Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence

[ICG] Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organised, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa Program Director Rinaldo Depagne says the jihadist assault further exposes worrying weakness in the Burkinabé security forces.

[ICG] Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organised, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa Program Director Rinaldo Depagne says the jihadist assault further exposes worrying weakness in the Burkinabé security forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

‘Govt Budget Should Prioritise Youth’

[Namibian] National Youth Council director Calista Schwartz-Gowases says they expect this year’s national budget to cater for more youth developmental projects and priorities.

[Namibian] National Youth Council director Calista Schwartz-Gowases says they expect this year's national budget to cater for more youth developmental projects and priorities.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Grand Parade Traders Squeezed By City Ahead of Cycle Tour

[News24Wire] Traders on the Grand Parade in Cape Town are up in arms. They have been squeezed behind a fence erected in preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour from March 8 to 11, according to a recent GroundUp report.

[News24Wire] Traders on the Grand Parade in Cape Town are up in arms. They have been squeezed behind a fence erected in preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour from March 8 to 11, according to a recent GroundUp report.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Confiscates Illegally Caught Fish in Zambezi

[Namibian] The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has confiscated 191,05 kilogrammes of fresh fish and three bags of dry fish estimated to be 50 kilogrammes during the closing season in the Zambezi region.

[Namibian] The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has confiscated 191,05 kilogrammes of fresh fish and three bags of dry fish estimated to be 50 kilogrammes during the closing season in the Zambezi region.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Buliisa Residents Demand Affirmative Action On Land and Property Ownership

[Oil in Uganda] Residents of the oil-rich Buliisa district have petitioned Government to implement for them an affirmative action programme intended to protect their land rights.

[Oil in Uganda] Residents of the oil-rich Buliisa district have petitioned Government to implement for them an affirmative action programme intended to protect their land rights.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Liberia Now Needs More Attention, Not Less

[ISS] It appeared to be business as usual in Liberia. The cooling sea breeze brought relief to the sticky air, the town was alive with shops and stalls, and the traffic moved slowly but unhindered. Yet 5 February 2018 marked a turning point in the coun…

[ISS] It appeared to be business as usual in Liberia. The cooling sea breeze brought relief to the sticky air, the town was alive with shops and stalls, and the traffic moved slowly but unhindered. Yet 5 February 2018 marked a turning point in the country's history.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Did You Know ?

[Daily News] In Tanzania GOMBE National Park (often, but incorrectly, called “Gombe Stream National Park”), is located in western Kigoma Region, Tanzania, 10 miles (20 km) north of Kigoma, the capital of Kigoma Region.

[Daily News] In Tanzania GOMBE National Park (often, but incorrectly, called "Gombe Stream National Park"), is located in western Kigoma Region, Tanzania, 10 miles (20 km) north of Kigoma, the capital of Kigoma Region.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania