Crisis in the Gulf – Escalation or Negotiation?

[IPS] Singapore -Turkey’s parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country’s military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar’s resolve to resist Saudi and UAE-led pressure to force it to …

[IPS] Singapore -Turkey's parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country's military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar's resolve to resist Saudi and UAE-led pressure to force it to change policies, the Turkish move comes amid hints that the kingdom and its allies may seek to undermine the rule of Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Survivor Searches for Son, Nephew After Embakasi Building Collapse

[Capital FM] Nairobi -It has emerged that some tenants in the collapsed building in Embakasi East ignored pleas by the police to evacuate, raising fears some could be trapped under the debris.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -It has emerged that some tenants in the collapsed building in Embakasi East ignored pleas by the police to evacuate, raising fears some could be trapped under the debris.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Biafra – Yoruba Groups Urge Caution

[Guardian] In their reactions to the Arewa youths’ ultimatum, which has already raised tension and threatening to bring the country back to the pre-civil war period, two Southwest groups, the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) and the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OP…

[Guardian] In their reactions to the Arewa youths' ultimatum, which has already raised tension and threatening to bring the country back to the pre-civil war period, two Southwest groups, the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) and the Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC), have call for caution among all stakeholders to protect the nation's unity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Developing Ghana’s Tourism – the Role of Entertainers

[Business Day] A nation overflowing with amazing talents in different fields of endeavour. Ghana! Our motherland. The black shining star of Africa and the world. Wherever you go, in whatever field you find yourself, there is a Ghanaian excelling there….

[Business Day] A nation overflowing with amazing talents in different fields of endeavour. Ghana! Our motherland. The black shining star of Africa and the world. Wherever you go, in whatever field you find yourself, there is a Ghanaian excelling there. Talk about sports, industry, commerce and technology.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Maasai Manure Helps Drought-Hit Herders Fight Hunger

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Isinya, Kenya -Livestock keepers are starting to sell manure for fertiliser, profiting from an underused resource and boosting farmers’ yields in tough climate times

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Isinya, Kenya -Livestock keepers are starting to sell manure for fertiliser, profiting from an underused resource and boosting farmers' yields in tough climate times

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Medics and School Staff Forcibly Recruited in War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -“The health facility in Nimni, as well as at least two schools in the area, have been forced to close due to forced recruitment of personnel essential to their operations”

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"The health facility in Nimni, as well as at least two schools in the area, have been forced to close due to forced recruitment of personnel essential to their operations"

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan