Kagame Team Eyes Efficient, Effective African Union

[East African] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame was last week finalising a report that seeks to chart a path for the African Union to wean itself off donor reliance. He is expected to present the report at the 28th African Union Heads of State Summit set…

[East African] Rwanda's President Paul Kagame was last week finalising a report that seeks to chart a path for the African Union to wean itself off donor reliance. He is expected to present the report at the 28th African Union Heads of State Summit set for January 30-31 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kanyamunyu Brothers Committed to High Court for Trial

[Monitor] Kampala -The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that the Kanyamunyu brothers who are facing murder charges over the shooting of Kenneth Akena be tried in the High Court.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that the Kanyamunyu brothers who are facing murder charges over the shooting of Kenneth Akena be tried in the High Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Senior Police Officers Arrested for Fraud and Corruption

[SAPS] Free State -The Hawks in Free State have concluded a major investigation with a successful takedown operation wherein six police officers were arrested for fraud, corruption and theft.

[SAPS] Free State -The Hawks in Free State have concluded a major investigation with a successful takedown operation wherein six police officers were arrested for fraud, corruption and theft.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Burkina Faso’s Duarte Makes Jose Mourinho Impression at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

[Monitor] His dark eyes moved feverishly as the light from his Mac did little to brighten what is now a characteristic glum look. Days were left to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

[Monitor] His dark eyes moved feverishly as the light from his Mac did little to brighten what is now a characteristic glum look. Days were left to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

source: AllAfrica News: Gabon

Gerrie Nel and Private Prosecutions – a Match Not Made in Legal Heaven

[Daily Maverick] The decision by rock star prosecutor Gerrie Nel to resign from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to join the controversial Afriforum – in order to pursue private prosecutions on their behalf – is odd. Apart from the fact that Af…

[Daily Maverick] The decision by rock star prosecutor Gerrie Nel to resign from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to join the controversial Afriforum - in order to pursue private prosecutions on their behalf - is odd. Apart from the fact that Afriforum has a dubious political mandate and history, the organisation is currently not legally permitted to conduct private prosecutions. Moreover, it will only be able to assist private individuals to prosecute in very narrow circumstances.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morocco’s Big African Union Win Comes At the Expense of Western Sahara and South Africa

[Daily Maverick] This week, Morocco became the 55th member state of the African Union. This is bad news for Western Sahara, whose dreams of independence look more fragile than ever before. It could also be bad news for South Africa, who has been very v…

[Daily Maverick] This week, Morocco became the 55th member state of the African Union. This is bad news for Western Sahara, whose dreams of independence look more fragile than ever before. It could also be bad news for South Africa, who has been very vocal in its criticism of Morocco's "colonial" activities. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Turmoil Engulfing Football

[Al Jazeera] The Warriors’ bottom-placed finish in their group and an early exit from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hardly came as a surprise for those who had been following the team’s run-up to the tournament.

[Al Jazeera] The Warriors' bottom-placed finish in their group and an early exit from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hardly came as a surprise for those who had been following the team's run-up to the tournament.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tanzania, Malawi Presidents Meet to Smooth Diplomatic Tensions

[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Malawian counterpart Peter Mutharika held talks on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday as part of efforts to diffuse escalating tension between the two countries.

[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Malawian counterpart Peter Mutharika held talks on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday as part of efforts to diffuse escalating tension between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania