What African Football Needs Under Ahmad, Pinnick

[Premium Times] Issa Hayatou was a behemoth as he led African football for almost 30 years. On Thursday, in Addis Ababa, Ahmad Ahmad, a 57-year-old Madagascan, toppled the septuagenarian in a “bloody” coup.

[Premium Times] Issa Hayatou was a behemoth as he led African football for almost 30 years. On Thursday, in Addis Ababa, Ahmad Ahmad, a 57-year-old Madagascan, toppled the septuagenarian in a "bloody" coup.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Five Must-See Nollywood Films This Weekend – American Driver, Zahra, and More

[Premium Times] Nollywood is booming. Many indigenous films are currently competing for audience and theater space with their Hollywood and Bollywood counterparts. However, only a few are actually worth the social media hype and potentially worth seein…

[Premium Times] Nollywood is booming. Many indigenous films are currently competing for audience and theater space with their Hollywood and Bollywood counterparts. However, only a few are actually worth the social media hype and potentially worth seeing this weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Somali Refugees Killed Near Bab Al-Mandeb Strait

[Al Jazeera] Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International Organization for Migration.

[Al Jazeera] Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International Organization for Migration.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Namibia Tribes Lodge Case Against Germany Over Genocide

[Al Jazeera] Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th ce…

[Al Jazeera] Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th century's first genocide.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker and Crew

[Al Jazeera] Somali pirates have released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew, according to Somali security official and the pirates, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a conclusion, apparently without the payment of a ransom.

[Al Jazeera] Somali pirates have released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew, according to Somali security official and the pirates, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a conclusion, apparently without the payment of a ransom.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Outrage Over Helen Zille’s Colonialism Tweets

[Al Jazeera] The former leader of South Africa’s main opposition party has sparked public outcry over a series of social media posts that suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country.

[Al Jazeera] The former leader of South Africa's main opposition party has sparked public outcry over a series of social media posts that suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

High-Level Police Official Gunned Down in Ugandan Capital

[Deutsche Welle] A high level police official and his two armed guards have been gunned down in the Ugandan capital. President Yoweri Museveni condemned the latest killing and vowed to take action.

[Deutsche Welle] A high level police official and his two armed guards have been gunned down in the Ugandan capital. President Yoweri Museveni condemned the latest killing and vowed to take action.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

South Sudan’s Visa Fee Hike a ‘Threat’ to Foreign Aid

[Deutsche Welle] Foreign aid groups are facing pressure in several African countries to hire more local workers. But South Sudan’s recent move to increase work permit fees to up to $10,000 could spell disaster for the war-torn country.

[Deutsche Welle] Foreign aid groups are facing pressure in several African countries to hire more local workers. But South Sudan's recent move to increase work permit fees to up to $10,000 could spell disaster for the war-torn country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan