Former Finance Minister Mphwiyo in Dock Over Cashgate

[Nyasa Times] Former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 17 others on Monday appeared in court in Lilongwe with a senior government official telling the court that the suspects’ action in Cashgate–the plunder of resources at Capital H…

[Nyasa Times] Former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 17 others on Monday appeared in court in Lilongwe with a senior government official telling the court that the suspects' action in Cashgate--the plunder of resources at Capital Hill through dubious payments exposed in September 2013-- led to the loss of aid.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Rising Violence Forces 40,000 More to Flee East

[Al Jazeera] A fresh wave of violence has forced 40,000 more people to flee from their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing the number of refugees in the country’s east to 100,000, an NGO says.

[Al Jazeera] A fresh wave of violence has forced 40,000 more people to flee from their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing the number of refugees in the country's east to 100,000, an NGO says.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Elections Likely to Worsen Political Crisis

[ISS] The Republic of the Congo will proceed with legislative and local elections on 16 July despite complex political and economic challenges, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Pool region in the south east of the country.

[ISS] The Republic of the Congo will proceed with legislative and local elections on 16 July despite complex political and economic challenges, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Pool region in the south east of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Semi State of Emergency Goes to Parliament

[Zambia Reports] Vice President Inonge Wina is today expected to lay on the table of the house a motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu.

[Zambia Reports] Vice President Inonge Wina is today expected to lay on the table of the house a motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Food Crises Getting Worse in Somalia, Kenya

[VOA] Severe food crises are growing in Kenya and Somalia, as the Horn of Africa continues to receive below-normal rainfall, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

[VOA] Severe food crises are growing in Kenya and Somalia, as the Horn of Africa continues to receive below-normal rainfall, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Navy Strengthens Security for Country’s Territorial Waters

[ANGOP] Soyo -The commander of the Angolan Navy, Admiral Francisco José, last Monday in Soyo City, northern Zaire Province, reiterated the commitment of this branch of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) to the defence and protection of the country’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.

[ANGOP] Soyo -The commander of the Angolan Navy, Admiral Francisco José, last Monday in Soyo City, northern Zaire Province, reiterated the commitment of this branch of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) to the defence and protection of the country's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Cosafa Stumble Not Entirely Down to Nyirenda

[Zambia Reports] Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda must feel like the loneliest man on planet earth today. Nyirenda has taken some stick from every imaginable angle with almost everyone yearning to see the back of his head. There has been no opportunit…

[Zambia Reports] Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda must feel like the loneliest man on planet earth today. Nyirenda has taken some stick from every imaginable angle with almost everyone yearning to see the back of his head. There has been no opportunity for the three time league winning coach to give his side of the story.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Nine Villagers Beheaded in a Brutal Al-Shabaab Attack

[Daily Maverick] A guerilla attack on a Kenyan village has created a new face of terror in the volatile region, with the Somalia-based militia moving from their traditional Improvised Explosive Devices and masked gunmen in their previous attacks. By NJ…

[Daily Maverick] A guerilla attack on a Kenyan village has created a new face of terror in the volatile region, with the Somalia-based militia moving from their traditional Improvised Explosive Devices and masked gunmen in their previous attacks. By NJERI KIMANI.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya