Forcing Displaced Nigerians May Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

[IPS] Maiduguri City -Haja grabbed her eight children and fled as Boko Haram set her home ablaze two years ago. Today we sit in her hut in a displacement camp, and she wonders how she is going to keep her children fed. I’ve spoken to many families in N…

[IPS] Maiduguri City -Haja grabbed her eight children and fled as Boko Haram set her home ablaze two years ago. Today we sit in her hut in a displacement camp, and she wonders how she is going to keep her children fed. I've spoken to many families in Nigeria's north-eastern Monguno town. Their stories paint a horrifically detailed picture of the brutal violence these communities have endured over the past eight years.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Huge Car Bomb Kills At Least 20 in Mogadishu

[East African] A vehicle exploded at a busy road junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and wounding many others, police said.

[East African] A vehicle exploded at a busy road junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and wounding many others, police said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Carter Center Issues Preliminary Statement On Liberia Election

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In a preliminary statement issued today, The Carter Center commended Liberians for the calm and peaceful atmosphere of their nation’s Oct. 10 election.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In a preliminary statement issued today, The Carter Center commended Liberians for the calm and peaceful atmosphere of their nation's Oct. 10 election.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘Agriculture Sector At a Turning Point’

[Lesotho Times] THE agricultural sector has gone through trying times over the years, with the government introducing a number of programmes to address the dire situation and ensure food security.

[Lesotho Times] THE agricultural sector has gone through trying times over the years, with the government introducing a number of programmes to address the dire situation and ensure food security.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Former Army Chief Detained, Questioned

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -FORMER Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli, yesterday handed himself over to police for interrogation over crimes committed under his watch by the military, as the government ratchets up the pr…

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -FORMER Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli, yesterday handed himself over to police for interrogation over crimes committed under his watch by the military, as the government ratchets up the prosecution of people implicated in various unresolved crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

President Mugabe Readies for Grace Takeover

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has agreed to turn the Zanu PF annual conference set for December into an extra-ordinary congress setting the stage for what could be the final nail into Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s coffin and the elevatio…

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has agreed to turn the Zanu PF annual conference set for December into an extra-ordinary congress setting the stage for what could be the final nail into Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's coffin and the elevation of his wife Grace into the ruling party presidium.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Zuma Loses Bid to Dodge 783 Charges. But Will He Have the Last Laugh?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s and the National Prosecuting Authority’s appeal against an earlier decision by the North Gauteng High Court that a decision to dismiss 783 charges aga…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma's and the National Prosecuting Authority's appeal against an earlier decision by the North Gauteng High Court that a decision to dismiss 783 charges against Zuma in 2009 was irrational. Then, Zuma had claimed that the charges against him were part of a political conspiracy to prevent him from becoming president. But the North Gauteng High Court, in a case brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, ruled last April that the charge

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Top Literature Gong for David Mungoshi

[New Zimbabwe] One of Zimbabwe’s most prolific writers, David Mungoshi, has been awarded the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) Patron of the Arts Award and the PAWA Honorary Membership Award for his contribution to the development of African Liter…

[New Zimbabwe] One of Zimbabwe's most prolific writers, David Mungoshi, has been awarded the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) Patron of the Arts Award and the PAWA Honorary Membership Award for his contribution to the development of African Literature.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

45 Boko Haram Members Convicted in Mass Trial

[Deutsche Welle] The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.

[Deutsche Welle] The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria