Congo’s Bad Year Is About to Get Worse

[IRIN] Kinshasa -For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo still stands out as a bleak one.

[IRIN] Kinshasa -For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo still stands out as a bleak one.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

A Way of Life Under Threat as Lake Turkana Shrinks

[IRIN] Layen -The last native speaker of the Elmolo language reportedly died sometime in the 1970s. By then, only a few hundred Elmolo remained, eking out a living on Kenya’s southern waters of Lake Turkana as they always had, drinking its brackish wat…

[IRIN] Layen -The last native speaker of the Elmolo language reportedly died sometime in the 1970s. By then, only a few hundred Elmolo remained, eking out a living on Kenya's southern waters of Lake Turkana as they always had, drinking its brackish waters and fishing for catfish, tilapia, and Nile perch.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ruling Party Members Defect to Opposition Over ‘Insulting’ Remarks

[Nyasa Times] Over 150 members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Karonga, led by deputy director for the youths in Karonga North West constituency Petros Mtonga, on Wednesday defected to Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) over what they c…

[Nyasa Times] Over 150 members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Karonga, led by deputy director for the youths in Karonga North West constituency Petros Mtonga, on Wednesday defected to Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) over what they call "insulting remarks" against them by Jeffrey wa Jeffrey - DPP's secretary general.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nigeria, Others Hopeful As OPEC Meets to Extend Oil Output Deal

[Premium Times] The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, meets in Vienna today to deliberate on its plan to extend output cut, an agreement reached in 2016. PREMIUM TIMES’ Oladeinde Olawoyin examines the issues.

[Premium Times] The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, meets in Vienna today to deliberate on its plan to extend output cut, an agreement reached in 2016. PREMIUM TIMES' Oladeinde Olawoyin examines the issues.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court Jails Former Opposition Exec for Facebook Posts

[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail.

[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Sand Report Opens Can of Worms

[Daily News] President John Magufuli, yesterday, fired the Minister of Energy and Minerals Prof Sospeter Muhongo, dissolved Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB) and suspended the agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO),…

[Daily News] President John Magufuli, yesterday, fired the Minister of Energy and Minerals Prof Sospeter Muhongo, dissolved Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB) and suspended the agency's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eng Dominic Rwekaza, following mineral sand probe team's report that revealed sickening thievery architected by mining firms and crooked leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Crown-Hill University Admits 38 Students

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Crown-Hill University Eyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, has admitted 38 undergraduate students after receiving its operational license from the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in 2016.

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Crown-Hill University Eyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, has admitted 38 undergraduate students after receiving its operational license from the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Parliament to Hold Inaugural Open Day

[The Herald] Parliament will next month hold its inaugural Open Day to facilitate the involvement of the public in legislative processes as required by the Constitution. The Open Day will be held under the theme, “Parliament Open Day: Celebrating 37 ye…

[The Herald] Parliament will next month hold its inaugural Open Day to facilitate the involvement of the public in legislative processes as required by the Constitution. The Open Day will be held under the theme, "Parliament Open Day: Celebrating 37 years of independence and parliamentary democracy." The Open Day will run over two days from June 8 to 9.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe