Military Launches Operation to Free Hostages

[VOA] Cameroon’s military freed 17 of its citizens held hostage by armed groups from the Central African Republic. One person was killed and four were wounded in a confrontation between the military and the kidnappers. The country say hundreds of its c…

[VOA] Cameroon's military freed 17 of its citizens held hostage by armed groups from the Central African Republic. One person was killed and four were wounded in a confrontation between the military and the kidnappers. The country say hundreds of its citizens are still in captivity.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

New Coffee Plantations to Benefit About 6,000 Farmers, Says NAEB

[New Times] Close to 6,000 farmers will benefit from the new coffee plantations handed over to residents in the four districts of Kirehe, Rulindo, Gakenke and Nyamagabe, according to National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB).

[New Times] Close to 6,000 farmers will benefit from the new coffee plantations handed over to residents in the four districts of Kirehe, Rulindo, Gakenke and Nyamagabe, according to National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Dismisses Case Challenging Betting Tax Raise

[Nation] Hopes of blocking implementation of tax rate recommended by President Uhuru Kenyatta on betting, lotteries and gaming activities dwindled Thursday after the High Court dismissed a suit challenging it.

[Nation] Hopes of blocking implementation of tax rate recommended by President Uhuru Kenyatta on betting, lotteries and gaming activities dwindled Thursday after the High Court dismissed a suit challenging it.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nuns Win Battle Against Priest, Take Over Hospital

[Nation] A management tussle at St Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi escalated on Thursday resulting in a few hours of disruption and suspension of services in parts of the facility.

[Nation] A management tussle at St Mary's Hospital in Nairobi escalated on Thursday resulting in a few hours of disruption and suspension of services in parts of the facility.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Central Bank Lowers Key Repo Rate to 5.5%

[New Times] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has slashed its Key Repo Rate to 5.5 per cent down from 6 per cent, in a move designed to encourage commercial banks to follow suit and slash interest rates. Central bank governor John Rwangombwa announced …

[New Times] The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has slashed its Key Repo Rate to 5.5 per cent down from 6 per cent, in a move designed to encourage commercial banks to follow suit and slash interest rates. Central bank governor John Rwangombwa announced the new rate, yesterday, after the bank's quarterly Financial Stability Committee and Monetary Policy Committee meetings, saying the move seeks to encourage banks to boost lending to the private sector and subsequently spur economic growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Man Kills 6-Month-Old Daughter Over Fear Wife Will Abandon Him

[Vanguard] Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly killing his six-month-old baby over suspicion that his wife would abandon him for her former husband.

[Vanguard] Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly killing his six-month-old baby over suspicion that his wife would abandon him for her former husband.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ekweremadu Advocates Parliamentary System of Govt

[Vanguard] Enugu -The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has called for parliamentary system of government in the country, saying that the current presidential system is too expensive and cumbersome.

[Vanguard] Enugu -The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has called for parliamentary system of government in the country, saying that the current presidential system is too expensive and cumbersome.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Aden Duale Criticises MPs in Row Over House Posts

[Nation] Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale has criticised four Jubilee MPs who were dewhipped from House committees for going to court instead of seeking solutions through the party’s internal mechanisms.

[Nation] Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale has criticised four Jubilee MPs who were dewhipped from House committees for going to court instead of seeking solutions through the party's internal mechanisms.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fayose Congratulates George Weah On Election

[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has congratulated George Oppong Weah, who is set to become the President of Liberia, describing him as someone destined by God to be president.

[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has congratulated George Oppong Weah, who is set to become the President of Liberia, describing him as someone destined by God to be president.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria