Country Must Do Away With Visas – Immigration Boss

[The Herald] Zimbabwe must gradually move away from issuing visas to tourists and focus more on maximising on revenues spent by visitors when they stay in the country, an official has said.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe must gradually move away from issuing visas to tourists and focus more on maximising on revenues spent by visitors when they stay in the country, an official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Explainer – How Durban Lost the 2022 Commonwealth Games

[Daily Maverick] Durban lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday. In a way, it wasn’t really a surprise. Signs have pointed to the bid imploding for some time now. But what happened? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

[Daily Maverick] Durban lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday. In a way, it wasn't really a surprise. Signs have pointed to the bid imploding for some time now. But what happened? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Battle Won, but the Journey Continues

[Addis Fortune] There is a rich collective history of Ethiopia and one stands out particularly. It was the 19th century African history of defeating white colonizers supremacy. This was not an ordinary battle or civil strife.

[Addis Fortune] There is a rich collective history of Ethiopia and one stands out particularly. It was the 19th century African history of defeating white colonizers supremacy. This was not an ordinary battle or civil strife.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail in Absentia for Baby Smuggling

[VOA] An appeals court in Niger has found an exiled opposition leader guilty of baby smuggling and sentenced him to one year in prison. Hama Amadou, who was the main challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou in last year’s presidential election, has b…

[VOA] An appeals court in Niger has found an exiled opposition leader guilty of baby smuggling and sentenced him to one year in prison. Hama Amadou, who was the main challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou in last year's presidential election, has been living in France and was tried in absentia.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Why Are South Africans Underreporting On Crime?

[ISS] As South Africa’s political environment deteriorates, so too does public safety. For the sixth consecutive year, the country is seeing increases in robbery and a continuation in the high numbers of murders: the two most reliable indicators of pub…

[ISS] As South Africa's political environment deteriorates, so too does public safety. For the sixth consecutive year, the country is seeing increases in robbery and a continuation in the high numbers of murders: the two most reliable indicators of public safety. These categories represent the types of crime that cause the most public fear. The rising rates show that the government's goal of ensuring that all South Africans should be and feel safe is a long way from being achieved.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Men and Women Farmers Respond Differently to Climate Change

[The Conversation Africa] As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are resp…

[The Conversation Africa] As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa's farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Officials – Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Indian Ocean

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA’s Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emi…

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA's Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emirates.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia