14-Year-Old Girl Detained for 7 Days in Fire Probe

[Nation] A Form One student alleged to have started the Moi Girls School fire that killed nine of her schoolmates is likely to face three charges when police conclude investigations.

[Nation] A Form One student alleged to have started the Moi Girls School fire that killed nine of her schoolmates is likely to face three charges when police conclude investigations.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Address Election-Related Sexual Violence

[Nation] Is there no justice for rape?” asked Jane, a young woman from Nairobi’s slums. “If police, who should be helping us, can just rape women and nothing is done to them, what will prevent men from continuing to rape us?”

[Nation] Is there no justice for rape?" asked Jane, a young woman from Nairobi's slums. "If police, who should be helping us, can just rape women and nothing is done to them, what will prevent men from continuing to rape us?"

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Internally Displaced Overlooked Amid Refugee Crises

[IPS] Dolo Odo, Ethiopia -Grasping its limp leg, a woman drags the carcass of one of her few remaining black-headed sheep away from her family’s domed shelter fashioned out of sticks and fabric that stands alone amid the desiccated scrubland a few kilo…

[IPS] Dolo Odo, Ethiopia -Grasping its limp leg, a woman drags the carcass of one of her few remaining black-headed sheep away from her family's domed shelter fashioned out of sticks and fabric that stands alone amid the desiccated scrubland a few kilometers from the town of Dolo Odo in the southeast of Ethiopia near the border with Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Mayor’s ‘Absurd’ Claim That Undocumented Foreigners Make Up 80% of Joburg Inner City

[Africa Check] Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is a year into his job and trying to make good on election promises to clean up the inner city. Yet different sources of data contradicts his claim about the share of undocumented foreigners living there.

[Africa Check] Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is a year into his job and trying to make good on election promises to clean up the inner city. Yet different sources of data contradicts his claim about the share of undocumented foreigners living there.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Spur Sales Top R7 Billion As Consumer Pressure Tightens

[News24Wire] Spur Corporation [JSE:SUR] grew restaurant sales from continuing operations by 4.2% to R7.2bn in the year to June 2017, as discretionary spending came under increasing pressure and deteriorating economic conditions and growing uncertainty …

[News24Wire] Spur Corporation [JSE:SUR] grew restaurant sales from continuing operations by 4.2% to R7.2bn in the year to June 2017, as discretionary spending came under increasing pressure and deteriorating economic conditions and growing uncertainty gripped the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Development Deficit Feeds Boko Haram in the North

[IRIN] Maroua -One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development and employment opportunities.

[IRIN] Maroua -One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development and employment opportunities.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Primacy of the Law Has Been Asserted – but the Aftermath is Unpredictable

[The Conversation Africa] On Friday 1 September, Kenya’s Supreme Court delivered a surprise. Against the expectations of many, the court ruled – in a 4:2 majority verdict – that the presidential election held on 8 August was null and void.

[The Conversation Africa] On Friday 1 September, Kenya's Supreme Court delivered a surprise. Against the expectations of many, the court ruled - in a 4:2 majority verdict - that the presidential election held on 8 August was null and void.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya