Kiir Signs Suspicious Oil Agreements to Turn Around Fortunes of Economy

[East African] The South Sudanese government is signing deals with suspected wheelerdealers, some of whom may be out to take advantage of Juba’s financial crisis.

[East African] The South Sudanese government is signing deals with suspected wheelerdealers, some of whom may be out to take advantage of Juba's financial crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Did Zuma Target Gordhan in Midnight Reshuffle?

[East African] In the wake of South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent midnight Cabinet reshuffle, four axed ministers from the African National Congress have resigned.

[East African] In the wake of South African President Jacob Zuma's recent midnight Cabinet reshuffle, four axed ministers from the African National Congress have resigned.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Oil Revenue to Go Directly to Treasury

[East African] Kenya’s oil dollars from its pilot scheme, which starts in the next two months, will go directly to the Treasury accounts, government officials have said.This comes even as the Treasury plans to establish and operationalise a sovereign w…

[East African] Kenya's oil dollars from its pilot scheme, which starts in the next two months, will go directly to the Treasury accounts, government officials have said.This comes even as the Treasury plans to establish and operationalise a sovereign wealth fund.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

No Need to Despair Even As the Dream Feels Like a Nightmare

[The Conversation Africa] Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain, entitlement, a vicious contempt for the poor and the common good, a culture of blatant lie…

[The Conversation Africa] Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain, entitlement, a vicious contempt for the poor and the common good, a culture of blatant lies and cronyism -- and possibly worse -- dominate our public landscape.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Increased Security As Copts Attend Easter Services

[Deutsche Welle] Tight security and grief have cast a shadow on Easter Mass services for Egypt’s Coptic Christians just days after 45 people died in twin church bombings. The militant “Islamic State” group claimed the Palm Sunday blasts.

[Deutsche Welle] Tight security and grief have cast a shadow on Easter Mass services for Egypt's Coptic Christians just days after 45 people died in twin church bombings. The militant "Islamic State" group claimed the Palm Sunday blasts.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Security Offices, Vehicles Torched in South Kordofan

[Radio Dabanga] El Liri -In protest against the violent detention of a fellow resident, an angry mob set fire to the offices of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in El Liri in South Kordofan on Friday.

[Radio Dabanga] El Liri -In protest against the violent detention of a fellow resident, an angry mob set fire to the offices of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in El Liri in South Kordofan on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Democracy First Group – ‘Discrimination Growing Against Christians in Sudan’

[Radio Dabanga] Kampala -In reaction to the recent attack by government forces on an Evangelical Church and School in Omdurman during which a church elder was killed, a Sudanese think-tank warns of the “expansion of the religious discrimination against…

[Radio Dabanga] Kampala -In reaction to the recent attack by government forces on an Evangelical Church and School in Omdurman during which a church elder was killed, a Sudanese think-tank warns of the "expansion of the religious discrimination against Christians in Sudan".

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

North Kordofan Governor Attempts to Reconcile Kababish, Hamar

[Radio Dabanga] Um Marahik -On Friday, the Governor of North Kordofan and the Chief of the Kababish tribe arrived at the territory of the Hamar tribe near En Nahud in West Kordofan to offer condolences to the victims of the recent Kababish-Hamar clash.

[Radio Dabanga] Um Marahik -On Friday, the Governor of North Kordofan and the Chief of the Kababish tribe arrived at the territory of the Hamar tribe near En Nahud in West Kordofan to offer condolences to the victims of the recent Kababish-Hamar clash.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan