How Age Limit Debate Has Overshadowed LCI Polls

[Monitor] Ugandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives at local council level but as the polls draw closer, the politics of the controversial presidential age limit debate seems to have overshadowed and relegated the p…

[Monitor] Ugandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives at local council level but as the polls draw closer, the politics of the controversial presidential age limit debate seems to have overshadowed and relegated the process of the highly anticipated polls to a by-the-way.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

History Explains Why Cameroon Is At War With Itself Over Language and Culture

[The Conversation Africa] Tensions between English-speaking Cameroonians and the West-central African nation’s French-speaking government stretches back to end of colonial rule nearly 60 years ago. At the heart of the tension is Anglophones’ desire to …

[The Conversation Africa] Tensions between English-speaking Cameroonians and the West-central African nation's French-speaking government stretches back to end of colonial rule nearly 60 years ago. At the heart of the tension is Anglophones' desire to form their own independent state, Ambazonia. In recent weeks there have been violent clashes and several protesters have been killed, reportedly by government security forces. The Conversation Africa asked Verkijika G. Fanso to explain what's happening.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Music Tells the Story of Somali Culture Before the War

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That “swinging Somalia” has been captured on the compilation Sweet as B…

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That "swinging Somalia" has been captured on the compilation Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa. Vik Sohonie from Ostinato Records told RFI about the treasure trove and how it was uncovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

I Don’t Regret Leaving Cabinet Over Term Limits – Sarah Kiyingi

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor’s Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in…

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor's Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Killed Over 33 During Demo – Report

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who Gets the Bigger Cheque? – Why Some Artists Earn More Than Others

[Nation] Performance fees in Kenya vary from Sh4 million to Sh4,000 for a two-hour show. Music is a business — you have to push and pull. Still, very few take home the big cheque. We delved into the matter to see what it takes to bag the big fish.

[Nation] Performance fees in Kenya vary from Sh4 million to Sh4,000 for a two-hour show. Music is a business -- you have to push and pull. Still, very few take home the big cheque. We delved into the matter to see what it takes to bag the big fish.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who’s Telling the Truth – the Police or Davido?

[Vanguard] The past few days have been rather tumultuous and unsettling for Nigerian hip hop singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido with three of his friends being turned up dead by the police after a night of a birthday drinking binge of one …

[Vanguard] The past few days have been rather tumultuous and unsettling for Nigerian hip hop singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido with three of his friends being turned up dead by the police after a night of a birthday drinking binge of one of them, identified as Tagbo Umeike.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda, Kenya Failed Railway Deal – RVR Chief

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda and Kenya failed the “logistical eco-system” that led to the problematic railway operations by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and consequently the back to back termination of the concession by the two governments, the managing dir…

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda and Kenya failed the "logistical eco-system" that led to the problematic railway operations by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and consequently the back to back termination of the concession by the two governments, the managing director of Transportation at Qalaa Holdings S.A.E, Mr Karim Hassan Sadek, has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda