Election Offers Kenya the Chance to Provide Clarity About Somalia

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s upcoming general election will have ramifications beyond its borders – particularly for its most fragile neighbour, Somalia. The two front runner coalitions headed by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have both…

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's upcoming general election will have ramifications beyond its borders - particularly for its most fragile neighbour, Somalia. The two front runner coalitions headed by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have both pledged to cement Kenya's place as the cornerstone of the region. In each manifesto security has been a key platform, ranging from domestic security and anti-corruption and stabilising the border region with Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

U.S. Approves Super Tucano Attack Planes for Nigeria

[This Day] After years of foot-dragging, the US State Department has finally approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons.

[This Day] After years of foot-dragging, the US State Department has finally approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Micho Hails Influence of Pirates Chairman After Unveiling

[Monitor] Kampala -For long, former Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic described Uganda as his second home having first coached at SC Villa when he set foot on the continent in 2001.

[Monitor] Kampala -For long, former Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic described Uganda as his second home having first coached at SC Villa when he set foot on the continent in 2001.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Ugly Truth About Wildlife Conservation

[Al Jazeera] Wildlife conservation is big business in Kenya. The tourism sector, which is mostly wildlife-based, is regularly among the top three contributors to the country’s GDP. As a result, the Kenyan government and the Western media are more than …

[Al Jazeera] Wildlife conservation is big business in Kenya. The tourism sector, which is mostly wildlife-based, is regularly among the top three contributors to the country's GDP. As a result, the Kenyan government and the Western media are more than eager to focus on the positive aspects of conservation. But, unfortunately, the real story is not that straightforward.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Opposition Complains of Oppression Before Vote

[Al Jazeera] An outlawed opposition party in Rwanda is using the lead-up to Friday’s presidential election to highlight what it says is the brutal oppression of political freedom.

[Al Jazeera] An outlawed opposition party in Rwanda is using the lead-up to Friday's presidential election to highlight what it says is the brutal oppression of political freedom.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Health Minister Denies Remark On Breastfeeding Workers

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The minister for Health, Community Development, gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu has distanced herself from remarks that breastfeeding mothers can report at work past 9am.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The minister for Health, Community Development, gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu has distanced herself from remarks that breastfeeding mothers can report at work past 9am.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kirehe FC Appoint Burundian Ntakagero as Head Coach

[New Times] AZAM Rwanda Premier League side Kirehe FC have appointed Burundian Omar Ntakagero as their new head coach. He signed a one-year contract until the end of 2017/18 season, with an option for renewal.

[New Times] AZAM Rwanda Premier League side Kirehe FC have appointed Burundian Omar Ntakagero as their new head coach. He signed a one-year contract until the end of 2017/18 season, with an option for renewal.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi