Kiraitu to Fund Man Who Vowed to Sell Plot for Kenyatta Campaign

[Nation] Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi has offered to finance a 78-year-old man who wants to sell all his property in order to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the region.

[Nation] Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi has offered to finance a 78-year-old man who wants to sell all his property in order to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ogbeh’s Border Closure Threat

[This Day] The recent threat by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh that the federal government would shut the land borders with neighbouring countries due to large scale smuggling of rice into Nigeria raises serious que…

[This Day] The recent threat by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh that the federal government would shut the land borders with neighbouring countries due to large scale smuggling of rice into Nigeria raises serious questions. Since Nigeria has hundreds of porous border posts while illegal movement of people and goods flow almost freely on a daily basis, how does Ogbeh intend to make good his threat?

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Church Leaders Accuse IEBC of Complacency

[Nation] Religious leaders have accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of complacency in determining candidates to vie in the August 8 polls.

[Nation] Religious leaders have accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of complacency in determining candidates to vie in the August 8 polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UN Apologises to Nigeria Over Human Rights Issues

[Vanguard] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein has apologised to the Federal Government for describing Nigeria as being an “uncooperative” member and blocking multiple UN expert visits to human rights hot spots.

[Vanguard] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein has apologised to the Federal Government for describing Nigeria as being an "uncooperative" member and blocking multiple UN expert visits to human rights hot spots.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Three Soldiers Killed, Two Injured in Jowhar Attack

[Shabelle] At least three Somali government soldiers were reported to have been killed, and two others wounded in an overnight attack on Jowhar airstrip, officials and presidents said.

[Shabelle] At least three Somali government soldiers were reported to have been killed, and two others wounded in an overnight attack on Jowhar airstrip, officials and presidents said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Al-Shabaab Claims Killing 61 in Puntland Army Base Raid

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, a senior official said, and the group said it had killed at least 61 soldiers in the fighting.

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, a senior official said, and the group said it had killed at least 61 soldiers in the fighting.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia