[ECA]Addis Ababa -Top Government officials, heads of Parliament as well as leaders of the civil society and the private sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are eagerly anticipating the recommendations from a High Level Panel led by South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki, to save the country from wanton illegal cash outflows that have cost the country over $54 billion in the last four decades.
[SACSIS]Any sensible person who has seen the film ‘Of Good Report’ will be scoffing at the Film and Publications Board’s effective banning of the film on the grounds of child pornography. The film narrates the descent of its main protagonist, a school teacher, into madness, leading to his murdering three of the four main female characters
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Cairo -Egyptian police captured Mohamed el-Beltagy, a senior Muslim Brotherhood official, on Thursday, Former labour minister Khaled al-Azhari was also held.
[IPS]Lilongwe/Johannesburg -The Southern African Development Community has had to revisit its plans to raise funding for its ambitious regional development plan in the wake of a cold-shoulder from western nations and multilateral finance institutions.
[VOA]The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has denied that its armed forces, known as F.A.R.D.C, have been launching cross-border attacks into Rwanda.
[FrontPageAfrica]The stats are astounding. News services all over the world including Time, The Guardian, Huffington Post, BBC, NYPost, announced the astonishing fact that no student out of 25,000 passed the University of Liberia entrance exam. It sounds clichéd but it needs to be repeated, our young people are our future
[VOA]A leading member of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the National Council of the group plans to meet Friday following the Supreme Court’s ruling that President John Dramani Mahama was “validly elected.”
[Magharebia]Tripoli -Libyan troops moved to put an end to renewed tribal clashes between Zawia and Warshefana on Monday (August 26th).
[Bemba Trial Website]On the concluding day of his testimony, a witness affirmed that he never witnessed any crimes by war crimes accused Jean-Pierre Bemba’s fighters. However, the witness said he heard reports of pillaging by the Congolese troops but not of rape or murder.
[Shabelle]Fahfahdun -Heavy fighting between Kenyan troops and Alshabab fighters occurred in Fahfahdun district located in Gedo region of Somalia.