Somali Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker, EU Force Says

[Shabelle] Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

[Shabelle] Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Arab League Chief Calls for Urgent Arab Action to Aid Somalia

[Shabelle] The Arab League Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Aboul Ghait called for an urgent Arab action to aid Somalia and for mobilizing financial and relief assistance required to address the grave humanitarian consequences resulting from the drought pla…

[Shabelle] The Arab League Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Aboul Ghait called for an urgent Arab action to aid Somalia and for mobilizing financial and relief assistance required to address the grave humanitarian consequences resulting from the drought plaguing the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

MP Asks Government to Bail Out St Balikuddembe Market Traders

[Monitor] Kampala -Legislators have asked the government to rescue traders who ply their trade in St Balikuddembe Market in Kampala whose future is uncertain if they fail to pay a Shs2.8 billion loan to dfcu bank.

[Monitor] Kampala -Legislators have asked the government to rescue traders who ply their trade in St Balikuddembe Market in Kampala whose future is uncertain if they fail to pay a Shs2.8 billion loan to dfcu bank.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Girls Need More Than Sanitary Pads, Says US Official

[Monitor] The United States Embassy in Kampala wants the government of Uganda to develop programmes tailored towards addressing challenges faced by adolescent girls beyond providing free sanitary pads to them.

[Monitor] The United States Embassy in Kampala wants the government of Uganda to develop programmes tailored towards addressing challenges faced by adolescent girls beyond providing free sanitary pads to them.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Telecoms Giant Unveils Money Transfer App

[Financial Gazette] UNITED Kingdom (UK) diaspora customers now have access to the Ecocash wallet as if they were in Zimbabwe and enjoy the ability to remit funds and pay for goods and services using the newly launched Ecocash Home Wallet app.

[Financial Gazette] UNITED Kingdom (UK) diaspora customers now have access to the Ecocash wallet as if they were in Zimbabwe and enjoy the ability to remit funds and pay for goods and services using the newly launched Ecocash Home Wallet app.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Abused Women Afraid of Polls

[CAJ News] Harare -AS the watershed votes approach in largely sexist Zimbabwe, women are wary of participating because of the violations that peak against females at election time. This is according to findings by a research thinktank ahead of polls se…

[CAJ News] Harare -AS the watershed votes approach in largely sexist Zimbabwe, women are wary of participating because of the violations that peak against females at election time. This is according to findings by a research thinktank ahead of polls set for 2018 when President Robert Mugabe is for the first time set to come up against a female candidate.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe