Somali Capital On Lockdown As MPs Choose President

[Al Jazeera] Somali MPs were choosing a president under tight security on Wednesday, with roads closed and residents urged to remain indoors over fears of an attack on the capital by al-Shabab.

[Al Jazeera] Somali MPs were choosing a president under tight security on Wednesday, with roads closed and residents urged to remain indoors over fears of an attack on the capital by al-Shabab.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

School Head, County Officials Resign to Join Murang’a Politics

[Nation] Teachers and county government officials and continue to resign from their jobs as they prepare to run for various elective seats in Murang’a in the August 8 elections.

[Nation] Teachers and county government officials and continue to resign from their jobs as they prepare to run for various elective seats in Murang'a in the August 8 elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Dar to Press Germany for Damages for Colonial Era ‘Atrocities’

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzanian legislators on Thursday urged the government to put pressure on Germany to pay compensation for deaths caused during the Maji Maji revolt over a century ago.

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzanian legislators on Thursday urged the government to put pressure on Germany to pay compensation for deaths caused during the Maji Maji revolt over a century ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Democratic Alliance Heads to Court Over ‘Securitisation and Militarisation of Parliament’

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance is heading to court in a bid to have the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members for non-ceremonial purposed declared unconstitutional.

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance is heading to court in a bid to have the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members for non-ceremonial purposed declared unconstitutional.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Four Questions the New President Must Confront

[African Arguments] Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.

[African Arguments] Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Russian Athletes to Compete in World Under-18 Event as Individuals

[Nation] The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has allowed Russian athletes to compete at the World Under-18 Championships due for Nairobi in July but under their flagship as individuals.

[Nation] The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has allowed Russian athletes to compete at the World Under-18 Championships due for Nairobi in July but under their flagship as individuals.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Middle Eastern Money, Religion Fuel Tensions in Horn

[The Conversation Africa] Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism – the interpret…

[The Conversation Africa] Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism - the interpretation of Islam propagated by Saudi Arabia - has been funded by the massive oil wealth of the kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia