Boko Haram – Report Warns of Dangers of ‘Abandoning’ Local Vigilante

[Premium Times] Nigeria’s North-east could suffer further criminality and insecurity, if the federal government fails to invest in exit programmes for thousands of vigilantes who have helped in fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the International Crisis G…

[Premium Times] Nigeria's North-east could suffer further criminality and insecurity, if the federal government fails to invest in exit programmes for thousands of vigilantes who have helped in fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Will Buhari Run in 2019?

[Premium Times] The presidency has refused to react officially to a statement credited to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, that President Muhammadu Buhari had said he would not seek a second term in office.

[Premium Times] The presidency has refused to react officially to a statement credited to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, that President Muhammadu Buhari had said he would not seek a second term in office.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Leaked Memo Shows Election Body Chairman Blaming CEO for Flaws

[Nation] Four IEBC commissioners yesterday disowned a memo from chairman Wafula Chebukati blaming chief executive Ezra Chiloba for the systemic flaws in the August 8 General Election, revealing the extent of turmoil and infighting within the agency.

[Nation] Four IEBC commissioners yesterday disowned a memo from chairman Wafula Chebukati blaming chief executive Ezra Chiloba for the systemic flaws in the August 8 General Election, revealing the extent of turmoil and infighting within the agency.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

ANC’s Mantashe Reacted ‘Stupidly’ to Remarks About Mandela – Mugabe

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of reacting “stupidly” when he called on him to stop attacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of reacting "stupidly" when he called on him to stop attacking Nelson Mandela's legacy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Even If I Am Poisoned, I’m Not Going Anywhere – President Zuma

[News24Wire] ANC President Jacob Zuma on Thursday reiterated that he would not resign based on “people with big mouths”, saying that even if he were poisoned, he would “not go anywhere”.

[News24Wire] ANC President Jacob Zuma on Thursday reiterated that he would not resign based on "people with big mouths", saying that even if he were poisoned, he would "not go anywhere".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Two ‘Uber’ Taxis Set Alight in Johannesburg

[News24Wire] Police were on “high alert” in Sandton on Thursday evening after two vehicles, believed to be Uber taxis, were set alight near a Gautrain station, a spokesperson said.Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the two drivers …

[News24Wire] Police were on "high alert" in Sandton on Thursday evening after two vehicles, believed to be Uber taxis, were set alight near a Gautrain station, a spokesperson said.Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the two drivers escaped unharmed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Shooting of Fierce Critic of President Raises Concern – Amnesty

[AI London] Responding to news that outspoken government critic Tanzanian parliamentarian Tundu Lissu has been shot and wounded by unidentified attackers in the capital Dodoma, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Af…

[AI London] Responding to news that outspoken government critic Tanzanian parliamentarian Tundu Lissu has been shot and wounded by unidentified attackers in the capital Dodoma, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania