Al-Shabaab Militants Shoot Donkeys as Part of Economic War

[VOA] Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have shot and killed nine donkeys they said were transporting goods to a government-controlled area in the Bakool region. A security source told VOA Somali the militants seized the donkey carts early Wednesday near …

[VOA] Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have shot and killed nine donkeys they said were transporting goods to a government-controlled area in the Bakool region. A security source told VOA Somali the militants seized the donkey carts early Wednesday near the village of Elboon, 15 kilometers west of Wajid.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Housing Initiative Continues

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says the Presidential Housing Appeal will change its name to National Housing Appeal effective April 1 when he steps down.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says the Presidential Housing Appeal will change its name to National Housing Appeal effective April 1 when he steps down.

Soccer – Simba’s Okwi, Bocco Miss Stand Utd Clash

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Baptism of fire awaits Stand United when they take on high-flying Simba in the Mainland Premier League match at the National Stadium.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Baptism of fire awaits Stand United when they take on high-flying Simba in the Mainland Premier League match at the National Stadium.

Class One Pupils Yet to Get Course Books

[Business Daily] Grades One and Two primary school pupils are set to enter the third week of the term without course books for the new curriculum after a printing backlog delayed their production and distribution.

[Business Daily] Grades One and Two primary school pupils are set to enter the third week of the term without course books for the new curriculum after a printing backlog delayed their production and distribution.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Benin Leader’s Visit Is France’s First Test on Returning African Art Treasures

[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art — intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth — stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom’s might.

[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art -- intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth -- stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom's might.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Why Class One and Two Pupils Are Yet to Get New Textbooks

[Business Daily] Accredited publishers have blamed the shortage of new curriculum books for classes One and Two on a lack of printers.The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KIDC) Tuesday told Parliament that only one of the five publishers it h…

[Business Daily] Accredited publishers have blamed the shortage of new curriculum books for classes One and Two on a lack of printers.The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KIDC) Tuesday told Parliament that only one of the five publishers it hired to produce the books has a printer and the rest rely on third parties for printing works.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Knut Cites Gaps in Roll Out of New Curriculum

[Nation] Knut has issued a harsh critique of the new curriculum set to be rolled out next week in nursery and primary schools, describing it as a tragedy to the education system.

[Nation] Knut has issued a harsh critique of the new curriculum set to be rolled out next week in nursery and primary schools, describing it as a tragedy to the education system.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

AMISOM Heads Meet Amid Security Concerns About Somalia

[VOA] Officials from countries that contribute to AMISOM, the African Union force in Somalia, are meeting this week in Uganda to discuss a transitional security plan for the troubled country. While AMISOM has made gains in Somalia, the risks still pres…

[VOA] Officials from countries that contribute to AMISOM, the African Union force in Somalia, are meeting this week in Uganda to discuss a transitional security plan for the troubled country. While AMISOM has made gains in Somalia, the risks still presented by militant group al-Shabab remain vivid due to inadequate funding and troop numbers.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia