U.S. Asks Amisom Troops to Stay on in Somalia, Pledges Support

[East African] The UN directive for a phased withdrawal of African peacekeepers from Somalia next month has been opposed by the US, which believes the timing is not right given the terrorist threat in the Horn of Africa.

[East African] The UN directive for a phased withdrawal of African peacekeepers from Somalia next month has been opposed by the US, which believes the timing is not right given the terrorist threat in the Horn of Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Who Is Emmerson Mnangagwa?

[VOA] Emmerson Mnangagwa is a politician and former vice president of Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, born September 15, 1946, is nicknamed “Ngwena,” or “The Crocodile.”

[VOA] Emmerson Mnangagwa is a politician and former vice president of Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, born September 15, 1946, is nicknamed "Ngwena," or "The Crocodile."

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Several Explosions Heard in Harare

[VOA] At least three explosions, as well as heavy gunfire, were heard in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare early Wednesday, according to local witnesses. Witnesses also said military vehicles and soldiers were on the streets early Wednesday, hours after s…

[VOA] At least three explosions, as well as heavy gunfire, were heard in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare early Wednesday, according to local witnesses. Witnesses also said military vehicles and soldiers were on the streets early Wednesday, hours after soldiers took over Zimbabwe's state broadcaster, ZBC. Local residents said instead of the usual 11 p.m. newscast, music videos were played instead.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Uncover Fake Military Training Base in Ogun, Arrest Three

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -The Ogun State Police Command yesterday said a fake military training ground has been busted and three persons suspected to be members of the operators arrested.

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -The Ogun State Police Command yesterday said a fake military training ground has been busted and three persons suspected to be members of the operators arrested.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Section of RVR Hangs on Via Court Injunction

[East African] Rift Valley Railways is still holding onto its concession in Uganda after it went to court a day before its notice of termination was to expire and got an injunction against the government, seeking to be allowed to renegotiate the deal.

[East African] Rift Valley Railways is still holding onto its concession in Uganda after it went to court a day before its notice of termination was to expire and got an injunction against the government, seeking to be allowed to renegotiate the deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Equip Clinics With Diabetes Testing Equipment’

[The Herald] There is need to encourage girls and women to seek diagnosis and treatment for ailments that may prevent them from achieving positive health outcomes, Harare Provincial Affairs Minister Miriam Chikukwa has said. Speaking during the World D…

[The Herald] There is need to encourage girls and women to seek diagnosis and treatment for ailments that may prevent them from achieving positive health outcomes, Harare Provincial Affairs Minister Miriam Chikukwa has said. Speaking during the World Diabetes Day commemorations in Harare yesterday, Minister Chikukwa said many women with gestational diabetes experience pregnancy complications, which include high blood pressure, large birth weight babies and obstructed labour.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Crude Oil Extraction and Export Postponed Again

[East African] Uncertainty continues to dog Kenya’s Early Oil Pilot scheme (EOPS) as it becomes apparent that a plan to start small-scale oil exportation next month is not feasible.

[East African] Uncertainty continues to dog Kenya's Early Oil Pilot scheme (EOPS) as it becomes apparent that a plan to start small-scale oil exportation next month is not feasible.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya