With One Attack, Al-Shabaab Targets Three Elections

[Daily Maverick] On Friday morning, al-Shabaab militants inflicted another heavy defeat on Kenyan troops in Somalia. Although the number of casualties is not yet known – and already much disputed – it is clear that the reverberations from this attack w…

[Daily Maverick] On Friday morning, al-Shabaab militants inflicted another heavy defeat on Kenyan troops in Somalia. Although the number of casualties is not yet known - and already much disputed - it is clear that the reverberations from this attack will be felt in Somalia, Kenya, and at the African Union, all of which are gearing up for important elections. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda’s Ruling Party Starts the Process of Nominating EALA Candidates

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s electoral commission has started the process of nominating their representatives to the regional parliament Monday with a pledge to ensuring fairness.

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Resistance Movement (NRM)'s electoral commission has started the process of nominating their representatives to the regional parliament Monday with a pledge to ensuring fairness.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

As Afcon Enters Elimination Phase, Many Fans Stay Home

[VOA] The Africa Cup of Nations enters the elimination phase Saturday in Gabon as eight of the 16 football (soccer) teams that started the tournament compete for the four places in the semi-finals. But many seats in the stadiums remain empty after the …

[VOA] The Africa Cup of Nations enters the elimination phase Saturday in Gabon as eight of the 16 football (soccer) teams that started the tournament compete for the four places in the semi-finals. But many seats in the stadiums remain empty after the political opposition called on its supporters to boycott the event.

source: AllAfrica News: Gabon

CUF Trustees Suspend All Accounts

[Daily News] Civic United Front (CUF) factions’ fight over control of subsidies from the Register of Political Parties’ office yesterday moved to a ‘decisive’ point, with the party board of trustees ordering suspension of all its bank accounts at all l…

[Daily News] Civic United Front (CUF) factions' fight over control of subsidies from the Register of Political Parties' office yesterday moved to a 'decisive' point, with the party board of trustees ordering suspension of all its bank accounts at all levels, countrywide.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Small Business Development Committee Visits KZN

[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development will this week (30 January to 3 February 2017) conduct oversight in KwaZulu-Natal, visiting various primary cooperatives and municipalities in the province.

[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development will this week (30 January to 3 February 2017) conduct oversight in KwaZulu-Natal, visiting various primary cooperatives and municipalities in the province.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Officers Honoured for Bravery

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The country’s men and women in blue have been honoured for their bravery, hard work, dedication in the fight against crime and commitment to serving all communities in South Africa.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The country's men and women in blue have been honoured for their bravery, hard work, dedication in the fight against crime and commitment to serving all communities in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa