Mali, Burkina Faso Attacks Boost Calls for G5 Anti-Jihadi Force At UN

[RFI] Jihadi attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso overshadowed Tuesday’s UN Security Council meeting, which discussed efforts to establish peace in Africa. Delegates were mulling plans to roll out an all-African force in the Sahel to tackle the armed Islam…

[RFI] Jihadi attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso overshadowed Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting, which discussed efforts to establish peace in Africa. Delegates were mulling plans to roll out an all-African force in the Sahel to tackle the armed Islamist threat, but the plan has been beset by challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Ban Importation of Skin Bleaching Creams, Don Tells Nigerian Govt

[Premium Times] An immunologist and Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ganiyu Arinola, has called for a ban on the importation of bleaching creams.

[Premium Times] An immunologist and Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ganiyu Arinola, has called for a ban on the importation of bleaching creams.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NADECO Plans U.S. Conference to Address Separatist Concerns

[This Day] Port Harcourt -The pro-democracy group, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), has said it would collaborate with the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS) to hold a conference in Washington, D.C., United States to discuss …

[This Day] Port Harcourt -The pro-democracy group, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), has said it would collaborate with the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS) to hold a conference in Washington, D.C., United States to discuss the future of Nigeria considering the series of separatist agitations in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Rent’ a Child Industry Fueling Lucrative Street Begging in Nairobi

[Capital FM] Nairobi on a July weekday is cold and almost frosty. Trench coats, pullovers, gloves, and scarves can be spotted up and about as city residents run around town minding their business.

[Capital FM] Nairobi on a July weekday is cold and almost frosty. Trench coats, pullovers, gloves, and scarves can be spotted up and about as city residents run around town minding their business.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

WFP Begins Food Distributions for Thousands Displaced By Conflict in Kasai Region of DRC

[WFP] Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assis…

[WFP] Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assist 250,000 vulnerable persons in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces from September to December 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Swazi King’s University Flop

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III failed in his promise to have a new SADC-wide university up and running in Swaziland before his time as chair of the organisation ends this week (August 2017).

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III failed in his promise to have a new SADC-wide university up and running in Swaziland before his time as chair of the organisation ends this week (August 2017).

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

President’s Cartoon – Senegalese Journalist Freed From Six Weeks’ Detention

[MFWA] A Senegalese journalist was released on August 11, 2017 after spending over a month in detention for sharing a cartoon of President Macky Sall on whatsApp.

[MFWA] A Senegalese journalist was released on August 11, 2017 after spending over a month in detention for sharing a cartoon of President Macky Sall on whatsApp.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Revenue Authority Denies Holding Onto Cancer Machine

[Observer] Uganda Revenue Authority has denied claims that it is delaying clearance of the radiotherapy machine which was expected to be unveiled at the Uganda Cancer Institute this morning.

[Observer] Uganda Revenue Authority has denied claims that it is delaying clearance of the radiotherapy machine which was expected to be unveiled at the Uganda Cancer Institute this morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda