Mnangagwa Admits Zanu-PF Abuse of State Resources

[New Zimbabwe] ACTING President Emmerson Mnangagwa has let the cat out of the bag, admitting the Zanu PF led government has been distributing farming inputs as a vote buying gimmick.

[New Zimbabwe] ACTING President Emmerson Mnangagwa has let the cat out of the bag, admitting the Zanu PF led government has been distributing farming inputs as a vote buying gimmick.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

2016 – the Year the Elderly Shone

[The Herald] Leroy Dzenga -The year 2016 was the year when a number of stories about Zimbabwe’s senior citizens came to light. Punctuated by an unbelievable warmth and traces of humanity slowly eroding in the post millennial world, the elderly emerged …

[The Herald] Leroy Dzenga -The year 2016 was the year when a number of stories about Zimbabwe's senior citizens came to light. Punctuated by an unbelievable warmth and traces of humanity slowly eroding in the post millennial world, the elderly emerged with some of the most sobering stories.From a woman achieving her lifelong dream, to a man attaining his driver's licence in his 80s.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

PM Vows to Arrest Repatriated Jihadis

[Deutsche Welle] Several political parties have called for the repatriation of Tunisian militants to be indefinitely blocked. Berlin has pressured Tunis to accept rejected asylum-seekers from Tunisia after the Christmas market attack.

[Deutsche Welle] Several political parties have called for the repatriation of Tunisian militants to be indefinitely blocked. Berlin has pressured Tunis to accept rejected asylum-seekers from Tunisia after the Christmas market attack.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Abubakar Shekau – Boko Haram Has Not Been Crushed

[Al Jazeera] Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to challenge a claim by the Nigerian president and the army that the armed group had been routed from its last stronghold of Sambisa Forest .

[Al Jazeera] Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to challenge a claim by the Nigerian president and the army that the armed group had been routed from its last stronghold of Sambisa Forest .

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govts Adopt Internet Shutdowns to Quell Crises in 2016

[East African] Governments in Africa are becoming increasingly intolerant to freedom of speech, with Internet shutdowns now a common occurrence in many countries, a new report shows.

[East African] Governments in Africa are becoming increasingly intolerant to freedom of speech, with Internet shutdowns now a common occurrence in many countries, a new report shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Flood Kills Scores, Leaves Thousands Homeless

[Deutsche Welle] Heavy rain in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a river to overflow, destroying thousands of homes. Local officials blamed climate change for the catastrophe.

[Deutsche Welle] Heavy rain in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a river to overflow, destroying thousands of homes. Local officials blamed climate change for the catastrophe.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

European Aid Worker Kidnapped

[Deutsche Welle] The female employee, who worked with a small children’s nonprofit, was seized in the northern city of Gao on Saturday. There have been no claims of responsibility.

[Deutsche Welle] The female employee, who worked with a small children's nonprofit, was seized in the northern city of Gao on Saturday. There have been no claims of responsibility.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Blind Former LRA Child Soldier, Breaks Stereotypes

[Al Jazeera] Simon Peter Otoyo had just returned from school when the rebels of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army arrived in his village in northern Uganda . They tied his hands behind his back and marched him, along with three of his brothers, to a…

[Al Jazeera] Simon Peter Otoyo had just returned from school when the rebels of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army arrived in his village in northern Uganda . They tied his hands behind his back and marched him, along with three of his brothers, to a rebel camp deep in the bush.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda