Amisom Honours Sierra Leonean Police Officers for Contributing to Peace in Somalia

[Dalsan Radio] Individual Police Officers (IPOs) from Sierra Leone have been commended by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for their performance in mentoring and advising their Somali counterparts during their deployment in Mogadishu. Spea…

[Dalsan Radio] Individual Police Officers (IPOs) from Sierra Leone have been commended by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for their performance in mentoring and advising their Somali counterparts during their deployment in Mogadishu. Speaking on Saturday during a medal award parade for the 10 IPOs who are rotating out after completing their one year tour of duty in Somalia, the AMISOM Police Chief of Staff, Rex Dundun, said the contingent played a major role in enabling the Mission achieve its mandate. "The

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

No Plastic Bags on the Streets of Nairobi

[Nation] It was one of the most difficult things to do – to spot a Kenyan carrying a polythene bag this Monday as the government-imposed ban on polythene bags came to bear.

[Nation] It was one of the most difficult things to do - to spot a Kenyan carrying a polythene bag this Monday as the government-imposed ban on polythene bags came to bear.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Says Removal of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi a Tragedy

[This is Africa] The invasion of Libya by the U.S., Britain and France has left Libya a breeding ground for terrorists. The country is in chaos and peace has been elusive. British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson i…

[This is Africa] The invasion of Libya by the U.S., Britain and France has left Libya a breeding ground for terrorists. The country is in chaos and peace has been elusive. British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme said the removal of Col. Muammar Gaddafi from power has been a tragedy for Libyans.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Gang Shootout Erupts in Front of Cape Town Court

[News24Wire] Gang violence erupted outside the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday following arguments between rival gangsters who pulled out guns and shot at each other.

[News24Wire] Gang violence erupted outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Monday following arguments between rival gangsters who pulled out guns and shot at each other.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

You Have Voted – Now Your Work As an Active Citizen Begins

[Nation] August 8 has come and gone. We turned up in impressive numbers to exercise our democratic right, and placed faith in the responsible institutions to make it count.

[Nation] August 8 has come and gone. We turned up in impressive numbers to exercise our democratic right, and placed faith in the responsible institutions to make it count.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Building the Nation of Our Dreams

[Guardian] With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections appears to be comical, yet lace…

[Guardian] With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections appears to be comical, yet laced with trepidation. Many young Nigerians who were not of age in 2015 will get the chance to vote for the first time, while those who voted last time out will want to activate their dreams in another call for change; this time for the better.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

1.7 Million Pilgrims Arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj

[Premium Times] No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj, according to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports.

[Premium Times] No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year's Hajj, according to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘No Hostile Intentions in Military Exercise’

[Namibian] Defence minister Penda ya Ndakolo said on Thursday the SADC air forces’ military exercise called ‘Blue Kunene’ has no hostile intentions or hidden agendas, but is aimed at building regional military capability.

[Namibian] Defence minister Penda ya Ndakolo said on Thursday the SADC air forces' military exercise called 'Blue Kunene' has no hostile intentions or hidden agendas, but is aimed at building regional military capability.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia