Rockers Gear Up for Namrock Festival

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation’s rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia’s biggest rock music festival.

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation's rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia's biggest rock music festival.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Opening of One-Day Workshop On Ocean Economy

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Religious Leaders Pray for Peace, Hunger in West Pokot

[Nation] More than 500 religious leaders from the North Rift Region have held peace prayers at Murkwijit in West Pokot County following rampant insecurity and hunger in the region.

[Nation] More than 500 religious leaders from the North Rift Region have held peace prayers at Murkwijit in West Pokot County following rampant insecurity and hunger in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Masaka Suspends New Property Tax

[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Municipality Council authorities have finally bowed to pressure from building owners and agreed to suspend the new property tax rates.

[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Municipality Council authorities have finally bowed to pressure from building owners and agreed to suspend the new property tax rates.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Security Tightened Ahead of Sundowns’ Visit

[Monitor] Kampala -The silent growth of local football in recent months has left many Uganda Premier League clubs with unfamiliar questions to answer about soaring fans at different stadia.

[Monitor] Kampala -The silent growth of local football in recent months has left many Uganda Premier League clubs with unfamiliar questions to answer about soaring fans at different stadia.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

No Arrests Yet After Pretoria University Lecturer Shot Dead

[News24Wire] No arrests have yet been made after a University of Pretoria lecturer was shot dead in his home in Vaalbank, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.Dr George Frederik Liebenberg was shot through a window on Friday night. His body…

[News24Wire] No arrests have yet been made after a University of Pretoria lecturer was shot dead in his home in Vaalbank, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.Dr George Frederik Liebenberg was shot through a window on Friday night. His body was found on Saturday morning, when his workers reported for duty, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Researcher to Defend Marijuana Legalisation Proposal

[Nation] A man behind a petition to legalise planting, sale or trade in cannabis sativa commonly referred to as bhang will face a Parliamentary committee to defend his proposal.

[Nation] A man behind a petition to legalise planting, sale or trade in cannabis sativa commonly referred to as bhang will face a Parliamentary committee to defend his proposal.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Firefighters Battled 17 000 Fires Since December – Govt

[News24Wire] Firefighters in the Western Cape have responded to 17 000 fires since the start of the fire season in December, local government MEC Anton Bredell said on Monday.

[News24Wire] Firefighters in the Western Cape have responded to 17 000 fires since the start of the fire season in December, local government MEC Anton Bredell said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ceasefire Monitors Worry New Rebel Movements Threaten Peace

[Nation] The emergence of splinter groups among South Sudan’s warring parties is threatening to derail further efforts to bring the war-torn country to peace, an organ formed to monitor the peace deal say.

[Nation] The emergence of splinter groups among South Sudan's warring parties is threatening to derail further efforts to bring the war-torn country to peace, an organ formed to monitor the peace deal say.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan