Journalist’s Attorneys File Appeal on Terrorism Charges

[VOA] In Cameroon, lawyers for the Radio France International reporter sentenced to a decade behind bars late Monday already have filed an appeal to overturn his conviction on terrorism-related charges.

[VOA] In Cameroon, lawyers for the Radio France International reporter sentenced to a decade behind bars late Monday already have filed an appeal to overturn his conviction on terrorism-related charges.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Govt Outlaws Child Marriage

[VOA] Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a st…

[VOA] Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Change Is in the Air in Once-Sleepy Lindi

[Citizen] While the twitteratti glitterati in our cities and towns are busy finding fault on social media highways, our brothers and sisters in Lindi Region have taken the message of Hapa Kazi Tu quite literally.

[Citizen] While the twitteratti glitterati in our cities and towns are busy finding fault on social media highways, our brothers and sisters in Lindi Region have taken the message of Hapa Kazi Tu quite literally.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks – Officials

[VOA] The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February …

[VOA] The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February 2016 attack on a flight of the Somali airline Daallo, in which a passenger set off a bomb concealed in a laptop, killing himself.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Lipumba’s CUF Admits to Have Sent Its People to Interrupt Rivals’ Meeting

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Civic United Front (CUF) faction led by Prof Ibrahim Lipumba on Tuesday said people who interrupted another CUF meeting at Vina Hotel were sent by them.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Civic United Front (CUF) faction led by Prof Ibrahim Lipumba on Tuesday said people who interrupted another CUF meeting at Vina Hotel were sent by them.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Is Tsvangirai’s Party Divided Over Coalition?

[The Herald] MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai unilaterally signed Memoranda of Understanding with some opposition political parties for a mooted coalition of opposition parties despite the fact that nine out of the party’s 15 provinces rejected the pr…

[The Herald] MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai unilaterally signed Memoranda of Understanding with some opposition political parties for a mooted coalition of opposition parties despite the fact that nine out of the party's 15 provinces rejected the proposal during his tour of provinces.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Army Worm Now Turns to Vegetables, Bananas As Government Mulls Aerial Spray

[Monitor] Kampala -The fall armyworms that have mainly been attacking cereal crops such as maize and sugar cane have now turned to bananas and several vegetables sending panic among stakeholders on future food security and incomes.

[Monitor] Kampala -The fall armyworms that have mainly been attacking cereal crops such as maize and sugar cane have now turned to bananas and several vegetables sending panic among stakeholders on future food security and incomes.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Locals Cite Fraud in Compensation As Kitgum Road Project Near End

[Monitor] “When I went to sign for my voucher to be compensated for my land and permanent house, they folded the voucher and asked me to sign. I was not able to know how much money I was signing for. They said it was a huge sum and that it was risky fo…

[Monitor] "When I went to sign for my voucher to be compensated for my land and permanent house, they folded the voucher and asked me to sign. I was not able to know how much money I was signing for. They said it was a huge sum and that it was risky for me to open the voucher while there. They said if I did, thugs would follow me and attack me. I complied with what I was told. When I reached home, I opened the voucher and realised I only had slightly over Shs2.2 million."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda