When Buses, Matatus and Boda Bodas Became Our Public Transport System

[Monitor] This piece started life as a self-congratulatory tweet by the @UgandaUPF (Uganda Police) #fikasalama team on Iganga Road. They had arrested a lorry carrying natives either on their way to the market, a wedding or burial (the things we natives…

[Monitor] This piece started life as a self-congratulatory tweet by the @UgandaUPF (Uganda Police) #fikasalama team on Iganga Road. They had arrested a lorry carrying natives either on their way to the market, a wedding or burial (the things we natives usually go to in groups). The photo in the tweet showed the passengers squatting in the back (flat bed) of the lorry to evade surveillance or for safety. I have been in the back of a lorry several times, so I suppose it was a bit of both.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

5 Big Brother Housemates Named for Fake Eviction

[Leadership] Five housemates has been put out for possible eviction in Day 5 of the Big Brother Naija sponsored by Payporte. Biggie had advised the housemates to socialise and win their fellow housemates over.

[Leadership] Five housemates has been put out for possible eviction in Day 5 of the Big Brother Naija sponsored by Payporte. Biggie had advised the housemates to socialise and win their fellow housemates over.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Queueing Unisa Students Turned Away Because of Strike

[News24Wire] Hundreds of University of South Africa (Unisa) students who joined a registration queue from as early as 05:00 on Thursday in Mbombela were turned away because staff and National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) members w…

[News24Wire] Hundreds of University of South Africa (Unisa) students who joined a registration queue from as early as 05:00 on Thursday in Mbombela were turned away because staff and National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) members were on strike.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ghandour Meets His Egyptian Counterpart

[SNA] Addis Ababa -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has met with his Egyptian counterpart on the sidelines of meetings of the ministerial council of the African Union and discussed ways for strengthening further the bilateral relations bet…

[SNA] Addis Ababa -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has met with his Egyptian counterpart on the sidelines of meetings of the ministerial council of the African Union and discussed ways for strengthening further the bilateral relations between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Lightning Kills 2 Pupils, Injures 85

[The Herald] TWO pupils from Chinatsa Secondary School in Marondera were killed on Thursday afternoon, while 85 others were injured after being struck by lightning while awaiting dismissal at the assembly point.

[The Herald] TWO pupils from Chinatsa Secondary School in Marondera were killed on Thursday afternoon, while 85 others were injured after being struck by lightning while awaiting dismissal at the assembly point.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Intervene After ‘Hostile Reception’ Over Rabbits

[News24Wire] Police had to be called to the Valyland Nursery in Fish Hoek on Friday after staff refused to hand rabbits which had been kept under “inhumane” conditions to an SPCA inspector.

[News24Wire] Police had to be called to the Valyland Nursery in Fish Hoek on Friday after staff refused to hand rabbits which had been kept under "inhumane" conditions to an SPCA inspector.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

African Summit in Libya Begins With Sudan Participation

[SNA] Brazzaville -The African Summit on Libya began Friday in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo with participation of the Vice – President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman.

[SNA] Brazzaville -The African Summit on Libya began Friday in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo with participation of the Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Women Suicide Bombers ‘Now Strap Babies on to Evade Detection’

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters says female suicide bombers in the north-east are now evading detection from security operatives by carrying babies on their back, that ordinarily passes them for innocent nursing mothers.

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters says female suicide bombers in the north-east are now evading detection from security operatives by carrying babies on their back, that ordinarily passes them for innocent nursing mothers.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

America Can Now Join African Union, Thanks to Trump

[Nation] Regrettably, as the 28th Summit of the African Union gets under way, there will be one notable absence – US President Donald J Trump, representing a likely new member to the continental body.

[Nation] Regrettably, as the 28th Summit of the African Union gets under way, there will be one notable absence - US President Donald J Trump, representing a likely new member to the continental body.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya