Nigeria to Achieve 30 Per Cent Broadband Penetration By 2018 – Minister

[Premium Times] The Federal Government says the country will achieve the 30 per cent national broadband penetration by 2018 as projected in the country’s National Broadband Plan.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government says the country will achieve the 30 per cent national broadband penetration by 2018 as projected in the country's National Broadband Plan.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Six Die in Kaduna Attack

[Premium Times] At least six people were killed early Sunday when armed persons invaded Goska, a village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

[Premium Times] At least six people were killed early Sunday when armed persons invaded Goska, a village in Jema'a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sao Tome Latest Target in China and Taiwan’s Fight for Allies

[Deutsche Welle] The small African nation in the Atlantic Ocean has embraced Beijing after suffering a series of economic setbacks. Taiwan, a former Sao Tome ally, has accused China of practicing “dollar diplomacy.”

[Deutsche Welle] The small African nation in the Atlantic Ocean has embraced Beijing after suffering a series of economic setbacks. Taiwan, a former Sao Tome ally, has accused China of practicing "dollar diplomacy."

source: AllAfrica News: São Tomé and Príncipe

At Least 22 Killed in Troubled North Kivu Province

[Al Jazeera] At least 22 civilians were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province over the weekend, an official said, blaming the attacks on an armed group led by Ugandan rebels.

[Al Jazeera] At least 22 civilians were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province over the weekend, an official said, blaming the attacks on an armed group led by Ugandan rebels.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Dozens Drown in Xmas Ferry Disaster

[Deutsche Welle] At least 30 people reportedly drowned Christmas Day when their boat overturned on Lake Albert in western Uganda. The victims included members of a local football team and their supporters.

[Deutsche Welle] At least 30 people reportedly drowned Christmas Day when their boat overturned on Lake Albert in western Uganda. The victims included members of a local football team and their supporters.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Green Party Man to Face President Kagame in 2017 Election

[East African] Rwandan opposition politician Frank Habineza was this week nominated by his Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) to challenge President Paul Kagame for the presidency in the 2017 election.

[East African] Rwandan opposition politician Frank Habineza was this week nominated by his Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) to challenge President Paul Kagame for the presidency in the 2017 election.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Gulf Nation Grows Military Foothold in Horn of Africa

[RFI] The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a powerful actor in the Northeast Africa peninsula which is home to eight nations. It has secured two military bases, one in Eritrea and the other one in Somaliland, strategic for the fight in Yemen. Coun…

[RFI] The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a powerful actor in the Northeast Africa peninsula which is home to eight nations. It has secured two military bases, one in Eritrea and the other one in Somaliland, strategic for the fight in Yemen. Countries with limited resources like Puntland, Somaliland and Somalia enjoy the UAE's generosity in providing military equipment as well as extensive funding and training for its security and intelligence units.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Darfuri Student Leaders Fear Arrest in Khartoum

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Members of the executive committee of the Darfur Students Association at the University of the Holy Koran in Khartoum, fear arrest if they enter university premises.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Members of the executive committee of the Darfur Students Association at the University of the Holy Koran in Khartoum, fear arrest if they enter university premises.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Interior Ministry Accuses Al Jazeera Producer of Fabricating News About Egypt

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt’s interior ministry accused Al Jazeera news producer Mahmoud Hussein of fabricating media reports about Egypt to incite people against the state institutions, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's interior ministry accused Al Jazeera news producer Mahmoud Hussein of fabricating media reports about Egypt to incite people against the state institutions, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt