Speech, Rights, and Aging Autocracy

[AfricaFocus] Cameroonian-American writer Patrice Nganang, an acclaimed novelist who writes in French and teaches at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, remains in prison in Cameroon after his detention at the airport on December 6. His frien…

[AfricaFocus] Cameroonian-American writer Patrice Nganang, an acclaimed novelist who writes in French and teaches at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, remains in prison in Cameroon after his detention at the airport on December 6. His friends and colleagues around the world have mobilized protests, which has evoked international attention and pressure. But the aging autocracy of Cameroon President Paul Biya is pressing charges against him, and is even more resistant to addressing the issues of discrimination

Sale of Tullow Oil Interests Stalls

[East African] The expected sale of Tullow Oil’s interests to its joint venture partners in Uganda’s oil fields, Total E&P and China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has been delayed over taxation and the question of who will operate the oil blocks.

[East African] The expected sale of Tullow Oil's interests to its joint venture partners in Uganda's oil fields, Total E&P and China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has been delayed over taxation and the question of who will operate the oil blocks.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

After the Failed Swearing-in, What Is Next for Kenya Opposition?

[East African] Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga will now rely on the People’s Assembly to push his electoral and constitutional reforms agenda, after the aborted swearing in as the “people’s president” left his strategy team divided.

[East African] Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga will now rely on the People's Assembly to push his electoral and constitutional reforms agenda, after the aborted swearing in as the "people's president" left his strategy team divided.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

WWF Chips in to Save River From Mercury Contamination

[Daily News] THE World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has supported construction of a special pond that would save Mara River from contamination as a result of activities of artisanal miners living near the River in Tarime District.

[Daily News] THE World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has supported construction of a special pond that would save Mara River from contamination as a result of activities of artisanal miners living near the River in Tarime District.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mtopwa Super Queens Are the U20 Champions

[Nyasa Times] Mtopwa Super Queens football team will celebrate their Christmas period in style as they are K1 million reacher after winning this year’s FIFA/FAM Cup Women’s Football U-20 championship after beating Mzuzu-based team CY Topic by a goal to…

[Nyasa Times] Mtopwa Super Queens football team will celebrate their Christmas period in style as they are K1 million reacher after winning this year's FIFA/FAM Cup Women's Football U-20 championship after beating Mzuzu-based team CY Topic by a goal to nil during the national finals played on Sunday at Chiwembe stadium in Blantyre.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

States of Ridicule

[Guardian] It is impossible not to be offended by the tragedy of Nigeria’s democracy and warped federal system which governance at the state level has become over the years.

[Guardian] It is impossible not to be offended by the tragedy of Nigeria's democracy and warped federal system which governance at the state level has become over the years.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Appeals Court Throws Back Child Rapist ‘Unto Life in Jail’

[Daily News] THE Court of Appeal has upheld both conviction and life imprisonment slapped on a resident of Morogoro Region, Mashaka Mussa, for raping a nine-year-old girl (name withheld).

[Daily News] THE Court of Appeal has upheld both conviction and life imprisonment slapped on a resident of Morogoro Region, Mashaka Mussa, for raping a nine-year-old girl (name withheld).

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

‘We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic’

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years “but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State …

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are."

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Hunting Permits Reduced to Stem Elephant Decrease

[Daily News] FEEL like hunting? Then try other species because in efforts to save jumbos, the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) has reduced the number of elephant hunting permits issued per year.

[Daily News] FEEL like hunting? Then try other species because in efforts to save jumbos, the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) has reduced the number of elephant hunting permits issued per year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania