[UN News] A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said.
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has reiterated its demands for a 50 percent pay hike for Zimbabwean workers in the wake of the continued increase in prices of goods and services in the country.
A ROW of health workers in blue gowns and face masks sit at tables outside the tin-roofed bungalow that was home to Kambale Vincent, one of 75 people who have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month. His widow, a hunched, 60-year-old in a black cardigan, pulls her arm out of her sleeve and winces as a needle pierces her skin
[Guardian] Nigerian government has dismissed allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to turn the country into an Islamic state.
[Observer] Treason, over the years, has become government’s preferred charge of choice against many of its harsh critics.
[CIDRAP] The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shows no signs of slowing down, as health officials approved the use of four additional Ebola treatments at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs) in the eastern part of the country.
[Observer] Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change party president has been arrested from his home and and whisked off to Nagalama police station.
[Nation] The car crash that killed Kenya’s first post-independence major-general, Joseph Musyimi Ndolo, in 1984 not only widowed his three wives, but also kicked off a convoluted fight over his 9,000-acre Mwani Ranch in Sultan Hamud.
[Monitor] Uganda is a gifted country, with variety to showcase to a tourist so much that if half of its tourism potential were to be realised, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would immensely catapult economic development over and above its currently leading sectors.
[Daily Trust] Nigerian writers and publishers met with Global Storymakers’ Chief Innovation Officer, Sherry Sacino, to find ways of writing, publishing and selling stories across the world. This took place early this week at City Library in Zone 4, Abuja.