Sale of Sugar Mills to Private Investors Concludes in August

[Nation] The Privatisation Commission plans to complete the sale of five state-owned sugar mills by August 2018, removing the most important excuse Kenya has used to lock out cheap sugar from regional economies.

[Nation] The Privatisation Commission plans to complete the sale of five state-owned sugar mills by August 2018, removing the most important excuse Kenya has used to lock out cheap sugar from regional economies.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UN Envoy Condemns ‘Horrific’ Killings of Civilians in Jonglei

[UN News] The most senior United Nations official in South Sudan has condemned the “horrific” killing of some 45 civilians in the Jonglei region on Tuesday when a Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village.

[UN News] The most senior United Nations official in South Sudan has condemned the "horrific" killing of some 45 civilians in the Jonglei region on Tuesday when a Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

MPs Demand Answers Over Fatal Shooting of Boy, 7

[Nation] Some Members of Parliament have demanded for an explanation from the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome over the fatal shooting of a boy in Pipeline estate earlier this week.

[Nation] Some Members of Parliament have demanded for an explanation from the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome over the fatal shooting of a boy in Pipeline estate earlier this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

The World’s Most Dangerous Peacekeeping Mission?

[ISS] Batangafo is a small, nondescript town of about 20 000 people in north-west Central African Republic (CAR). It’s only a few hundred kilometres away from the capital Bangui, but the perilous roads and the danger posed by the armed groups that patr…

[ISS] Batangafo is a small, nondescript town of about 20 000 people in north-west Central African Republic (CAR). It's only a few hundred kilometres away from the capital Bangui, but the perilous roads and the danger posed by the armed groups that patrol them mean the town is almost entirely cut off from the rest of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

State and NGOs Are Partners, Zanzibar Minister Emphasises

[Daily News] THE Minister for State, President’s Office, Mr Issa Haji Ussi, yesterday urged Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to complement the government’s efforts to provide the best education possible to Tanzanians.

[Daily News] THE Minister for State, President's Office, Mr Issa Haji Ussi, yesterday urged Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to complement the government's efforts to provide the best education possible to Tanzanians.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Libya’s Planned Transit Centre Would Keep Migrants From Risky Mediterranean Crossing – UN Agency

[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection – an initiative that offers viable alt…

[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a "transit and departure facility" in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection - an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

AMISOM Police Commissioner Ends Tour of Duty in Somalia

[Dalsan Radio] Brigadier General Anand Pillay, the Police Commissioner with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has left the Mission, after the end his tour of duty. Brig. Gen. Pillay who joined the AU Mission in 2014, is credited with champ…

[Dalsan Radio] Brigadier General Anand Pillay, the Police Commissioner with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), has left the Mission, after the end his tour of duty. Brig. Gen. Pillay who joined the AU Mission in 2014, is credited with championing and operationalizing key reforms in the Somali police sector, in the federal government and regional states. Under his leadership, AMISOM Police rolled out an elaborate capacity building plan for the Somali Police Force, which included screening, recruiting, training

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

U.S. Denies Civilian Deaths in Barire Airstrikes

[Dalsan Radio] U.S. on Thursday denied any civlian casualties in the August 25 airstrike that it said had targeted Alshabaab militants in Barire Somalia. In a statement the US Afrocom said that casualties from the incident “were those of armed enemy co…

[Dalsan Radio] U.S. on Thursday denied any civlian casualties in the August 25 airstrike that it said had targeted Alshabaab militants in Barire Somalia. In a statement the US Afrocom said that casualties from the incident "were those of armed enemy combatants". Photos of ten men alleged to be local farmers went viral on social media attracting condemnation on the USA and fueling propaganda by Alshabaab.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Details of How Babu Owino Ordered Opponent’s Beating Revealed in Court

[Nairobi News] An opponent of Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili Owino alias Babu Owino, on Wednesday recounted how he was allegedly beaten up by goons and left for dead on the orders of the lawmaker.

[Nairobi News] An opponent of Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili Owino alias Babu Owino, on Wednesday recounted how he was allegedly beaten up by goons and left for dead on the orders of the lawmaker.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

U.S. Denies Allegations of Civilian Massacre in Somalia

[Shabelle] The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Wednesday denied allegations that an operation carried out in August by American troops in Somalia resulted in civilian deaths.

[Shabelle] The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Wednesday denied allegations that an operation carried out in August by American troops in Somalia resulted in civilian deaths.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia