Pambazuka News 269: Ivory Coast: Dynamics of mediation

Authorities in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland are cracking down on migrants waiting to be smuggled into Yemen and the Gulf states, Puntland's deputy police chief said on Wednesday (September 14).

When President Kibaki announced his Government's commitment to ending the persistent land problem at the Coast on Madaraka Day, the local residents dismissed it as yet another populist statement from a politician.

The administration of Anti-retroviral drugs is likely to face a setback because some patients can not afford the necessary nutritious foods required to boost the fight against HIV/Aids, the manager Taso Mbale branch has said.

The Ombudsman and the Attorney General are locked in yet another clash in what has now become a central feature of all government business in Uganda. The latest fight between Justice Faith Mwondha and the Attorney General's office is centred on her report on the botched procurement of the vendor for the National Databank and Identification System project.

The two top teams spearheading reforms to the Constitution have fallen out -only moments after meeting for the first time. The split led to the Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Constitutional Affairs proposing that they alone should focus on agreeing a draft of minimum reforms that could be enacted before the next General Election.