Villagers Suspected of Luring US Soldiers into Ambush

[VOA] A local official and an analyst say residents of the Niger village where four U.S. soldiers were killed this month may have delayed the soldiers while an ambush was set up and helped to lead the victims into a deadly trap.

[VOA] A local official and an analyst say residents of the Niger village where four U.S. soldiers were killed this month may have delayed the soldiers while an ambush was set up and helped to lead the victims into a deadly trap.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Thieves Steal Primary School Children’s Education

[GroundUp] Liwa Primary School in Nyanga “used to be among the shining schools in Cape Town” says school principal Fundiswa Nodlela. But since 2015 it has reported 12 burglaries, four of these between 9 and 16 October this year.

[GroundUp] Liwa Primary School in Nyanga "used to be among the shining schools in Cape Town" says school principal Fundiswa Nodlela. But since 2015 it has reported 12 burglaries, four of these between 9 and 16 October this year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IEBC and Jubilee Say Poll Will Go Ahead, But Will It Be Credible?

[East African] The Kenyan electoral body maintains that the country will be holding a fresh presidential election on October 26, yet almost half of the 19.6 million registered voters, have promised to stay away.

[East African] The Kenyan electoral body maintains that the country will be holding a fresh presidential election on October 26, yet almost half of the 19.6 million registered voters, have promised to stay away.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ecologically Minded Villas to Be Built in Seychelles’ Grand Bois

[Seychelles News Agency] Construction of a low-impact community deep in the Seychelles’ mountainous forests of Grand Bois, on the western side of the main island, Mahe, is set to commence late next year.

[Seychelles News Agency] Construction of a low-impact community deep in the Seychelles' mountainous forests of Grand Bois, on the western side of the main island, Mahe, is set to commence late next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Army Officer Allegedly Behind Killing, Rapes Found Dead

[VOA] A South Sudanese army officer who oversaw soldiers accused of killing a journalist and raping at least five international aid workers last year has died in his jail cell, according to the army.

[VOA] A South Sudanese army officer who oversaw soldiers accused of killing a journalist and raping at least five international aid workers last year has died in his jail cell, according to the army.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Trial of Kagame Critic’s Family Rwigara Likely to Be Heard in Camera

[East African] The case involving government critic and former presidential hopeful Diane Shima Rwigara, her mother Adeline Rwigara and sister Anne Rwigara, is likely to be heard in camera when it goes to trial.

[East African] The case involving government critic and former presidential hopeful Diane Shima Rwigara, her mother Adeline Rwigara and sister Anne Rwigara, is likely to be heard in camera when it goes to trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

How Kenyatta, Odinga Celebrated Mashujaa Day

[East African] Despite calls for dialogue between Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga before the slated October 26 presidential election, the two held parallel functions to mark Heroes Day on October 20.

[East African] Despite calls for dialogue between Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga before the slated October 26 presidential election, the two held parallel functions to mark Heroes Day on October 20.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Foreign Equity Outflows Hit U.S.$58 Million High in September

[East African] Even as Kenya gets ready to vote in a fresh presidential election this coming Thursday, the political uncertainty of the past two months has scared away investors from the Nairobi Securities Exchange; some have been disposing of huge chu…

[East African] Even as Kenya gets ready to vote in a fresh presidential election this coming Thursday, the political uncertainty of the past two months has scared away investors from the Nairobi Securities Exchange; some have been disposing of huge chunks of their shares.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya