Invisible Irrigators – How Small-Scale Tanzanian Farmers Are Making a Difference

[The Conversation Africa] Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

[The Conversation Africa] Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

East Rand Child Rapist to Be Sentenced

[News24Wire] An East Rand car salesman convicted on over 800 charges including child rape, exploitation, sexual assault and child pornography will be sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

[News24Wire] An East Rand car salesman convicted on over 800 charges including child rape, exploitation, sexual assault and child pornography will be sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Former Ruling Party Bigwig Locks Out Sheriff Over Debt

[The Herald] Former Zanu-PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa reportedly locked up the gates and doors to his Umwinsdale property in a bid to block the Sheriff from attaching his assets over a $26 000 debt owed to lawyers who represented him …

[The Herald] Former Zanu-PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa reportedly locked up the gates and doors to his Umwinsdale property in a bid to block the Sheriff from attaching his assets over a $26 000 debt owed to lawyers who represented him in his battles with the revolutionary party. Execution was temporarily stopped to allow the Sheriff to engage the services of a locksmith.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Blue Skies Over Somalia

[Al Jazeera] The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, started to arrive late and, at times, act unp…

[Al Jazeera] The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, started to arrive late and, at times, act unprofessionally on the floor.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Six Journalists Detained Over Mutiny Reporting

[Deutsche Welle] Editors and executives at independent and opposition media have been arrested for “spreading false information.” Ivory Coast has been rocked by a series of strikes and mutinies by soldiers demanding backpay and bonuses.

[Deutsche Welle] Editors and executives at independent and opposition media have been arrested for "spreading false information." Ivory Coast has been rocked by a series of strikes and mutinies by soldiers demanding backpay and bonuses.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Police in Rukwa Arrest 12 Suspects in On-Going Drug War Crackdown

[Daily News] Sumbawanga -Police in Rukwa region have arrested 12 people, one of them a woman, for allegedly using and peddling narcotic drugs during the ongoing crackdown carried in Sumbawanga Town.

[Daily News] Sumbawanga -Police in Rukwa region have arrested 12 people, one of them a woman, for allegedly using and peddling narcotic drugs during the ongoing crackdown carried in Sumbawanga Town.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mujuru, Bigwigs Fallout Details Emerge

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former vice-president Joice Mujuru was the biggest newsmaker last week after her shock announcement that she had fired seven senior members of her Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party for allegedly plotting a coup.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former vice-president Joice Mujuru was the biggest newsmaker last week after her shock announcement that she had fired seven senior members of her Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party for allegedly plotting a coup.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Fired Dongo Walks Familiar Road

[Zimbabwe Standard] Fired Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) women’s league boss Margaret Dongo has found many political homes in her long career which started when she became an MP for the ruling Zanu PF in 1990 after quitting her Central Intelligence Orga…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Fired Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) women's league boss Margaret Dongo has found many political homes in her long career which started when she became an MP for the ruling Zanu PF in 1990 after quitting her Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) job.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dokora’s Red Ties, Flat Shoes Ban and New Curriculum Concoction

[Zimbabwe Standard] Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has been in the hot seat for less than five years but he can easily win the most unpopular minister of all time contest.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has been in the hot seat for less than five years but he can easily win the most unpopular minister of all time contest.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe