Breaking – Huge Blast Hits Mogadishu Market

[Shabelle] A car bomb has exploded near a busy market in Mogadishu on Saturday, witness said. A witness in the scene said explosives-laden vehicle went off at Suqa-Berta junction in Mogadishu’s Waberi district, killings several civilians at the market.

[Shabelle] A car bomb has exploded near a busy market in Mogadishu on Saturday, witness said. A witness in the scene said explosives-laden vehicle went off at Suqa-Berta junction in Mogadishu's Waberi district, killings several civilians at the market.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Handball – Police Fail to Defend Regional Title

[New Times] Rwanda’s Police Handball Club’s campaign at this year’s East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) tournament ended in a pretty unceremonious style after the local handball powerhouse failed to defend their title in Nairobi, Kenya.

[New Times] Rwanda's Police Handball Club's campaign at this year's East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) tournament ended in a pretty unceremonious style after the local handball powerhouse failed to defend their title in Nairobi, Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

UN Trains Somali Officials On Human Trafficking

[Shabelle] The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that it has trained 30 police and immigration officers from various ports of entry in Puntland, Somalia on basic concepts of human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV).

[Shabelle] The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that it has trained 30 police and immigration officers from various ports of entry in Puntland, Somalia on basic concepts of human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV).

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Uganda to Send 2,275 Extra Troops to Somalia

[Shabelle] Uganda has sent another contingent of 2,275 troops to serve under the African Union Mission for Somalia AMISOM. Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Karumba Wamala dismissed talk by those saying that UPDF troops in AMISOM will mutiny because of the …

[Shabelle] Uganda has sent another contingent of 2,275 troops to serve under the African Union Mission for Somalia AMISOM. Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Karumba Wamala dismissed talk by those saying that UPDF troops in AMISOM will mutiny because of the delay of their allowances.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Somali Presidential Election Pushed Back to December

[Shabelle] Somalia is likely to push back its forthcoming election to December 15, which was expected to take place on the 30th November, 2016, according to the electoral calendar.

[Shabelle] Somalia is likely to push back its forthcoming election to December 15, which was expected to take place on the 30th November, 2016, according to the electoral calendar.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Deputy Minister ‘Touched’ By Session On Abuse Against Women

[SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota-Fredericks says she was emotionally touched by the stories of abuse and hurt women from townships like Dunoon and Mitchells Plain revealed during a dialogue session.

[SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Zou Kota-Fredericks says she was emotionally touched by the stories of abuse and hurt women from townships like Dunoon and Mitchells Plain revealed during a dialogue session.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deadline for Late Online Applications Looms

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Gauteng Education Department has reminded parents of the deadline for late online applications to secure a place for their children in Gauteng public schools for 2017.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Gauteng Education Department has reminded parents of the deadline for late online applications to secure a place for their children in Gauteng public schools for 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Business Leaders Welcome Ratings Decision

[News24Wire] The decision by Fitch to retain South Africa’s sovereign credit rating at its current level – although with a rating outlook change – is a vindication of the efforts by government, labour and business over the past year to negotiate and un…

[News24Wire] The decision by Fitch to retain South Africa's sovereign credit rating at its current level - although with a rating outlook change - is a vindication of the efforts by government, labour and business over the past year to negotiate and undertake structural reforms to drive faster, more sustainable and more inclusive economic growth for the benefit of all South Africans.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

History-Making Siamese Twins Turn 2

[The Herald] Kupakwashe and Tapuwanashe Chitiyo, the first pair of Siamese twins to be successfully separated by a team of Zimbabwean health professionals here are progressing well, Dr Gwendoline Chimhini has said. Speaking at an event held to celebrat…

[The Herald] Kupakwashe and Tapuwanashe Chitiyo, the first pair of Siamese twins to be successfully separated by a team of Zimbabwean health professionals here are progressing well, Dr Gwendoline Chimhini has said. Speaking at an event held to celebrate the twin boys' second birthday hosted by the University of Zimbabwe in Harare last Friday, Dr Chimhini, who has been one of the children's paediatricians since birth, said they were closely following up on them and they were healing well.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe