About 12 hours after bandits kidnapped and later killed two persons in Tangaza community of Sokoto State, residents tracked down and killed a total of six of the gunmen. Members of the vigilante in the community, armed with weapons such as cutlasses and local guns, and working with the police, also arrested four of the suspected kidnappers who were later taken to a police station. However, angry residents of the community retrieved the arrested suspects, lynched them and burnt their bodies.
Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), an armed rebel group which is fighting Ethiopian national army and its allied forces in northern Ethiopia, on Saturday said it is ready to cooperate with the US government to end a nearly one year-long civil war in the horn of Africa’s nation. The group was responding to a new decree signed on Friday by US President Joe Biden which authoriZes broad sanctions targeting parties involved in the Tigray conflict.
The government has pledged uninterrupted access to social and mainstream media during the coming electioneering period ahead of the 2022 General Elections. At the same time, the State says there will be close monitoring of airwaves closely to curb cybercrime. This will be done through the Spectrum Management and Monitoring System (SMMS). The SMMS was launched in Nyeri on Friday. This is a system that facilitates the identification and removal of illegal or unlicensed interference signals. By monitoring on a continual basis, problem signals can be identified in real time as they occur.
PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed cashew nut growers to add value to the crop in order to fetch more money from the booming global demand. The president said that, farmers capable of processing the cash crop before selling should do so as it adds value to their cashew nuts. President Samia made the statement through her greetings conveyed by Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Secretary General Daniel Chongolo to cashew farmers in Mtwara Region.
The national men’s netball team, The Rock have shown a lot of vigour and talent in their expedition. Save for losing to a more talented South African national team, The Rock have had overwhelming victories against other South African clubs as well as Kenya. The Rock are participating at the first International Males Netball Championship in Pretoria, South Africa, on invitation of the organisers. Heaps of criticisms and backlash is what men’s netball has been braving over the years. However, this does not mean that they are about to give up on their dream of making men’s netball globally accepted.
In Uganda, 74 per cent of farming households grow cassava but the majority of them are poverty-stricken communities, with very limited access to markets. More than 96 per cent of the cassava farmers access low cassava planting materials from their own fields or from fellow farmers. Two viral diseases, Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMB) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), are responsible for low yield and low-quality planting materials perpetuated by the use of virus-infected cuttings. Cassava is flexible and the slow rate of growth makes it suitable for intercropping, especially with maize. Cassava production is carried out all year round lasting an average of 12 months in the field.
A Rwandan court is expected to issue a verdict on Paul Rusesabagina. His story, in which he saved scores of people during the Rwandan genocide, inspired the film ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ but now Kigali accuses him of terrorism. The verdict on Paul Rusesabagina, a long-time critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, is scheduled for Monday, September 20. His trial attracted international attention due to his role in rescuing hundreds of people during the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis.
A new 60-bed field hospital that will be used if Seychelles’ current facilities become overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients was officially opened on Saturday. The hospital, which is located at the Seychelles Coast Guard base at Perseverance — a man-made island — was donated by the government of Qatar and assembled by a group of Qatari military personnel. The new fully air-conditioned facility has 30 ventilators, backup generators, an intensive care unit (ICU) and a pharmacy, already fully functional.
Marange — A Chinese diamond company, Anjin Investment, which resumed operations early this year, has publicly apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations here without a paying courtesy call to the traditional leader first. Speaking at Headman Chiadzwa compound last week during a visit by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development led by Edmond Mukaratigwa, Anjin human resources manager Amon Mhlanga admitted since their return to the diamond-rich fields they did not pay a courtesy call to the traditional leader as per traditional protocols.
Rwanda has sent troops to Mozambique to assist the government in fighting against a four-year Islamist militant insurgency. Political scientist Phil Clark provides insights into the threat and why Rwanda is supporting Mozambique. Do the insurgents in Mozambique represent a new front of Islamic terrorism on the continent? Since 2017, jihadist militias in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado have mounted an armed insurgency against the Mozambican government. Their stated objective is to instil Sharia law across northern Mozambique. This is said to be in response to the region’s chronic poverty, unemployment and weak public services under the Frelimo-led government in Maputo.
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