Africa News Headlines for 8 April 2015

USNS Spearhead arrives in Gabon for Africa Partnership Station
Source: United States Africa Command

Africa to sponsor 10,000 diaspora scholars
Source: The PIE News

Medicinal use of dagga up for debate
Africa-GreenSource: Times Live

Rwanda genocide remembered at UN
Source: United Nations Radio

Gabon to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Source: Deutsche Welle

Blackberry still regarded a status symbol in Africa
Source: CNBC Africa

The Limits of U.S.-China Cooperation in Africa
Source: Brookings/Africa in Focus

Swaziland needs reopening of Korean embassy
Source: The Korea Herald

Mugabe reluctant to ratify African court protocol
Source: Zimbabwe Independent

News24 Nigeria breaks records covering 2015 elections
Source: Media Update

Nigerian Teachers To Get Free Education, Homes – Osinbajo
Source: Leadership

Ex-Gitmo detainee held in Uganda over killing of prosecutor
Source: CBS12/AP

Pilgrims study refugees, resettlement process in Rwanda, Kenya
Source: Episcopal News Service

DeSales University to offer philosophy degrees at school in east Africa
Source: The Express-Times

South African statues bare the brunt of disgruntled civilians
Source: The News Hub

Perpetuators of Rwanda genocide must answer – Kutesa
Source: New Vision

Private sector joins push to raise African incomes through trade
Source: Devex

Declining great apes of Central Africa get new action plan for the next decade
Source: Biology News Net

How Much Could Exclusion From AGOA Cost South Africa?
Source: AFK Insider

Ghana signs $60mn deal with South Korea for energy development
Source: StarAfrica

Charity Ashinaga to tap U.S. donors for 100-year African youth initiative
Source: The Japan Times

South Africa: Massive growth in 4G and Wi-Fi connections expected
Source: IT News Africa

West should cooperate with China in Africa, not carp and criticize
Source: Global Times

Top five trends in the changing landscape of African infrastructure financing
Source: Brookings/Africa in Focus

Kenyans march for national security after al Shabaab university massacre
Source: France24

Coming Clean: Was Justice Served in the Ivory Coast Trial of Simone Gbagbo?
Source: Africa in Transition

African Union urges UN rights monitoring role in Western Sahara
Source: Reuters

Russian Industrial Giant Rostec Makes Forays Into Africa Amid Increasing U.S. And European Sanctions
Source: International Business Times