Key Dates Ahead of August General Election

[Capital FM] Nairobi -All political parties planning to take part in the August 8 General Election are required to furnish the commission with names of candidates for party primaries between March 26 and April 5.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -All political parties planning to take part in the August 8 General Election are required to furnish the commission with names of candidates for party primaries between March 26 and April 5.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt’s Unreserved Efforts in Somalia Bearing Fruits

[Ethiopian Herald] “Africa provides the majority of United Nations peacekeepers around the world… [countries in Africa] are also among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees amid border closures in most developed countries of the wor…

[Ethiopian Herald] "Africa provides the majority of United Nations peacekeepers around the world... [countries in Africa] are also among the world's largest and most generous hosts of refugees amid border closures in most developed countries of the world."

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Madonsela Commits to Paying for Damaged State Vehicle

[News24Wire] Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she will pay for the state vehicle damaged in an accident while being driven by her son, her foundation said on Friday.

[News24Wire] Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she will pay for the state vehicle damaged in an accident while being driven by her son, her foundation said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Race for Lasting Peace in Southern Kaduna Intensifies

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -On Saturday, November 12 2016, 29 communities in the Southern senatorial zone of Kaduna State unveiled what they called a ‘peace apology billboard’ in Samaru-Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -On Saturday, November 12 2016, 29 communities in the Southern senatorial zone of Kaduna State unveiled what they called a 'peace apology billboard' in Samaru-Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mom of Edo Triplets Begs Runaway Husband to Return

[Daily Trust] Benin -Mrs. Queen Udekwe, whose husband Mathew abandoned after she gave birth to a set of triplets, has appealed to her husband to come back home so that they can take care of their children together.

[Daily Trust] Benin -Mrs. Queen Udekwe, whose husband Mathew abandoned after she gave birth to a set of triplets, has appealed to her husband to come back home so that they can take care of their children together.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Abuja Residents Depend on Charcoal as Gas and Kerosene Prices Go Up

[Daily Trust] With the recent hike in prices of kerosene and cooking gas across the country, most Abuja residents now depend on charcoal as a substitute. A litre of kerosene now costs between N300 and N400 in most quarters as against N195 to N220 while…

[Daily Trust] With the recent hike in prices of kerosene and cooking gas across the country, most Abuja residents now depend on charcoal as a substitute. A litre of kerosene now costs between N300 and N400 in most quarters as against N195 to N220 while 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas costs between N5,500 and N6,500 as against N3,500 in December 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Poor Funding Stalls Road Rehab

[The Herald] Zimbabwean roads are in a deplorable state with the incessant rains during this rainy season worsening the situation for both tarred and gravel roads.Officials from the country’s provinces bemoaned the poor state of roads saying there was …

[The Herald] Zimbabwean roads are in a deplorable state with the incessant rains during this rainy season worsening the situation for both tarred and gravel roads.Officials from the country's provinces bemoaned the poor state of roads saying there was need to address the problem as a matter of urgency as some of the roads had become impassible. Below are reports of the country's roads situation from our bureaus in various provinces.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

First Lady’s Diamond Scandal Case Back in Court

[New Zimbabwe] Lawyers representing Grace Mugabe have returned to the Harare High Court over the scandal involving an abortive attempt by the First Lady buy a wedding anniversary diamond ring worth about $1.4 million.

[New Zimbabwe] Lawyers representing Grace Mugabe have returned to the Harare High Court over the scandal involving an abortive attempt by the First Lady buy a wedding anniversary diamond ring worth about $1.4 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Floods, Lightning Claim 78 Lives – Minister

[New Zimbabwe] Although the country is looking forward to a bumper harvest this year, nearly 80 lives have been lost lightning and drowning in floods, Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has revealed.

[New Zimbabwe] Although the country is looking forward to a bumper harvest this year, nearly 80 lives have been lost lightning and drowning in floods, Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe