Court Orders 83 Students Shaved in Public in Northern Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Dongola -The community security police of Dongola in Sudan’s Northern state arrested 83 youths last week, most of them students, for ‘odd shaving and wearing inappropriate uniforms’.

[Radio Dabanga] Dongola -The community security police of Dongola in Sudan's Northern state arrested 83 youths last week, most of them students, for 'odd shaving and wearing inappropriate uniforms'.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

AMISOM Launches 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today launched the ’16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in Somalia.

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today launched the '16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence' campaign, aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

PM Appoints New Defense Minister, Sacks Religious Affairs Minister

[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Sunday appointed former Somalia’s Ambassador to Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman as the new defence minister.

[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Sunday appointed former Somalia's Ambassador to Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman as the new defence minister.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Battle for Ruling Party’s Throne

[Namibian] As Swapo members awoke to a new dawn, it became clear that the 6th party congress has left huge scars following claims of intentional delays, questionable voting strategies, dirty campaign tactics, propaganda and the booing of candidates.

[Namibian] As Swapo members awoke to a new dawn, it became clear that the 6th party congress has left huge scars following claims of intentional delays, questionable voting strategies, dirty campaign tactics, propaganda and the booing of candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Debating State and Religion

[SudaNow] The controversial, divisive issue of the relationship between state and religion is back to the fore. And this time to be placed in the center of the country’s drive to repair its foreign relations, particularly those with the United States.

[SudaNow] The controversial, divisive issue of the relationship between state and religion is back to the fore. And this time to be placed in the center of the country's drive to repair its foreign relations, particularly those with the United States.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Paid-for Schooling Can Keep Tanzanian Girls From Early Marriage

[Citizen] Sub -Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage – or child marriage – rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has chang…

[Citizen] Sub -Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage - or child marriage - rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has changed for the world's poorest women.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

What Police Commissioner’s Top Three Agenda Items Should Be

[Daily Maverick] If the General Khehla Sitole focuses on these three priorities from day one of his tenure, ordinary South Africans may well have reason to start trusting the custodians of their safety.

[Daily Maverick] If the General Khehla Sitole focuses on these three priorities from day one of his tenure, ordinary South Africans may well have reason to start trusting the custodians of their safety.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stray Lions Haunt Villagers

[The Herald] A pride of lions believed to have escaped from the Save Valley Conservancy is reportedly on the prowl in Bikita and has killed more than 150 livestock over the past few months.

[The Herald] A pride of lions believed to have escaped from the Save Valley Conservancy is reportedly on the prowl in Bikita and has killed more than 150 livestock over the past few months.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe