Juba Appeal Court Orders Retrial of 16 Persons Charged With Graft

[East African] South Sudan’s Court of Appeal has overturned the life sentence handed last year to 16 persons over corruption charges. The 16, who include four Kenyans, former South Sudan government workers among them top presidential aides and a Centra…

[East African] South Sudan's Court of Appeal has overturned the life sentence handed last year to 16 persons over corruption charges. The 16, who include four Kenyans, former South Sudan government workers among them top presidential aides and a Central Bank employee were accused of aiding the loss of more than $14 million and another 30 million South Sudanese pounds ($4.93 million).

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Political Parties Face Nomination Fallout

[East African] Political temperatures are rising in Kenya as election fever hits political parties with the most difficult season in the electoral process — party primaries — begin.

[East African] Political temperatures are rising in Kenya as election fever hits political parties with the most difficult season in the electoral process -- party primaries -- begin.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Opposition Leader Arrested On Treason Charges

[Deutsche Welle] Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested on treason charges after allegedly refusing to allow the presidential motorcade to pass down a street. Hichilema contested last year’s election results after a narrow defeat.

[Deutsche Welle] Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested on treason charges after allegedly refusing to allow the presidential motorcade to pass down a street. Hichilema contested last year's election results after a narrow defeat.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

UN – Risk of Mass Starvation Rising Rapidly in Parts of East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen

[Deutsche Welle] An additional one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan, the UN says, as 20 million people in countries hit by poor harvests and conflict risk starvation. Aid pledges are well below targets.

[Deutsche Welle] An additional one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan, the UN says, as 20 million people in countries hit by poor harvests and conflict risk starvation. Aid pledges are well below targets.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Saraki, U.S. Ambassador Meet Over Sale of Attack Planes to Nigeria

[Vanguard] Ahead of plans to forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for the nation’s campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, Senate President Bukola Saraki was yeste…

[Vanguard] Ahead of plans to forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for the nation's campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists by the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, Senate President Bukola Saraki was yesterday engaged in a marathon meeting with the administration of the United States.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malabu – Why We’ll Invite Jonathan – Reps Panel

[Daily Trust] The chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc panel probing the contract of Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245, Razak Atunwa, has confirmed that his committee would invite former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

[Daily Trust] The chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc panel probing the contract of Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245, Razak Atunwa, has confirmed that his committee would invite former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria