Countdown to the Country’s Fifth General Election

[This is Africa] Sierra Leone is headed to the polls and the stakes are high as the country selects a new president, parliament and local councils. Each presidential contender is fighting for a position that has been plagued by corruption and the misma…

[This is Africa] Sierra Leone is headed to the polls and the stakes are high as the country selects a new president, parliament and local councils. Each presidential contender is fighting for a position that has been plagued by corruption and the mismanagement of a staggering Ebola outbreak and devastating mudslides.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Tax Dispute With Uganda Taxman Adds New Twist to Crane Bank Saga

[East African] When Uganda’s High Court referred a tax case filed by Crane Bank and one of its shareholders against Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to mutual agreement procedures, it offered temporary relief to affected taxpayers but raised uncertainty …

[East African] When Uganda's High Court referred a tax case filed by Crane Bank and one of its shareholders against Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to mutual agreement procedures, it offered temporary relief to affected taxpayers but raised uncertainty over the settlement of the financial liabilities of the collapsed bank.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Journalists Harassed at Opposition Press Conference

[Zimbabwe Standard] The MDC Alliance on Friday was forced to abandon Harvest House for fear of violence after some youths at the MDC-T headquarters threatened to assault journalists.

[Zimbabwe Standard] The MDC Alliance on Friday was forced to abandon Harvest House for fear of violence after some youths at the MDC-T headquarters threatened to assault journalists.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Impound 700 Boda Bodas

[Monitor] Authorities in Kampala have impounded more than 700 boda bodas since January 2018 in a traffic police operation to clamp down on lawless riders.

[Monitor] Authorities in Kampala have impounded more than 700 boda bodas since January 2018 in a traffic police operation to clamp down on lawless riders.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Illegal Sand Mining Danger to Lake Victoria Basin

[Monitor] The Lake Victoria basin ecosystem is experiencing unprecedented levels of environmental degradation. This is occasioned by deforestation, reclamation of wetlands for agriculture, disposal of untreated industrial effluent and unplanned human s…

[Monitor] The Lake Victoria basin ecosystem is experiencing unprecedented levels of environmental degradation. This is occasioned by deforestation, reclamation of wetlands for agriculture, disposal of untreated industrial effluent and unplanned human settlement

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mugabe Loyalists Plot Mnangagwa Poll Ambush

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Cabinet minister Ambrose Mutinhiri has become the first senior Zanu PF leader to quit the ruling party in protest against former president Robert Mugabe’s ouster by the army amid indications the ex-ruler’s loyalists are mobil…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Cabinet minister Ambrose Mutinhiri has become the first senior Zanu PF leader to quit the ruling party in protest against former president Robert Mugabe's ouster by the army amid indications the ex-ruler's loyalists are mobilising to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S. Secretary of State to Hold Talks With Kenyatta

[Nation] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold talks with President Kenyatta later this week but is not expected to meet with Raila Odinga, the State Department’s top Africa official said on Monday.

[Nation] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold talks with President Kenyatta later this week but is not expected to meet with Raila Odinga, the State Department's top Africa official said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Isabel dos Santos Denies Allegations of Graft at Oil Firm

[VOA] Isabel dos Santos, the former head of Angola’s state-owned Sonangol oil company, is denying her successor’s allegations that she engaged in questionable business dealings related to the firm.

[VOA] Isabel dos Santos, the former head of Angola's state-owned Sonangol oil company, is denying her successor's allegations that she engaged in questionable business dealings related to the firm.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola