Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General On the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[Monusco] The Secretary-General expresses concern about reports of the violent dispersion of protests by national security forces in Kinshasa and a number of cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in the death of at least five people…

[Monusco] The Secretary-General expresses concern about reports of the violent dispersion of protests by national security forces in Kinshasa and a number of cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in the death of at least five people, the wounding of several others and the arrest of over 120 persons.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Cameroon’s Far North – From an Emergency Approach to a Sustainable Development Plan

[Africa Research Institute] Cameroon has been officially at war against Boko Haram since 2014. Although the jihadist group has been considerably weakened since its apogee in 2014-15, it is not yet defeated – as the mid-2017 increase in suicide attacks …

[Africa Research Institute] Cameroon has been officially at war against Boko Haram since 2014. Although the jihadist group has been considerably weakened since its apogee in 2014-15, it is not yet defeated - as the mid-2017 increase in suicide attacks demonstrated. In the Far North region, approximately 2,000 civilians and soldiers have been killed, and more than a thousand abducted. The army has killed an estimated 1,500-2,100 Boko Haram fighters and arrested nearly a thousand suspected members.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

‘Their Analysis Is Not Based On Investigation.’

[Addis Fortune] Addisu Gebregziabher (PhD), the commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, told the Amharic state daily, Addis Zemen, regarding international human rights advocacy organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty Intern…

[Addis Fortune] Addisu Gebregziabher (PhD), the commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, told the Amharic state daily, Addis Zemen, regarding international human rights advocacy organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, which he believes are based too far to give a complete picture of the situation in Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Inventive Water Financing to Prop Up GTP II Targets

[Addis Fortune] There are significant barriers to households and businesses committed to engage in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) scheme in Ethiopia. This challenge requires innovative approaches to support the government’s efforts in advanci…

[Addis Fortune] There are significant barriers to households and businesses committed to engage in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) scheme in Ethiopia. This challenge requires innovative approaches to support the government's efforts in advancing water supply and sanitation (WSS) access through self-supply, writes Salfiso Kitabo (skitabo@water.org), country director of Water.Org in Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Court Hears Identities of ‘High-Ranking’ Cops Allegedly Working With Underworld Figure Modack

[News24Wire] Controversial businessman Nafiz Modack was recorded saying he works with high-ranking police officials and is effectively protected by two of the Western Cape’s top cops.

[News24Wire] Controversial businessman Nafiz Modack was recorded saying he works with high-ranking police officials and is effectively protected by two of the Western Cape's top cops.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Language Begets Dialogue, Ends Disputes

[Addis Fortune] A branch of science that studies the brain has shown that knowing two languages is a task for Wernicke’s area of the temporal lobe, located in the left hemisphere of the brain. We also comprehend that a human’s dominant brain regions ar…

[Addis Fortune] A branch of science that studies the brain has shown that knowing two languages is a task for Wernicke's area of the temporal lobe, located in the left hemisphere of the brain. We also comprehend that a human's dominant brain regions are usually occupied with language and logical operations. Thus, the capability of learning more languages attests to the development of reasoning. Even a near perfect fluency of any language will mean ideas are bound to be processed or sifted through a language we learn first

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

New Entrant in Soft Drink Industry

[Addis Fortune] Zebym Soft Drinks, a new entrant in the beverage market, has begun the production of soft drinks, carbonated and bottled water. With machines imported from Germany, the Company has a production capacity of 24,000 bottles of water and 70…

[Addis Fortune] Zebym Soft Drinks, a new entrant in the beverage market, has begun the production of soft drinks, carbonated and bottled water. With machines imported from Germany, the Company has a production capacity of 24,000 bottles of water and 700,000 hectolitres of soft drinks annually.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia