Luck Runs Out for Poachers

[The Herald] Two poachers who pleaded guilty to killing three duikers and a hare at Mucheche Farm in Beatrice were asked to pay a fine of $400 or face two months jail term. The duo were found in possession of two rifles and ammunition which belonged to…

[The Herald] Two poachers who pleaded guilty to killing three duikers and a hare at Mucheche Farm in Beatrice were asked to pay a fine of $400 or face two months jail term. The duo were found in possession of two rifles and ammunition which belonged to Elijah Chirawu. Chirawu of Chitungwiza and Takudzwa Mavhunga appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Oliver Mudzongaiso, facing charges of contravening Section 59 (1) (b) of Parks and Wildlife Act Chapter 20: 14 (hunting or removing any animal without permission).

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Country Among Africa’s Worst On Good Governance Index

[Zimbabwe Independent] Africa’s track record of governance since independence is, at best, mixed. Despite the moderate socio-economic and political progress made since independence, only a few countries have improved their performance relative to those…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Africa's track record of governance since independence is, at best, mixed. Despite the moderate socio-economic and political progress made since independence, only a few countries have improved their performance relative to those in other parts of the world, and these are mostly recent developments confined to some of the smallest countries on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Camel Driver Killed, Son Injured in Darfur Robbery

[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -A Darfur camel driver has been killed and his son seriously wounded when militants robbed them of their camels near Fallujah village north of Malam in eastern Jebel Marra on Wednesday morning.

[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -A Darfur camel driver has been killed and his son seriously wounded when militants robbed them of their camels near Fallujah village north of Malam in eastern Jebel Marra on Wednesday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Central Darfur School Fire Spreads, Destroys 29 Homes, Food Supplies

[Radio Dabanga] Deleig -The entire content of 29 homes was destroyed when a fire, that broke out in a school, spread to the rest of the village and consumed homes and food stores on Tuesday.

[Radio Dabanga] Deleig -The entire content of 29 homes was destroyed when a fire, that broke out in a school, spread to the rest of the village and consumed homes and food stores on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

UNDP, Sudan Commission Launch Project to Counter Violent Extremism

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan National Commission for Countering Terrorism (SNTCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today officially launched the Partnering Against Violent Extremism project (PAVE) in the Sudanese capital of Kh…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan National Commission for Countering Terrorism (SNTCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today officially launched the Partnering Against Violent Extremism project (PAVE) in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Finance Minister Insists No Money On Elections Re-Run

[Nyasa Times] Finance minister Goodall Gondwe is refusing to bow down to increasing pressure to fund the Lilonngwe south east constituency, saying there is literally no money at present.

[Nyasa Times] Finance minister Goodall Gondwe is refusing to bow down to increasing pressure to fund the Lilonngwe south east constituency, saying there is literally no money at present.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Mugabe Already Rigging 2018 Poll – Tsvangirai

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Zanu PF has already started the process of rigging the 2018 elections with attempts to bring in “dubious companies such as Nikuv International projects” under a different name while a spy agency of a c…

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Zanu PF has already started the process of rigging the 2018 elections with attempts to bring in "dubious companies such as Nikuv International projects" under a different name while a spy agency of a country which he didn't name was already at work.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The African National Congress vs The Stalwarts

[Daily Maverick] If you thought that the ANC could not stoop any lower, think again. After a series of meetings with their stalwarts and military veterans, the ANC has now spat in their faces. In a spectacular volte-face, some ANC leaders are denying t…

[Daily Maverick] If you thought that the ANC could not stoop any lower, think again. After a series of meetings with their stalwarts and military veterans, the ANC has now spat in their faces. In a spectacular volte-face, some ANC leaders are denying they had agreed to a national consultative conference to confront the crisis in the party. Initially stunned by the betrayal, the stalwarts have now decided to fight back for the soul of the ANC. Those at the forefront of the struggle against apartheid are now remobilising to

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Exploiting the Poorest of the Poor – Allan Gray Is Feeling the Net1 Heat

[Daily Maverick] The private company at the heart of the Sassa social grant disaster has attracted controversy for a number of reasons. Among them: its practice of using the Sassa database to sell products to grant recipients, and to automatically dedu…

[Daily Maverick] The private company at the heart of the Sassa social grant disaster has attracted controversy for a number of reasons. Among them: its practice of using the Sassa database to sell products to grant recipients, and to automatically deduct money for these products off their grant payments. As pressure mounts against Net1 and its largest single shareholder, Allan Gray, the point to debate is this: even if this practice is legal, is it ethical? By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Student Introduces Sanitary NGO

[Nyasa Times] A final year student at College of Medicine (CoM) in Blantyre, Khumbiro Mlowoka, has introduced a sanitary non-governmental organization (NGO),dubbed Spotless Movement (SM) where among other things, she wants to promote sanitation in the …

[Nyasa Times] A final year student at College of Medicine (CoM) in Blantyre, Khumbiro Mlowoka, has introduced a sanitary non-governmental organization (NGO),dubbed Spotless Movement (SM) where among other things, she wants to promote sanitation in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi