The Menace of Book Piracy

[East African] Kigogo, a Kiswahili play written by Pauline Kea, was approved late last year as a secondary school set book in Kenya for 2017. So it came as a shock when the book’s publisher, Storymoja, learnt that the book was on sale, four weeks prior…

[East African] Kigogo, a Kiswahili play written by Pauline Kea, was approved late last year as a secondary school set book in Kenya for 2017. So it came as a shock when the book's publisher, Storymoja, learnt that the book was on sale, four weeks prior to its official release.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Art Trying to Heal a Divided Sudan

[East African] Sudan is a country divided — and that’s no secret. To the north are the Muslims with supposedly Arab roots, to the south traditionalists and Christians whose ancestry lies in sub-Saharan Africa — a primary school simplification, I know…

[East African] Sudan is a country divided -- and that's no secret. To the north are the Muslims with supposedly Arab roots, to the south traditionalists and Christians whose ancestry lies in sub-Saharan Africa -- a primary school simplification, I know, but then I'm not a political analyst, just someone trying to make sense of a country that seems determined to destroy itself.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Juba Rubbishes Bashir’s Claims of Backing Sudan Rebels

[East African] South Sudanese authorities have dismissed claims of supporting rebels in Sudan, fighting to oust President Omar al-Bashir. Information minister Michael Makuei said the accusations by President Bashir against Juba and Egypt were completel…

[East African] South Sudanese authorities have dismissed claims of supporting rebels in Sudan, fighting to oust President Omar al-Bashir. Information minister Michael Makuei said the accusations by President Bashir against Juba and Egypt were completely false.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

2 Cellmates Get 10 Years Apiece for Culpable Homicide

[The Herald] High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese has sentenced to 10 years each two criminals who killed their cellmate in cold blood at Wha Wha Medium Prison in Gweru after he refused to join their plot to break out of prison.

[The Herald] High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese has sentenced to 10 years each two criminals who killed their cellmate in cold blood at Wha Wha Medium Prison in Gweru after he refused to join their plot to break out of prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Five Organisations Petroleum Industry Bill Will Create After Unbundling NNPC

[Premium Times] With the passage by the Senate, Thursday, of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, Nigeria now comes close to having five new commercial and governance organizations to replace existing ones, such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Co…

[Premium Times] With the passage by the Senate, Thursday, of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, Nigeria now comes close to having five new commercial and governance organizations to replace existing ones, such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Department of Petroleum Resources.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Downpour Sacks Homes in Yenogoa

[Vanguard] Many residents of Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital, especially those living in low marshy areas, were sacked from their homes, yesterday, in an early morning downpour that lasted for over seven hours.

[Vanguard] Many residents of Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital, especially those living in low marshy areas, were sacked from their homes, yesterday, in an early morning downpour that lasted for over seven hours.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

European Union Contributes to WFP’s Life-Saving Work in South Sudan

[WFP] The contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) for WFP South Sudan will provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to about 890,000 people facing hunger as a result of conflict and seasonal food insecurity…

[WFP] The contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) for WFP South Sudan will provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to about 890,000 people facing hunger as a result of conflict and seasonal food insecurity, including an estimated 165,000 children under the age of five and pregnant and breastfeeding women. WFP is purchasing about 4,000 metric tons of cereals, 500 metric tons of beans, 800 metric tons of oil and 1,000 metric tons of the specialized nutritious food (CS

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

WFP Welcomes Japan’s Support for Refugees in Rwanda

[WFP] “As the food and nutrition requirements of refugees in Rwanda remain critically important, the Japanese contribution will allow WFP to continue to ensure the general food distribution to 55,000 Burundian refugees in Rwanda,” said Mr Jean-Pierre d…

[WFP] "As the food and nutrition requirements of refugees in Rwanda remain critically important, the Japanese contribution will allow WFP to continue to ensure the general food distribution to 55,000 Burundian refugees in Rwanda," said Mr Jean-Pierre de Margerie, WFP Rwanda representative and country director, thanking the generosity of the Government and People of Japan.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda