The pity of war AMERICA IS FINALLY losing patience with the war in Yemen.
BY ANY standards, the international airport of Niger’s capital is a dozy spot— unless you are a French military air-traffic controller. On the civilian side of the ramshackle airport a few planes come and go
Come back later, when we’re ready IN THE twin towers of Israel’s Ministry of Defence and the neighbouring headquarters of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in central Tel Aviv, the brass hats summed up the end of the Jewish year with their customary briefings to politicians and journalists. With slideshows of maps and graphs showing why Israel’s armed forces are still the best in the region, the generals displayed their success in knocking out Iranian targets in Syria and stopping Hamas from menacing Israel from Gaza
JOHN MAGUFULI, the president of Tanzania, has strong views about birth control. He does not see the point. In 2016 he announced that state schools would be free, and, as a result, women could throw away their contraceptives.
IN A dusty village in southern Niger, Fatia holds her daughter close to her breast, smiling, though the baby looks much too large for her. Four years ago she married at the age of 16, she reckons, but she may have been younger. Since then she has had two children
FORTY years ago the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) took a first step to representation in Washington, DC. President Jimmy Carter allowed it to open a three-person “information office” in 1978, though it was then considered a terrorist group. It was a move towards an American-brokered peace process meant to lead to a two-state solution.
[Monitor] A fistfight on Saturday broke out among some of the mourners at burial of the fallen former Democratic Party leader and businessman John Ssebana Kizito’s in Luweero District.
[Al Jazeera] Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho are going to polls to elect a new government, in the third general election since 2012.
[Independent (Kampala)] Democratic Party (DP) President Nobert Mao has called for the protection of lawyers in the ongoing murder case against the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and the victims of the recent clashes in Kasese.
[New Zimbabwe] The opposition coalition being formed by a group of smaller political parties in the country faces a legitimacy crisis if two of the country’s major parties keep out of the arrangement, political observers say.