Fighting Injustice Helps in Creating Resilient Urban Spaces

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -Resilience is a word that’s thrown around a lot these days. It means different things to different people, but generally alludes to the ability of people or systems to bounce back from shocks, and, increasingly find…

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -Resilience is a word that's thrown around a lot these days. It means different things to different people, but generally alludes to the ability of people or systems to bounce back from shocks, and, increasingly find ways to emerge stronger than before. Shocks might be acute - like floods or cholera outbreaks - or chronic - like stress because of poverty or insecurity. The term, that emerged from ecological literature, is concerned with how systems work. It has grown to be used in many fields including engi

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Tension in Delta Community As Gunmen, Soldiers Clash

[Guardian] Tension has risen in Egbama Kingdom in Warri North Local Council of Delta State following an exchange of gunfire between soldiers and unknown gunmen. A soldier was fatally wounded in the shoot-out.

[Guardian] Tension has risen in Egbama Kingdom in Warri North Local Council of Delta State following an exchange of gunfire between soldiers and unknown gunmen. A soldier was fatally wounded in the shoot-out.

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Now is Not the Time for the UN to Run From the DRC

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll.

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

BudgIT Backs El-Rufai Call for Open National Assembly

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -A non-governmental organization BudgIT with support from the United Nations Democracy Funds has joined Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai in the call for open budget, especially in the National Assembly.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -A non-governmental organization BudgIT with support from the United Nations Democracy Funds has joined Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai in the call for open budget, especially in the National Assembly.

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Ghana – Realising Africa’s Agriculture Potential

[Daily Maverick] Ghana’s failure to develop a thriving agricultural sector reflects a trend across the continent. What can African countries do differently to harness their agricultural potential? By GREG MILLS, ROCCO FALCONER and SAUL MUSKER.

[Daily Maverick] Ghana's failure to develop a thriving agricultural sector reflects a trend across the continent. What can African countries do differently to harness their agricultural potential? By GREG MILLS, ROCCO FALCONER and SAUL MUSKER.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Experts Seek Standardisation of Illegal Refineries

[Guardian] Abuja -Energy experts have urged the Federal Government to standardise the operation of illegal refineries and expose them to international best practice to boost local refining capacity in the country.

[Guardian] Abuja -Energy experts have urged the Federal Government to standardise the operation of illegal refineries and expose them to international best practice to boost local refining capacity in the country.

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Mokopane SAPS Searching for Missing Person

[SAPS] The Police in Mokopane outside Polokwane are still searching for missing Choshi Ramadimetja Maria Choshi (80) who was last seen on Friday, 21 April 2017 at 08:00 in extension 20 RDP houses near Mokopane.

[SAPS] The Police in Mokopane outside Polokwane are still searching for missing Choshi Ramadimetja Maria Choshi (80) who was last seen on Friday, 21 April 2017 at 08:00 in extension 20 RDP houses near Mokopane.

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Pharma Industry Targets 12% Growth Rate to Boost GDP

[Guardian] Local manufacturing arm of the pharmaceutical sector in Nigeria is targeting an annual growth rate of 12 to 15 per cent to improve its contributions to the economy.

[Guardian] Local manufacturing arm of the pharmaceutical sector in Nigeria is targeting an annual growth rate of 12 to 15 per cent to improve its contributions to the economy.

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China, Africa Urged to Implement Health Pacts

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, says it is imperative for Africa and China to move with speed in implementing the commitments in the Health Cooperation made during the second Forum on China-Africa Cooperati…

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, says it is imperative for Africa and China to move with speed in implementing the commitments in the Health Cooperation made during the second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Health Ministerial Meeting in 2015.

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Discos Reject Proposed Recapitalisation of Assets

[Guardian] Abuja -The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), an umbrella body of the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos), has kicked against the Federal Government’s proposed imposition of recapitalisation of the acquired a…

[Guardian] Abuja -The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), an umbrella body of the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos), has kicked against the Federal Government's proposed imposition of recapitalisation of the acquired assets.

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