How Oil Exploration Is Adding to Mali’s Security Woes

[The Conversation Africa] Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil war, jihadist terrorism and a coup d’etât. More than 500,000 Malians have fled the instability and violence.

[The Conversation Africa] Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil war, jihadist terrorism and a coup d'etât. More than 500,000 Malians have fled the instability and violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

President Mutharika Slams ‘Nonsense’ Bloodsucker Media Reports

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Saturday denied that he that he will let Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa deal with the blood sucking saga as it is connected with witchcraft, saying them media misquoted him.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Saturday denied that he that he will let Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa deal with the blood sucking saga as it is connected with witchcraft, saying them media misquoted him.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Police Arrest Man for Calling Constable a ‘Blood Sucker’

[Nyasa Times] A 28-year-old man identified as James Linyada of Chemusa Township in Blantyre is currently in police custody for calling a police officer “opopa magazi”- a blood sucker.

[Nyasa Times] A 28-year-old man identified as James Linyada of Chemusa Township in Blantyre is currently in police custody for calling a police officer "opopa magazi"- a blood sucker.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

WHO Bows to Pressure, Revokes Mugabe’s Appointment

[Vanguard] The World Health Organization (WHO) has reacted swiftly to international outrage over its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, rescinding the post less than one week after it was announced.

[Vanguard] The World Health Organization (WHO) has reacted swiftly to international outrage over its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, rescinding the post less than one week after it was announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Researchers Introduce New Methods to Monitor Giant Tortoises On World Heritage Site Aldabra

[Seychelles News Agency] Researchers from the Seychelles Islands Foundation, which manages the remote Aldabra atoll, have introduced new methods to monitor the population of giant land tortoises there.

[Seychelles News Agency] Researchers from the Seychelles Islands Foundation, which manages the remote Aldabra atoll, have introduced new methods to monitor the population of giant land tortoises there.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Gauteng School Bus Driver Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Pupil

[News24Wire] A school bus driver has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old pupil at a Gauteng primary school, provincial police said on Sunday.

[News24Wire] A school bus driver has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old pupil at a Gauteng primary school, provincial police said on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa