A Military Court Sentences 6 Soldiers to 10-Years in Jail

[Shabelle] Six soldiers serving with the Somali National Army (SNA) have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder and robbery against civilians in Mogadishu on Monday. The Somali military court’s chairman Hassan Ali Shuute has announced the cour…

[Shabelle] Six soldiers serving with the Somali National Army (SNA) have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder and robbery against civilians in Mogadishu on Monday. The Somali military court's chairman Hassan Ali Shuute has announced the court's verdict, saying each soldier was given 10 years of imprisonment over the crimes they committed. The military tribunal allowed the convicted soldiers a chance to appeal the court decision.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Senate Sets Date for its Leadership Election

[Shabelle] The newly elected Somalia’s senate has Monday announced a deadline of election for its leadership as the lower house chamber voted for speaker and two deputies last week.

[Shabelle] The newly elected Somalia's senate has Monday announced a deadline of election for its leadership as the lower house chamber voted for speaker and two deputies last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Three Upper House MPs Elected in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] The election of the seats of Somalilan community in the upper house chamber of Somali federal parliament has resumed in Mogadishu on Monday morning. During Today’s election, ten candidates have contested for 3 seats of the upper house, accor…

[Shabelle] The election of the seats of Somalilan community in the upper house chamber of Somali federal parliament has resumed in Mogadishu on Monday morning. During Today's election, ten candidates have contested for 3 seats of the upper house, according to a statement by the federal electoral commission.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Rwandans to Cheer Uganda Cranes in Afcon 2017

[New Times] With Rwanda not appearing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament, some Rwandans have pledged to support the Uganda Cranes, the only East African nation in Gabon.

[New Times] With Rwanda not appearing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament, some Rwandans have pledged to support the Uganda Cranes, the only East African nation in Gabon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cricketer Uwamahoro Eyes Guinness World Record

[New Times] After Eric Dusingizimana broke the Guinness World record after batting 51 hours straight in the net, another Rwandan female cricket player, Cathia Uwamahoro is set to embark on a similar journey but focusing on setting a record as a first f…

[New Times] After Eric Dusingizimana broke the Guinness World record after batting 51 hours straight in the net, another Rwandan female cricket player, Cathia Uwamahoro is set to embark on a similar journey but focusing on setting a record as a first female cricketer.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

‘Lifeboat’ Scandal – an Unlikely Whistle-Blower?

[Daily Maverick] What media reports have largely glossed over is crucial new evidence from the unlikeliest source, Dr Chris Stals, the consummate insider. By HENNIE VAN VUUREN and MICHAEL MARCHANT.

[Daily Maverick] What media reports have largely glossed over is crucial new evidence from the unlikeliest source, Dr Chris Stals, the consummate insider. By HENNIE VAN VUUREN and MICHAEL MARCHANT.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Haile Gebrselassie to Grace Annual SOYA Gala Night

[Nation] Legendary Ethiopian runner, Haile Gebrselassie will be the chief celebrity guest at the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards gala on Thursday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

[Nation] Legendary Ethiopian runner, Haile Gebrselassie will be the chief celebrity guest at the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards gala on Thursday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya