Uncle Cleared of 1999 ‘Rape’

[The Herald] A 67-year-old man, who was being accused of raping his brother’s daughter in 1999, was last Friday acquitted by a Harare magistrate due to lack of evidence. The complainant, who is now 33-years-old, was alleging that her uncle, who was 49-…

[The Herald] A 67-year-old man, who was being accused of raping his brother's daughter in 1999, was last Friday acquitted by a Harare magistrate due to lack of evidence. The complainant, who is now 33-years-old, was alleging that her uncle, who was 49-years-old then, raped her on the day her father was buried.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Quiet Pursuit of War Criminals Signals Hope Against Impunity

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -When jurors in a U.S. Federal Courthouse in the city of Brotherly Love found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S. g…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -When jurors in a U.S. Federal Courthouse in the city of Brotherly Love found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh, aka "Jungle Jabbah," guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S. government officials about his role as a combatant in the Liberian Civil War, last week, it marked the latest in a series of attempts by forces outside Liberia to bring perpetrators of the country's bloody civil war to book.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Hormud Telecom’s Response to Bombing Victims Draws Praise

[Shabelle] As a truck bomb just struck a crowded junction in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing hundreds people and injured many others, an emergency response would have been the most critical action one could have taken to save lives.

[Shabelle] As a truck bomb just struck a crowded junction in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing hundreds people and injured many others, an emergency response would have been the most critical action one could have taken to save lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

AMISOM and UN Join Somalia in Mourning Victims of Mogadishu Attack

[Shabelle] Top African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations officials yesterday joined the Federal Government of Somalia in mourning the victims of last weekend’s bomb attack.

[Shabelle] Top African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations officials yesterday joined the Federal Government of Somalia in mourning the victims of last weekend's bomb attack.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Liberia National Union Endorses Coalition for Democratic Change

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The leadership of Liberian National Union (LINU), one of the opposition political parties, has unanimously agreed to endorse the candidacy of Sen. George Weah and Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor of the Coalition for Democratic Chan…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The leadership of Liberian National Union (LINU), one of the opposition political parties, has unanimously agreed to endorse the candidacy of Sen. George Weah and Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) for President and Vice President for the second round of the Presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

National ID Card Enrolment Hits 23.3 Million

[Leadership] Lagos -Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, said the agency has far enrolled 23.3 million Nigerians for the national identification numbers (NINs) up from seven million in Novem…

[Leadership] Lagos -Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, said the agency has far enrolled 23.3 million Nigerians for the national identification numbers (NINs) up from seven million in November 2015 when he took over the mantle of leadership.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Digital Broadcasting and the Way Forward (I)

[Leadership] As a media communication stakeholder, this writer is often attracted to the much talked about issue of digital switch-over which the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has commenced in phases. In Abuja, the federal government recently …

[Leadership] As a media communication stakeholder, this writer is often attracted to the much talked about issue of digital switch-over which the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has commenced in phases. In Abuja, the federal government recently switched on digital television broadcasting signposting the gradual discontinuation of analogue broadcasting. Though the Abuja digital switch-over came months after it was done in Jos, Plateau state but it is still worth celebrating. The Abuja end of the exercise is handl

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Christian Pilgrims to Fly From 7 International Airports – NCPC Boss

[Leadership] Abuja -The executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. UJa Tor Uja has disclosed that the Commission would fly Nigerian pilgrims to the Holy Land this year from seven International Airports in Nigeria.

[Leadership] Abuja -The executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. UJa Tor Uja has disclosed that the Commission would fly Nigerian pilgrims to the Holy Land this year from seven International Airports in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Elumelu, Utomi, Lapo Boss, Task Govt On Barriers to SMEs’ Growth

[Leadership] Lagos -Founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, Prof. Pat Utomi and founder of Life Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), Godwin Ehigiamusoe, have said weak institutions had posed a significant drag on the nation’s economic growth.

[Leadership] Lagos -Founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, Prof. Pat Utomi and founder of Life Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), Godwin Ehigiamusoe, have said weak institutions had posed a significant drag on the nation's economic growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria