'Blocking SIM Cards Will Lock Voters Out' (allAfrica.com)

A non-governmental organisation has warned that Uganda Communications Commission’s order to telecom firms to disconnect unregistered Sim cards could lock some voters out of the 2016 elections. MTN Uganda recently deactivated the Sim cards of 300,000 subscribers, blocking them from making voice calls until their registration is verified. Other telecoms are taking similar measures. But now,…

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Algeria: 2 Ex-Ministers Face Groundbreaking Corruption Trial

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Two former Algerian prime ministers went on trial Wednesday on corruption charges, in the most high-profile act of transparency and accountability since a pro-democracy movement pushed out the long-serving president.The exceptional t…