Mines Director Katto Orders All Illegal Artisanal Miners Out of Mines

[Oil in Uganda] In a new twist that arguably contradicts government rhetoric on Artisanal and Small Scale Miners (ASMs) in the country, the Director, Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM) in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, E…

[Oil in Uganda] In a new twist that arguably contradicts government rhetoric on Artisanal and Small Scale Miners (ASMs) in the country, the Director, Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM) in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Edwards Kato, has ordered all illegal artisanal miners to vacate the respective mines.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Arrests U.S. Citizen Over Robert Mugabe ‘Goblin’ Tweet

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe police have detained US citizen Martha O’Donovan for allegedly referring to President Robert Mugabe as a “goblin” on Twitter. It is the first arrest since the launch of a ministry to control social media.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe police have detained US citizen Martha O'Donovan for allegedly referring to President Robert Mugabe as a "goblin" on Twitter. It is the first arrest since the launch of a ministry to control social media.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

British Woman Suspected to Have Been Pushed Off Balcony By Kenyan Musician Detained in Hospital

[Nairobi News] A British woman who fell off a balcony after a row with her fiancé has been detained at the Nairobi Women Hospital after failing to raise more than Sh3million to secure her discharge.

[Nairobi News] A British woman who fell off a balcony after a row with her fiancé has been detained at the Nairobi Women Hospital after failing to raise more than Sh3million to secure her discharge.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Juliani Organizes Concert for Kenya’s ‘Forgotten’ Hip Hop Pioneers Kalamashaka

[Nairobi News] Soft spoken rapper Julius Owino popularly known as Juliani is organizing a mega fund raising concert in Dandora to help out Kenyan hip hop pioneer group Kalamashaka who are living in misery.

[Nairobi News] Soft spoken rapper Julius Owino popularly known as Juliani is organizing a mega fund raising concert in Dandora to help out Kenyan hip hop pioneer group Kalamashaka who are living in misery.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Militants Killed As Pro-ISIS Leader Targeted in U.S. Strikes

[Dalsan Radio] On Nov 4, 2017, US airstrikes hit Buqo area in Bari region of northeastern Somalia targeting leader of the Pro Islamic State militants Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin.

[Dalsan Radio] On Nov 4, 2017, US airstrikes hit Buqo area in Bari region of northeastern Somalia targeting leader of the Pro Islamic State militants Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Election Crisis a Struggle Over Elite Power

[IRIN] Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya – its citizens or a historically entrenched political elite.

[IRIN] Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya's political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It's a deeper question: it's about who owns Kenya - its citizens or a historically entrenched political elite.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pistorius Prosecution Argues for Longer Prison Term

[VOA] South African prosecutors on Friday argued that disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should serve nine additional years in prison after being convicted of murdering his girlfriend. The move is yet another twist in the now four-year-long saga tha…

[VOA] South African prosecutors on Friday argued that disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should serve nine additional years in prison after being convicted of murdering his girlfriend. The move is yet another twist in the now four-year-long saga that followed the 2013 shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Militants End Oil Hub Cease-fire

[VOA] A Nigerian militant group whose attacks on energy facilities in the Niger Delta last year helped push Africa’s biggest economy into recession said Friday that it had ended its cease-fire.

[VOA] A Nigerian militant group whose attacks on energy facilities in the Niger Delta last year helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession said Friday that it had ended its cease-fire.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria