Morocco’s AU Membership – Has Unity Finally Been Achieved?

[The Conversation Africa] The African Union (AU) has always considered Morocco the only country missing from its fold. After a 33-year absence, it was recently admitted to the continental body to become its 55th member.

[The Conversation Africa] The African Union (AU) has always considered Morocco the only country missing from its fold. After a 33-year absence, it was recently admitted to the continental body to become its 55th member.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Ugandan Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clashes With M23 Rebels

[Observer] A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier was shot dead and another injured during a gunfire exchange between Ugandan troops and suspected M23 rebels in Kisoro district.

[Observer] A Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier was shot dead and another injured during a gunfire exchange between Ugandan troops and suspected M23 rebels in Kisoro district.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Chimamanda Adichie Is Elected Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

[This is Africa] Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recorded yet another remarkable achievement, being elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. Adichie was elected alongside British novelist Zadie …

[This is Africa] Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recorded yet another remarkable achievement, being elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. Adichie was elected alongside British novelist Zadie Smith. Congratulations to the two on the honour.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Exiled Rwandan Priest Declares Alternative Cabinet

[East African] Exiled Catholic church prelate-turned-opposition politician Thomas Nahimana’s political credentials were put to the test after some members of the “exiled alternative government” he formed pulled out.

[East African] Exiled Catholic church prelate-turned-opposition politician Thomas Nahimana's political credentials were put to the test after some members of the "exiled alternative government" he formed pulled out.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Burundi to Wait Longer to Join SADC

[East African] Burundi will have to wait longer to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) after a ministerial meeting ruled out against immediate admission of the country to the 15-member regional bloc.

[East African] Burundi will have to wait longer to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) after a ministerial meeting ruled out against immediate admission of the country to the 15-member regional bloc.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Kenya Bans State Advertising in Private Media

[East African] The Kenyan government has banned state advertising, including tenders and job applications, in commercial media, in a move, it says, will help it save money.

[East African] The Kenyan government has banned state advertising, including tenders and job applications, in commercial media, in a move, it says, will help it save money.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Government Probes Dar Firm Over ‘Erroneous’ Labelling

[East African] After tendering an apology to the government over misleading branding of its products, the Minjingu Fertiliser Company is being probed over corporate management, tax compliance, standards compliance and fair competition in business.

[East African] After tendering an apology to the government over misleading branding of its products, the Minjingu Fertiliser Company is being probed over corporate management, tax compliance, standards compliance and fair competition in business.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kenya-U.S. Direct Flights Herald Trade, Tourism Boom for East Africa

[East African] Trade between East Africa and the United States is set to increase after the latter’s Federal Aviation Administration granted Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a Category One status, finalising a pact that heralds the beginning…

[East African] Trade between East Africa and the United States is set to increase after the latter's Federal Aviation Administration granted Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a Category One status, finalising a pact that heralds the beginning of direct flights to America from Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UNHCR Gives Refugees $4m to Go Back Home

[East African] Rwanda could this year receive the largest number of returnees — refugees who fled the 1994 genocide — in a UN-funded repatriation programme that offers cash to every adult and child who chooses to return home voluntarily.

[East African] Rwanda could this year receive the largest number of returnees -- refugees who fled the 1994 genocide -- in a UN-funded repatriation programme that offers cash to every adult and child who chooses to return home voluntarily.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda