Govt Assigns Road Construction to Military Over Boko Haram Threats

[VOA] Cameroon’s military took over the construction of roads at its northern borders with Chad and Nigeria after Chinese contractors abandoned the work following repeated attacks from armed Boko Haram fighters.

[VOA] Cameroon's military took over the construction of roads at its northern borders with Chad and Nigeria after Chinese contractors abandoned the work following repeated attacks from armed Boko Haram fighters.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Journalist in 40-Day Run to Raise Funds to Build Heart Unit

[Nation] A newspaper journalist based in Vihiga has downed his pen, camera and notebook as he seeks to run for 40 days to raise funds for the construction of a Sh60 million cardiac unit in the county to boost the fight against non-communicable diseases…

[Nation] A newspaper journalist based in Vihiga has downed his pen, camera and notebook as he seeks to run for 40 days to raise funds for the construction of a Sh60 million cardiac unit in the county to boost the fight against non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

BBC Features Prophet Bushiri On His Church’s Rapid Growth

[Nyasa Times] Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s meteoritic rise as a preacher continue to attract global attention with latest being the world’s oldest international media house, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

[Nyasa Times] Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's meteoritic rise as a preacher continue to attract global attention with latest being the world's oldest international media house, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Locals Object to Cape Town Mansion Owners Leasing Public Road

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has received a number of objections to the potential renewal of a 10-year lease of public land which is being used as a private driveway by the owners of a mansion.

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has received a number of objections to the potential renewal of a 10-year lease of public land which is being used as a private driveway by the owners of a mansion.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Peace Talks – Now IGAD States Accused of Bias

[East African] Even as parties prepare for the third phase of the South Sudan revitalisation programme later this month, concerns linger over the impartiality of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development countries in brokering talks with Presiden…

[East African] Even as parties prepare for the third phase of the South Sudan revitalisation programme later this month, concerns linger over the impartiality of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development countries in brokering talks with President Salva Kiir.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Nimji Siblings Shine at Squash Tourney

[Nation] Siblings Muqtadir Nimji and Khaaliqa Nimji were crowned the men and women’s winners at the Nairobi Club Squash Invitational Tourney over the weekend.

[Nation] Siblings Muqtadir Nimji and Khaaliqa Nimji were crowned the men and women's winners at the Nairobi Club Squash Invitational Tourney over the weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

The Dark Side of Ssezi Cheeye’s Journalism

[Monitor] So said Marc Antony in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar… “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones; so let …

[Monitor] So said Marc Antony in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar... "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones; so let it be with Caesar."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

SGR Cargo Volumes Cast Doubt on Its Viability

[East African] At 5pm on January 1, the first cargo train arrived at the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD), Embakasi, via the standard gauge railway, laden with 104 containers.

[East African] At 5pm on January 1, the first cargo train arrived at the Nairobi Inland Container Depot (ICD), Embakasi, via the standard gauge railway, laden with 104 containers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

What Was Former IGP Kayihura Thinking?

[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga – I am completely indifferent to Kale Kayihura’s dismissal from the office of Inspector General of Police. If anything, I am deeply grateful to President Yoweri Museveni for saving my dear brother Kayihura from himself. Well, a…

[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga - I am completely indifferent to Kale Kayihura's dismissal from the office of Inspector General of Police. If anything, I am deeply grateful to President Yoweri Museveni for saving my dear brother Kayihura from himself. Well, at least until he appoints him to some other position of violent power.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Saraki Presents Africa’s Map-Painted Ostrich Egg to Ghana’s President

[Vanguard] The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has presented an ostrich egg painted with the map of Africa on it to the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

[Vanguard] The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has presented an ostrich egg painted with the map of Africa on it to the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana