[VOA] Baba Awolu reports for work at 5 a.m.
[Nairobi News] A death row convict jailed in 2001 got a reprieve after the Makadara Law Court reviewed his sentence and handed him 19 years’ sentence.
[Capital FM] A New York court was set to deliver Friday a sentence against Akasha’s son Ibrahim for drug trafficking, three months after his brother Baktash was given 25 years.
[East African] Guinea’s President Alpha Conde was a model opposition leader.
NEAR THE port of Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, one of Africa’s smallest states, is a neglected monument to past rebellion. A giant fist of black steel commemorates striking dockers gunned down by Portuguese soldiers in 1959. The strike—and subsequent massacre—helped start a war for independence led by the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), a Soviet-sponsored guerrilla movement.
[Ghanaian Times] South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar on Sunday threatened to pull out of a September 2018 peace agreement if President Salva Kiir goes ahead to form a unity government without resolving outstanding security issues.
[Premium Times] The Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, says some of the vehicles used for daily operations in the State House were purchased in 1999.
[Deutsche Welle] Sudan’s government has signed a political declaration with rebels, calling it a major step toward ending years of civil war. A nationwide cease-fire was also extended as part of efforts to create a lasting peace.
LIBERIA’S ECONOMY is on the rocks. The aid money that held the country steady after its brutal civil wars is ebbing and inflation has surged to more than 25%. Many businesses are struggling to stay afloat
IT HAS BEEN a difficult eight years since Tunisia toppled its dictator and embraced democracy in 2011. The economy remains stagnant, corruption is still endemic, terrorism is a problem and politicians have disappointed. But the election of Kais Saied (pictured) as president on October 13th has brought a new sense of hope.