5 Killed, 12 Hurt in Al-Shabab Attack on Somali Military Base

[VOA] At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded Saturday in heavy fighting between Somali National Army soldiers and al-Shabab militants in the Bakol region of southwestern Somalia, officials said.

[VOA] At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded Saturday in heavy fighting between Somali National Army soldiers and al-Shabab militants in the Bakol region of southwestern Somalia, officials said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

In Congo, Artists Rely On the Patronage of the Wealthy

[Al Jazeera] Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo – JC Kibombo, aka Professa Zikfull, a 32-year-old rumba singer and songwriter, was paying tribute to Congolese music legend Papa Wemba at a bar in this eastern city last year when he noticed a familiar, a…

[Al Jazeera] Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo - JC Kibombo, aka Professa Zikfull, a 32-year-old rumba singer and songwriter, was paying tribute to Congolese music legend Papa Wemba at a bar in this eastern city last year when he noticed a familiar, and powerful, figure watching him.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

AU Calls for Calm Amid Djibouti-Eritrea Border Tensions

[Al Jazeera] The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show “restraint” as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a longstanding and at times violent dispute.

[Al Jazeera] The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a longstanding and at times violent dispute.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Thomas Thabane Sworn in As Lesotho’s Prime Minister

[Al Jazeera] Lesotho’s new prime minister took office on Friday as part of a coalition government, three years after he was targeted by a coup and two days after the murder of his estranged wife.

[Al Jazeera] Lesotho's new prime minister took office on Friday as part of a coalition government, three years after he was targeted by a coup and two days after the murder of his estranged wife.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Kenyatta-Odinga Presidential Fight Intensifies in Kenya

[Deutsche Welle] As in 2013, the race for Kenya’s presidency is between Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Polls show that Kenyatta, now the incumbent, is leading, but the margin is declining as political tensions rise.

[Deutsche Welle] As in 2013, the race for Kenya's presidency is between Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Polls show that Kenyatta, now the incumbent, is leading, but the margin is declining as political tensions rise.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

I Will Revive Economy If Elected President, Says Raila Odinga

[Nation] Nasa presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga completed his two-day campaign tour of Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties with a promise to revive the region’s economy if elected on August 8.

[Nation] Nasa presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga completed his two-day campaign tour of Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties with a promise to revive the region's economy if elected on August 8.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Father’s Day – What Lessons Do You Derive From Your Father?

[New Times] Sunday June 18, is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the love and support that fathers tirelessly continue to give. Sunday Times’ Sharon Kantengwa spoke to a cross section of people about what they admire about their fathers a…

[New Times] Sunday June 18, is Father's Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the love and support that fathers tirelessly continue to give. Sunday Times' Sharon Kantengwa spoke to a cross section of people about what they admire about their fathers and their message to them.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Hichilema Should Respect President Lungu, Says Dr Canisius Banda

[Zambia Reports] Former UPND deputy president Dr Canisius Banda has says opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema should respect the presidency (office) and president (Edgar Lungu).

[Zambia Reports] Former UPND deputy president Dr Canisius Banda has says opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema should respect the presidency (office) and president (Edgar Lungu).

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia