[Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has praised his guards, Special Forces Command (SFC) for ‘not being cowards’ and engaging opposition MPs and their supporters in Arua two weeks ago.
[African Arguments] In one of the world’s most homophobic countries, a new generation of writers are writing queer people into existence.
[The Conversation Africa] It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement — and the presence of one of music’s greatest figures alongside Martin Luther King Jr’s right-hand man at her bedside in the final days of her life is a fitting tribute to one of the true greats o
[Deutsche Welle] Almost a week after elections, Zimbabweans have begun mourning the dead and praying for peace as they brace themselves for more political wrangling in the week to come.
[This Day] Maiduguri -Barely a week after heavily armed Boko Haram fighters entered Maiduguri, with suicide bombers in their company, killing nine people in Jiddari Polo and High Court areas, four suicide bombers have again attacked two villages in Borno State.
[Guardian] Katsina -President Muhammad Buhari yesterday evening arrived Katsina State for a private visit to his hometown, Daura, ahead of today’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress.
[Nation] Politician and multi-party crusader Kenneth Matiba, whose body will be cremated on Friday, joins a list of prominent Kenyans who have opted out of the traditional burial ceremonies.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.
[Deutsche Welle] A perfect storm of external events and domestic mismanagement has brought Namibia to its knees. The government cannot even afford to feed its army and the president has stopped using his private jet.
[Daily Trust] The recent announcement by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he has quit the APC, and suspicions that he wants to join the PDP to bid to become the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election, has led to his critics hurling phrases like ‘serial contestant’ and ‘political prostitute’ at him and his politics.