A HISTORIAN REMARKED, of the ancient Persian postal system, that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Snow is not much of a problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but dozens of rebel groups make delivering the mail rather difficult. So do bad roads and a dysfunctional government
[New Times] After years of speculation about what next for the premises formerly occupied by Nyarugenge Prison, popularly known as ’1930′ the expansive prime property is set to accommodate what could be the country’s biggest Catholic cathedral.
[Cameroon Tribune] Bernard Okalia Bilai chaired a joint meeting with stakeholders of secondary and higher education yesterday.
[Nation] Before gifting any religious leader of the Catholic Church, you should write a letter of acknowledgment, but know that records will be kept for amounts exceeding Sh50,000.
[VOA] Cameroon separatists said the release of more than 300 fighters ordered by President Paul Biya is not enough to stop the war that has killed at least 2,000 people in the central African state.
[GroundUp] Long queues, no toilets: the closure of the old paypoints leaves pensioners in the lurch
[New Zimbabwe] Zvimba -LATE former President Robert Mugabe was Saturday set to be buried in his rural Zvimba homestead in a low key ceremony snubbed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, government and Zanu PF officials.
[Nation] The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, Kenya’s Peter Tabichi, on Monday met with US President Donald Trump ahead of his special address at the UN General Assembly in New York.
A YEAR AGO President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique went to the Vatican and announced triumphantly that he had persuaded the pope to visit his country. Pope Francis retorted that he would make the trip in 2019—if he was still alive. This week the 82-year-old pontiff is keeping that promise, making only his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa, which is by far the biggest area of expansion for Christianity
[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president’s son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.