Officials – Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Indian Ocean

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA’s Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emi…

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA's Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emirates.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

‘Train of Salt and Sugar’ to Open Oshana Film Festival

[Namibian] THE much anticipated opening of the Oshana Film Festival kicks off this Friday with the Mozambican war drama ‘Train of Salt and Sugar’ at the Epic Cinema at Ongwediva at 18h00. Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa will open the festival and tickets …

[Namibian] THE much anticipated opening of the Oshana Film Festival kicks off this Friday with the Mozambican war drama 'Train of Salt and Sugar' at the Epic Cinema at Ongwediva at 18h00. Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa will open the festival and tickets will be available at the venue.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Rockers Gear Up for Namrock Festival

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation’s rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia’s biggest rock music festival.

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation's rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia's biggest rock music festival.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Opening of One-Day Workshop On Ocean Economy

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Religious Leaders Pray for Peace, Hunger in West Pokot

[Nation] More than 500 religious leaders from the North Rift Region have held peace prayers at Murkwijit in West Pokot County following rampant insecurity and hunger in the region.

[Nation] More than 500 religious leaders from the North Rift Region have held peace prayers at Murkwijit in West Pokot County following rampant insecurity and hunger in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Masaka Suspends New Property Tax

[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Municipality Council authorities have finally bowed to pressure from building owners and agreed to suspend the new property tax rates.

[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Municipality Council authorities have finally bowed to pressure from building owners and agreed to suspend the new property tax rates.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Security Tightened Ahead of Sundowns’ Visit

[Monitor] Kampala -The silent growth of local football in recent months has left many Uganda Premier League clubs with unfamiliar questions to answer about soaring fans at different stadia.

[Monitor] Kampala -The silent growth of local football in recent months has left many Uganda Premier League clubs with unfamiliar questions to answer about soaring fans at different stadia.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda