Media Feels the Heat As State Switches Off Top TV Stations

[East African] The Kenya government this week switched off broadcast signals for three leading television stations for airing the build-up to the “swearing-in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president.”

[East African] The Kenya government this week switched off broadcast signals for three leading television stations for airing the build-up to the "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president."

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Miners Rescued From Beatrix Gold Mine

[Deutsche Welle] The rescue team faced the difficult task of bringing up hundreds of workers one at a time from the 700 to 2,200 meter deep mine. The workers had been trapped in the Beatrix mine since Wednesday evening.

[Deutsche Welle] The rescue team faced the difficult task of bringing up hundreds of workers one at a time from the 700 to 2,200 meter deep mine. The workers had been trapped in the Beatrix mine since Wednesday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Burundi Welcomes Refugees Fleeing DR Congo Violence

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors.

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

World Leaders Call for Dialogue As Uhuru, Raila Sides Raise Temperatures

[East African] The symbolic swearing in of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president” has raised political temperatures in the country, with the international community now calling for calm and respect of the rule of law.

[East African] The symbolic swearing in of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president" has raised political temperatures in the country, with the international community now calling for calm and respect of the rule of law.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Returnees Face Poverty and Destitution Back Home

[Deutsche Welle] After news of Libyan slave markets went around world in 2017 many migrants stuck in North Africa decided to return home. However, those returning to Nigeria complain that they face the same problems they had left behind.

[Deutsche Welle] After news of Libyan slave markets went around world in 2017 many migrants stuck in North Africa decided to return home. However, those returning to Nigeria complain that they face the same problems they had left behind.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Holidaying Judges in Trouble

[East African] Tanzania President John Magufuli has asked Chief Justice Ibrahim Juma to investigate the source of the funds some judges have been spending on holidays in Europe.

[East African] Tanzania President John Magufuli has asked Chief Justice Ibrahim Juma to investigate the source of the funds some judges have been spending on holidays in Europe.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Refugee Travel Pass Upgraded

[East African] Rwanda is upgrading the travel document issued to refugees, which replaces the old Titre de Voyage, which literary translates to Convention Travel Document (CTD).

[East African] Rwanda is upgrading the travel document issued to refugees, which replaces the old Titre de Voyage, which literary translates to Convention Travel Document (CTD).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Seeks to Reclaim Control of Energy Projects

[East African] The Uganda government is keen on regaining the role of primary operator of the country’s power infrastructure, with sources saying it is closely watching concessions of private players in generation and transmission.

[East African] The Uganda government is keen on regaining the role of primary operator of the country's power infrastructure, with sources saying it is closely watching concessions of private players in generation and transmission.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda