World Bank Unease Over Tanzania’s 2,100W Power Project

[East African] The World Bank wants plans for the construction of the 2,100MW Stigler Gorge hydropower project suspended, saying the plant would result in severe water shortages.

[East African] The World Bank wants plans for the construction of the 2,100MW Stigler Gorge hydropower project suspended, saying the plant would result in severe water shortages.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Safety Sought for Witnesses, Victims as ICC Prepares Case Against Govt

[East African] Prosecutors have been racing against time to conclude investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi fearing that authorities could erase evidence of these crimes by eliminating witnesses through kidnapping and extrajudic…

[East African] Prosecutors have been racing against time to conclude investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi fearing that authorities could erase evidence of these crimes by eliminating witnesses through kidnapping and extrajudicial executions, after the country's withdrawal from the Rome Statute became effective in late October.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Yaluma Meets Jerabos In Kitwe Over Black Mountain

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma has held a meeting with two groups of copper dealers popularly known as ‘Jerabos’ with a view of finding a better working relationship once part of the dumpsite commonly known as ‘the black mountain’ is given … Continued

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Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma has held a meeting with two groups of copper dealers popularly known as ‘Jerabos’ with a view of finding a better working relationship once part of the dumpsite commonly known as ‘the black mountain’ is given to them. Yaluma said the two groups that comprises of Godfrey Kangwa commonly known as ‘Shi Mumbi’ and Richard Chileshe commonly known as ‘Chile 1’ as well as others working closely with area Member of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo must find a working solution. Issues surrounding the black mountain have been on hold due to legal battle and copper dealers have been left in the dark as the area is now manned by police officers from Kamfinsa Mobile Unit. The Jerabos have been demanding that government gives them atleast 20% shares as per agreement and allow Nkana Alloy owned by the Chinese to operate the remaining 80%. Yaluma had been under pressure and was forced to call for a meeting at which he emphasised that the two rival camps begin to work together for the betterment of the community. “This dumpsite is not going anywhere. You are the beneficiaries, therefore I want you to work as a team so that together you maximise the opportunities. Government will help put in place safety measures so that your lives are not at risk of any danger,†Yaluma said. The two rival camps have not been working together for sometime especially after the 2016 elections when one camp supported Ackson Simwizye of the Patriotic Front ticket while the other supported independent candidate Pavyuma Kalobo who is the current Member of Parliament for Wusakile Constituency. The post Yaluma Meets Jerabos In Kitwe Over Black Mountain appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Over 30,000 Illegal Immigrants Detained in Lunda Norte

[ANGOP] Luanda -More than 30,000 illegal immigrants were detained in eastern Lunda Norte province and 23,000 others have voluntarily left the region, the Angolan Interior Minister, Ângelo Veiga Tavares, said Tuesday in Luanda.

[ANGOP] Luanda -More than 30,000 illegal immigrants were detained in eastern Lunda Norte province and 23,000 others have voluntarily left the region, the Angolan Interior Minister, Ângelo Veiga Tavares, said Tuesday in Luanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Clashes in Western Lakes Region ‘Kill 170’

[Daily Trust] More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more than 200 people injured, local MP Dharuai Mabor Teny added. The d…

[Daily Trust] More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more than 200 people injured, local MP Dharuai Mabor Teny added. The death toll from the latest outbreak has prompted President Salva Kiir to declare a state of emergency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Socialist International Highlights Progress in Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretary-General of the Socialist International, Luís Ayala, Tuesday in Luanda stressed the performance of the Angolan Government towards the country’s development, in the improvement of social conditions of the population and in the pacification of regional conflicts.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretary-General of the Socialist International, Luís Ayala, Tuesday in Luanda stressed the performance of the Angolan Government towards the country's development, in the improvement of social conditions of the population and in the pacification of regional conflicts.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Minister Recommends Hard Work to End Disparity in Science Sector

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola’s minister Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo Tuesday in Luanda spoke of the need to work hard in order to do away with the existing gap between the policies on Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) ) and its implementation.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's minister Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo Tuesday in Luanda spoke of the need to work hard in order to do away with the existing gap between the policies on Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI) ) and its implementation.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Record Number of Journalists Jailed As Turkey, China, Egypt Pay Scant Price for Repression

[CPJ] For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers–Turkey, China, and Egypt–into improving the bleak climate…

[CPJ] For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world's worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

WHO Prepositions Over 30 Tons of Emergency Medicines and Medical Supplies Across Somalia

[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the distr…

[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the districts of Kismayo, Baidoa, Adado, Baladwayne, and Hudur.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia