Elections – the Biggest Winners and Losers

[Lesotho Times] EVERY election witnesses the rise and fall in fortunes of political parties and candidates, and last Saturday’s National Assembly polls were no exception. On one hand, many prominent candidates successfully retained their seats while on…

[Lesotho Times] EVERY election witnesses the rise and fall in fortunes of political parties and candidates, and last Saturday's National Assembly polls were no exception. On one hand, many prominent candidates successfully retained their seats while on the other notable politicians were forced to bite the dust.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Metsing Makes Shock Army Claims

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader Mothetjoa Metsing has said the outgoing seven-party government, of which he is deputy prime minister, would not have attained power in 2015 were it not for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF).

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader Mothetjoa Metsing has said the outgoing seven-party government, of which he is deputy prime minister, would not have attained power in 2015 were it not for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF).

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Thabane Set to Return as PM

[Lesotho Times] ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane is once again set to become Lesotho prime minister, 28 months after handing over power to his Democratic Congress (DC) rival and outgoing premier Pakalitha Mosisili.

[Lesotho Times] ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane is once again set to become Lesotho prime minister, 28 months after handing over power to his Democratic Congress (DC) rival and outgoing premier Pakalitha Mosisili.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Ethiopia’s Food Aid Dwindling

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia has warned that its supply of emergency food aid will be finished by next month. Nearly 16 million people need urgent assistance as drought continues to parch the breadth of the Horn of Africa.

[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia has warned that its supply of emergency food aid will be finished by next month. Nearly 16 million people need urgent assistance as drought continues to parch the breadth of the Horn of Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Calls for Govt of National Unity

[Al Jazeera] Lesotho’s ex-deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, has called for a national unity government, saying a broader coalition deal would ensure stability after a parliamentary election failed give any party absolute majority.

[Al Jazeera] Lesotho's ex-deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, has called for a national unity government, saying a broader coalition deal would ensure stability after a parliamentary election failed give any party absolute majority.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Gadaffi’s Son Seif Al-Islam Freed After 5 Years in Detention

[Deutsche Welle] Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released by his captors. Seif is wanted by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity during a 2011 uprising.

[Deutsche Welle] Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released by his captors. Seif is wanted by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity during a 2011 uprising.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Women Protest Activities of Herdsmen, Killing of Woman

[Premium Times] Hundreds of women in Elele-Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, on Saturday staged a peaceful protest on Auchi-Okene-Highway, following the killing of a middle-aged woman by suspected herdsmen.

[Premium Times] Hundreds of women in Elele-Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, on Saturday staged a peaceful protest on Auchi-Okene-Highway, following the killing of a middle-aged woman by suspected herdsmen.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

15 Nigerian Journalists for Investigative Journalism Training

[Premium Times] The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, on Thursday announced the names of 15 Nigerian journalists to participate in the second phase of its investigative journalism training programme tagged Open Contracting Reporti…

[Premium Times] The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, on Thursday announced the names of 15 Nigerian journalists to participate in the second phase of its investigative journalism training programme tagged Open Contracting Reporting Project, OCRP.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Electricity Regulator Directs Nigerians Without Prepaid Meters to Stop Paying Bills

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reminded electricity consumers not provided with prepared meters by March 1 to stop paying electric bills presented by Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on the basis of estimated b…

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reminded electricity consumers not provided with prepared meters by March 1 to stop paying electric bills presented by Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on the basis of estimated billing methodology.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Flames Start 2019 AFCON Campaign With Win

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national team, the Flames on Saturday rolled out their 2019 the biennial Africa Cup of Nations tournament (Afcon) qualification campaign with a narrow 1-0 win on against Comoros at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national team, the Flames on Saturday rolled out their 2019 the biennial Africa Cup of Nations tournament (Afcon) qualification campaign with a narrow 1-0 win on against Comoros at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Comoros