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Showing posts from November, 2012

Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram?

Prostitution in Uganda.

Kampala International University. degrees: Graduates shunned in Kenya job market.

Egypt on edge of new turmoil as Islamists 'fill post-Mubarak vacuum'

Subukia Health Centre Closed

The public health department has closed the Subukia health centre indefinitely for 'not having adequate, clean and stable pit latrines.' 

Clashes in Egypt after President grants himself new powers

Inside Story - The president's new powers

Has Egypt's Morsi overstepped his mark with new decree or is he cleansing state institutions of former regime loyalists?

Sierra Leone President re-elected

Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers , drawing criticism that he is seeking to become a new Pharaoh 

Egypt's 'New Pharaoh'?

Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers , drawing criticism that he is seeking to become a new Pharaoh 

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

Thousands flee DR. Congo violence

Congo rebels seize key town

DR Congo rebels seize military airport

Cape Town man guilty of honeymoon Dewani murder

Cape Town High Court Judge Robert Henney found South African man Xolile Mngeni guilty of killing honeymoon tourist Anni Dewani who was with her Bristol based husband Shrien Dewani, when the taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu Township on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010, and Mrs Dewani was shot in the head. The Judge said Mngeni was accused on five counts.

Congo rebels on outskirts of Goma

Rebels in Congo, known as M23, who U.N. experts say, are backed by neighbouring Rwanda, have reached the outskirts of the eastern city of Goma after pushing back government troops, despite U.N. peacekeepers returning fire from helicopter gunships. 

Uganda closes DR Congo border

Somalis return to their homeland to set up shop

Ayan left Somalia in 1997 and worked as a designer in the UK, and like many others, she has returned to her homeland to set up a business.

Rebels advance in the DR Congo  Rebels in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have advanced even further towards the city of Goma after four days of clashes. 

Blast aftermath:34 victims nursing injuries at KNH

34 victims of the Eastleigh bomb attack are receiving treatment at the kenyatta national hospital, most of them suffering serious cuts and burns. 

At least 4 dead in central Nigeria religious riots spurred by checkpoint killing of Muslim

 Fox News : "YOLA, NIGERIA –  A local official says at least four people have died in riots that erupted in central Nigeria after a Muslim was killed at an illegal checkpoint. Local government chairman Isiaku Adamu said rioters burned houses and shops Sunday in Ibi, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) from the Taraba state capital of Jalingo

Desperate conditions for displaced Nigerians

Violence that followed elections in northern Nigeria last year forced thousands of people to flee their homes. That was 18 months ago. But in Kaduna city, hundreds of people are still living in a camp in desperate conditions. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports.

Sierra Leone braced for tight election race

Saturday is election day in Sierra Leone. It is the third set of elections since the end of the civil war which lasted for more than ten years. Nine candidates are vying for the Presidency.

- The Last Rhino

Rhino horn is now worth more than gold and demand for it is at an all-time high. South Africa, which has the largest reserves of the wild animal, is a prime hunting ground for poachers.

6 under Ebola surveillance

National Library DG decries inadequate trained personnel

 Daily Observer : "The director general of the Gambia National Library Services Authority (GNLSA) Wednesday revealed that the Authority lacks adequate trained personnel. Abdou Wally Mbye made the revelation while presenting the GNLSA annual activity report and audited financial statement before the Joint Session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly."

Hell comes to Digawana

Mmegi Online : "In a few words, Deputy headman Moatlhodi Kgwakgwe spoke of an uneasy period of tension between his subjects and the Caucasian farmer months before the mass slaughter of their livestock.Kgosi Kgwakgwe described the farmer as a vengeful man with little respect for the villagers. "When our animals stray onto his farm that lies three kilometres outside Digawana, he locks them up for days without food or water," the headman said. "When people go to retrieve them, he demands compensation for trespassing.""

Avoiding ‘curses’ associated with lottery winning

 The Punch "Evelyn Adams twice won a lottery. She made a total of $5.4m in 1985 and 1986 but she is now living in a trailer park and is broke.  She blew all of her money on gambling and on elaborate shopping sprees. “Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I wish I had the chance to do it all over again. I’d be much smarter about it now,” a pitiful Adams lamented" 'via Blog this'

Ministry of Health statement on fresh Ebola outbreak

The Observer : "The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that another Viral Hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, has broken out in the country. This follows confirmation from the laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe that two people, all from one family in Kakute sub-county, Sambu parish in Nyimbwa sub-county, Luweero district, had died of Ebola, the Sudan strain.  "

Bodies of the murdered policemen flown to Nairobi

Baragoi Attacks Update

Security has been beefed up in Baragoi as the death toll from an ambush by a group of rustlers on police officers Saturday rises to 42. Police are currently undertaking a major security operation on the ground to flush out the armed raiders. The officers were ambushed as they attempted to recover stolen cattle. 9 injured officers are recovering in hospital in Nairobi.

'Mourning corruption': Police foil planned funeral ceremony

The police today blocked a planned civil society protest at Uma showgrounds. This follows a ban by the Inspector General of Police. The civil society however later staged the protest at Ntinda where they decried the rising cases of corruption.

In Mozambique, the Cost of Coal Mining - Burdens of Progress

Gunmen kill five in Yobe

The Sun News : "A resident who lost his brother in the attack said he left behind the victim to take care of his business while away in Lagos on business trip. “I just got a call that my younger brother was killed, We spoke on phone few days ago. I don’t know what to do now because I’m in Lagos to buy goods and replenish my shop,” the man said on condition of anonymity. Police sources hinted that the perpetrators of the Friday attack in Geidam “might not actually be Boko Haram but armed robbers because the attackers also robbed their victims of their monies and carted away cartons of liquor being sold by their victims."

AP sacked for inciting strike pleads not guilty

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: - KBC News : "Administration Police constable who was last week sacked for inciting his fellow officers to strike was Monday arraigned in court and pleaded not guilty to sending an inciting message. Constable Philip Omondi who was based in Kimilili was released on a cash bail of 50,000 shillings."

Kaliati denies arrest reports, remains defiant: ‘I only speak the truth’

NyasaTimes  "Parliamentarian for Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  Patricia Kaliati has quashed reports that she was arrested Sunday evening following her outbursts against President Joyce Banda at a DPP’s rally held earlier in the day at Njamba Freedom Park in the commercial capital Blantyre. Report from social media networks had indicated that Kaliati was arrested for accusing President Banda of using hunger as a strategy to win support while in fact Malawi has plenty of maize."

Killer Cape Town mom gets 20 years

Times LIVE : "A woman was jailed for 20 years on Monday by the Western Cape High Court for suffocating her two-year-old son. Zulpha Jacobs, 30, swaddled in black robes and head scarf, sat in the dock weeping as her plea and sentencing agreement were read out in court."

P27 600 for bigger penis

 The Voice : "A man was conned out of P27 600 in a desperate attempt to steam up his performance in bed after two self-styled traditional doctors claimed they could enlarge his penis. The 34-year-old teacher told a Francistown court that he consulted the men after he failed to satisfy his sex-starved fiancée."

Africa's Moonshine Epidemic

Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland

'Grim discovery': Son allegedly hacks mother to death

Shock engulfed Kawuulu Village in Buikwe district following the butcher of a mother by her own son. The alleged culprit is said to be mentally unstable with frequent breakdown

Poverty,oil and corruption in Nigeria

Ayo Johnson looks into social corporate responsibility of global oil giant Shell. What is their human rights track record in Nigeria and why do the people of the Niger Delta feel they have not benefited from Nigeria's must precious commodity

Meru villagers lynch cattle thief

A suspected cattle rustler has been killed by a mob while three of his accomplices escaped after they were allegedly intercepted stealing four dairy cows in Nkuga village in Imenti north district of Meru County. Residents of the area say cases of cattle rustling are on the increase.

Kenya rejoices in Obama re-election

Skin Bleaching in Africa

Landlord pours raw sewage into tenant's house

A man has been forced to live outside his house after his landlord poured raw sewage in his house after he refused to move out of his house.