Japan to Give U.S.$26 Million Aid to East African Countries

[Shabelle] Japan will offer $26 million in emergency aid to fight famine in six African and Middle Eastern countries, including $6 million for South Sudan, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.

[Shabelle] Japan will offer $26 million in emergency aid to fight famine in six African and Middle Eastern countries, including $6 million for South Sudan, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Gunmen Kill Somali Elder Involved in Election

[Shabelle] Unknown gunmen have shot and killed an Elder who has involved the electoral process in Mogadishu’s Bakaro market on Tuesday. The Elder who was identified only as Khanas was killed by pistol-wielding men inside Bakaro market who fled the scen…

[Shabelle] Unknown gunmen have shot and killed an Elder who has involved the electoral process in Mogadishu's Bakaro market on Tuesday. The Elder who was identified only as Khanas was killed by pistol-wielding men inside Bakaro market who fled the scene before the arrival of the Somali security forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

EU Naval Investigates Reports On Somali Pirates Seizing Ship

[Shabelle] The European Union Naval Force has sent a maritime patrol aircraft to the coast of Somalia to investigate reports that Somali pirates have seized a commercial vessel, a spokeswoman for the force said Tuesday.

[Shabelle] The European Union Naval Force has sent a maritime patrol aircraft to the coast of Somalia to investigate reports that Somali pirates have seized a commercial vessel, a spokeswoman for the force said Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Makarfi, Sheriff Feud Intensifies Over Claims of N50 Million Inducement

[Leadership] The leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified yesterday as leaders of two camps within the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi traded allegations over inducements from both within and outside…

[Leadership] The leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified yesterday as leaders of two camps within the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi traded allegations over inducements from both within and outside the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rivers Re-Run – Trial of 23 INEC Staff Begins Today

[Daily Trust] The trial of 23 INEC staff alleged to have collected N360 million in connection with the Rivers State re-run election will start today at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

[Daily Trust] The trial of 23 INEC staff alleged to have collected N360 million in connection with the Rivers State re-run election will start today at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Banks Seek Customers to Buy Surplus Forex

[Leadership] Commercial banks are now seeking customers to buy the surplus foreign currencies they have after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continually flooded the market with foreign exchange.

[Leadership] Commercial banks are now seeking customers to buy the surplus foreign currencies they have after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continually flooded the market with foreign exchange.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Somalia Cholera, Libyan Oil, and Digital Aid Dollars – the Cheat Sheet

[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN’s team of editors flags up what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Swazi Group Slams SADC Over ‘Inaction, Failure’ in ‘Ensuring Democracy’

[News24Wire] A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its “inaction and failure in ensuring democracy” in the region.

[News24Wire] A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland