Govt Threatens to Publish ‘Gay List’

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzania announced plans on Saturday to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. This comes just days after the government shut down dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzania announced plans on Saturday to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. This comes just days after the government shut down dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

New President Barrow Sworn in, for Second Time

[Deutsche Welle] An estimated 25,000 people packed into the city’s Independence Stadium on Saturday along with several regional heads of state for Barrow’s pledge of oath.Barrow arrived to fanfare and huge applause, waving from his vehicle in flowing w…

[Deutsche Welle] An estimated 25,000 people packed into the city's Independence Stadium on Saturday along with several regional heads of state for Barrow's pledge of oath.Barrow arrived to fanfare and huge applause, waving from his vehicle in flowing white robes. Songs and shouts of slogans filled the stadium and many supporters wore pro-Barrow T-shirts. Later, he was due to address the nation on TV

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Suicide Bombers Die in Failed Attack in Nigeria

[Al Jazeera] As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, have blown themselves up while trying to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to emergency services officials.

[Al Jazeera] As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, have blown themselves up while trying to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to emergency services officials.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Still in Limbo, Somaliland Banking On Berbera

[IPS] Hargeisa -Crossing African borders by land can be an intimidating process (it’s proving an increasingly intimidating process nowadays in Europe and the US also, even in airports). But crossing from Ethiopia to Somaliland at the ramshackle border …

[IPS] Hargeisa -Crossing African borders by land can be an intimidating process (it's proving an increasingly intimidating process nowadays in Europe and the US also, even in airports). But crossing from Ethiopia to Somaliland at the ramshackle border town of Togo-Wuchale is a surreally pleasant experience.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

The Massive Task of Rebuilding the Gambia

[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia’s new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh’s successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.

[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia's new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh's successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

South Africa Isn’t Budgeting for Its Care Economy, What Can Be Done About It

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ – as little as R500 (US$39) a month. These include social workers, home-based care providers as well as counsellors who help victims …

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ - as little as R500 (US$39) a month. These include social workers, home-based care providers as well as counsellors who help victims of domestic violence and child abuse. This is despite the fact that they do some of the most important jobs. They deserve more respect and better rewards.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Social Grants Matter in South Africa – They Support 33 Percent of the Nation

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government’s failure to fix a corrupted R10 billion social grant payment contract has caused a crisis that threatens to disturb monthly payments to millions of vulnerable households. The Conversation Africa’s…

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government's failure to fix a corrupted R10 billion social grant payment contract has caused a crisis that threatens to disturb monthly payments to millions of vulnerable households. The Conversation Africa's business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to explain what's at stake.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenya Shifts Focus From Capital City to Grow Economy

[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country’s transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.

[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country's transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Togo to Lead the Fight Against Rural Poverty

[IPS] Rome -Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in…

[IPS] Rome -Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating rural poverty in developing countries around the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania