Al-Shabaab Launches Attack On Army Outpost

[Shabelle] At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded in heavy fighting between Somali National Army soldiers and al-Shabab militants in the Bakol region of southwestern Somalia.

[Shabelle] At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded in heavy fighting between Somali National Army soldiers and al-Shabab militants in the Bakol region of southwestern Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Call for Crackdown On Unscrupulous Private Cotton Firms

[The Herald] Farmer organisations have called for a crackdown on unscrupulous private cotton companies paying spot cash to entice farmers to side-market the crop contracted by Government. The private companies have also increased the money they are pay…

[The Herald] Farmer organisations have called for a crackdown on unscrupulous private cotton companies paying spot cash to entice farmers to side-market the crop contracted by Government. The private companies have also increased the money they are paying to farmers to 50c per kilogramme after Government increased the base price from 40c to 47c last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Church Shelters Muslims Fleeing Anti-Balaka

[Al Jazeera] Bangui -At least 1,500 people, mostly Muslim civilians, currently stuck in a Catholic church in the country’s southeast, are growing increasingly desperate, a priest has told Al Jazeera.

[Al Jazeera] Bangui -At least 1,500 people, mostly Muslim civilians, currently stuck in a Catholic church in the country's southeast, are growing increasingly desperate, a priest has told Al Jazeera.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

While Zuma May Want to Be Like Mugabe, South Africa Is Not Zimbabwe

[Daily Maverick] When reaching for ways and examples to understand what is happening in our politics, it is common to hear the more alarmist among us (and in British newspapers) suggest that President Jacob Zuma and his cronies are beginning to act in …

[Daily Maverick] When reaching for ways and examples to understand what is happening in our politics, it is common to hear the more alarmist among us (and in British newspapers) suggest that President Jacob Zuma and his cronies are beginning to act in a way similar to Robert Mugabe and his ZanuPF. For some people, the only way to analyse our political situation is through the prism of Zimbabwe. Some of this is correct - there are indicators that Zuma, and some of the people around him, would like to act as Mugabe has. But

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mutharika Dissolves University Council

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika, who is the Chancellor of the University of Malawi (UNIMA), has dissolved the UNIMA Council with immediate with effect in an attempt to bring sanity between the Council and academic staff of the university.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika, who is the Chancellor of the University of Malawi (UNIMA), has dissolved the UNIMA Council with immediate with effect in an attempt to bring sanity between the Council and academic staff of the university.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Africa’s Tennis Champion Buthaina Yahya in Brief Interview

[SudaNow] Khartoum -Sudanese sportswoman Buthainah Yahya excessively adores lawn tennis since early years of her age, she was born and brought up in the Tennis House and witnessed championships since she was five years old until Buthainah won Africa’s …

[SudaNow] Khartoum -Sudanese sportswoman Buthainah Yahya excessively adores lawn tennis since early years of her age, she was born and brought up in the Tennis House and witnessed championships since she was five years old until Buthainah won Africa's Lawn Tennis Championship and went on to win more than 10 gold medals in regional championships.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

PF Attack Catholic – Telesphore Mpundu is On a Lone Path

[Zambia Reports] A Patriotic Front social media page yesterday published an article attacking Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu after he led three church mother bodies in classifying Zambia as a dictatorship.

[Zambia Reports] A Patriotic Front social media page yesterday published an article attacking Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu after he led three church mother bodies in classifying Zambia as a dictatorship.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia