Al Shabaab Retakes Town in Central Somalia

[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters mounted in battle wagons wrested control of a strategic town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia from Ethiopia’s Liyu Police forces on Wednesday. In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the militant…

[Shabelle] Heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters mounted in battle wagons wrested control of a strategic town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia from Ethiopia's Liyu Police forces on Wednesday. In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the militants said they have retaken El Adde town, about 70Km away from Beledweyne city after an attack on notorious soldiers.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Clerks of National Assembly and Senate to Receive List of EALA Nominees

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The clerks of both the National Assembly and Senate will on Thursday receive the lists of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)nominees from political parties.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The clerks of both the National Assembly and Senate will on Thursday receive the lists of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)nominees from political parties.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mobo 2017 – Wizkid, Davido, Stormzy, Others Win Big

[Premium Times] Two of Nigeria’s finest music exports, Wizkid and Davido, won big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK.

[Premium Times] Two of Nigeria's finest music exports, Wizkid and Davido, won big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Instability in Togo Could Have Regional Consequences – Buhari, Quattara

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences.

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Selling Drugs

[Nyasa Times] The first grade magistrate court in Rumphi has sentenced a 24 year old man to 18 months imprisonment with hard labor for selling Indian Hemp to secondary school going students.gemp

[Nyasa Times] The first grade magistrate court in Rumphi has sentenced a 24 year old man to 18 months imprisonment with hard labor for selling Indian Hemp to secondary school going students.gemp

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Water is Life… or is it?

[Concern USA] We’ve all seen the videos and images online and on TV — happy villagers pumping pure, clear water from a shiny new pump, all smiling and healthy. The message is clear and simple: “Water Is Life.” And it’s true… well, kind of.Sadly, mos…

[Concern USA] We've all seen the videos and images online and on TV -- happy villagers pumping pure, clear water from a shiny new pump, all smiling and healthy. The message is clear and simple: "Water Is Life." And it's true... well, kind of.Sadly, most things in life are not as simple as the marketers would have you believe. Just ask our man, Felix.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Civil Society Back Time-Bound Electoral Reforms

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have given their “unwavering support”to the continued public calls for the Democratic Progressive Parrty (DPP) government to honour its earlier pledge of tabling the electoral reforms Bills in the…

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have given their "unwavering support"to the continued public calls for the Democratic Progressive Parrty (DPP) government to honour its earlier pledge of tabling the electoral reforms Bills in the current sitting of Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Family-Owned Retail Chain Quick Mart to Open Two Branches

[Nation] Family-owned Quick Mart Supermarkets is set to open two new outlets in Nairobi over the next week, bucking the trend in the retail sector that is currently showing signs of financial strain.

[Nation] Family-owned Quick Mart Supermarkets is set to open two new outlets in Nairobi over the next week, bucking the trend in the retail sector that is currently showing signs of financial strain.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mining Firm Invests Heavily to Look Beyond 2021

[New Era] Windhoek -The Skorpion Zinc mine in southern Namibia, which is the only integrated zinc mine and refinery in Africa that fully beneficiates its natural resource from ore to zinc metal, is in the process of ramping up its mining activities and…

[New Era] Windhoek -The Skorpion Zinc mine in southern Namibia, which is the only integrated zinc mine and refinery in Africa that fully beneficiates its natural resource from ore to zinc metal, is in the process of ramping up its mining activities and upgrading its plant and equipment to produce 150,000 tonnes of the ore body on an annual basis.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia