Kenya’s Looks to Double or Triple the Number of Wi-Fi Hot-Spots in a Year

[Balancing Act] London -The idea of a low-cost data provider is at last beginning to find its legs. This week we look at Surf in Kenya that has expanded to offer 1,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots across 20 towns and cities. Russell Southwood spoke to Mark Summer, …

[Balancing Act] London -The idea of a low-cost data provider is at last beginning to find its legs. This week we look at Surf in Kenya that has expanded to offer 1,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots across 20 towns and cities. Russell Southwood spoke to Mark Summer, one of Surf's co-founders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police ‘Fired Live Bullets At Protest’

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation.

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Lindiwe Mazibuko Defends De Lille

[News24Wire] Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has come to the defence of embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, who is facing a motion of no confidence next week.

[News24Wire] Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has come to the defence of embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, who is facing a motion of no confidence next week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

High Profile Opposition Members Get Additional Jail Time

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, February 05/2018 – The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in “contempt of court”. This is the second time the cou…

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, February 05/2018 - The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in "contempt of court". This is the second time the court has handed a six month sentencing against the four defendants: Gurmesa Ayano, Gurmesa Ayano, Dejene Taffa, Addisu Bulala and Bekele Gerba (seen in the above picture). All the four will be serving 12 months in total for contempt of court.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Offers for U.S.$350 Million Infrastructure Bond Back on the Table

[East African] Kenya reopened the sale of its infrastructure bond after barely a week, hoping that investors will temper their pricing after it sent out a message that it was not willing to take expensive cash by rejecting Ksh50 billion ($500 million) …

[East African] Kenya reopened the sale of its infrastructure bond after barely a week, hoping that investors will temper their pricing after it sent out a message that it was not willing to take expensive cash by rejecting Ksh50 billion ($500 million) in the first sale.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

At Least 4 Killed in IED Explosion in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] At least 4 people have died an IED exploded inside a house in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening. The incident took place in Odweyne Village located in Deynile district after a bomb being assembled went off.

[Shabelle] At least 4 people have died an IED exploded inside a house in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening. The incident took place in Odweyne Village located in Deynile district after a bomb being assembled went off.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Tambuwal Reshuffles Sokoto Cabinet (Full List)

[Premium Times] Governor Aminu Tambuwal has announced a major reshuffle of his cabinet, assigning portfolios to four recently-appointed commissioners while nine others were reassigned to different ministries.

[Premium Times] Governor Aminu Tambuwal has announced a major reshuffle of his cabinet, assigning portfolios to four recently-appointed commissioners while nine others were reassigned to different ministries.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Metuh Gets Prolonged Adjournment After Arriving Court in Ambulance

[Premium Times] The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday agreed to adjourn the trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, on health grounds.

[Premium Times] The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday agreed to adjourn the trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, on health grounds.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenya Eyes U.S.$9.6 Billion Pension to Fund Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda

[East African] Kenya is considering tapping into government’s $9.6 billion pension schemes funds to finance infrastructure projects as it seeks to stop dependence on foreign debt.

[East African] Kenya is considering tapping into government's $9.6 billion pension schemes funds to finance infrastructure projects as it seeks to stop dependence on foreign debt.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Federal High Court Jails Labourer, 23, for Trafficking 350g of Cannabis

[Vanguard] A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, sentenced a 23-years-old Labourer, Musa Danjuma, to one year imprisonment, for trafficking in 350g of Cannabis Sativa, also known as ‘Hemp’.

[Vanguard] A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, sentenced a 23-years-old Labourer, Musa Danjuma, to one year imprisonment, for trafficking in 350g of Cannabis Sativa, also known as 'Hemp'.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria