NIA Will Have a New Name, Says Barrow

[The Point] President Adama Barrow has told journalists that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) will have a new name, and agents will be trained to become professionals.

[The Point] President Adama Barrow has told journalists that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) will have a new name, and agents will be trained to become professionals.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Govt Widens Clampdown to Curb Anglophone Protests

[Deutsche Welle] After cutting off the English-speaking regions from the Internet, targeting media outlets and stripping Cameroon’s beauty queen of her crown for speaking her mind, the government has now set its sights on journalists.Cameroonian Presid…

[Deutsche Welle] After cutting off the English-speaking regions from the Internet, targeting media outlets and stripping Cameroon's beauty queen of her crown for speaking her mind, the government has now set its sights on journalists.Cameroonian President Paul Biya

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Will History Help #AFCON2017 Semifinalists?

[allAfrica] The semifinal line-up at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals is complete as Burkina Faso take on Egypt on Wednesday and Ghana tackle Cameroon a day later in what is sure to be two epic ties.ALLAFRICA looks at the semifinal records of the fo…

[allAfrica] The semifinal line-up at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals is complete as Burkina Faso take on Egypt on Wednesday and Ghana tackle Cameroon a day later in what is sure to be two epic ties.ALLAFRICA looks at the semifinal records of the four remaining sides in Africa's showpiece competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

Suspended Police Chief Battles to Clear Name

[News24Wire] Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega had no authority to interfere in the North West police’s handling of the Marikana strike in 2012, she argues in court papers.

[News24Wire] Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega had no authority to interfere in the North West police's handling of the Marikana strike in 2012, she argues in court papers.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

With One Attack, Al-Shabaab Targets Three Elections

[Daily Maverick] On Friday morning, al-Shabaab militants inflicted another heavy defeat on Kenyan troops in Somalia. Although the number of casualties is not yet known – and already much disputed – it is clear that the reverberations from this attack w…

[Daily Maverick] On Friday morning, al-Shabaab militants inflicted another heavy defeat on Kenyan troops in Somalia. Although the number of casualties is not yet known - and already much disputed - it is clear that the reverberations from this attack will be felt in Somalia, Kenya, and at the African Union, all of which are gearing up for important elections. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda’s Ruling Party Starts the Process of Nominating EALA Candidates

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s electoral commission has started the process of nominating their representatives to the regional parliament Monday with a pledge to ensuring fairness.

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Resistance Movement (NRM)'s electoral commission has started the process of nominating their representatives to the regional parliament Monday with a pledge to ensuring fairness.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda