What Spurred Six Countries to Join the AU’s Mission in Somalia

[The Conversation Africa] To understand why states provide peacekeepers to multilateral operations I recently analysed what motivated states to join the African Union Mission in Somalia. The mission was deployed to Mogadishu in March 2007 and has been …

[The Conversation Africa] To understand why states provide peacekeepers to multilateral operations I recently analysed what motivated states to join the African Union Mission in Somalia. The mission was deployed to Mogadishu in March 2007 and has been fighting al-Shabaab militants for more than 10 years. It has become the African Union's longest running, largest, most costly, and most deadly operation.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup – Organisers Release Quarterfinals Fixtures

[This Day] The quarterfinal pairings of the last eight teams in the Delta State Principals’ Cup for all secondary schools have been released with slight changes in dates.

[This Day] The quarterfinal pairings of the last eight teams in the Delta State Principals' Cup for all secondary schools have been released with slight changes in dates.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Millions Lost – Liberia Short-Changed Over Oil Seismic Data Money

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned that the US-based seismic data company, TGS NOPEC, has been financing the cash-strapped National Oil Company of Liberia for the last three years from money reportedly owed the Government …

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned that the US-based seismic data company, TGS NOPEC, has been financing the cash-strapped National Oil Company of Liberia for the last three years from money reportedly owed the Government of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Spotlight on Ongoing TV Shutdown Investigation

[Nation] Could the statement by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that the media were complicit in an alleged plot by the opposition to commit a “massacre” during the “swearing-in” of Nasa leader Raila Odinga as the “peoples’ president” join a …

[Nation] Could the statement by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i that the media were complicit in an alleged plot by the opposition to commit a "massacre" during the "swearing-in" of Nasa leader Raila Odinga as the "peoples' president" join a list of past official allegations that have never been fully followed through, despite promises of investigation?

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uplands Station Heavily Guarded, But Police Deny Holding Miguna

[Nation] Police in Uplands Police Station, Kiambu County, where lawyer Miguna Miguna was believed to have been detained since Friday night, have erected a road block at the entrance to the station.

[Nation] Police in Uplands Police Station, Kiambu County, where lawyer Miguna Miguna was believed to have been detained since Friday night, have erected a road block at the entrance to the station.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nasa MPs to File Contempt Suit Over Miguna, Kajwang’ Detention

[Nation] Nasa MPs are expected to file contempt of court suit against the government on Monday as it claimed that leaders aligned to the coalition are being targeted and persecuted unfairly and without provocation.

[Nation] Nasa MPs are expected to file contempt of court suit against the government on Monday as it claimed that leaders aligned to the coalition are being targeted and persecuted unfairly and without provocation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Big Strides Are Being Made in the Push for Affordable, Effective Antivenoms

[The Conversation Africa] For city dwellers, especially those in the developed world, the idea of being bitten by a venomous snake seems outlandish. But it is a daily and very real risk for millions around the world – and that includes many people livi…

[The Conversation Africa] For city dwellers, especially those in the developed world, the idea of being bitten by a venomous snake seems outlandish. But it is a daily and very real risk for millions around the world - and that includes many people living in African countries.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa