Security Forces Free 18 Hostages from Separatists

[VOA] Authorities in Cameroon have freed 18 people, including 12 European tourists, who were seized by armed separatists fighting for the independence of the country’s English-speaking regions. Dozens of hostages are still in captivity.

[VOA] Authorities in Cameroon have freed 18 people, including 12 European tourists, who were seized by armed separatists fighting for the independence of the country's English-speaking regions. Dozens of hostages are still in captivity.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

APC Loses in Sierra Leone As Julius Madaa Bio Wins Presidential Poll

[Premium Times] The candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has been declared the winner of the March 31 Sierra Leone Presidential run-off election.

[Premium Times] The candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has been declared the winner of the March 31 Sierra Leone Presidential run-off election.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Let the Games Begin…

[Monitor] Kampala -David Ssemuju will be the first Ugandan boxer to enter the ring in Gold Coast on day one of the Commonwealth Games. But he has more to worry about himself than about his English opponent Luke McCormack.

[Monitor] Kampala -David Ssemuju will be the first Ugandan boxer to enter the ring in Gold Coast on day one of the Commonwealth Games. But he has more to worry about himself than about his English opponent Luke McCormack.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Rules of Engagement On Lake Victoria Over Fish Stocks

[Monitor] Last week, President Museveni with much fanfare, visited Kyamuswa County in Kalangala District to mark the climax of the ‘Ban illegal fishing’ or ‘envuba embi’ in Lake Victoria, whose fishing stocks have been depleted.

[Monitor] Last week, President Museveni with much fanfare, visited Kyamuswa County in Kalangala District to mark the climax of the ‘Ban illegal fishing’ or ‘envuba embi’ in Lake Victoria, whose fishing stocks have been depleted.

Unprecedented Collaring Effort Aims to Protect Tanzania’s Threatened Elephants

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In Tanzania, the government, with support from WWF, has launched the country’s largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect its dwindling elephant population. With almost 90 per cent of the elephants lost over the last 40 …

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In Tanzania, the government, with support from WWF, has launched the country's largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect its dwindling elephant population. With almost 90 per cent of the elephants lost over the last 40 years in the Selous Game Reserve, a World Heritage site, enhancing rangers' ability to guard the remaining ones from poaching is essential to rebuilding the population.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Harambee Starlets Face Crested Cranes in Awcon Qualifier

[Nation] Harambee Starlets begin their campaign to qualify for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations against neighbours Uganda’s Crested Cranes in their first round first leg play-off match slated for Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.

[Nation] Harambee Starlets begin their campaign to qualify for the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations against neighbours Uganda's Crested Cranes in their first round first leg play-off match slated for Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda