[Nation] The arrest of more than 40 Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) employees over corruption allegations has lifted the lid on deeply entrenched cartels that have for years made a fortune by contributing to the loss of billions of shillings in revenue.
[East African] East Africa’s booming private equity industry is in dire need of rejuvenation after the collapse of deep-pocketed Dubai-based private equity fund Abraaj Group, formerly Aureos Capital, which has stunned investors and analysts in the region.
[VOA] When authorities in Benin turned off the country’s internet during parliamentary elections Sunday, they became the ninth African government to restrict access this year.
[Dalsan Radio] On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.
[Nation] Mzee Paul Sichere Mukhanji, a farmer in Shitaho village in Kakamega County, is a distraught man.
[RFI] Sudan’s highest echelons of the military security establishment are looking for a civilian face to run the country in order to curb the protesters’ anger, otherwise the protest movement will stay on the streets, according to political analysts.
[RFI] The UN special envoy to Libya announced on Saturday there would be no delay to the UN-backed conference planned for a week from Sunday despite the ongoing fighting.
[ISS] The Western Indian Ocean, comprising nine African countries and Réunion (an island under France), has a 10 000 km stretch of coastline with crystal clear waters and rich coral reefs. But these marine and wildlife ecosystems, which are interdependent with the health, food security and national economies of over 200 million people, are polluted with tons of plastic litter.
[New Times] Rwanda is set to generate extra 56 MegaWatt of electricity after Symbion Power established a $200 million energy plant on the shores of Lake Kivu.
[New Zimbabwe] A local financial institution has pledged to build classroom blocks as well as fund the education of children affected by tropical Cyclone Idai.