Four Militants Executed By Firing Squad in Baidoa City

[Shabelle] Somali military court on Monday has executed four suspects linked to Al- Shabaab for carrying out blasts in the town of Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest lats year.

[Shabelle] Somali military court on Monday has executed four suspects linked to Al- Shabaab for carrying out blasts in the town of Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest lats year.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

US Officials Say Pirates Returned to Somalia Waters

[Shabelle] Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.

[Shabelle] Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Director of Public Prosecutions’ Bail Denial Powers Come to Test

[Daily News] Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) powers to file certificate in court, denying bail to accused in criminal proceedings, have once again come to test following an appeal by Attorney General (AG).

[Daily News] Director of Public Prosecutions' (DPP) powers to file certificate in court, denying bail to accused in criminal proceedings, have once again come to test following an appeal by Attorney General (AG).

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

‘Gireida Camps to Be Closed’ – South Darfur Governor

[Radio Dabanga] Gireida -The Governor of South Darfur has given the residents of the Gireida camps the choice between accepting the annexation of the camp sites to the town or returning voluntarily to their places of origin.

[Radio Dabanga] Gireida -The Governor of South Darfur has given the residents of the Gireida camps the choice between accepting the annexation of the camp sites to the town or returning voluntarily to their places of origin.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

MCA Wins ODM Ticket for Kilifi Woman Rep

[Nation] Kibarani Ward Representative Gertrude Mbeyu on Sunday evening won the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket for Kilifi Woman Representative after beating her competitor Juliet Riziki.

[Nation] Kibarani Ward Representative Gertrude Mbeyu on Sunday evening won the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket for Kilifi Woman Representative after beating her competitor Juliet Riziki.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Confusion Mars ODM Nominations in Homa Bay

[Nation] Confusion and uncertainty has marred Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party nominations in Homa Bay County over delays in delivery of voting materials to polling stations.

[Nation] Confusion and uncertainty has marred Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party nominations in Homa Bay County over delays in delivery of voting materials to polling stations.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ruling Party Rules Out Possibility of National Unity Govt in Zanzibar

[Daily News] Zanzibar -Ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has ruled out any dialogue with opposition Civic United Front (CUF) regarding the 2015 general election, its re-run in March, 2016 and the government of national unity (GNU).

[Daily News] Zanzibar -Ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has ruled out any dialogue with opposition Civic United Front (CUF) regarding the 2015 general election, its re-run in March, 2016 and the government of national unity (GNU).

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Opinion: The Church Has Spoken, Let Those With Ears Hear

The Zambia Council for Catholic Bishops have provided wise counsel on the political happenings in the country. They have not only provided counsel but also gone a step further to offer the route for a solution in the tense political … Continued

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The Zambia Council for Catholic Bishops have provided wise counsel on the political happenings in the country. They have not only provided counsel but also gone a step further to offer the route for a solution in the tense political environment. If people won’t listen to anyone given the highly polarized political atmosphere in the country, they can at least listen to the catholic bishops. There is need for those that wield power to show the way and take the country out of a very volatile political atmosphere that they have rightly observed that it is at the edge. The ruling party cannot continuously behave like they are in opposition seeking approval from the general mass of our people. It is not necessary for the ruling party to be always flexing their muscle trying to prove that they are in power. For what good does it do them to use force to seek recognition? The fact that they have the power to unleash the police on anyone like attack dogs does not in any way diminish the fact that they are in power and are in charge. So why do they have to continuously be reminding everyone that they are in power? The bishops have raised their voice on critical issues that the ruling party as the group in the drivers’ seat that they must address themselves to chief among them is the state of our judiciary, the savage attacks on the Law Association of Zambia the use of the police to intimidate opponents. These are critical as they are institutions that one always has to seek refugee to whether ruling party or opposition. These are institutions that even people that are assaulting them will run to when they are out of power. It is not by accident that this greater responsibility is thrust on the ruling party as they are the ones that hold the instruments of power. They are not the opposition that they should continuously whine about not being recognized. And for the opposition, they should also seek to respect the authority and seek solutions for their grievances in the right platforms. On the one had they have been trooping to the judiciary seeking remedy for their grievances but have also been all over town scandalizing the judiciary. They have called judges corrupt, incompetent and also partisan but have in one breathe been seeking justice from the same institution. It has not been uncommon for the opposition to routinely taint ruling party supporters each time they have had public meetings which has elicited angry reactions. Sometimes lives have been lost in this bad blood between the opposition and the ruling party. For genuine dialogue to take off, both parties must take some responsibility and acknowledge their part in the current unfolding scenario. Otherwise, two quarrelsome adults cannot drag the entire country into their egoistic shenanigans. President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema are behaving like two high school students fighting for the attention of the hottest cheek in school. That stunt in Mongu should never have happened but equally the amount of force unleashed in response has been as reckless. Let those with ears listen, for the church has spoken. The post Opinion: The Church Has Spoken, Let Those With Ears Hear appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lupita and Rihanna to Make a Movie After Twitter Demands It

[Nation] A photo of American singer and actor Rihanna sitting next to Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has surfaced and now Twitter wants the two to make a movie together.

[Nation] A photo of American singer and actor Rihanna sitting next to Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong'o has surfaced and now Twitter wants the two to make a movie together.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya