Latest News April 5, 2016

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  • Uganda: Police Arrest Opposition Leader Besigye
    [Monitor] Police in Kampala have arrested former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye who was going to the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi, Kampala for the routine party prayers.
  • Africa: Analysis – the Panama Papers Are the Tip of a Very Dirty African Iceberg
    [Daily Maverick] The murky world of offshore companies is suddenly marginally less murky – with potentially disastrous consequences for dodgy leaders and crooked businessmen. For African countries, who are disproportionately impacted upon by these illicit financial flows, the Panama Papers revelations highlight the injustices of a system that disproportionately impacts on the continent. By SIMON ALLISON.
  • Equatorial Guinea: Rights Group Condemns Crackdown on Civil Society Ahead of Poll
    [HRW] The government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea should immediately cease its suppression of independent voices ahead of presidential elections, a group of human rights and democracy organizations said today. The government should also reverse its March 16, 2016 order requiring a leading independent civic group to suspend operations indefinitely, the groups said.
  • Nigeria: Govt in Talks On Lagos- Ibadan Expressway Project
    [Guardian] Following the legal twists and turns trailing the privatization of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project, the Federal Government may have opened talks with the former concessionaire towards finding a lasting solution to the imbroglio that is hampering the smooth execution of the contract.
  • Africa: African Oil Producers Mull Survival Options Amid Low Oil Prices
    [This Day] The 18 member countries of African Petroleum Producers Association are considering strategies that will keep them afloat in the wake of the challenging crude oil price environment.
  • Rwanda: Guns Recovered From Businesswoman's Home
    [New Times] Six old hunting guns, also known as deer rifles, were recovered from a Kimihurura residence owned by Josephine Uwamwezi, a local businesswoman, popularly known as Nyiragasazi.
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens Action Against Social Media Abuse
    [New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has hinted at plans to introduce more stringent monitoring of the internet and other social media platforms in attempts to reduce the abuse of the technology by Zimbabweans.
  • Rwanda: Former French Premier Juppe's Genocide Tweet Riles Public
    [New Times] The National Commission to Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has taken it out with former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe following his tweet last Friday that was negating France’s role during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
  • Nigeria: Marketers Begin Fuel Imports Amid Forex Challenges
    [Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -In a swift move to exercise their fuel import allocation quota for the second quarter of 2016, some independent and major marketers have begun to import Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), despite the foreign exchange (forex) challenges.

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