Exclusive – How Police Foiled Sergeant’s Attempt to Escape After Looting Jonathan’s Home

[Premium Times] The policeman at the centre of the burglary of an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, initially made a bolt for it but was rearrested after a man he sold a property to tricked him into police’s net, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

[Premium Times] The policeman at the centre of the burglary of an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, initially made a bolt for it but was rearrested after a man he sold a property to tricked him into police's net, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Namibian Crafters – Can Indigenous Knowledge and Commerce Coexist?

[The Conversation Africa] The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree – the Hyphaene petersiana – by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is difficult to trace, but has…

[The Conversation Africa] The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree - the Hyphaene petersiana - by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is difficult to trace, but has generally been adopted across Namibia. Also known as the vegetable ivory palm, the tree can bear up to 2,000 fruit over four seasons - each fruit housing a nut. Harvesting the hard, ivory-coloured seed doesn't harm the tree.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Paul Kagame Wins Presidential Poll By a Landslide

[Al Jazeera] Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

[Al Jazeera] Rwanda's incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ethiopia Lifts State of Emergency Imposed in October

[Al Jazeera] Ethiopia’s government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms.

[Al Jazeera] Ethiopia's government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Magufuli, Museveni Lay Foundation Stone for Crude Oil Pipeline

[East African] Work on the pipeline that will take Uganda’s crude oil to export markets has begun after Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni laid the foundation stone at Chongoleani, in the port city of Tanga S…

[East African] Work on the pipeline that will take Uganda's crude oil to export markets has begun after Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni laid the foundation stone at Chongoleani, in the port city of Tanga Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Country Votes in Controversial Constitutional Referendum

[Deutsche Welle] Mauritanians go to the polls to vote in a controversial constitutional referendum boycotted by several opposition parties and civil society groups. Saturday’s vote is overshadowed by accusations of government corruption.

[Deutsche Welle] Mauritanians go to the polls to vote in a controversial constitutional referendum boycotted by several opposition parties and civil society groups. Saturday's vote is overshadowed by accusations of government corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

London World Champs – Semenya and Long-Jump Duo Impress

[Sascoc] Day one of the IAAF World Athletics Championship is done and dusted… and it was Olympic medallists Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga who led the way for South Africa.

[Sascoc] Day one of the IAAF World Athletics Championship is done and dusted... and it was Olympic medallists Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga who led the way for South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New MDC Alliance As Tsvangirai and Ncube Find Each Other

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will this Saturday join seven other political party leaders and social movements to launch a widely anticipated coalition pact dubbed MDC Alliance.

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will this Saturday join seven other political party leaders and social movements to launch a widely anticipated coalition pact dubbed MDC Alliance.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe