U.S. Presses Regional Bloc to Act on Cease-fire Violations

[VOA] The U.S. government is calling on East African leaders to release five unpublished reports documenting violations of South Sudan’s failed December cease-fire and to punish those responsible for the violations, a senior White House official told VOA.

[VOA] The U.S. government is calling on East African leaders to release five unpublished reports documenting violations of South Sudan's failed December cease-fire and to punish those responsible for the violations, a senior White House official told VOA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

UN Raises Hundreds of Millions in Aid

[VOA] The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13 million Con…

[VOA] The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13 million Congolese subject to violence and displacement.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

‘I Saved My Mom’s Contact Number As ‘Gucci Grace’, Says Mugabe’s Son

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean former first lady Grace Mugabe’s son jokingly said that he saved his mother’s contact number as “Gucci Grace” – before laughing and retracting the during an interview with a local radio station, Zim Metro.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean former first lady Grace Mugabe's son jokingly said that he saved his mother's contact number as "Gucci Grace" - before laughing and retracting the during an interview with a local radio station, Zim Metro.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Africa’s Richest Woman to Speak at Yale Student Event

[VOA] On April 13, Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is scheduled to speak at a student-led event at Yale University. Dos Santos is the former chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company, and the daughter of former President Jose …

[VOA] On April 13, Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, is scheduled to speak at a student-led event at Yale University. Dos Santos is the former chairwoman of Sonangol, Angola's state-owned oil company, and the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

‘If Rwanda Could Do It, Zim Can Do It’

[The Herald] When President Mnangagwa went to Rwanda for the African Union Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government last month, he took the opportunity to visit the Rwanda Development Board. Impressed by how the board mana…

[The Herald] When President Mnangagwa went to Rwanda for the African Union Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government last month, he took the opportunity to visit the Rwanda Development Board. Impressed by how the board managed to help Rwanda turn into a darling for investors, the President asked his counterpart, President Paul Kagame, to allow the board's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Clare Akamanzi, to come to Zimbabwe to interact with his officials. Ms Akamanzi arrived in the country this w

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Jonathan’s Former Aide Updates His ‘Looters List’

[Premium Times] A former presidential aide, Rene Omokri, on Sunday, released what he called “RealLootersList”, describing it as the list that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, “should have released”.

[Premium Times] A former presidential aide, Rene Omokri, on Sunday, released what he called "RealLootersList", describing it as the list that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, "should have released".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Oando Shareholders Want Adeosun Sacked

[Premium Times] Some Oando Plc shareholders on Sunday demanded the immediate sack of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, accusing her of “unwholesome interference in the smooth operation of the capital market.”

[Premium Times] Some Oando Plc shareholders on Sunday demanded the immediate sack of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, accusing her of "unwholesome interference in the smooth operation of the capital market."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

DJ at Tsvangirai’s Memorial ‘Still Not Paid’

[The Herald] MDC Alliance partners here are allegedly failing to pay $40 to a disc jockey (DJ) they hired with his equipment for MDC-T president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s memorial service in February. Mr Tsvangirai died on February 14 and the MDC Alliance…

[The Herald] MDC Alliance partners here are allegedly failing to pay $40 to a disc jockey (DJ) they hired with his equipment for MDC-T president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai's memorial service in February. Mr Tsvangirai died on February 14 and the MDC Alliance held a memorial service at the Large City Hall on February 17.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘VP Chiwenga a Favourite for Guinness Book of Records’

[The Herald] VICE President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) could find himself in the Guinness Book of Records for being the only army chief in the world to lead a bloodless intervention through Operation Restore Legacy that saw former President…

[The Herald] VICE President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) could find himself in the Guinness Book of Records for being the only army chief in the world to lead a bloodless intervention through Operation Restore Legacy that saw former President Mr Robert Mugabe stepping down after nearly four decades in power.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe