English-speaking Regions Boycott AFCON Trophy

[VOA] Cameroon is still basking in the glory of this month’s upset victory at the Africa Cup of Nations. The trophy has been touring major cities in a government bid to bolster national unity. But that plan appears to be backfiring in English-speaking …

[VOA] Cameroon is still basking in the glory of this month's upset victory at the Africa Cup of Nations. The trophy has been touring major cities in a government bid to bolster national unity. But that plan appears to be backfiring in English-speaking regions where an anti-government strike is deepening.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Two Plead Guilty to Possession of Franziska’s Phone

[News24Wire] Two men who pleaded guilty to possession of murdered teen Franziska Blöchliger’s stolen cellphone should not be sentenced for the charge in isolation, the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Two men who pleaded guilty to possession of murdered teen Franziska Blöchliger's stolen cellphone should not be sentenced for the charge in isolation, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

India Gives Uganda Medical, IT Support

[Independent (Kampala)] India’s Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has announced his country’s offer of $3 million to boost the health sector. India has also agreed to share its experience and expertise in the IT sector.

[Independent (Kampala)] India's Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has announced his country's offer of $3 million to boost the health sector. India has also agreed to share its experience and expertise in the IT sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Deaths of Mentally Ill Patients Will be Accounted for – Minister

[News24Wire] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised that nothing will be swept under the carpet regarding the Esidimeni deaths, and that every death will be accounted for.

[News24Wire] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised that nothing will be swept under the carpet regarding the Esidimeni deaths, and that every death will be accounted for.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South Africans Battle to Save Ancient Brew from Extinction

[VOA] Traditional South African beer, brewed for centuries by peoples such as the Xhosa, is in danger of disappearing, according to Slow Food International, an organization trying to revive local food cultures.

[VOA] Traditional South African beer, brewed for centuries by peoples such as the Xhosa, is in danger of disappearing, according to Slow Food International, an organization trying to revive local food cultures.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Reservist the Alleged Mastermind in Businessman’s Kidnapping

[News24Wire] A Cape Town police reservist is accused of being the mastermind in the “well-planned and organised” kidnapping of a Cape Town businessman, the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday.

[News24Wire] A Cape Town police reservist is accused of being the mastermind in the "well-planned and organised" kidnapping of a Cape Town businessman, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Oil Executive Chosen as New Prime Minister

[VOA] Somalia’s new president has picked an oil executive and former aid agency director to be the country’s next prime minister. Hassan Ali Khaire will face the task of strengthening Somalia’s shaky central government and stabilizing a country struggl…

[VOA] Somalia's new president has picked an oil executive and former aid agency director to be the country's next prime minister. Hassan Ali Khaire will face the task of strengthening Somalia's shaky central government and stabilizing a country struggling with severe drought and Islamist militancy.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Two Arrested for Shooting and Armed Robbery On Buccleuch Interchange

[News24Wire] The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says two men have been arrested for the shooting and armed robbery that occurred on the Buccleuch Interchange on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says two men have been arrested for the shooting and armed robbery that occurred on the Buccleuch Interchange on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa