Govt Forces Seize Al-Shabaab Broadcaster

[East African] Somali government forces have captured a radio station run by the Al-Shabaab jihadists, an official has said. Acting Information minister Abdurahman Idaan Yonis Tuesday said the Al-Andalus radio station had fallen into the hands of the g…

[East African] Somali government forces have captured a radio station run by the Al-Shabaab jihadists, an official has said. Acting Information minister Abdurahman Idaan Yonis Tuesday said the Al-Andalus radio station had fallen into the hands of the government forces. The Al-Andalus is the main broadcaster used by the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Budget 2018 – Ratings Agency Still Gloomy Amid Talk of Renewal

[Daily Maverick] If you ever need somebody to ruin a party, consider inviting a dude from a ratings agency. At a Daily Maverick post-Budget event in Cape Town on Thursday, Standard & Poor’s chief Konrad Reuss warned that the so-called Ramaphosa Spring in South Africa could turn into something more like the Arab Spring if the country doesn’t change course fast. This, despite the fact that the Budget has addressed some aspects of the South African economy that the ratings boss believed were previously “very scary”.

[Daily Maverick] If you ever need somebody to ruin a party, consider inviting a dude from a ratings agency. At a Daily Maverick post-Budget event in Cape Town on Thursday, Standard & Poor's chief Konrad Reuss warned that the so-called Ramaphosa Spring in South Africa could turn into something more like the Arab Spring if the country doesn't change course fast. This, despite the fact that the Budget has addressed some aspects of the South African economy that the ratings boss believed were previously "very scary".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rwanda’s Haute Baso Shines at Commonwealth Fashion Gala

[New Times] For the first time, established and emerging fashion talent from the Commonwealth member countries came together to showcase design talent and potential at Buckingham Palace under the commonwealth Fashion Exchange on February 19.

[New Times] For the first time, established and emerging fashion talent from the Commonwealth member countries came together to showcase design talent and potential at Buckingham Palace under the commonwealth Fashion Exchange on February 19.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Weah Defends Speaking French, Pushes for Women’s Literacy

[RFI] President George Weah met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron this week to jointly launch a fund that would support sports projects on the African continent. Former international soccer star and first African winner of the Ballon d’Or for…

[RFI] President George Weah met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron this week to jointly launch a fund that would support sports projects on the African continent. Former international soccer star and first African winner of the Ballon d'Or for footballer of the year, Weah had lunch with Macron and sports stars at the Elysee Palace to hail the launch of this new project which will be created in cooperation with the African Develoment Bank. Weah reportedly spoke to Macron on funding some 1500 kilometers o

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Corruption Will Not Be Tolerated – Minister Mpofu

[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs minister, Obert Mpofu says the new political dispensation which has seen the assumption of power by President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs people who are not corrupt.

[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs minister, Obert Mpofu says the new political dispensation which has seen the assumption of power by President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs people who are not corrupt.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Japan Business Mission Explores Avenues of Cooperation in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] A meeting to explore prospective avenues of cooperation and promote and facilitate the development of Japanese business activities in Mauritius was held yesterday in Port Louis. It was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affair…

[Government of Mauritius] A meeting to explore prospective avenues of cooperation and promote and facilitate the development of Japanese business activities in Mauritius was held yesterday in Port Louis. It was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. The objective was also to contribute in the deepening of mutual understanding and the development of economic and trade relations between both Japan and Mauritius.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

UN: Press Freedom Abuses by Government Continue

[VOA] A U.N. report says South Sudan’s government continues to censor the media and restrict freedom of expression. The report (Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression in South Sudan) warns that restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “ch…

[VOA] A U.N. report says South Sudan's government continues to censor the media and restrict freedom of expression. The report (Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression in South Sudan) warns that restrictions on freedom of expression are having a "chilling effect" and "are shrinking the space for debate in South Sudan."

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan