Trial of Singa Protesters Begins in Sudan’s Blue Nile State

[Radio Dabanga] Singa -The court hearing of nine people arrested during protests in Singa in Blue Nile state last week began in the town’s courtroom yesterday. The courthouse was overcrowded and there were tight security and police measures and vehicle…

[Radio Dabanga] Singa -The court hearing of nine people arrested during protests in Singa in Blue Nile state last week began in the town's courtroom yesterday. The courthouse was overcrowded and there were tight security and police measures and vehicles presence in the courtyard.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Concern for Human Rights Lawyer Detained By Sudan Security

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -Observers have expressed concern about human rights lawyer Hanan Hasan, who has been in the custody of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) without being yet released.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -Observers have expressed concern about human rights lawyer Hanan Hasan, who has been in the custody of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) without being yet released.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Gold Panners Get Combined 106 Years for Murder

[The Herald] Six Zvishavane gold panners have been sentenced to a combined 106 years in prison for fatally striking a man with a log during a revenge mission on residents of Mandava suburb, who assaulted one of them after accusing him of being a thief.

[The Herald] Six Zvishavane gold panners have been sentenced to a combined 106 years in prison for fatally striking a man with a log during a revenge mission on residents of Mandava suburb, who assaulted one of them after accusing him of being a thief.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Addis Abeba Mayor Appoints First Chief Resilience Officer, Approves Establishment of City’s Resilience Office

[Addis Standard] 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World – Addis Abeba is a Founding Member of $164M Effort

[Addis Standard] 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation - is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World - Addis Abeba is a Founding Member of $164M Effort

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Domestic Debt Up 44%

[The Herald] Zimbabwe’s domestic debt rose by 44,31 percent between November 2016 and November 2017 as Government spent beyond budgeted expenditure, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's domestic debt rose by 44,31 percent between November 2016 and November 2017 as Government spent beyond budgeted expenditure, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

EU Navfor Promoting Indian Ocean Cooperation

[EU Navfor] Rear Admiral Alfonso Nanclares, EU NAVFOR Deputy Commander, extended Operation Atalanta’s commitment support to the Regional Centre for Operational Coordination (RCOC) in the Seychelles.

[EU Navfor] Rear Admiral Alfonso Nanclares, EU NAVFOR Deputy Commander, extended Operation Atalanta's commitment support to the Regional Centre for Operational Coordination (RCOC) in the Seychelles.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Govt Draws Down U.S.$1,1Billion From Afreximbank Facilities

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said it drew down as much as $1,1 billion from nostro stabilisation facilities last year extended by the Afreximbank as it sought to stabilise the foreign exchange market.

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said it drew down as much as $1,1 billion from nostro stabilisation facilities last year extended by the Afreximbank as it sought to stabilise the foreign exchange market.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt in Huge Plan to Decongest Dar

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In a calculated move which will save billions of shillings Tanzania’s economy loses daily, the government has outlined a massive plan to tame traffic snarls-up on Dar es Salaam’s roads.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In a calculated move which will save billions of shillings Tanzania's economy loses daily, the government has outlined a massive plan to tame traffic snarls-up on Dar es Salaam's roads.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Sanctions Proposed to Halt Use of Child Soldiers

[CAJ News] Khartoum -ARMED forces and rebel groups in South Sudan have defied orders from the international community to recruit child soldiers. Some children as young as 10 years old have been recruited despite international human rights law prohibiti…

[CAJ News] Khartoum -ARMED forces and rebel groups in South Sudan have defied orders from the international community to recruit child soldiers. Some children as young as 10 years old have been recruited despite international human rights law prohibiting the use of children under 18 in hostilities.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Pace of Tazara Flyover Work Is Commendable

[Citizen] Construction of the Tazara flyover at the junction of Nyerere Road and the Nelson Mandela Expressway in Dar es Salaam is reportedly done by 74 per cent.

[Citizen] Construction of the Tazara flyover at the junction of Nyerere Road and the Nelson Mandela Expressway in Dar es Salaam is reportedly done by 74 per cent.