Latest News January 24, 2016

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  • Somalia: Kenyan War Planes Bombard Areas in Baay Region
    [Dalsan Radio] Kenyan war planes have on Saturday shelled some locations which come under Diinsoor district in Baay region south of Baidoa town the headquarters of Baay region.
  • Zimbabwe: Moyo Exposes Mugabe Aide
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday outed President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba as the shadowy Herald columnist Nathaniel Manheru.
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Mum On Far East Excursion
    [Zimbabwe Standard] President Robert Mugabe yesterday refused to take questions about his holiday in the Far East, preferring to speak only about a five-hour meeting he held with visiting Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema at State House.
  • Libya: Civilian Toll Mounts in Benghazi
    [HRW] Unidentified forces fired at least four rockets at two camps for internally displaced people in Benghazi on January 9, 2016.
  • Tunisia: Peaceful Protests Continue in Kasserine
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Kasserine -Civil society representatives, citizens and youth, on Saturday morning, staged a peaceful sit-in at the Martyrs’ Square downtown Kasserine to support the demands of jobless youths in different regions of the governorate.
  • Africa: Africa Expected to Lobby for UN Security Council Reforms
    [Nation] The African Union is to revive its push to reform the most powerful arm the United Nations, when leaders converge on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week.
  • Tunisia: Cautious Calm After Night-Time Curfew Imposed
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The situation appeared calmer Saturday in Tunisia, after a nationwide night-time curfew was declared, while demonstrations continued in some regions at the 7th day of social protests over jobs and development.
  • Nigeria: Army to Establish Identity of Suspected Boko Haram Leader
    [Leadership] The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that it had put in place machinery to establish the true identity of a suspected leader of the Boko Haram sect, Jarasu Shirawho was apprehended last week in Borno.
  • Nigeria: Buhari Takes Measures After Oil Price Tumble
    [Daily Trust] As crude oil prices continue to crash on the international market, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has devised strategies to underline its resolve to look beyond oil revenue to implement the 2016 N6.04 trillion budget. The strategies derive their strength partly from big revenue generating government agencies like the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety

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