 164 of Botswana's Penal Code, same sex relations was an offense that carried a maximum sentence of seven years' imprisonment.
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Botswana: High Court Scraps Anti-Gay Laws

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Botswana's High Court has overturned a law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations. Under section 164 of Botswana's Penal Code, same sex relations was an offense that carried a maximum sentence of seven years' imprisonment.

Kenya: State House Intruder Incident Sparks Mental Health Debate

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Although the Kenyan police are still investigating the motive behind the incident in which a man was shot and injured after he jumped over the State House fence, detectives are convinced that he may have been mentally distressed, Capita
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Kenya: State House Intruder Incident Sparks Mental Health Debate

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Although the Kenyan police are still investigating the motive behind the incident in which a man was shot and injured after he jumped over the State House fence, detectives are convinced that he may have been mentally distressed, Capital FM reports.

Nigeria: Buhari Rode to Power On Widespread Violence - Human Rights Watch

[Premium Times] The Nigeria elections in 2019 that gave President Muhammadu Buhari a second term were marred by political violence, Human Rights Watch has said.
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Nigeria: Buhari Rode to Power On Widespread Violence - Human Rights Watch

[Premium Times] The Nigeria elections in 2019 that gave President Muhammadu Buhari a second term were marred by political violence, Human Rights Watch has said.

South Africa: Meet Ivanah Campbell, The 6-Year-Old Dancer Who Will Blow Your Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A 6-year-old from Port Elizabeth has become an international sensation after a video of her dancing has warmed the hearts of celebrities from halfway across the world thanks to her incredible dance moves.
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South Africa: Meet Ivanah Campbell, The 6-Year-Old Dancer Who Will Blow Your Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A 6-year-old from Port Elizabeth has become an international sensation after a video of her dancing has warmed the hearts of celebrities from halfway across the world thanks to her incredible dance moves.

Botswana: High Court Expected to Rule on Scrapping Anti-Gay Laws

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Botswana's high court is due to rule in a landmark case on gay sex on Tuesday June 10, 2019, AFP reports.
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Botswana: High Court Expected to Rule on Scrapping Anti-Gay Laws

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Botswana's high court is due to rule in a landmark case on gay sex on Tuesday June 10, 2019, AFP reports.

Congo-Kinshasa: Local Leaders Help Turn the Tide On Ebola

[WHO] Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo -Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Local Leaders Help Turn the Tide On Ebola

[WHO] Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo -Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

South Africa: Meet Ivanah Campbell, The 6-Year-Old Dancer That Will Blow Your Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A 6-year-old from Port Elizabeth has become an international sensation after a video of her dancing has warmed the hearts of celebrities from halfway across the world thanks to her incredible dance moves.
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South Africa: Meet Ivanah Campbell, The 6-Year-Old Dancer That Will Blow Your Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A 6-year-old from Port Elizabeth has become an international sensation after a video of her dancing has warmed the hearts of celebrities from halfway across the world thanks to her incredible dance moves.

Kenya: Concern as Reforms at the Polls Body Drag On

[Nation] After the debacle of the 2017 elections and the subsequent resignation of four commissioners, there was a general agreement that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) needed to undergo some reforms ahead of 2022 elections.
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Kenya: Concern as Reforms at the Polls Body Drag On

[Nation] After the debacle of the 2017 elections and the subsequent resignation of four commissioners, there was a general agreement that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) needed to undergo some reforms ahead of 2022 elections.