[East African] Kenya and Tanzania sharply cut their purchase of military weapons last year even as Uganda made a comeback to emerge the top spender on arms in East Africa.
[Monitor] Kampala -Police are set to exhume the remains of Catholic priest Peter Bwayo after a court in Mbale ordered fresh autopsy to ascertain his cause of death amid claims of “treasure” in the grave.
[East African] Rwanda has said the centre hosting 2,500 Burundian refugees who left DR Congo on Wednesday for fear of deportation is overstretched.
[This Day] Abuja -The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) yesterday at its first assembly in the year said three years after the inception of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the administration has forgotten the many promises it made to Nigerians.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that the Federal Government was on its toes to address security issues being experienced in recent times within the country.
[Zimbabwe Standard] A top Roman Catholic cleric who helped negotiate former president Robert Mugabe’s exit after last year’s military takeover says the ageing politician appears happy in retirement.
[Radio Dabanga] New York -According to a Catholic charity organisation, children in Sudanese refugee camps are denied food unless they recite Islamic prayers.
[New Zimbabwe] President Mugabe has expressed bitterness over African countries that voted in favour of a decision by western countries to invade Libya resulting in the killing of President Muammar Gaddafi.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -”The chance of finding more survivors is slim to none”
[This Day] Unknown gunmen Sunday morning invaded St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and opened fire on worshippers who had attended the morning mass.