Police Spokesperson Kaweesi Shot Dead

[Observer] Police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and the bodyguard Corporal Kenneth Erau have been shot dead in a Friday morning shooting near his home in Kulambiro in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb.

[Observer] Police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and the bodyguard Corporal Kenneth Erau have been shot dead in a Friday morning shooting near his home in Kulambiro in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Newly Wed Throws Bash to Starving Somalis

[Dalsan Radio] A newly wed couple on Thursday became an instant sensation after they chose to do away with a lavish wedding and instead donate to victims of starvation in Galkaacyo.

[Dalsan Radio] A newly wed couple on Thursday became an instant sensation after they chose to do away with a lavish wedding and instead donate to victims of starvation in Galkaacyo.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

1600+ Killed By Cholera As Vaccination Campaign Is Launched

[Dalsan Radio] The Drought Response Committee has put the death toll of cholera victims at over one thousand five hundred since the onset of the drought. Speaking at a Press Conference in Mogadishu the Committee has blamed the ongoing drought for the o…

[Dalsan Radio] The Drought Response Committee has put the death toll of cholera victims at over one thousand five hundred since the onset of the drought. Speaking at a Press Conference in Mogadishu the Committee has blamed the ongoing drought for the outbreak of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Ethiopia Lifts Some State of Emergency Restrictions

[HRW] Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unpre…

[HRW] Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country's state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government policies, would no longer be able to arbitrarily arrest people or conduct property searches without warrants. Further, curfews and some restrictions on media reporting will end.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Court Returns Richest Oil Block to Shell, ENI

[Premium Times] An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has reversed its previous ruling which retrieved the control of one of Nigeria’s richest oil blocks, OPL 245, from Shell and ENI.

[Premium Times] An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has reversed its previous ruling which retrieved the control of one of Nigeria's richest oil blocks, OPL 245, from Shell and ENI.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

KCCA Approves Nakivubo Devt Plan Amid Protest

[Monitor] Kampala -The Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) technical team has approved Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium (NWMS) redevelopment plans despite the political wing’s resolution to have the process halted.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Kampala Capital City Authority's (KCCA) technical team has approved Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium (NWMS) redevelopment plans despite the political wing's resolution to have the process halted.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

EAC Gets Shs88b to Revive Maritime Services

[Monitor] Entebbe -The African Development Bank (AfDB) board has approved a loan of $25m (about Shs88b) for Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) for development of several infrastructures on Lake Victoria to oper…

[Monitor] Entebbe -The African Development Bank (AfDB) board has approved a loan of $25m (about Shs88b) for Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) for development of several infrastructures on Lake Victoria to operate functional maritime services.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Makerere Suspends Issuance of Transcripts, Closes Online Marks System

[Monitor] Makerere University has closed the online marks system and suspended the issuance of academic transcripts. The online marks system is used to enter and store student’s examination scores.

[Monitor] Makerere University has closed the online marks system and suspended the issuance of academic transcripts. The online marks system is used to enter and store student's examination scores.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda