Somaliland Journalist Held Without Charge for Asking Question At Press Conference

[PR Newswire] New York -Authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the editor of the online news portal Horseed Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mohamed has been jailed …

[PR Newswire] New York -Authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the editor of the online news portal Horseed Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mohamed has been jailed without charge since Somaliland Health Minister Saleban Isee ordered police to arrest him after he asked a question at a May 24 press conference.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

The Slow but Steady Rise of New African Cinemas

[Balancing Act] London -There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of cinemas in Africa, starting from a very low base. Last week we covered Filmhouse in Nigeria and in Cote d’Ivoire in 2015, 3 new cinemas were opened by a young local entr…

[Balancing Act] London -There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of cinemas in Africa, starting from a very low base. Last week we covered Filmhouse in Nigeria and in Cote d'Ivoire in 2015, 3 new cinemas were opened by a young local entrepreneur Jean-Marc Bejani. We also relayed the launch of CanalOlympia cinemas across West Africa. This week we look at the rise in cinema attendances at a new cinema in Congo Brazzaville called MTN Movies House.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Makerere Student Who Developed Less Toxic Tear Gas Seeks Funding

[Observer] The university is considered the final stage of education where students are expected to come out conversant with effective and efficient skills. However, only brave students harvest success that sets them apart from their peers.

[Observer] The university is considered the final stage of education where students are expected to come out conversant with effective and efficient skills. However, only brave students harvest success that sets them apart from their peers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tusker Lose to Yanga on Penalties in Super Cup

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Clifford Alwanga saw his penalty saved while Stephen Owusu rattled the crossbar as Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC bowed out of the Super Cup with a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian champions Yanga on Monday ev…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Clifford Alwanga saw his penalty saved while Stephen Owusu rattled the crossbar as Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC bowed out of the Super Cup with a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian champions Yanga on Monday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kanu Denies Accepting Cash, Car Gifts From Obiano

[This Day] Awka -The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied allegations that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, received gifts to the tune of $50,000 and two Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) from the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.

[This Day] Awka -The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied allegations that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, received gifts to the tune of $50,000 and two Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) from the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Forthcoming Human Rights Report to Reveal Real Burundi Situation, Says Rights Activist

[Iwacu] “Different partners must understand that Burundi Government is lying about the security situation in the country”, says Anshaire Nikoyagize, one of the Burundi Human Rights Activists. He reacts to the declaration made by the Senior Advisor in c…

[Iwacu] "Different partners must understand that Burundi Government is lying about the security situation in the country", says Anshaire Nikoyagize, one of the Burundi Human Rights Activists. He reacts to the declaration made by the Senior Advisor in charge of communication and information to President Pierre Nkurunziza. In the public conference held on 2 June, Willy Nyamitwe said Burundi expects nothing good from the forthcoming UN meeting on the Human Rights situation scheduled from 14 to 15 June in Geneva, Swit

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Global University Enrolments Overwhelm Govts – UNESCO

[Observer] A frequent lamentation these days is that universities are not preparing graduates to take on the rigours of the job market. However, as a new report shows, it may be the reverse. As MOSES TALEMWA writes, the market is simply too small to ab…

[Observer] A frequent lamentation these days is that universities are not preparing graduates to take on the rigours of the job market. However, as a new report shows, it may be the reverse. As MOSES TALEMWA writes, the market is simply too small to absorb the large number of graduates coming out every year.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda