Al-Shabaab Forces Burn Villages

[Dalsan Radio] Nairobi -The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab…

[Dalsan Radio] Nairobi -The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in attacks that caused more than 15,000 people to flee their homes.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Suicide Bombing Kills 14 People in Northeastern Nigeria

[Al Jazeera] A suicide bomber killed 14 people in northeast Nigeria, the state emergency agency said on Saturday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, days after a resurgence in the group’s activities prompted a shift in military tactics.

[Al Jazeera] A suicide bomber killed 14 people in northeast Nigeria, the state emergency agency said on Saturday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, days after a resurgence in the group's activities prompted a shift in military tactics.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Johannesburg – New Leadership, Old Problems

[Deutsche Welle] After winning local elections in South Africa’s three major cities a year ago, the opposition Democratic Alliance is struggling to fulfill campaign promises to improve the delivery of services to the poor.

[Deutsche Welle] After winning local elections in South Africa's three major cities a year ago, the opposition Democratic Alliance is struggling to fulfill campaign promises to improve the delivery of services to the poor.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Crunch Time As Senagal Decides

[Al Jazeera] Voters in Senegal are set to elect a new parliament following a tense campaign between rival coalitions in an election seen as a crucial test of support ahead of a presidential election in 2019.

[Al Jazeera] Voters in Senegal are set to elect a new parliament following a tense campaign between rival coalitions in an election seen as a crucial test of support ahead of a presidential election in 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Three-Way Rivalry Intensifies Before Elections in Senegal

[Deutsche Welle] The Senegalese legislative elections take place on Sunday, with President Macky Sall’s coalition facing two strong challengers. The polls are seen as a test for presidential elections slated for 2019.

[Deutsche Welle] The Senegalese legislative elections take place on Sunday, with President Macky Sall's coalition facing two strong challengers. The polls are seen as a test for presidential elections slated for 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Why the State Needs to Lose Fight Against Marijuana Policy Reform

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is among many countries facing challenges to their drug control policies, particularly around marijuana, known locally as dagga. The Medicines Control Council is developing guidelines for production for medicinal …

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is among many countries facing challenges to their drug control policies, particularly around marijuana, known locally as dagga. The Medicines Control Council is developing guidelines for production for medicinal use and the country's highest drug policy guardian has recommended broader decriminalisation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa