Loans Board Rescues 38 College of Medicine Needy Students

[Nyasa Times] About 38 foundation year students at the College of Medicine (CoM) who were facing a risk to be forced to withdraw this year because of lack of tuition fees have been rescued by Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESL&GB).

[Nyasa Times] About 38 foundation year students at the College of Medicine (CoM) who were facing a risk to be forced to withdraw this year because of lack of tuition fees have been rescued by Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESL&GB).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Claims to Have Freed 5,000 Boko Haram Captives

[VOA] Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as well as a huge stock of seized weapons, in fighting along its northern border.

[VOA] Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as well as a huge stock of seized weapons, in fighting along its northern border.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Oil Firms Officials in New Petrol Scandal

[Premium Times] Two indigenous downstream petroleum firms are involved in a major scandal that could lead to the sack of three officials of Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

[Premium Times] Two indigenous downstream petroleum firms are involved in a major scandal that could lead to the sack of three officials of Nigeria's state oil firm, NNPC, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Official Insists on Swift Action to End Abuses

[VOA] There has been a “massive” increase in human rights abuses in South Sudan over the past nine months, partly because of the failure of the international community to set up a court and bring perpetrators to justice, a U.N. official said Tuesday.

[VOA] There has been a "massive" increase in human rights abuses in South Sudan over the past nine months, partly because of the failure of the international community to set up a court and bring perpetrators to justice, a U.N. official said Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Freed Political Detainee Calls for Release of Others

[VOA] A former political detainee in South Sudan says more than 30 such prisoners continue to be held against their will, despite a vow from President Salva Kiir to release them.

[VOA] A former political detainee in South Sudan says more than 30 such prisoners continue to be held against their will, despite a vow from President Salva Kiir to release them.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Teen Pregnancies Create Health Challenges

[VOA] Two-month-old Pride Nalova cries as her mother slaughters and roasts chicken in a restaurant in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. Beatrice Nalova, the baby’s 15-year-old mother, says she was forced to drop out of school when her mother found out that …

[VOA] Two-month-old Pride Nalova cries as her mother slaughters and roasts chicken in a restaurant in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde. Beatrice Nalova, the baby's 15-year-old mother, says she was forced to drop out of school when her mother found out that she was pregnant.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Aid Workers Released from Detention

[VOA] Seven staff members for U.S.-based Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse were released from their detention by “armed personnel” Tuesday in South Sudan’s famine- stricken area of Mayendit, and have been flown from Unity State …

[VOA] Seven staff members for U.S.-based Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan's Purse were released from their detention by "armed personnel" Tuesday in South Sudan's famine- stricken area of Mayendit, and have been flown from Unity State to a safe location.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Govt Renegotiates ‘Raw Deal’ With Railway Firm

[Nyasa Times] Government wants Malawian investors to be owning shares in Brazilian company Vale Logistics and is renegotiating the deal to rehabilitate and build a railway through the country.

[Nyasa Times] Government wants Malawian investors to be owning shares in Brazilian company Vale Logistics and is renegotiating the deal to rehabilitate and build a railway through the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

President Mutharika Appoints Deputy Minister of Agriculture

[Nyasa Times] Peter Peter Mutharika has appointed Aggrey Massi, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, as the deputy minister of of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Chief Secretary to the government Loyd Muhara said in a s…

[Nyasa Times] Peter Peter Mutharika has appointed Aggrey Massi, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, as the deputy minister of of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Chief Secretary to the government Loyd Muhara said in a statement on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Called to Act On Sanitation

[Namibian] VARIOUS National Council members last week called on government to be faster and more innovative in addressing poor sanitation in informal settlements and rural communities.

[Namibian] VARIOUS National Council members last week called on government to be faster and more innovative in addressing poor sanitation in informal settlements and rural communities.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia