MPs Poke Holes in Electoral Laws

[Citizen] Dodoma -The vagueness of Tanzania’s electoral laws came up in parliament yesterday, with the opposition bench questioning the role of district executive directors (Deds) – who are presidential appointees – as returning officers during elections.

[Citizen] Dodoma -The vagueness of Tanzania's electoral laws came up in parliament yesterday, with the opposition bench questioning the role of district executive directors (Deds) - who are presidential appointees - as returning officers during elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Buhari’s Re-Election in 2019 Will End Boko Haram Insurgency, Says Aji

[Guardian] Maiduguri -Former Special Adviser to ex-President Jonathan on National Assembly matters, Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji has said the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari next year will “consolidate and end war” against Boko Haram insurgency.

[Guardian] Maiduguri -Former Special Adviser to ex-President Jonathan on National Assembly matters, Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji has said the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari next year will "consolidate and end war" against Boko Haram insurgency.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Release El-Zakzaky or Detain Us All, Protesting Shiites Tell Govt

[Guardian] Protesting Shiites, under the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), yesterday, charged the Federal Government to release their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, and his wife from detention or imprison them all.

[Guardian] Protesting Shiites, under the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), yesterday, charged the Federal Government to release their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, and his wife from detention or imprison them all.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Museveni Urges Investors to Plant Solar Pumps for Agriculture

[The Exchange] The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has categorically highlighted the importance of solar-powered water pumps to drive the economy of the country. He has identified the dynamism of change not only in the agricultural sector but clima…

[The Exchange] The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has categorically highlighted the importance of solar-powered water pumps to drive the economy of the country. He has identified the dynamism of change not only in the agricultural sector but climate. Despite heads up on the coming of early rains, the showers of blessings have not been adequate to facilitate the growth of the crops in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ethiopia’s Move to End Border Stalemate Could Bring Change in Eritrea

[VOA] In a surprise announcement, Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court’s decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea. The move could end an 18-year stalemate and change Eritrea’s internal policies.

[VOA] In a surprise announcement, Ethiopia has promised to implement an international court's decision resolving a border dispute with Eritrea. The move could end an 18-year stalemate and change Eritrea's internal policies.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

WHO Cautiously Optimistic About Halting Ebola Spread in DR Congo

[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is cautiously optimistic about containing the spread of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, but warns that much work lies ahead. Thirty eight of 62 suspected cases have been confirmed. Of t…

[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is cautiously optimistic about containing the spread of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, but warns that much work lies ahead. Thirty eight of 62 suspected cases have been confirmed. Of this total number of confirmed cases, 27 people have died.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Landmark UN Libya Trafficking Sanctions Need Tough Follow-Up – Experts

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Landmark sanctions imposed by the United Nations on six people involved in trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya sends a strong message to criminal networks, yet Europe must also take action, politicians, a…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Landmark sanctions imposed by the United Nations on six people involved in trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya sends a strong message to criminal networks, yet Europe must also take action, politicians, aid officials and analysts said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya