Armed Forces Hunt Al-Shabaab Militants

[Shabelle] Kenya’s elite security forces have intensified a manhunt for Al-Shabaab militants who attacked two police camps in northeastern parts of the country on Saturday.

[Shabelle] Kenya's elite security forces have intensified a manhunt for Al-Shabaab militants who attacked two police camps in northeastern parts of the country on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Celebrations Take Over Monrovia

[New Dawn] Celebrations have taken over the Liberian Capital, Monrovia, as the National Elections Commission announced 98.1 percent of the total votes counted from the 26 December runoff presidential election with Coalition for Democratic Change Standa…

[New Dawn] Celebrations have taken over the Liberian Capital, Monrovia, as the National Elections Commission announced 98.1 percent of the total votes counted from the 26 December runoff presidential election with Coalition for Democratic Change Standard Bearer George Weah taking a comfortable lead of 720,023 votes, amounting to 61.5 percent followed by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai trading behind with 451,088 votes or 38.5 percent of the total votes counted.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Race to the Bottom – Ethiopia’s Accelerating Crisis

[Addis Standard] An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party – Ethiopia is on the cusp of political explosion.

[Addis Standard] An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party - Ethiopia is on the cusp of political explosion.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

The Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir Region – New Year’s Message

[Shabelle] On behalf of the Benadir Regional Administration and Mogadishu Municipality, I would like to wish all Somali people around the globe, the Muqdishawi people, friends of the region and our development partners, a very Happy and blessed New Yea…

[Shabelle] On behalf of the Benadir Regional Administration and Mogadishu Municipality, I would like to wish all Somali people around the globe, the Muqdishawi people, friends of the region and our development partners, a very Happy and blessed New Year, may the year ahead bring prosperity and be filled with auspicious blessings. Reflecting on 2017, we can all attest that it has been a challenging year, where we made great strides but also felt much heartache.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Move Seychelles Forward, President Tells Island Nation in New Year’s Address

[Seychelles News Agency] President Danny Faure in his New Year’s message asked Seychellois to work hard towards a shared vision of a Seychelles where every citizen lives in dignity.

[Seychelles News Agency] President Danny Faure in his New Year's message asked Seychellois to work hard towards a shared vision of a Seychelles where every citizen lives in dignity.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Ruling Party Veterans Call for Zuma to Go

[News24Wire] The stalwarts and veterans of the ANC have said in their “New Year’s resolutions” that for the party to achieve unity, President Jacob Zuma had to resign as leader of the country.

[News24Wire] The stalwarts and veterans of the ANC have said in their "New Year's resolutions" that for the party to achieve unity, President Jacob Zuma had to resign as leader of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deaths Reported As Kinshasa Protesters Defy Govt

[Deutsche Welle] Congolese security forces have fired tear gas in and around churches to break up protests against President Joseph Kabila. At least two deaths and multiple arrests were reported.

[Deutsche Welle] Congolese security forces have fired tear gas in and around churches to break up protests against President Joseph Kabila. At least two deaths and multiple arrests were reported.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa