PDP, APC Supporters Storm Rivers Assembly

[Daily Trust] Port Harcourt -A breakdown of law and order was averted yesterday when supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) besieged the premises of the Rivers State House of assembly.

[Daily Trust] Port Harcourt -A breakdown of law and order was averted yesterday when supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) besieged the premises of the Rivers State House of assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Abyei Solution Elusive as UN Extends Peacekeepers’ Mandate

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council voted this week to extend the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed oil-rich Abyei area between South Sudan and Sudan, a region long beset by conflict. It also urged the two countries to resume talks on resol…

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council voted this week to extend the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed oil-rich Abyei area between South Sudan and Sudan, a region long beset by conflict. It also urged the two countries to resume talks on resolving the area's status.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Otedola – NSCDC Accuses Police of Sabotage, Jealousy, Blackmail

[Vanguard] The inter-agency rivalry between the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC took a dramatic twist yesterday as Oyo State Command of the Corps denied a police report claiming one of its personnel, Kayode Adeyem…

[Vanguard] The inter-agency rivalry between the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC took a dramatic twist yesterday as Oyo State Command of the Corps denied a police report claiming one of its personnel, Kayode Adeyemi, was behind attempts by a three-man gang to kidnap business mogul, Femi Otedola.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Court Hands Lengthy Sentences to Islamic State Supporters

[VOA] A Minnesota judge has handed jail sentences to nine men, most of them Somali-American, who conspired to provide material support to Islamic State. Eight of the men received prison terms this week adding up to more than 140 years. The ninth was se…

[VOA] A Minnesota judge has handed jail sentences to nine men, most of them Somali-American, who conspired to provide material support to Islamic State. Eight of the men received prison terms this week adding up to more than 140 years. The ninth was sentenced to time already served.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Canada Deports Genocide Suspect

[New Times] Jean Claude Seyoboka’s 20-year run from justice finally came to an end after Canada deported him to face the law for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

[New Times] Jean Claude Seyoboka's 20-year run from justice finally came to an end after Canada deported him to face the law for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Former First Lady to be Tried in Absentia

[VOA] An Ivory Coast court has ruled that former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity after she and her defense team refused to appear. Her husband, Laurent Gbagbo, is being tried at the Hague, but Ivory Coast …

[VOA] An Ivory Coast court has ruled that former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity after she and her defense team refused to appear. Her husband, Laurent Gbagbo, is being tried at the Hague, but Ivory Coast refused to transfer his wife. Now amid uncertainty over the future of the ICC in Africa, her trial may point to some of the challenges national courts face in dealing with these cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Two Killed As Police Foil Multiple Suicide Bombings

[Premium Times] Two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri, after police officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post, an official…

[Premium Times] Two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri, after police officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post, an official said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Opposition ‘Worried’ As Army ‘Recruits Thousands’

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has expressed concerns over the Zimbabwe National Army’s (ZNA) recruitment drive at a time when the government is struggling to pay its workers.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has expressed concerns over the Zimbabwe National Army's (ZNA) recruitment drive at a time when the government is struggling to pay its workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

War Vets ‘Demand U.S.$500 000 Each’

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s war veterans have demanded to be paid at least $500 000 each, which could cost the country up to $17bn – about five times the nation’s 2016 National budget of $3.6bn, a report has said.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's war veterans have demanded to be paid at least $500 000 each, which could cost the country up to $17bn - about five times the nation's 2016 National budget of $3.6bn, a report has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe