[Monitor] Traffic was on Thursday paralysed for several hours after taxi operators and boda boda riders in Mbale Town blocked Mbale- Tirinyi road in protest against the poor state of the road.
[VOA] Residents of Somalia’s capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces.
[VOA] Militants ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army, politicians said on Sunday.
[Nation] Muhoho’s struggle with Kiswahili has given rise to the #MuhohoChallenge challenge with comedians Propesa and Chipukeezy leading the way.
[Daily Maverick] Experts believe that Nigeria’s capital city, Lagos, can be energy-sufficient if it can tap into the latent power of its organic garbage, so why has an innovative project to turn food waste into power been abandoned, leaving millions of Nigerians in the dark? By ADELANA OLAJIDE.
[News24Wire] A truce has been brokered in Hout Bay’s Hangberg, after days of violent protests, to allow for negotiations, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato said on Friday.”I met this morning with the Hangberg community, community leaders and the local councillor, following my visit to the community last night,” he said.
[VOA] The head of United Nations peacekeeping says rising ethnic tensions in Central African Republic are likely to spur greater conflict between the Muslim and Christian communities unless action is taken to defuse the situation.
[Monitor] Budaka -Police in Budaka District on Monday arrested three Members of Parliament who reportedly staged a demonstration over the sorry state of Mbale-Tirinyi-Nakalama road.
[Dalsan Radio] At least 18 African Union troops were killed in a deadly ambush in the Lower Shabelle region by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali.
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Senior Chief Mwankhunikira of Rumphi District has asked government to ban taking of beer and other alcoholic substances during morning hours saying the practice has negative impact on productivity.