Niger Politician Jailed Over Baby-Trafficking

[Deutsche Welle] Hama Amadou, an opposition leader in the Sahel state of Niger has been sentenced to a year in prison on a charge of baby-smuggling. Amadou’s defense lawyers have claimed that the ruling is politically motivated.

[Deutsche Welle] Hama Amadou, an opposition leader in the Sahel state of Niger has been sentenced to a year in prison on a charge of baby-smuggling. Amadou's defense lawyers have claimed that the ruling is politically motivated.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Ex-Chief Marange Laid to Rest

[The Herald] Marange -Hundreds of people thronged Nyachityu Village in Marange to pay their last respects to former acting Chief Marange Mr Gilbert Chikwadombo, who died on Sunday and was buried at his homestead here yesterday. He was 49. Mr Chikwadomb…

[The Herald] Marange -Hundreds of people thronged Nyachityu Village in Marange to pay their last respects to former acting Chief Marange Mr Gilbert Chikwadombo, who died on Sunday and was buried at his homestead here yesterday. He was 49. Mr Chikwadombo, who is remembered for serving his area with distinction both as a traditionalist and politician, succumbed to suspectedmalaria.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt’s Response to Amnesty International

[Vanguard] The Federal Government’s response to the 2015/2016 report of the Amnesty International (AI) was not only hasty but also in many respects ill-advised. Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government in its attempt to justify its dis…

[Vanguard] The Federal Government's response to the 2015/2016 report of the Amnesty International (AI) was not only hasty but also in many respects ill-advised. Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government in its attempt to justify its disobedience to court orders to release some individuals on bail branded the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (The Shiites) and the pro-Biafra groups as "terrorist" or "unlawful".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

$1.1 Billion Malabu Deal, Peak of Graft – Obasanjo

[Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, to stop mentioning his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal.

[Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, to stop mentioning his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Audit Raps Irrigation Dept

[The Herald] Auditor-General Ms Mildred Chiri has rapped the Irrigation Department for weaknesses contributing to the underutilisation of irrigable land through failing to complete projects. The department was also accused of late delivery of construct…

[The Herald] Auditor-General Ms Mildred Chiri has rapped the Irrigation Department for weaknesses contributing to the underutilisation of irrigable land through failing to complete projects. The department was also accused of late delivery of construction materials, poor performance by contractors and lack of maintenance of infrastructure. In her 2016 report tabled in Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda yesterday, Ms Chiri noted that of the 69 irrigation schemes, only 4 273 hectares (4

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dickson Wants PDP to Engage Sheriff to End Crisis

[Vanguard] A major crack in the unity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors behind the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led mainstream of the party occurred, yesterday, after Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State called for support for the Senator A…

[Vanguard] A major crack in the unity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors behind the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led mainstream of the party occurred, yesterday, after Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State called for support for the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff leadership.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Small Gold Mines Need De-Watering

[The Herald] SMALL-scale gold miners in southern parts of the country may require extensive technical and financial support to expeditiously de-water the mines and resume production from shafts that were recently flooded by incessant rains.

[The Herald] SMALL-scale gold miners in southern parts of the country may require extensive technical and financial support to expeditiously de-water the mines and resume production from shafts that were recently flooded by incessant rains.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe