Latest News January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Another Seacom Outage Hits Internet Connectivity
[News24Wire] Undersea broadband cable provider Seacom is experiencing another disruption to its network in Egypt, which is having an impact on South Africa’s internet connectivity on Thursday morning.
- South Africa: God, Lies and Spies – A Journalist's Story
[allAfrica] Cape Town -God, Spies and Lies, John Matisonn’s blend of memoir, political reporting, analysis, media history and lively anecdote demonstrates that although it may be clichéd to say that a reporter has a front seat to history, it can be true if you choose the right bench in the right stadium.
- Africa: 2015 Election Experiences Present Dilemmas for 2016 Polls
[The Conversation Africa] This year, like 2015, promises to be yet another busy year in Africa’s electoral democracy stakes. More than a third of the continent’s 54 countries will conduct polls.
- Uganda: Uganda Regulator Says Closure of Radio Stations Not Political
[CIO] The Uganda Communications Commission has said that the recent closure of several FM radio stations in the country is not politically motivated but rather an enforcement exercise for compliance.
- Africa: Heads of State Mourn Fallen Kenyan Troops
[Deutsche Welle] Three African presidents have joined a memorial service for Kenyan troops killed in Somalia by al-Shabab militia. The same day Kenyan police said at least five officers had been killed by a roadside bomb.
- South Africa: Police Arrest Driver Who Fled Scene After Crashing Into Children
[News24Wire] A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a collision on Louis Botha avenue, in Bramley, on Tuesday afternoon in which two people died, police said.
- Nigeria: Triple Suicide Blasts Rock Town of Chibok
[Deutsche Welle] At least 10 people have been killed and more than 30 injured in Chibok, where 276 girls were kidnapped in 2014. The Nigerian military issued an alert after the attacks warning citizens to be “security conscious.”
- Uganda: Falling Shilling, Scarce Dollars Take Their Toll on Ugandans
[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans face an uncertain 2016 as inflation soars, driven by a depreciated Shilling and a worsening current account deficit.
- Africa: Sudan Opens Border With South Sudan
[Deutsche Welle] Sudanese president Omar Bashir has ordered the borders with South Sudan to be reopened for the first time since the 2011 secession. The loyalist and separatist forces waged a 22-year war before South Sudan’s split.
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