Finance Ministry Officials Charged, Remanded

[Monitor] Kampala -The two Finance ministry officials who were arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe of $333,200 (about Shs1.1b) from an investor during a high profile sting operation were charged with corruption on Friday.

[Monitor] Kampala -The two Finance ministry officials who were arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe of $333,200 (about Shs1.1b) from an investor during a high profile sting operation were charged with corruption on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Details Emerge On Museveni, Besigye Talks

[Monitor] Kampala -The Swedish mediator for the planned talks between President Museveni and four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, secretly visited and held one-on-one, but separate, conversations with the two men in December 2016 and aga…

[Monitor] Kampala -The Swedish mediator for the planned talks between President Museveni and four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, secretly visited and held one-on-one, but separate, conversations with the two men in December 2016 and again last month, this newspaper can reveal.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Good News As Somalia, Gambia Look Like They Are Rising From the Ashes

[Nation] After a lengthy period of lethargy and inertia during which hunger and misery seemed to have become the face of Africa, it is gratifying to see a handful of countries initiate programmes intended to bring the grim season to an end.

[Nation] After a lengthy period of lethargy and inertia during which hunger and misery seemed to have become the face of Africa, it is gratifying to see a handful of countries initiate programmes intended to bring the grim season to an end.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

MRS Oil Commissions ‘Africa’s Largest Jetty’, Kachikwu, Fashola Praise Firm

[Premium Times] Leading downstream oil company, MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, on Saturday commissioned a berthing terminal – Dantata Jetty, which has capacity to berth vessels of 80,000 – 120,000 metric tonnes of petroleum products at the Tin Can Island Port in…

[Premium Times] Leading downstream oil company, MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, on Saturday commissioned a berthing terminal - Dantata Jetty, which has capacity to berth vessels of 80,000 - 120,000 metric tonnes of petroleum products at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Abuja to Test Run Light Rail Service Mid-November – Minister

[Premium Times] The contractor handling the Abuja Rail Mass Transit is expected to complete work on the project by October while the FCT Administration will commence the test run of the Rail Mass Transit by the middle of November 2017, an official has …

[Premium Times] The contractor handling the Abuja Rail Mass Transit is expected to complete work on the project by October while the FCT Administration will commence the test run of the Rail Mass Transit by the middle of November 2017, an official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Gambia Thankful, Optimistic, but Challenges Lie Ahead – VP

[VOA] Since the departure of Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, newly elected president Adama Barrow’s government has been taking steps to restore the economy, rule of law and political reforms after two decades of one-party rule.

[VOA] Since the departure of Gambia's long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, newly elected president Adama Barrow's government has been taking steps to restore the economy, rule of law and political reforms after two decades of one-party rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

32 Killed in Egypt Church Bombings

[VOA] Explosions hit two churches in Egypt Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens of others, as Coptic Christians celebrated Palm Sunday.

[VOA] Explosions hit two churches in Egypt Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens of others, as Coptic Christians celebrated Palm Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

New Somali Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

[VOA] The new Somali army chief, General Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, has survived an assassination attempt after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle near his convoy close to the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu, witnesses said.

[VOA] The new Somali army chief, General Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, has survived an assassination attempt after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle near his convoy close to the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu, witnesses said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia