[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The armed movements in Sudan are willing to lay down their arms for another six months, their leaders announced. The past half year witnessed no less fighting between the rebels and Sudan Armed Forces in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerian army is suspected of killing hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims, but there are doubts whether the alleged culprits will be prosecuted.
[Financial Gazette] MORE than 2000 Zimbabweans have had their houses auctioned by the Sheriff of the High Court of Zimbabwe as banks try to recover some of the over US$700 million they are owed by thousands of people who gambled with their immovable assets as to borrow money which, due to the worsening economic climate prevailing in the country, later found themselves unable to service the loans, an investigation by the Financial Gazette reveals.
[Premium Times] The Ministry of Budget and National Planning says it has started preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development.
[This Day] The Minister for Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has said that the ministry is concluding plans to acquire a national carrier.
[Daily Trust] Senate President Bukola Saraki has again appealed the decision of the chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar to disqualify himself from his trial.
[Namibia Economist] While still in the grip of a drought, Namibia has to prepare for potential flooding towards the end of the year, when strong La Nina conditions are expected to be present in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The latest El Nino update released earlier this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US Department of Commerce, shows rapidly declining sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean close to the South American continent.
[This Day] Airlines that operate international destinations from Nigeria made over N302 billion ($15 billion) from ticket sales in 2015.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Seven years after taking office, President Jacob Zuma again faces a court battle over corruption charges first investigated while Thabo Mbeki was president.