[Premium Times] Labour officials have faulted the plan by the federal government to implement the ‘No work No pay” rule over workers’ strikes in Nigeria.
[East African] Seven passengers and crew died in a plane crash in Cuilo, a town in northeast Angola near the DR Congo border, a government official said Friday.
[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[ISS] Election observer missions are under fire after the recent Kenyan elections , which most observers declared free and fair — a verdict overturned by the country’s Supreme Court. Some international election observers are being described as ‘tourists’ who arrive in a country a few days before the vote and rubber-stamp elections based on what they see on voting day.
[Radio Dabanga] Ed Damazin -The faction of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North that is led by Malik Agar (SPLM-N) accused the Sudanese army of breaching an unilateral cessation of hostilities. “The troops advanced towards our positions in Blue Nile state.”
[The Herald] Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, president of the African Development Bank, Nigerian Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Large area of forest reserves in Ivory Coast have been converted to illegal cocoa plantations to meet demand, campaign group says
[Citizen] Juba -South Sudanese judges have ended their four-month strike after President SalvaKiir pledged to solve their issues.
[Capital FM] Stuttgart -Any withdrawal from war torn Somalia by the African Mission Union in Somalia (AMISOM) must be gradual and tactical, senior security officials at the United States African Command based in Germany have advised.
[News24Wire] The African Union Commission’s former chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reportedly said that women are capable leaders, adding that “the bahaviour of one woman should not be allowed to taint all women”.