[Public Agenda] “Africa is a marvellous continent.
[Deutsche Welle] An election motorcade has been ambushed in Nigeria’s Borno state, with at least four people reported dead and others missing. Some campaign supporters are still missing
[African Arguments] The Volta region’s contested history as part of Ghana has come to the fore again after a recent referendum.
[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
[The Conversation Africa] Groundwater has often been seen as the underground resource that never runs out. This “out of sight out of mind” attitude means wells and boreholes are indiscriminately sunk and that groundwater is abused by the public and even by governments
[Nation] When in 2017 a seemingly frustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta posed “mnataka nifanye nini?” (What do you want me to do?), many interpreted the now famous rhetorical question to mean he had given up on the war against corruption.
[Nation] In an uncharacteristic reaction to criticism of the Judiciary late last year, Chief Justice David Maraga said those writing articles “to tarnish the image of the Judiciary” were being bankrolled by powerful individuals who had lost cases in court and were on a smear campaign.
[ICG] The DR Congo is facing a major political crisis over the 30 December election’s result.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a “mosquito birth control” drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.
[Monitor] Kampala -An agricultural industrial project jointly owned by the government, community members and a private investor in northern Uganda appears to have become the target of arson after successive fires, in three days, destroyed close to 600 acres of mature sugarcane.