Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tanzania: Thirsty Serengeti Wildlife to Get New Water Hole – Lake Victoria

By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam — After decades of struggling to help the wildlife of Serengeti National Park cope with Tanzania’s increasingly intense droughts, the government is implementing a controversial plan to use Lake Victoria as an alternative water source for the animals. The project – which aims to ensure the survival of millions […]

Sudan: Security Detains Opposition Leader On Return From Addis Ababa

Khartoum — The Sudanese security authorities on Friday detained a leading member of the National Consensus Forces, upon his return from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after a meeting with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front. The head of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), Ibrahim Sheikh, and seven party members are still held in custody, […]

Botswana: MISA Botswana Condemns Arrest and Detention of Sunday Standard Editor

PRESS RELEASE MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Mr Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on Monday 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest relates to a possible charge of “seditious intention” contrary to section 50(1) as read with section 51(1) C of the Penal Code […]

Nigeria: Boko Haram – Nigeria Deploys Extra 500 Troops to Adamawa, Borno

The Nigerian military has deployed more than 500 troops to the troubled North-East to reinforce personnel on ground in the fight against Boko Haram. Insurgents have made rapid gains in the last two weeks capturing a number of communities in Borno and Adamawa States. The government disputes the number of towns under the control of […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘seize Banki town near Cameroon’

Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has captured the town of Banki, which borders Cameroon, after government troops fled, residents say. The military has not yet commented on the latest town to reportedly fall to the insurgents in recent weeks. Fears have been raised that their main target is Maiduguri, the capital of north-eastern Borno […]

Somalia: Is the U.S. Airstrike in Somalia the Final Attack On Al-Shabab?

Photo: Wikipedia American drone-MQ-1 Predator US armed forces have launched an air strike against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. The attack targeted the head of the group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, but it’s not yet clear if he was hit. The Pentagon’s initial statement was terse. A spokesman confirmed an “operation” was carried out […]