Police Beef up Garissa-Somalia Border Security

[Shabelle] Security has been increased on the Isiolo-Garissa border following attacks that two weeks ago left at least 20 people dead and many others displaced. Two communities – Somalis from Garissa and Boranas from Isiolo – have been competing for pa…

[Shabelle] Security has been increased on the Isiolo-Garissa border following attacks that two weeks ago left at least 20 people dead and many others displaced. Two communities - Somalis from Garissa and Boranas from Isiolo - have been competing for pasture and water in Garbatula during the prolonged drought.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Finland Allocates $20 Million to Famine-Hit African Countries

[Shabelle] The Finnish government has allocated over £18 million (over $20 million) to five famine-hit African countries at risk of death and starvation caused by drought and conflict.

[Shabelle] The Finnish government has allocated over £18 million (over $20 million) to five famine-hit African countries at risk of death and starvation caused by drought and conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Let’s Give Helen Zille the Benefit of the Doubt

[Daily Maverick] Let’s not lambast those whose intentions were good but whose communication was less than optimal. Let’s demonstrate some understanding if Helen Zille, whose credentials as a journalist, activist and politician speak volumes, was moved …

[Daily Maverick] Let's not lambast those whose intentions were good but whose communication was less than optimal. Let's demonstrate some understanding if Helen Zille, whose credentials as a journalist, activist and politician speak volumes, was moved to compare our static growth with Singapore's stellar achievement.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Directs Seizure of Nollywood Film

[Vanguard] Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled “Okafor’s Law” directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

[Vanguard] Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled "Okafor's Law" directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minister Vows Resignation If Abuja Airport Runway Isn’t Completed in Six Weeks

[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says he will resign his appointment if the Nigerian government fails to meet the six-week deadline for the rehabilitation of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says he will resign his appointment if the Nigerian government fails to meet the six-week deadline for the rehabilitation of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Not Our Business,’ Says ANC of Gordhan’s Recall

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma’s recalling Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas trip has nothing to do with the African National Congress, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma's recalling Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas trip has nothing to do with the African National Congress, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Finance Minister Recall ‘Not Discussed’ with ANC Executive Committee

[Daily Maverick] As speculation continues over the president’s decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, from an international roadshow, ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said the decision wasn’t discussed by …

[Daily Maverick] As speculation continues over the president's decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, from an international roadshow, ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said the decision wasn't discussed by the party's National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC seems well aware of the challenges facing the party and country, but solutions will probably be deferred to the party's conferences later this year. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa