Abuja to Test Run Light Rail Service Mid-November – Minister

[Premium Times] The contractor handling the Abuja Rail Mass Transit is expected to complete work on the project by October while the FCT Administration will commence the test run of the Rail Mass Transit by the middle of November 2017, an official has …

[Premium Times] The contractor handling the Abuja Rail Mass Transit is expected to complete work on the project by October while the FCT Administration will commence the test run of the Rail Mass Transit by the middle of November 2017, an official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Gambia Thankful, Optimistic, but Challenges Lie Ahead – VP

[VOA] Since the departure of Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, newly elected president Adama Barrow’s government has been taking steps to restore the economy, rule of law and political reforms after two decades of one-party rule.

[VOA] Since the departure of Gambia's long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, newly elected president Adama Barrow's government has been taking steps to restore the economy, rule of law and political reforms after two decades of one-party rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

32 Killed in Egypt Church Bombings

[VOA] Explosions hit two churches in Egypt Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens of others, as Coptic Christians celebrated Palm Sunday.

[VOA] Explosions hit two churches in Egypt Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens of others, as Coptic Christians celebrated Palm Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

New Somali Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

[VOA] The new Somali army chief, General Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, has survived an assassination attempt after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle near his convoy close to the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu, witnesses said.

[VOA] The new Somali army chief, General Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, has survived an assassination attempt after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle near his convoy close to the Somali Defense Ministry in Mogadishu, witnesses said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links

[VOA] Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea.

[VOA] Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Anti-Zuma Protesters in London Write Open Letter to Parliament

[News24Wire] South Africans protesting in London have written an open letter to the National Assembly, calling on Parliament to take the responsibility of ridding the country of President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] South Africans protesting in London have written an open letter to the National Assembly, calling on Parliament to take the responsibility of ridding the country of President Jacob Zuma.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

We Are Still Trying to Understand Implications of Junk Status – Godongwana

[News24Wire] The chair of the ANC’s subcommittee on economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana, say they are yet to understand the full implications of “junk status” at this stage.

[News24Wire] The chair of the ANC's subcommittee on economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana, say they are yet to understand the full implications of "junk status" at this stage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S. to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

[Shabelle] Somalia’s U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States.

[Shabelle] Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia