Prosecution Appeals Release of Journalist Ismail Alexandrani

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt’s prosecution has appealed on Sunday a court decision to release journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani, according to lawyer Mokhtar Mounir.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's prosecution has appealed on Sunday a court decision to release journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani, according to lawyer Mokhtar Mounir.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Group Life Insurance – Delay in Release of N5.4 Billion Premium Funds Stalls Contract Renewal

[This Day] The federal government’s delay in releasing about N5.4 billion funds for the payment of premium for the Group Life Insurance of the federal civil service workers is said to be a major factor inhibiting the renewal of the contract which expir…

[This Day] The federal government's delay in releasing about N5.4 billion funds for the payment of premium for the Group Life Insurance of the federal civil service workers is said to be a major factor inhibiting the renewal of the contract which expired three months ago, THISDAY checks have showed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

No More Shiite/Police Clashes

[Daily Trust] At least nine persons including a policeman were killed on Monday last week during a clash between police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ites. The clash occurred at Kwanar Dawaki on the outskirt…

[Daily Trust] At least nine persons including a policeman were killed on Monday last week during a clash between police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi'ites. The clash occurred at Kwanar Dawaki on the outskirts of Kano when police attempted to stop the Shi'ites from embarking on their annual trekking from Kano to Zaria, called Arba'een walk. While Kano State Police Commissioner Rabi'u Yusuf said a police sergeant and eight Shi'ites died, IMN's spokesman Ibrahim Musa said more t

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Violence Mars Local Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Islamist jihadists allegedly killed five soldiers transporting ballot boxes and one candidate was kidnapped as Malians headed to the polls Sunday to elect local councilors in the country’s first elections since 2013.

[Deutsche Welle] Islamist jihadists allegedly killed five soldiers transporting ballot boxes and one candidate was kidnapped as Malians headed to the polls Sunday to elect local councilors in the country's first elections since 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

This Is No Way to Honour Kenya’s Contribution to Peace in South Sudan

[IPS] Nairobi -The dismissal of Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes off as a knee-jerk reaction that fails to address structural limitations of the UN peacekeeping operations.

[IPS] Nairobi -The dismissal of Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes off as a knee-jerk reaction that fails to address structural limitations of the UN peacekeeping operations.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Asiodu Flays ‘Uncontrolled Urbanization’

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Elder Statesman and President of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board of Trustees, Chief Phillips Asiodu has decried what he called, “uncontrolled urbanization” which he said threatens Nigeria’s forest reserves.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Elder Statesman and President of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board of Trustees, Chief Phillips Asiodu has decried what he called, "uncontrolled urbanization" which he said threatens Nigeria's forest reserves.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Corrupt Practices Exposing Judiciary to Criticisms, Acting CJN Laments

[Vanguard] The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, Monday, decried that corrupt practices by judicial officers have greatly exposed the Nigerian Judiciary to lots of criticisms.

[Vanguard] The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, Monday, decried that corrupt practices by judicial officers have greatly exposed the Nigerian Judiciary to lots of criticisms.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Egypt Refers 292 Members of Isis-Affiliated Group to Military Court

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek has referred on Sunday 292 members of Sinai Province group to a military court over forming 22 terrorist cells.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek has referred on Sunday 292 members of Sinai Province group to a military court over forming 22 terrorist cells.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt