Group Inducts Energy Commission of Nigeria Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

[Premium Times] The Media Rights Agenda on Monday inducted the Energy Commission of Nigeria, ECN, into its Freedom of Information, FOI, Hall of Shame for the institution’s failure to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011 for ne…

[Premium Times] The Media Rights Agenda on Monday inducted the Energy Commission of Nigeria, ECN, into its Freedom of Information, FOI, Hall of Shame for the institution's failure to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011 for nearly seven years.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Two ‘Presidents’? No Problem! Odinga Continues Kenya’s Political Saga

[This is Africa] Kenya’s unpredictable political state of 2017 has spilled over into the new year. The ever-hopeful rival Raila Odinga took a presidential oath of his own in front of a massive crowd of supporters, despite a government ban.

[This is Africa] Kenya's unpredictable political state of 2017 has spilled over into the new year. The ever-hopeful rival Raila Odinga took a presidential oath of his own in front of a massive crowd of supporters, despite a government ban.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

International Media Report on Kenya TV Shutdown

[Nation] The government’s decision to shut down NTV, KTN News, Citizen TV and Inooro TV, and its continued disobedience of a court order to restore broadcast has attracted international attention.

[Nation] The government’s decision to shut down NTV, KTN News, Citizen TV and Inooro TV, and its continued disobedience of a court order to restore broadcast has attracted international attention.

Kenya’s Looks to Double or Triple the Number of Wi-Fi Hot-Spots in a Year

[Balancing Act] London -The idea of a low-cost data provider is at last beginning to find its legs. This week we look at Surf in Kenya that has expanded to offer 1,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots across 20 towns and cities. Russell Southwood spoke to Mark Summer, …

[Balancing Act] London -The idea of a low-cost data provider is at last beginning to find its legs. This week we look at Surf in Kenya that has expanded to offer 1,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots across 20 towns and cities. Russell Southwood spoke to Mark Summer, one of Surf's co-founders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police ‘Fired Live Bullets At Protest’

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation.

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Lindiwe Mazibuko Defends De Lille

[News24Wire] Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has come to the defence of embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, who is facing a motion of no confidence next week.

[News24Wire] Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has come to the defence of embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, who is facing a motion of no confidence next week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

High Profile Opposition Members Get Additional Jail Time

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, February 05/2018 – The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in “contempt of court”. This is the second time the cou…

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, February 05/2018 - The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in "contempt of court". This is the second time the court has handed a six month sentencing against the four defendants: Gurmesa Ayano, Gurmesa Ayano, Dejene Taffa, Addisu Bulala and Bekele Gerba (seen in the above picture). All the four will be serving 12 months in total for contempt of court.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Offers for U.S.$350 Million Infrastructure Bond Back on the Table

[East African] Kenya reopened the sale of its infrastructure bond after barely a week, hoping that investors will temper their pricing after it sent out a message that it was not willing to take expensive cash by rejecting Ksh50 billion ($500 million) …

[East African] Kenya reopened the sale of its infrastructure bond after barely a week, hoping that investors will temper their pricing after it sent out a message that it was not willing to take expensive cash by rejecting Ksh50 billion ($500 million) in the first sale.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya