Repression Linked to Presidential-Term Vote

[HRW] Burundi government forces and ruling party members have killed, beaten, and intimidated perceived opponents of a constitutional referendum set for a May 17, 2018 vote that would enable the president to extend his term in office, Human Rights Watc…

[HRW] Burundi government forces and ruling party members have killed, beaten, and intimidated perceived opponents of a constitutional referendum set for a May 17, 2018 vote that would enable the president to extend his term in office, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuse reflects the widespread impunity for local authorities, the police, and members of the ruling party's youth league, the Imbonerakure.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

APC, INEC Reject Yakassai’s Claim On 2015 Elections

[Guardian] The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have rejected the claim by the elder statesman and politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, that the 2015 general election was massively rigged in the north.

[Guardian] The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have rejected the claim by the elder statesman and politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, that the 2015 general election was massively rigged in the north.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

History Beckons Masry Against Mounana

[CAF] Egyptian side El Masry are eyeing a historical mini-league stage berth when they host to Gabonese side Mounana on Tuesday in Port Said. Masry, who are having their second consecutive appearance in the second-tier continental club competition exit…

[CAF] Egyptian side El Masry are eyeing a historical mini-league stage berth when they host to Gabonese side Mounana on Tuesday in Port Said. Masry, who are having their second consecutive appearance in the second-tier continental club competition exited last year's edition at the same stage, and will be hoping to come out unscathed and reach the group stage for the first time.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Yanga Plan for Battle of Hawassa

[CAF] Tanzania giants Young Africans are hopeful of returning unscathed from their trip to Hawassa, when they play as guests of surprise packets, Wolaitta Dicha of Ethiopia on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

[CAF] Tanzania giants Young Africans are hopeful of returning unscathed from their trip to Hawassa, when they play as guests of surprise packets, Wolaitta Dicha of Ethiopia on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Shareholders Fault Govt’s Appointment of New SEC Boss

[Guardian] Capital market shareholders have faulted Federal Government’s decision to appointment a new Director-General (D-G) for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying the decision would further erode investors’ confidence.The shareholde…

[Guardian] Capital market shareholders have faulted Federal Government's decision to appointment a new Director-General (D-G) for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying the decision would further erode investors' confidence.The shareholders, who described the crisis of confidence that has besieged the market in the past few months as worrisome, argued that the action portrays a bad signal to the market.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Chinese-Built Electricity Poles Plant Inaugurated in South Sudan

[Focac] Juba -The South Sudan government on Monday launched a factory producing concrete poles that will facilitate an ambitious project done by a Chinese company to rehabilitate and expand the Power Distribution System in Juba, its capital.

[Focac] Juba -The South Sudan government on Monday launched a factory producing concrete poles that will facilitate an ambitious project done by a Chinese company to rehabilitate and expand the Power Distribution System in Juba, its capital.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Nigeria’s Brent Crude Crosses $72 Mark, Production Hits 1.81mbpd

[Guardian] Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude oil price touched it’s highest since 2014 at the weekend, supported by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) led production cuts, and likelihood of the United States taking military action in Sy…

[Guardian] Nigeria's Bonny Light crude oil price touched it's highest since 2014 at the weekend, supported by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) led production cuts, and likelihood of the United States taking military action in Syria increases.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

’13 States May Be Denied World Bank Loan If Kaduna’s Approval Is Rejected’

[Guardian] Kaduna -Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said that if the state is denied the $350 million World Bank loan turned down by the Senate, 13 other states whose foreign loans had been approved may stand the risk of losing the assistance.

[Guardian] Kaduna -Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said that if the state is denied the $350 million World Bank loan turned down by the Senate, 13 other states whose foreign loans had been approved may stand the risk of losing the assistance.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Matiba – Astute Leader With Passion for Local Football

[Nation] In addition to his struggle for multi-party democracy in Kenya, former Member of Parliament for Mbiri Constituency (now Kiharu Constituency) and Minister for Culture and Social Services, Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba, was one of the best sport…

[Nation] In addition to his struggle for multi-party democracy in Kenya, former Member of Parliament for Mbiri Constituency (now Kiharu Constituency) and Minister for Culture and Social Services, Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba, was one of the best sports administrators Kenya has had.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya