Rwanda to Upgrade to E-Passport From Next Year

[East African] Rwanda is set to revamp its passport to include additional security features and symbols promoting the country’s tourism sector as well as its culture. The move is in line with an East African Community directive for countries to upgrade…

[East African] Rwanda is set to revamp its passport to include additional security features and symbols promoting the country's tourism sector as well as its culture. The move is in line with an East African Community directive for countries to upgrade to a regional e-passport.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Will Talk, Won’t Talk – Inside the Secret Push for Dialogue Between Museveni, Besigye

[East African] The last private conversation between President Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye, a telephone call in 1999, was terse and inconclusive. Besigye was awaiting his release from the Army where he was a colonel, but relations between the two…

[East African] The last private conversation between President Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye, a telephone call in 1999, was terse and inconclusive. Besigye was awaiting his release from the Army where he was a colonel, but relations between the two men had already frayed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

EU Naval Probes Hijack of Cargo Ship Off Somalia

[Shabelle] The EU naval force in Somalia is investigating reports of possible hijack of a cargo ship over the weekend in the Gulf of Aden amid resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia.

[Shabelle] The EU naval force in Somalia is investigating reports of possible hijack of a cargo ship over the weekend in the Gulf of Aden amid resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

MDI position on the ‘Anglophone crisis’

[Camer.be] Since November 2015, Cameroon is shaken by a socio-political crisis whose symptoms are most visible in the Northwest and Southwest regions. We have witnessed police brutality, arbitrary arrests, and other human rights violations. As we speak…

[Camer.be] Since November 2015, Cameroon is shaken by a socio-political crisis whose symptoms are most visible in the Northwest and Southwest regions. We have witnessed police brutality, arbitrary arrests, and other human rights violations. As we speak, internet service has been blocked by the government in the two regions while schools and universities are shut down and ghost towns are faithfully observed one day a week. What many observers have termed the "Anglophone crisis" has brought to the fore a national debat

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Makerere Don Stella Nyanzi Charged, Remanded

[East African] Lawyers representing Makerere University lecturer Stella Nyanzi have protested a move by the state to subject her to medical examination to establish her sanity under a 1938 colonial law.

[East African] Lawyers representing Makerere University lecturer Stella Nyanzi have protested a move by the state to subject her to medical examination to establish her sanity under a 1938 colonial law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cops Evict Villagers to Make Way for First Lady

[CAJ News] Harare -HUMAN rights groups have condemned police brutality after scores of villagers in northern Zimbabwe had their properties burnt before they were forced out of a farm to make way for a wildlife project by First Lady Grace Mugabe. Partis…

[CAJ News] Harare -HUMAN rights groups have condemned police brutality after scores of villagers in northern Zimbabwe had their properties burnt before they were forced out of a farm to make way for a wildlife project by First Lady Grace Mugabe. Partisan police have driven the members of the community off Arnold Farm in Mazowe. They have not been provided alternative shelter after being forced off a farm despite President Robert Mugabe's government endorsing their stay at the height of the land invasions in 2000. Police have

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Stella Nyanzi, the Vulgar Activist, Takes On the Pair-of-Buttocks-in-Chief

[Daily Maverick] Stella Nyanzi does not care who she offends. The Ugandan academic’s scathing, searing critiques of her government are crude and vulgar, and have shocked the conservative sensibilities of polite society in Uganda. But they work, and her…

[Daily Maverick] Stella Nyanzi does not care who she offends. The Ugandan academic's scathing, searing critiques of her government are crude and vulgar, and have shocked the conservative sensibilities of polite society in Uganda. But they work, and her recent arrest proves it.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Roma, Three Colleagues Found Bruised – Lawyer

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Hip hop star Ibrahim Musa a.k.a Roma Mkatoliki and his three colleagues who went missing on Wednesday evening after a suspected abduction were yesterday found alive in undisclosed locations and circumstances.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Hip hop star Ibrahim Musa a.k.a Roma Mkatoliki and his three colleagues who went missing on Wednesday evening after a suspected abduction were yesterday found alive in undisclosed locations and circumstances.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania