[News24Wire] Election season has come and gone …
[UN News] Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city’s southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.
[The Conversation Africa] Vice-chancellors of Kenya’s 33 public universities are demanding a three-fold tuition fee increase. They point out that the proposed fee increase will merely meet the actual cost of providing university education.
[Nation] Nearly half of recently surveyed Somali residents of the Dadaab refugee complex say they have no intention of returning to their homeland due to concerns about violence, drought and lack of services.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Prominent Kenyans shared pictures of drought-hit communities on Twitter on Tuesday, calling for greater government action to end a hunger crisis which has left 1 million people short of food.
[UNEP] Many people think of insects as a nuisance. They don’t realize that without them we are doomed.
[East African] As former Ugandan leader Milton Obote’s second sojourn in power approached its end in May 1985, his vice president and defence minister, Paulo Muwanga, described an incident in which opposing factions within the army clashed as a case of “uncoordinated troop movements.”
[FrontPageAfrica] Tapita, Nimba County -About 40 miners are still deep underground buried under mud and debris while in search for gold in the Kartee gold mines located in Gboanipea, about 10 kilometers away from Tappita, in District Number Six, Nimba County.
[VOA] An al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a U.N. peacekeeping camp in northern Mali Sunday, killing 10 blue helmets from Chad and wounding 25 others.
The railroad to Diamniadio SEVERAL TIMES a week, police block off Dakar’s roads and 4x4s tear through the Senegalese capital. It is election time and Macky Sall, the president, has no time to waste in pesky traffic jams as he races from opening infrastructure projects to meetings at plush hotels. He need hardly bother.