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African press review 17 April 2014

The uncertain fate of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls, Mugabe's record as Zimbabwe prepares to celebrate 34 years of independence, pay rises for Kenya's teachers and much more in today's African ...


African press review 16 April 2014

Nigerian schoolgirls are abducted by gunmen. Ugandan troops are court-martialled for training al-Shebab in secret. Nairobi's matatu operators win a court victory.


African press review 15 April 2014

The ANC's move to delay the probe into the Nkandla scandal in South Africa, Somalians in Nairobi and Egypt's terrorism act all feature in today's African newspapers ..

French soldiers arrest Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden
09/04/2014 - France - UK - Somalia

Frenchman murdered in Somalia was piracy profits expert

The motives for the killing of a 28-year-old Frenchman and a 57-year-old British citizen working for the UN were still unclear two days after they were shot at an airport in Somalia.


African press review 7 April 2014

Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, Nigeria takes over from South Africa as the continent's economic powerhouse and angry muslims in Kenya - all in today's papers ...


African press review 4 March 2014

The pace of economic growth in South Africa, Mugabe's daughter's wedding in Zimbabwe, teaching local languages to younger pupils in Kenya's primary schools and new prospects for US-Africa trade: ...

Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report
14/02/2014 - African news explained

Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report

A confidential UN monitors' report says Somali officials have diverted weapons to al Shebab, the radical Islamist rebels. The report recommends tightening up the arms embargo of Somalia.

Women and politics in Somaliland
12/02/2014 - African news explained

Women and politics in Somaliland

In Somali "wadahadal" means "coming together to talk". But  women are often excluded from this important stage of the political process.

UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?
28/01/2014 - African news explained

UN, new prime minister, new cabinet - new hope for Somalia?

In Somalia, the US military carried out a missile strike on Sunday against a suspected militant leader with ties to the al-Shebab group.


African press review 02 January 2014

The youth wage subsidy in South Africa,  indigenisation laws in Zimbabwe and a grenade attack in Kenya are all topics in today's African papers.