The Story Behind Young Actor Joe and His Homeless Mother

[Observer] You might have seen Joe on a Facebook live streaming being picked on by kids while selling his black plastic bags on the set of a movie he acted in earlier this year, or in films pretty much showing the same thing – a child who is disabled a…

[Observer] You might have seen Joe on a Facebook live streaming being picked on by kids while selling his black plastic bags on the set of a movie he acted in earlier this year, or in films pretty much showing the same thing - a child who is disabled and behaves in violent manner. What most people don't know is, Joe, whose age is unsure, has been picked on all his life and doesn't know how to communicate with his mother, to help her get off the streets now that he has won himself some fame.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Crop Production in Liberia Should Be Prioritized

[Observer] Infrastructural improvement as it relates to agricultural development has been the main message of presidential and electoral district representative aspirants as Liberia prepares to vote on October 10.

[Observer] Infrastructural improvement as it relates to agricultural development has been the main message of presidential and electoral district representative aspirants as Liberia prepares to vote on October 10.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Shale Gas – Game-Changer or Damp Squib?

[The Conversation Africa] Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’ shale geologies. This has shaken up the energy sector worldwide by contributin…

[The Conversation Africa] Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously 'tight' shale geologies. This has shaken up the energy sector worldwide by contributing to relatively low oil prices. Almost all the shale gas development has taken place in the US where production has increased from about 1 to nearly 16 trillion cubic feet (tcf) over the past 25 years.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Conflict and Famine – the Causes Are Bad Governance, Not Climate Change

[The Conversation Africa] The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave their homes or grazing land and encroa…

[The Conversation Africa] The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave their homes or grazing land and encroach on other communities. But the links are often exaggerated and oversimplified.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Rail Agency Manager’s Daning Letter Describes Railway Security Meltdown

[GroundUp] The breakdown of security on Cape Town’s central railway line cost the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) R100 million in a year, according to damning letter from the regional security manager of the Passenger Rail Association of South Afri…

[GroundUp] The breakdown of security on Cape Town's central railway line cost the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) R100 million in a year, according to damning letter from the regional security manager of the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (PRASA) Ernest Hendricks, to the PRASA executive.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Energy Firm Bujagali Seeking U.S.$500 Million in Fresh Debt

[East African] Ugandan power generating company Bujagali Energy Ltd, plans to raise $500 million in a refinancing plan that will see it lower electricity tariffs at a time when the government is struggling to increase access to power.

[East African] Ugandan power generating company Bujagali Energy Ltd, plans to raise $500 million in a refinancing plan that will see it lower electricity tariffs at a time when the government is struggling to increase access to power.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda