Living With an Open Sewer for 15 Years

[GroundUp] A number of residents at Duncan Village Area 12B Informal Settlement in East London told GroundUp they have been living next to broken sewerage pipes for more than 15 years. They say they reported the problem to various ward councillors who …

[GroundUp] A number of residents at Duncan Village Area 12B Informal Settlement in East London told GroundUp they have been living next to broken sewerage pipes for more than 15 years. They say they reported the problem to various ward councillors who told them that the municipality would fix the problem. They say promises were also made during the local elections last year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Let Teen Mothers Go Back to School – It’s Their Right!

[Citizen] We consider it strange that some of our MPs, people we elect to make (good) laws to guide our country to prosperity, have the temerity to argue that a girl who becomes a mother mustn’t be allowed to go back to class after giving birth. Very s…

[Citizen] We consider it strange that some of our MPs, people we elect to make (good) laws to guide our country to prosperity, have the temerity to argue that a girl who becomes a mother mustn't be allowed to go back to class after giving birth. Very strange, coming from MPs!

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Family of Six Killed in Ogun

[Guardian] Lagos and Abeokuta -Suspected assassins have murdered a family of six in a pre-dawn attack in their home at the Atiba area of Odogbolu in Ogun State. It was not clear as at yesterday the motive behind the murder of a man, his wife and four c…

[Guardian] Lagos and Abeokuta -Suspected assassins have murdered a family of six in a pre-dawn attack in their home at the Atiba area of Odogbolu in Ogun State. It was not clear as at yesterday the motive behind the murder of a man, his wife and four children, which have thrown the entire community into shock and confusion.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senators, Ohanaeze Decry South East’s Exclusion From Rail Projects

[Guardian] Abuja, Lagos and Enugu -The $5.851 billion China Exim Bank loan request submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate may be stalled, as senators from the South East protest alleged exclusion of their geopolitical zone from the rail …

[Guardian] Abuja, Lagos and Enugu -The $5.851 billion China Exim Bank loan request submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate may be stalled, as senators from the South East protest alleged exclusion of their geopolitical zone from the rail modernisation project nationwide.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rookie Bukenya Targets Top-Five Slot in Fort Rally

[Observer] After finishing in a respectable sixth position in the recent FMU Challenge rally, rookie driver Yusuf ‘Dusty’ Bukenya has raised his target to the top-five slots in the forthcoming Mountains of The Moon Rally.

[Observer] After finishing in a respectable sixth position in the recent FMU Challenge rally, rookie driver Yusuf 'Dusty' Bukenya has raised his target to the top-five slots in the forthcoming Mountains of The Moon Rally.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘NNPC, CBN, 36 Others Fail to Submit Budget Proposals’

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -Thirty-eight statutory agencies of the Federal Government are yet to submit their budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal year. These agencies, which include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Central Bank of N…

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -Thirty-eight statutory agencies of the Federal Government are yet to submit their budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal year. These agencies, which include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), have continued to make huge extra-budgetary expenditure in breach of the Fiscal Responsibility (FRA) Act 2007. This was disclosed by the Senate yesterday during a legislative session.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Study Finds That Climate Change Threatens Fynbos

[GroundUp] A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape’s unique fynbos.

[GroundUp] A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape's unique fynbos.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa