Sixteen year-old Mandera girl burnt beyond recognition by husband she was forced to marry
A 16-year old girl has been burnt burnt beyond recognition by her husband at Shimbir Fatume in Mandera South. Khadija who was forced into marriage in 2014 has been admitted at the Mandera General hospital with serious burns.
Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week
This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past five years.
Dangerous conditions at Djibouti base threatens US military pilots - Washington Post
Conditions at an African base used by U.S. military pilots flying missions over Yemen and Somalia have become chronically dangerous, with fliers relying on local air-traffic controllers who sleep on the job and commit frequent errors, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
Media freedom and the Importance of a Free Press in the Development of Society: the African Experience
An important debate on the roles and responsibilities of media is currently taking place in Africa. I believe it is possible to distinguish two, possibly more, but certainly two schools of thought that form the basis of that debate. They speak to the challenges, the constraints (self-imposed or otherwise) and possible approaches to understanding and ultimately addressing impediments to effective media action in Africa.
The skies above the U.S. military’s counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air-traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show.
Kampala checking whether man arrested in Tanzania is leader of Uganda’s Al Shabaab-linked rebels
Ugandan authorities said on Thursday they were trying to verify whether a man arrested in Tanzania was Jamil Mukulu, the leader of an Islamist rebel group blamed for various deadly attacks in Western Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.