Court Rules Against Mass Eviction in Lagos – Activists

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed “unconstitutional” in a landmark decision by the Lagos High Court on Wednesday, activists said.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed "unconstitutional" in a landmark decision by the Lagos High Court on Wednesday, activists said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerian Refugees Returning to “Dangerously Unprepared” Situation, UN Agency Chief Warns

[UN News] Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls “dangerously unprepared to receive them.”

[UN News] Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls "dangerously unprepared to receive them."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Unclaimed Bodies Overwhelm Masaka As Cemetery Fills Up

[Monitor] Masaka -When Swaibu Sulambaaya, a social critic, received a phone call a week ago from one of the residents neighbouring Masaka Municipal Council mortuary, complaining of the stench emanating from the facility, the activist responded immediat…

[Monitor] Masaka -When Swaibu Sulambaaya, a social critic, received a phone call a week ago from one of the residents neighbouring Masaka Municipal Council mortuary, complaining of the stench emanating from the facility, the activist responded immediately. What they found dumped on the morgue's floor was scandalous; three decomposing human bodies. One of the bodies was of a baby and was placed in a box. Flies hovered over the box, confirming it had been kept there for long. The other two bodies were of male adults, but one

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Forest Encroacher Gets 43 Land Titles

[Monitor] Kampala -A businessman in Wakiso is holding 43 titles for personal plots in a government forest reserve and has donated some 41 acres to the District Resident Commissioner (RDC) Ian Kyeyune, the commission of inquiry into land matters heard y…

[Monitor] Kampala -A businessman in Wakiso is holding 43 titles for personal plots in a government forest reserve and has donated some 41 acres to the District Resident Commissioner (RDC) Ian Kyeyune, the commission of inquiry into land matters heard yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Class One and Two Pupils Now Fluent in English, Kiswahili – Report

[Nation] Kenyan children’s ability to read in English and Kiswahili has significantly improved since 2015, a newly released evaluation of the Tusome national reading programme has shown.

[Nation] Kenyan children's ability to read in English and Kiswahili has significantly improved since 2015, a newly released evaluation of the Tusome national reading programme has shown.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

My Husband Is ‘As Strong As an Iron Bar’, Says Grace Mugabe

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe is “as strong as an iron bar”, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail.

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe is "as strong as an iron bar", Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kazibwe Imposters Case File Sent to DPP

[Monitor] Kampala -The case in which three people are accused of masquerading as former aides to former vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further input.

[Monitor] Kampala -The case in which three people are accused of masquerading as former aides to former vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further input.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Egypt’s El-Sisi, Ethiopian Premier to Attend Crucial Nile Summit

[Monitor] Kampala -Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegne, have both confirmed attendance of the make or break Nile Basin States Summit in Kampala tomorrow. The conference is expected to bring to an end the …

[Monitor] Kampala -Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegne, have both confirmed attendance of the make or break Nile Basin States Summit in Kampala tomorrow. The conference is expected to bring to an end the contention over a new framework for sharing and use of the waters of River Nile.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

President Kenyatta – Raila Is Not a Nationalist, He Specializes in Dividing Kenyans

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today said opposition leader Raila Odinga is not a nationalist but a selfish leader who specialises in dividing Kenyans along tribal lines.

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today said opposition leader Raila Odinga is not a nationalist but a selfish leader who specialises in dividing Kenyans along tribal lines.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Survivors Tell of Boko Haram Ambush of Secure Convoy

[Premium Times] Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation.

[Premium Times] Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria