Scores Missing As Migrants’ Boat Sinks

[Al Jazeera] At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard.

[Al Jazeera] At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

ADF’s Jamil Mukulu Cries Out Over Mistreatment in Luzira

[Observer] The captured leader of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Alirabaki Mukulu, is reeling in horror at how he is being treated in Luzira Maximum Security prison.

[Observer] The captured leader of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Alirabaki Mukulu, is reeling in horror at how he is being treated in Luzira Maximum Security prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Judges Shoot Down Mnangagwa’s Plan

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) — which includes top judges — is resisting Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Constitutional Amendment (No 1 Bill) 2016 whose main agenda is to amend Section 180 of the four-year-old const…

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) -- which includes top judges -- is resisting Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Constitutional Amendment (No 1 Bill) 2016 whose main agenda is to amend Section 180 of the four-year-old constitution to allow the president to appoint a chief justice and other senior judges.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Government Has Suspended MSD Party for Six Months

[Iwacu] Three main allegations made against the Movement for Democracy and Solidarity-MSD party are the violation of the Burundi Constitution, breaking the rules of political parties and a plan to form an armed group to fight against the government. Fo…

[Iwacu] Three main allegations made against the Movement for Democracy and Solidarity-MSD party are the violation of the Burundi Constitution, breaking the rules of political parties and a plan to form an armed group to fight against the government. Following these accusations, Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of Home Affairs decided on 4 April to suspend the activities and close all MSD party's offices for six months.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Ministers Being Led to Bite More Than They Can Chew?

[Observer] The televised arrest of minister of state for labour Herbert Kabafunzaki at Kampala Serena hotel last weekend for alleged bribery raises many questions, but we’ will restrict ourselves to just one: is it really the job of a minister, even on…

[Observer] The televised arrest of minister of state for labour Herbert Kabafunzaki at Kampala Serena hotel last weekend for alleged bribery raises many questions, but we' will restrict ourselves to just one: is it really the job of a minister, even one directly in charge of labour, to visit workplaces in a bid to solve labour and other disputes?

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UN Envoy – Govt Should Release Detainees, Restore Internet, Open Dialogue to End Strike

[VOA] The U.N. special envoy for Central Africa visited Cameroon this week to seek an end to the months-long stalemate on the strike and unrest in English-speaking parts of the country.

[VOA] The U.N. special envoy for Central Africa visited Cameroon this week to seek an end to the months-long stalemate on the strike and unrest in English-speaking parts of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

MP Nambooze Sets Terms for Talks With DP Boss Mao

[Observer] The Democratic Party (DP) vice president for Buganda, Betty Nambooze, has set terms that she wants fulfilled before she can participate in any form of unity talks with party president general Norbert Mao.

[Observer] The Democratic Party (DP) vice president for Buganda, Betty Nambooze, has set terms that she wants fulfilled before she can participate in any form of unity talks with party president general Norbert Mao.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

State-Owned Airline’s Planes Grounded

[Zimbabwe Independent] STRUGGLING national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) has lurched into a new crisis after all of its five aircraft were grounded on Tuesday due to technical problems, forcing the airline to hire a plane from neighbouring South A…

[Zimbabwe Independent] STRUGGLING national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) has lurched into a new crisis after all of its five aircraft were grounded on Tuesday due to technical problems, forcing the airline to hire a plane from neighbouring South Africa in a desperate effort to fulfill some of its flight schedules, it has been established.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Uganda Investment Authority – a History Littered With Politics, Fraud and Scandals

[Observer] As Jolly Kaguhangire takes over as head of Uganda Investment Authority, she finds a body which needs total redemption. Question is; can she fix it? ALON MWESIGWA navigates the authority’s bumpy history.

[Observer] As Jolly Kaguhangire takes over as head of Uganda Investment Authority, she finds a body which needs total redemption. Question is; can she fix it? ALON MWESIGWA navigates the authority's bumpy history.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda