Pope, Kagame Meet to Quell Tensions

[East African] Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and Rwandan President Paul Kagame held talks Monday at the Vatican in what is understood to be a discussion aimed at quelling tensions between the church and the Rwandan government.

[East African] Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and Rwandan President Paul Kagame held talks Monday at the Vatican in what is understood to be a discussion aimed at quelling tensions between the church and the Rwandan government.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ending Famine in Somalia, the Turkish Way

[Al Jazeera] Jerome Jarre’s viral hashtag, #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, was yet another attempt to draw worldwide attention to the famine in the Somali peninsula, but the Somali people are in need of both an organised, short-term as well as a long-term…

[Al Jazeera] Jerome Jarre's viral hashtag, #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia, was yet another attempt to draw worldwide attention to the famine in the Somali peninsula, but the Somali people are in need of both an organised, short-term as well as a long-term response to ensure that this crisis is contained, and does not happen in the future.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Kenya to Read Budget On March 30

[East African] Kenya’s budget will be read next week, 10 weeks ahead of the usual time, to allow for the release of money for elections set for August 8, and give the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission adequate time to prepare.

[East African] Kenya's budget will be read next week, 10 weeks ahead of the usual time, to allow for the release of money for elections set for August 8, and give the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission adequate time to prepare.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Museveni Orders Increased Vigilance After Kaweesi Killing

[East African] The killing of assistant inspector general of police Andrew Felix Kaweesi has thrown the force into chaos. Mr Kaweesi, 43, was shot alongside his driver Godfrey Wambewo, and guard Kenneth Erau, at about 9.30am on Friday, a short distance…

[East African] The killing of assistant inspector general of police Andrew Felix Kaweesi has thrown the force into chaos. Mr Kaweesi, 43, was shot alongside his driver Godfrey Wambewo, and guard Kenneth Erau, at about 9.30am on Friday, a short distance away from his home in Kkulambiro, a city suburb northeast of Uganda's capital Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Clean Up Your House, Museveni Tells Police At Kaweesi Requiem Mass

[East African] President Yoweri Museveni has turned the heat on the police force following the killing of one of its most senior officers and two juniors, asking it to “clean up your house” and warning that the institution is “also contributing to the …

[East African] President Yoweri Museveni has turned the heat on the police force following the killing of one of its most senior officers and two juniors, asking it to "clean up your house" and warning that the institution is "also contributing to the killing of our people."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Freak Accident at Waterfall Kills Several Students

[Deutsche Welle] At least 18 people – mostly students- have died after a large tree fell into a pool at Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfall. The unusual accident occurred right after a rainstorm in the region.

[Deutsche Welle] At least 18 people - mostly students- have died after a large tree fell into a pool at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall. The unusual accident occurred right after a rainstorm in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Bail Denied to Alleged Fraudster

[News24Wire] The Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court denied bail on Monday morning to a woman who fraudulently misrepresented herself to unsuspecting small business owners in the North West province.

[News24Wire] The Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court denied bail on Monday morning to a woman who fraudulently misrepresented herself to unsuspecting small business owners in the North West province.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa