AMISOM Foils Al-Shabaab Attack in Jalalaqsi Town

[Shabelle] African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said its forces Wednesday thwarted attempts by the Al-Shabaab militants to attack its base in Hiran region in south-west Somalia.

[Shabelle] African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said its forces Wednesday thwarted attempts by the Al-Shabaab militants to attack its base in Hiran region in south-west Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Pakistani Vessel Hijacked By Somali Pirates

[Shabelle] A Pakistan-owned cargo vessel, which was carrying food, was hijacked off the coast of central Somalia, Somali officials said on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

[Shabelle] A Pakistan-owned cargo vessel, which was carrying food, was hijacked off the coast of central Somalia, Somali officials said on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 in Mogadishu – Updated

[Shabelle] A massive car bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia’s capital killed at least Eight people, police said Wednesday, as fears grew that al-Shabaab militants who have vowed to destabilize the country’s new government were behind it.

[Shabelle] A massive car bomb blast at a restaurant in Somalia's capital killed at least Eight people, police said Wednesday, as fears grew that al-Shabaab militants who have vowed to destabilize the country's new government were behind it.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Politburo Okays Moyo, Mahoka Resignation

[The Herald] THE Zanu-PF Politburo which was still in session at the time of going to press — yesterday ordered former Women’s League deputy secretary Cde Eunice Sandi Moyo and secretary for Finance Cde Sarah Mahoka to return the money they extorted f…

[The Herald] THE Zanu-PF Politburo which was still in session at the time of going to press -- yesterday ordered former Women's League deputy secretary Cde Eunice Sandi Moyo and secretary for Finance Cde Sarah Mahoka to return the money they extorted from businesspeople, corporates and local prophets in the name of First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe and the organ.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Baton Exchange of Epidemics – From Cholera to Meningitis

[This Day] The poor health indices reeled out on this page repeatedly are pointers to the fact that much more is still being expected from the Nigerian government to turn around the health system to save the needs of the majority poor souls residing in…

[This Day] The poor health indices reeled out on this page repeatedly are pointers to the fact that much more is still being expected from the Nigerian government to turn around the health system to save the needs of the majority poor souls residing in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Electoral Officer Guilty of Accepting Bribe to Rig 2015 Elections

[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said a? staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani br…

[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, said a? staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Should South Africa Copy Brazil and Impeach Its President?

[The Conversation Africa] The news that South Africa’s sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency’s decision is clearly concerns about political leadership in the country….

[The Conversation Africa] The news that South Africa's sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency's decision is clearly concerns about political leadership in the country. Moody's, which is expected to follow suit, has said as much, stating its decision to put the country on a negative outlook down to "the abrupt change in leadership of key government institutions".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa