[AI London] Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, an investigation by Amnesty International has revealed.
[IPS] Harare -Tapiwa Moyo, 40, religiously leaves her home each day when the first cock crows and joins a throng of women who have taken up artisanal mining in her community.
[Zimbabwe Standard] Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs minister Advocate Martin Dinha (MD) claims he is a man of the spirit and that he knew long before it happened that Emmerson Mnangagwa would become president of Zimbabwe.
THE Egyptian army announced the offensive with a gauzy video, clips of saluting soldiers and gleaming fighter jets set to martial music. It appears to be the largest operation in North Sinai in years. Hospitals were told to stockpile medicines and cancel annual leave for doctors
[Leadership] Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme (WFP) in Nigeria, Myrta Kaulard has revealed that the WFP has spent over $126M on food aid to Nigeria and also provided food assistance to over 1.1 million Nigerians in the North-East.
[Democracy Works] After its watershed 54th national conference weighed down by corruption, scandals and government failure, the ANC, for all practical purposes, faces the post-conference future almost as two separate parties, despite attempts at unity.
[Nairobi News] Majority of Kenyans are optimistic that 2018 will be a better year than 2017, the latest survey by research firm Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has shown.
[Monitor] Kampala -Parliament on Wednesday passed The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2017 lifting the presidential age limit, restoring the term limits and extending the term of office from five to seven years.
[News24Wire] North West ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says he is confident his province’s preferred presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will emerge victorious in the party’s leadership race.
[Daily Maverick] The number of votes a camp would need has gotten lower, as the stakes are getting higher – and it’s probably Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who is smiling again after this round as the ANC’s 54th national conference gets off the ground. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.