PLE Best Performers Share Joy

[New Times] The Ministry of Education, on Monday, released results for last year’s Primary Leaving and Ordinary Level examinations indicating an improvement in general pass rate compared to 2015. The New Times spoke to some of the top performers.

[New Times] The Ministry of Education, on Monday, released results for last year's Primary Leaving and Ordinary Level examinations indicating an improvement in general pass rate compared to 2015. The New Times spoke to some of the top performers.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Councillor Challenges Chiefs to Fight Deforestation

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre City South Naotcha Ward Councilor, Helms Chimombo has urged chiefs surrounding Soche Hill to put up measures that will deter their subjects from continuing cutting down trees if the re-afforestation of the hill is to be su…

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre City South Naotcha Ward Councilor, Helms Chimombo has urged chiefs surrounding Soche Hill to put up measures that will deter their subjects from continuing cutting down trees if the re-afforestation of the hill is to be successful.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Hopes of Justice Over Election Violence Fade

[Deutsche Welle] The trial of Kenyan President Kenyatta at the World Criminal Court is threatening to collapse due to lack of evidence. Survivors of the 2007 post-election violence fear they will be denied justice.

[Deutsche Welle] The trial of Kenyan President Kenyatta at the World Criminal Court is threatening to collapse due to lack of evidence. Survivors of the 2007 post-election violence fear they will be denied justice.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Jubilation As Beauty Queen Visits Makoko Slum

[Leadership] Concerned about the plight of the less privileged in the society, ex beauty queen, Miss Lauretta Charles yesterday visited the world’s biggest floating slum, Makoko, Lagos, where she lavished relief materials as well as cash donations on t…

[Leadership] Concerned about the plight of the less privileged in the society, ex beauty queen, Miss Lauretta Charles yesterday visited the world's biggest floating slum, Makoko, Lagos, where she lavished relief materials as well as cash donations on the residents.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Changing Minds to Help Child Brides in Cameroon

[UNFPA] Maroua/Batouri -“My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the…

[UNFPA] Maroua/Batouri -"My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 - to a man I barely even knew," Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. "I was being beaten all the time," she said.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Environment Minister Buried At Mpanda Cemetery

[Iwacu] Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Minister of Water, Environment and Urban Territory, 54, has been buried at Mpanda Cemetery in Bubanza Province, on 10 January. He was shot dead on the New Year’s Eve on his way home.

[Iwacu] Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Minister of Water, Environment and Urban Territory, 54, has been buried at Mpanda Cemetery in Bubanza Province, on 10 January. He was shot dead on the New Year's Eve on his way home.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Kasi 50 Music Festival to Revive Night Life

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event.

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Police Seize Ivory in Nampula

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five individuals, all of them Mozambican citizens, in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five individuals, all of them Mozambican citizens, in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique